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ShareBuilder Review: Alternative to Online Brokers Targets Automatic Investors

If you want to start investing, you need at least a couple grand to get you going, right? Brokers have minimum opening deposits, and then you need to buy enough shares of stock to justify paying trade commissions. Although that may be true at many … [Read more...]

Sallie Mae Savings Account Review

Sallie Mae Direct, the online banking arm of student loan company Sallie Mae, which maintains one of the highest national interest rates on its no-minimum balance online savings and money market accounts. Here's a quick review of the Sallie Mae … [Read more...]

Your Money Ratios Book Review

As a financial writer, I try to do one thing above all else: Make intimidating financial topics easier to understand. Sometimes I succeed, often I fail, but my goal is always the same: Make managing your money simpler. So I am excited to review a … [Read more...]

American Express Zync Card Review

The American Express Zync Card, a charge card geared towards twenty-somethings, is a possible alternative to traditional credit/debit cards for anybody under 30. I have been a fan of Amex charge cards and used one myself for a while. So what's the … [Read more...]

Essential Personal Finance Books

I'll be the first to admit that browsing the personal finance section at your local Barnes & Noble can be intimidating. There are hundreds of personal finance titles to choose from; it's possible to spend a small fortune trying to learn how to … [Read more...]

Quicken Online’s Best Feature: Trends

I logged into my free Quicken Online account yesterday for the first time in a while. Now that Quicken has about 90 days of data from all of my financial accounts, I started to play around with the trends feature. And I loved it. The "trends" tab on … [Read more...]

Ally Bank Online Savings Account Review

There's a new national bank competing in the high yield savings account market. Ally Bank offers several online savings options that market-leading interest rates, including an online savings account that requires no minimum opening deposit or min … [Read more...]

Outright: Awesomely Simple Online Accounting

I recently started using Outright to record the income and expenses for my blogging "business". In a word, I'm blown away! As a budding entrepreneur, Outright provides everything I need to track income, expenses, and taxes, but nothing I don't. … [Read more...]

Quicken Online is Now Free

Quicken Online, an online budgeting tool based upon the popular personal finance software, is now competely free. … [Read more...]

Organize Receipts with Shoeboxed: A Closer Look at Shoeboxed.com

I’ve had a lot of fun following start-up Shoeboxed, the service that lets you organize receipts electronically and mail-in receipts to be scanned. I just signed up for the service and can’t wait to get started with them to help me keep track of my bus … [Read more...]