TJ PorterTJ Porter has in-depth experience in reviewing financial products such as savings accounts, credit cards, and brokerages, writing how-tos, and answering financial questions. He has also contributed to publications and companies such as My Bank Tracker, CardCruncher, and Echo Fox. He aims to provide actionable advice that can help readers better their financial lives. In his spare time, TJ enjoys thinking up new ways to optimize my own finances, in addition to cooking, reading, playing games (of the board and video variety), soccer, ultimate frisbee, and hockey.

Motif Investing Review 2019

Investing is an essential, but difficult part of everyone’s financial life. In this review of Motif Investing, we cover the unique investment strategy that the company offers and whether its portfolios can help you meet your goals.

TJ Porter 27 Mar

Radius Bank High-Yield Savings Account Review: Is It Right for You?

Radius Bank is a full-service online bank that aims to meet all of your banking needs. Among the many services that the bank offers is a high yield savings account. This account is designed for people with large account balances.

TJ Porter 19 Mar

Wealthsimple Review: is Automatic Investing and Saving Right for You?

In this review of Wealthsimple, we cover the investing and saving services offered and help you decide whether they’re the right choice for you. Wealthsimple aims to make investing easy. You tell Wealthsimple your goals and it handles the rest.

TJ Porter 18 Mar

Barclays Bank Online Savings Account Review: Is it Worth It?

The Barclays Bank online savings account is designed for people who already have a primary bank and are looking for an online savings account with a strong interest rate. Consider a different bank account if your needs require a full-service online bank.

TJ Porter 11 Mar

Synchrony Bank Review: Zero Fees and Top-Tier Interest Rates

Synchrony Bank is an online bank that offers a variety of savings products to its customers. If you’re looking for a place to put extra cash so that it can earn savings and grow, Synchrony Bank may be the right fit for you.

TJ Porter 25 Feb

TD Ameritrade Review 2019: Pros, Cons and Fees of the Online Discount Broker

Traditional brokerage companies allow you to invest in a wide variety of assets using a number of different types of accounts. TD Ameritrade aims to provide highly accessible customer support and research tools while keeping costs as low as possible.

TJ Porter 18 Feb

M1 Finance Review: Is Investing Your Money on Autopilot Best for You?

M1 Finance is a brokerage company that aims to make it easy to invest by doing the decision making for you. All you have to do is deposit money into your account and M1 Finance will invest it in a diversified portfolio on your behalf.

TJ Porter 11 Feb

Chime Bank Review: Checking, Savings, and Additional Features

Chime Bank is an FDIC-insured, mobile-only bank that operates no physical branches. There are no monthly fees or overdraft charges with their checking or savings accounts. However, the interest rates are relatively low compared to other online banks.

TJ Porter 04 Feb

APY vs. APR: How to Tell the Difference Between Interest Rates

If you look carefully, you might notice that financial companies advertise interest rates as either an Annual Percentage Rate (APR) or an Annual Percentage Yield (APY). These two concepts sound very similar, but the difference between them can be significant.

TJ Porter 16 Jan

What is a Bond? Everything You Need to Know About This Financial Tool

Depending on your goals, bonds can be a great way to diversify your investments. In this article, we look at what a bond is, differences between bonds and stocks, and whether or not this investment tool deserves a spot in your portfolio.

TJ Porter 09 Jan