Brad Playfair
New York, NYMember since April 2017

Reviews (4)


    • May 6, 2017
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    BrandYourself

    Good product but choose the right package

    BrandYourself offers a variety of ways to get reputation management service. If you've ever been trashed online by someone, you've probably looked into trying to get rid of it. You'll quickly learn you can't really delete things in Google, but you can "bury them" and surround them with more accurate information. You just need to create the right sites and profiles, optimize them and keep them up to date. Since this is time-consuming, there are firms like BrandYourself that offer to do it for you.

    What makes BrandYourself different is they offer a DIY software that helps you do the process yourself. While still time-consuming, it's better than paying thousands of dollars if you can't afford it.

    That said, they often try to get you to pay them for a service. While it can be annoying at times, it makes sense. I eventually upgraded and the service was good. However, what I liked was how clear they were about the process. To me, it seems like the DIY tool is great if you have no extra money, but still, very time-consuming. It's more educational and tempts you to upgrade to their service.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

    5 people found it helpful

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    • Apr 18, 2017
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    Chase Sapphire Reserve Card

    Chase Sapphire: Useful & Worth It

    I've been using Sapphire Preferred for the last few years. I loved it. Chase's online banking is easy to use so the rewards were always easy to redeem.

    When they announced their reserve card promotion (100K points) I was worried about opening up a new card, how it would affect my budget, and could I transfer my old points.

    Chase was very helpful navigating all of this. Definitely recommend.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

    1 people found it helpful

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    • May 5, 2017
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    HelloFresh

    Good idea, but hard to deliver

    I wanted HelloFresh to be a way to get me to cook more, save money and eat healthier. I often eat fast food as a means of convenience. I don't have much time to cook. I thought HelloFresh would make this easier, however, it's actually difficult to time it right so you're home for the delivery, and if you don't use it all, the food goes bad.

    This isn't necessarily a knock against HelloFresh, I just think I learned that for me, the issue of eating and cooking wasn't going to the store it was my time in general. HelloFresh couldn't help that.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    1 people found it helpful

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    • Apr 18, 2017
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    Mint.com

    Mint.com: Not as good as it could be

    Mint.com was one of the original online personal finance tools, and it has a good design.

    The issue is, it's very time consuming to set a budget than filter all your expenses by each budget. Even if you mark something one month, it doesn't remember what it was the next month (restaurant, entertainment, etc.).

    Given technology today, some tools guess right before you ever mark it. You would think they'd find a way to remember your marking of a certain vendor.

    That said, a free tool is a free tool so there isn't too much to complain about. And it does have great design. I just think other tools have passed them by at this point.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


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