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.

Digit Review: Should You Trust This App with Your Money?

Saving money is important. However, few people are able to actually buckle down and save money. In this Digit Review, we cover the benefits and drawbacks of this automated savings tool to help you decide if it’s a good fit for you.

TJ Porter 14 Dec

What is a Certificate of Deposit and When Should You Use One?

A CD is a special type of bank account that is used for long-term savings. Like savings accounts, CDs help your money grow over time and they aren’t intended to be used for regular deposits and withdrawals.

TJ Porter 10 Dec

ShopTracker Review: Easy Money or Scam of the Century?

In this ShopTracker review, we show you how the ShopTracker app works, the pros and cons, what information is shared with the ShopTracker app, and the type of people who will get the most benefit from this app.

TJ Porter 26 Nov

The Ultimate Credit Sesame Review: Is it Safe and Do You Need it?

In this Credit Sesame review, we cover the pros and cons of this free credit score and reporting tool, including a breakdown of their basic and premium services, as well as some frequently asked questions from our readers.

TJ Porter 19 Nov

Ibotta Review: Are You Missing Out on Easy Cash Rewards?

Are you missing out on easy cash rewards? In this Ibotta review, we’ll cover the pros and cons of the shopping rewards app Ibotta, how it works, who it’s best suited for, and how to earn more rewards using your Ibotta referral code.

TJ Porter 16 Nov

Qapital Review: Is Automating Your Savings a Good Idea?

Qapital aims to make saving easy, fun, and automatic. In this review, we cover the pros and cons of this unique, goal-based banking product to help you decide whether a Qapital savings account is right for you.

TJ Porter 16 Nov

How to Become an Instacart Shopper (Earn $50-$1,000+ Per Month)

Instacart is a great service that helps people who don’t have time to shop for groceries by delivering food to their door. For people who like grocery shopping, it can be a fun way to make a few extra dollars in their spare time.

TJ Porter 25 Oct

Drop App Review: How to Get Cash Back On Top of Credit Card Rewards

In this Drop review, we’re going to show you how Drop works, how you can use it to earn extra cash back, and help you decide whether you should sign up.

TJ Porter 10 Oct

Trim Review: The Tool that Automatically Lowers Your Bills & Saves You Money

Saving money is hard, especially if you don’t know where the money you make is going. Trim helps by telling you how your money is being spent and helping make you more aware of your personal finances.

TJ Porter 09 Oct