Best Student Checking Accounts and Banking Options

If you held a part-time job in high school, you may have a bank account or even a credit card in your name. But if you didn’t work — maybe you just cashed those babysitting checks — you may not be used to dealing with more than just some money in your pocket. In college […]


How a Debt Snowball Can Reduce and Then Eliminate Your Debt

A step-by-step guide to using the debt snowball to get out of and stay out of debt. Our guide also covers which debt to pay off first and the debt avalanche. Welcome to our series on crushing your credit card debt. In this third of five articles, we look at how to supercharge your get […]


22 Factors That Affect Auto Insurance Premiums

Auto insurance companies use many factors to set the cost to insure a car. Here is a list of 22 Factors That Affect Auto Insurance Premiums. Some of these factors may surprise you. When it comes to car insurance, two people who may look similar on the surface could pay wildly different premiums. This is […]


How Much Should You Borrow For College?

School loans are a reality for many who attend college. But how much should you borrow for college? Here is a rule of thumb on how much you should borrow to pay for your education. I graduated from law school with $55,000 in school loans. It took me nearly 20 years to pay off that […]


The Best Gas Rewards Credit Cards for 2019

We’ve reviewed the top gas credit card offers based on rewards and fees. Based on this review, here are our picks for the best gas credit cards of 2019. The Best Gas Rewards Credit Cards for 2019 Costco Anywhere Visa® Card Chase Freedom PenFed PlatinumRewards Visa Signature Card Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express […]


Chase Freedom Review: 5% Cash Back + $150 Bonus

I’ve been reviewing credit cards for a good number of years now. Through it all I’ve found it very difficult to pick the best all around card. The difficulty is that the best credit cards typically excel at one feature, like having a low interest rate, the longest 0% offer, or the best rewards. But […]