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Barclaycard Ring Credit Card Review


Our Barclaycard Ring credit card review: You want to avoid carrying a balance on credit cards, but sometimes you can’t avoid it. The Ring card offers a low regular APR, no balance transfer fee, and 1 percent cash back on transferred balances to save interest when you can’t pay off your credit card in full.

Mint Alternatives: More Tools To Manage Your Money

Alternative personal finance manager apps challenge Mint, the longtime leader in free online budgeting. revolutionized how we budget. Now, rivals offer must-see Mint alternatives that manage everything from monthly bills to million-dollar portfolios.

Funny Money: How Much Can You Really Earn from Earn-as-you-surf Sites?

money floating in the sky

Apps and sites like Swagbucks and MyPoints promise to pay you cash just for searching the Web, watching ads, or buying stuff you already need. Too good to be true? Or can you really pick up some spending money with these “earn-as-you-surf” sites? You can, and I did!

Scottrade Review: A Friendly Online Broker for New Investors

Scottrade is one of our recommended brokers for young investors.

Want to open a brokerage account or IRA but are unsure where to turn? Scottrade offers a solid choice with $7 trades, no minimum opening deposit for retirement accounts, and over 460 branches around the U.S.

Funny Money: The Highs, Lows, Hustles and Flows of Video Streaming Websites

Streaming video services like Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand, Hulu Plus and others provide a ton of content for a small monthly fee; which one is best?

What a magical time this is for movie fans. Now, for the first time in history, the technology exists to let us hunt down any movie we desire on video streaming websites, drop a few invisible credit card bucks, then sit back and relax to watch images on our LCD screens apologize for “buffering.” Then […]

American Airlines AAdvantage® MasterCard Review

Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® World MasterCard®

I get a lot of emails asking me about the pros and cons of individual credit cards, so my goal is to add to the perspectives we offer on some of the more popular credit cards out there. Most of my recommended credit cards are safe picks for everybody. In other words, their rewards programs […]

Kapitall: Where Stock Trading Feels Like Gaming


Kapitall is an online stock broker with a twist — video game-like trading tools and free practice accounts allow investing newbies to hone their trading skills in a fun, easy way.

How Dwolla Works to Free Online Users From Fees

Electronic payment network Dwolla eliminates fees charged by credit card networks.

In the last few months, I’ve had many a bone to pick with PayPal, which I consider eBay’s monetary equivalent of the Death Star from “Star Wars.” Whenever someone sends me money for an item I sell on eBay, PayPal sees good to take 2.9 percent on the total sale, plus 30 cents per transaction. […]

Best Cash Back Credit Cards


If you’re one of us few and proud who religiously pay your credit card balance off in full each month, you get to benefit from cash credit card rewards — the percentage of your purchases that your card will pay you back as points, miles, or even pennies. (Congrats, I guess.) The joke, of course, […]

The Best Financial iPhone Apps


Updated! Popular since we first published this list of some of the best financial iPhone apps in early 2009, we refresh this list periodically to help you keep tabs on at least a few of the best financial apps in the Appstore. -DW Personal Capital Personal Capital is quickly becoming our favorite free desktop and […]