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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...]

The Best Financial Apps for Android

The advent of Google’s Android operating system created a mass of open software applications for personal finance and saving money. Google and the Open Handset Alliance have made life much easier (and cheaper!) for everything from weekly budgeting … [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...]

AT&T Wireless Rebate Visa Gift Cards Are A Raw Deal

AT&T Wireless Visa debit gift cards that come as rebates for iPhone, Blackberry, or other mobile phone purchases are a raw deal! AT&T advertises prices for popular mobile phones that include $50 or $100 off in the form of a Visa gift card … [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...]

Intuit Releases Quicken Online Mobile iPhone App

In last week's list of 15 top financial iPhone apps, I lamented the absence of a Quicken Online application. Just one week later, my prayers have been answered. Last Thursday, Intuit released an iPhone app version of the free Quicken Online budgeting … [Read more...]