10 Top Rated Online Colleges

There are a dozens of ways to evaluate and rank online colleges. Whether it is through academic standards, instructor credentials, or student engagement, online colleges can be sliced and diced in a variety of ways to help you make the best decision for your college career. Being “top rated online college” means different things to different […]


BankAmericard Cash Rewards Credit Card Review

Some credit cards are ideal for a very specific purpose. For example, some cards offer an excellent 0% APR on balance transfers, but no rewards. Other cards offer great rewards for a specific category of purchases, but no 0% option. And then there are great general-purpose rewards credit cards. Based on our review of the BankAmericard […]


9 Money Mistakes to Avoid in Your 20’s

Ah, to be 20 again. Adulthood is still so new and exciting. You are still discovering what it means to be independent. Going to college, buying a house, and getting your first real job can make you feel like you’re rich. It is a wonderful time! As much fun as it is to be young, your 20’s […]


Student Loan Consolidation vs. Refinancing – Do You Know the Difference?

When it comes to student loan refinances, the words consolidation and refinance are often used interchangeably. But they are actually not the same thing – each describes an entirely different loan process. Because of the differences, you may find yourself going in one direction or the other. You may even decide that the best action is […]


The Ultimate Cash Back Credit Card Strategy

Recently I published a review of the Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express. With the preferred version of the card, you earn 6% cash back at the grocery store. That’s a huge return, and it got me to thinking–could a typical family earn $1,000 a year or more in cash rewards simply by using […]


Betterment SmartDeposit–Auto Pilot for Savers

Everybody knows that they should be saving. Everyone knows they should be on a budget. But, let’s face it: Many people just don’t have the knowledge or the committment to follow through each month. We’ve all failed to reach our savings goals at one point or another. My wife and I used to struggle with it […]