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Opening My First "Real" Brokerage Account (And the Mistake I Already Made) 2

Over the past few months, I've mentioned multiple times that my big goal this year was to start investing and contributing to a brokerage account on a monthly basis. Well, at long last, I took a major step toward reaching that goal this week as my wife and I opened...

Roasting Marshmallows: Following My FIRE Flirtation 2

Ever since I attended FinCon last September, I've been learning a lot about the personal finance blogging community. In doing so, I've also continued to seek my rightful place among its many subsections. While I haven't quite found it yet, lately I've been finding myself most attracted to the FIRE...

Save Money on Bank Fees with These Online-Only Banks 3

It's no secret that many Americans have a complicated relationship with banks. In many ways, they may just seem like a necessary evil people put up with for convenience sake. As a result, consumers tend to grin and bare it with the various fees they're charged on a monthly basis....

When Packing Light Goes Wrong

Surely everyone knows that, given the fees airlines like to charge for checked or in some cases even carry-on luggage, the ability to pack light can mean saving a few bucks. That's why my wife and I have been adamant about keeping the number of bags we bring with us...

T-Mobile's New Bank Account Offers Customers Up to 4% APY 1

Well this came out of left field. Last week, T-Mobile — a wireless service provider you may recall I recently switched to — announced that it was launching a new bank account. While the main features of this account are available to most Americans, the biggest selling point for current...

#FinHealthMatters: The Biggest Financial Lessons I've Learned 2

Today, April 25th, is #FinHealthMatters Day. I was first introduced to this "holiday" last year when the Center For Financial Services Innovation brought it to my attention via a FinCon contest. Five-hundred, twenty-five thousand, six-hundred minutes later, I can honestly say I've learned a lot more about personal finance in...