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TJ PorterTJ graduated from Northeastern University in 2016, receiving a degree in Business with concentrations in Management Information Systems and Supply Chain Management. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Management Information Systems at Harvard Extension School.

TJ 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 contributed to publications and companies such as Credit Karma, MyBankTracker, InvestmentZen, CardCruncher, and Bestow. 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 his own finances, in addition to cooking, reading, playing games (of the board and video variety), soccer, ultimate frisbee, and hockey.

To learn more, connect with TJ on LinkedIn.

Clink App Review: How to Save Money with Your Phone on Autopilot

Saving money is hard, even if you actually have money available to save. In this Clink app review, we discuss the automated saving service and whether it’s the right choice in helping you meet your savings goals.

TJ Porter 16 Jan

Tip Yourself Review: A New Way to Save?

Saving money is a struggle for many of us. Tip Yourself is a new app helping people make saving fun – and less of a chore. It makes saving seem like a fun reward instead of a slog.

TJ Porter 14 Jan

10 Places to Write Paid Reviews for Movies, Restaurants, and More

Some companies will pay their customers to leave candid feedback about their products, while others provide free product samples in exchange for reviews. If you want to make extra money, getting paid to write reviews can be a great way to do it.

TJ Porter 13 Jan

LendingTree Review 2020: What is LendingTree and is it Legit?

Everyone needs a loan at some point in their life. Whether you’re going to college, buying a car, or purchasing a home, debt is a major part of many people’s lives. LendingTree is a user-friendly website that helps people find and compare multiple loan offers.

TJ Porter 10 Jan

8 Places to Get a Free Cell Phone (And Cheap or Free Service)

Not everyone has that much money to spend, and not everyone needs the latest gadget. Sometimes, you just need a phone that works. Here are some ways to get a free or cheap cell phone and cell phone service.

TJ Porter 26 Nov

Letgo Review: Is the Selling App Safe or Even Worth Using?

Letgo is an app that helps you list goods for sale to people in your neighborhood. You can list items such as cars, furniture, and books. You can even post about jobs you need done or services you can provide.

TJ Porter 18 Nov

14 Places to Get Free Furniture for Your Home

Moving can be expensive, and let’s face it — new furniture isn’t always in the budget. Thankfully, there are ways to furnish your home for free, whether through finding discarded furniture, repurposing what you already own, or buying used.

TJ Porter 10 Oct

How to Choose Which Bank is Best for Your Financial Needs

Picking a new bank is a big decision — one that could cost you hundreds of dollars a year. The right bank should be accessible, free, and easy to use. Here’s how to choose the right bank for your needs.

TJ Porter 16 Jul

Robinhood App Review: Is this Free Trading Service All it’s Cracked up to Be?

Trading stocks can be expensive, with fees adding up quickly and eating into your profit. But the Robinhood app offers commission-free trading and a user-friendly interface. This review explains how the investing app works and if it makes sense for you.

TJ Porter 25 Apr

American Express Personal Savings Account Review: Is This Bank Right for You?

The American Express personal savings account is a fine choice if the only thing you’re looking for is an online savings account. It offers a decently high rate of interest, though not the highest on the market.

TJ Porter 25 Apr