TJ Porter

TJ is a Boston-based freelance writer who focuses on credit cards, credit, and bank accounts. His work has appeared on Credit Karma, DollarSprout, CardCruncher, and My Bank Tracker.

When he's not writing about all things personal finance, he enjoys cooking, esports, soccer, hockey, and games of the video and board varieties.

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DiversyFund Review: Invest In Real Estate

Investing is an essential part of building wealth, but everyday investors often feel restricted in their investment options. Real estate used to be one of the more exclusive investment vehicles. DiversyFund is a company that aims to make it easier

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Chime Review

Are you looking to open your first account or to move from your traditional brick and mortar bank to one that’s a bit more in-tune with today’s technological world?  Chime is a low-fee online financial technology company designed to leverage

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Mr. Rebates Review: Legit or Scam?

Perhaps you’re one of those people who like to shop. But even if you don’t like shopping, you probably enjoy saving money when you do shop.  The problem is that waiting for sales, couponing and hunting for deals can be

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10 Places to Sell Gold for the Most Money

Gold is one of the world’s most precious metals and is used in all sorts of things, from electronics to jewelry. Many investors also hold gold as a hedge against economic instability or currency fluctuations. Whether you’re looking to invest

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15 Best Jobs Like Instacart

Looking for apps like Instacart? Look no further. Instacart shopping is one great app that helps people earn extra cash, but there are lots of options out there that appeal to people with different skills and goals. Editor’s Top Picks:

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Instacart Shopper Review: Is It Worth It?

Instacart Shopper has become a fast-growing opportunity for people to make money. In today’s world, it can be difficult to make ends meet or to find extra money to pay off debts and build an emergency fund. Side hustles, like

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Mistplay Review: Is it Legit or a Scam?

Everyone could use a bit of extra money, but finding a side hustle or taking on extra hours at work can be difficult and time-consuming.  In this review, we will look at Misplay and how you can make money playing

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How to Build a CD Ladder

Emergency savings are essential for handling unexpected expenses or weathering uncertain situations like unemployment. Still, almost 30% of Americans don’t have any form of an emergency fund and would need to borrow money to pay the bills if an unexpected

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Robinhood Review: Is This Free Trading App Worth It?

Investing is important, but it can be complicated. You need to open a brokerage account, choose stocks to invest in and place buy and sell orders. Many brokerages make it more difficult by adding commission fees to trades or minimum

15 Best Discount Travel Websites

Are you using the best discount travel websites to save when you travel? Lots of people like traveling, but nobody likes how much it costs to travel. Between flights and hotels, it can feel like there’s barely any money left