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.

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

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