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A Review of the SFGI Direct Savings Account

by Michael Pruser

In our SFGI Direct savings account review, we were frankly surprised at the high rates offered by this bank many have never heard of. It beats almost all existing online banks. Here are the details. If you haven’t considered an online savings account before, here’s why you should now. Below we review the SFGI Direct […]

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Traditional and Roth IRA Contribution Limits for 2018

by Rob Berger

The IRS just released IRA contribution limits for 2018. Unfortunately, the limits didn’t change from 2017. The ROTH IRA income limits, however, did change. Here are the details. You have more time than you might think to contribute to your traditional and Roth IRAs. Rather than an end-of-year deadline, you have until you file your […]

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Synchrony Bank Review and Interest Rates

by Adam Luehrs

We’ve reviewed countless banks. Our review of Synchrony Bank led to one inescapable conclusion–Synchrony bank offers some of the highest interest rates on savings products. Coupled with low fees, it’s an excellent choice for savers. The main reason why people use Synchrony Bank is its ability to deliver higher-than-average interest rates. Of course, the nice […]

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The Best Investments for a Teenager

by Luke Landes

It’s never too early to start investing. In fact, we wish high school students invested even a little. So here are some tips on how to invest as a teenager. It doesn’t hurt to start talking to even young kids about investing. But when they’re teenagers, the can–and should–get hands-on experience. Like many other kids […]

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Amboy Direct eSavings Account $50 Bonus Review

by Adam Luehrs

Amboy Direct offers an eSavings account with a competitive rate and a $50 bonus. Get all of the details in our Amboy Direct review. There’s a chance to get a cash bonus of $50 if you’re planning to open a new interest-earning bank account. Amboy Direct is offering a limited-time bonus for new customers of […]

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Today’s Best Bank Deals, Promotions, and Bonuses

by Stephanie Colestock

Get the best bank bonuses, promos and deals with this regularly updated list of bank signup promotions. When opening a bank account, there are a few things you should be looking for: low (or no) fees, the highest interest rates possible, and promotional bonus offers. With the latter, you can often score free money without […]

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How to Find the Best Cell Phone Plans of 2017

by Stephanie Colestock

Comparing cell phone plans makes going to the dentist look fun. To help, here are our ratings and comparisons of the best cell phone plans in 2017. These days, it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t have a cell phone. They’ve become a staple in our lives. And, for many without a landline, they’re a […]

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Best 12 Month CD Rates of 2017 (Updated Daily)

by Michael Pruser

We track the best 12 month CD rates of 2017. You’ll find information on fees, penalties, and minimum deposits for these certificates of deposit, too. If you compare today’s best 12 month CD rates with historical rates, they may not be impressive. With the Federal Reserve keeping interest rates low for the near future, deposit […]

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A Review of TracFone Wireless Plans

by Adam Luehrs

Cell phone plans don’t have to be expensive or complex. In our Tracfone review, we cover plans, smartphones, and costs of this low-cost cellphone option. TracFone is an appealing option for many people looking to escape from the contracts of major mobile carriers. TracFone stands out among all of the prepaid and budget carriers out […]

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Wal-Mart Offering Check Cashing Services

by Luke Landes

Walmart checking cashing service offers a low cost way to cash a paycheck. But is it the best way to get paid? We give you several free alternatives. Google the words “cashing checks.” Below the paid ads and a Google map of various check cashing locations in your area, you will find Walmart.com. A one-stop […]

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