TJ Porter

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TJ PorterTJ graduated from Northeastern University in 2016, receiving a degree in Business with concentrations in Management Information Systems and Supply Chain Management. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Management Information Systems at Harvard Extension School.

TJ has in-depth experience in reviewing financial products such as savings accounts, credit cards, and brokerages, writing how-tos, and answering financial questions.

He has contributed to publications and companies such as Credit Karma, MyBankTracker, InvestmentZen, CardCruncher, and Bestow. He aims to provide actionable advice that can help readers better their financial lives.

In his spare time, TJ enjoys thinking up new ways to optimize his own finances, in addition to cooking, reading, playing games (of the board and video variety), soccer, ultimate frisbee, and hockey.

To learn more, connect with TJ on LinkedIn.

Stash Review: Pros, Cons, and How It Compares to Other Micro Investing Apps

A recent Bankrate survey found that about one in five Americans don’t save anything.[1] At all. Most people know they should be saving, but many struggle to get started. They don’t know how much they can afford to save, what kind of account to save in, or where to invest.  When you invest, you risk…

TJ Porter 31 Aug

10 Places to Write Paid Reviews for Movies, Restaurants, and More

Some companies will pay their customers to leave candid feedback about their products, while others provide free product samples in exchange for reviews. If you want to make extra money, getting paid to write reviews can be a great way to do it.

TJ Porter 13 Jan

8 Places to Get a Free Cell Phone (And Cheap or Free Service)

Not everyone has that much money to spend, and not everyone needs the latest gadget. Sometimes, you just need a phone that works. Here are some ways to get a free or cheap cell phone and cell phone service.

TJ Porter 26 Nov

13 Places to Get Free Furniture for Your Home

Moving can be expensive, and let’s face it — new furniture isn’t always in the budget. Thankfully, there are ways to furnish your home for free, whether through finding discarded furniture, repurposing what you already own, or buying used.

TJ Porter 10 Oct

M1 Finance Review: Pros, Cons, and How It Compares to Other Investing Apps

M1 Finance is a brokerage company that aims to make it easy to invest. Platforms like this combine robo investing with hands-on investing, giving investors the opportunity to automate their portfolios while still selecting some of their own investments.

TJ Porter 11 Feb

CIT Bank Savings Builder Review 2022

When you’re trying to save for a down payment, an emergency fund, or a vacation, every dollar matters. Every dollar gets you closer to your goal. And while starting a side hustle, getting a second job, or working overtime can help you make more money, sometimes it’s nice to find some passive income. That’s where…

TJ Porter 08 Jan

Trim Review: The Tool that Automatically Lowers Your Bills & Saves You Money

Saving money is hard, especially if you don’t know where the money you make is going. Trim helps by telling you how your money is being spent and helping make you more aware of your personal finances.

TJ Porter 09 Oct

40 Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him that are Easy, Romantic, and Fun

Finding a unique, romantic gift can be a great way to show him that you care. If you’re having trouble finding the right gift, here are some easy, romantic, and fun gift ideas gifts that you can give him this Valentine’s Day.

TJ Porter 01 Feb