Chime Bank Review: Fee-Free Banking

There are few things more annoying in my life than recurring, nominal bank fees. I find it amazing that, even at the age of 32, few things can rile me up more than looking over a bank statement and finding a $9.99 monthly charge. Good thing then, that Chime — a new platform that is […]

Here’s How Much to Save (and How to Do It!)

As we’re flooded with new products and services every day, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to stay disciplined with knowing how much to save. The temptation to buy and consume can often outweigh long-term goals, such as retiring early, having financial stability, and providing for your family. So, how does one overcome that temptation in order […]

Betterment vs. Wealthfront: Which Is the Best Robo-Advisor in 2017?

Two of the biggest robo-advisors are Betterment and Wealthfront.  At first glance they may appear to be virtually identical. Both create diversified portfolios with similar low cost ETFs. Both rebalance your portfolio, reinvest your dividends, and offer tax loss harvesting. Both have slick, easy-to-use websites. But there are some significant differences between Wealthfront and Betterment […]

USAA Auto Insurance Review: Does It Live Up to Its Perfect Score?

USAA is a highly ranked auto insurance company that consistently shines in consumer surveys. In fact, the company earned a perfect score in the category of Overall Satisfaction from the 2016 J.D. Power U.S. Auto Insurance Claims Satisfaction Study. The interesting thing about USAA is that it provides banking and investing services in addition to […]

JL Collins’ Tips for Achieving Financial Independence

It is not often that people become financially independent a mere 15 years after starting their career. Although he didn’t know it right away, Jim Collins did just that. In 1989, he became financially independent, only a decade and a half into his profession. Jim Collins is now the author of A Simple Path to […]

5 Quick and Easy Ways To Start Your Christmas Saving Plans Now

I know, I know, Christmas is months away. Exactly half a year away, in fact. So, why are we talking about it right now? Well, it’s because way too many Americans go into massive amounts of debt for the holidays — precisely because they don’t start thinking about them now. Not convinced that you need […]