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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.

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

Gazelle Review: What You Need to Know Before Selling Your Phone

In this review of Gazelle, we discuss the pros and cons of using this service to sell or buy used phones. Is it really the best place to earn the most money or get the best price?

TJ Porter 24 May

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