TJ Porter

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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.

Stash Review: Pros, Cons, and How It Compares to Other Micro Investing Apps

Stash is an app that aims to make investing easier, less scary, and more fun. You can get started with just a little bit of money, add to your balance over time, and invest in industries and companies you’re passionate about.

TJ Porter31 Aug

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 Porter13 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 Porter26 Nov

Letgo Review: Pros, Cons, and How It Compares to Other Selling Apps

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 Porter18 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 Porter10 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 Porter16 Jul

TD Ameritrade Review 2021: 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 Porter18 Feb

M1 Finance Review: Pros, Cons, and How It Compares to Other Investing Apps

M1 Finance is a brokerage company that aims to make it easy to invest. Platforms like this combine robo investing with hands-on investing, giving investors the opportunity to automate their portfolios while still selecting some of their own investments.

TJ Porter11 Feb

CIT Bank Savings Builder Review 2021

A savings account is a great place to store your emergency fund or set aside money for a short-term goal. The CIT Bank Savings Builder Account is a high-interest savings option for doing just that.

TJ Porter08 Jan

What is a Certificate of Deposit (CD)?

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 Porter10 Dec