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Uber Visa Review

by Abby Hayes

Uber has moved from transportation to credit cards with the introduction of the Uber Visa. But is it a good rewards card? We have all the details in our Uber Visa review. The popular ride-sharing service Uber has recently entered the credit card game with its Uber Visa Card. This slick-looking black card comes with […]

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Discover Bank Online Savings Account Review

by Luke Landes

Discover Bank is an online only bank that offers excellent rates for savers with low fees. In this review, we cover its products, rates and fees. Interested in opening a savings account at Discover® Bank? Read this article first. Most every consumer knows the Discover brand, but for it’s extensive line of credit card products. […]

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2018 IRS Standard Deductions and Exemptions

by Luke Landes

There are some big changes in the standard deduction and exemptions for 2018. We have all the numbers here and how the change will affect tax payers. Most taxpayers can choose between itemizing tax deductions and taking the standard deduction. Itemizing, which requires accurate record-keeping, allows you to take deductions for specific expenditures from the […]

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How to Open Your First IRA Account

by Stephanie Colestock

No more excuses. It’s time to open your first IRA account. We walk you through the entire process, including where to open your account. It’s easy! Establishing your first IRA, or Independent Retirement Account, is a big deal in the world of finance. This tax-advantaged account is a great way to save and invest for […]

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APR vs. APY: How One Letter Makes a Big Difference

by Stephanie Colestock

APR vs. APY: While the seem similar, there’s a big difference between annual percentage rate and annual percentage yield. Here’s what you need to know. APR and APY are short acronyms with big importance. Despite the confusion, these two terms are not interchangeable. What exactly is the difference between APR and APY? Here’s a quick […]

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2018 Review of Prosper Lending and Borrowing

by Guest Author

Prosper claims to offer great rates for both borrowers and investors. In this Prosper review, we put these claims to the test. Prosper offers a different way to look at lending. The Prosper platform is a peer-to-peer marketplace where people can borrow money for all aspects of life. It’s an interesting platform for people who […]

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10 Steps to Break the Credit Card Habit

by Abby Hayes

Credit cards offer convenience, security, and rewards. Overspend with a credit card, however, and the interest and fees can bury you. Here are 10 tips to stop using credit cards. If you’ve got a bad credit card habit, chances are you know it. Whether or not you’re willing to admit it is a whole other […]

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The Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards of 2018

by Michael Pruser

Enjoy free travel with this list of the best travel rewards credit cards of 2018. I’ve personally used several of these credit cards for free flights and hotel stays. It’s time to plan your holiday travel. That may mean cashing in the travel rewards you’ve accumulated on credit cards–or it may mean starting to use […]

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Best Robo Advisors

by Kevin Mercadante

A robo advisor can make it easy to invest in an IRA or taxable account. But how do you choose? Here’s our 2018 list of the best robo advisors for your money. This is something of a controversial topic. There are any number of “best robo-advisors” lists, and they all look a little bit different. […]

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7 of the Best Places to Open an IRA in 2018

by Kevin Mercadante

Opening an IRA is an important decision. To help, here is our survey of the best IRA accounts for 2018, including fees and features of each option. Just about every bank, investment brokerage, and robo-advisor welcomes Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). But there are a handful of institutions that stand out above the rest. Below are […]

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