The Best Credit Score Apps for Monitoring Your Credit

Credit score apps make it easy to keep track of your credit from any smartphone or tablet. But not all credit score apps were created equally. How do you know which credit score app is right for you, and is it worth spending money every month to get your credit score?

What is Plaid and Is it Safe?

Plaid is a technology company that facilitates the transfer of funds and data between financial companies and their customer's bank accounts. More than 7,000 companies use Plaid, but how does the system work and is it safe for you to use? Learn more.

How to Lower Your Credit Card Interest Rate

The interest rates of many popular credit cards are now hovering close to 30%. With rates that high, you may be wondering how to go about negotiating a lower rate, or if it's even possible. Here are some things you can try to lower your credit card interest rate and pay off your debt faster.

What is a 1031 Exchange?

If you’re a real estate investor or plan to be, you need to be familiar with a 1031 exchange, which is a strategy that enables you to sell one property in exchange for another without incurring taxes in the process. In this article, I explain how the 1031 exchange works and cover the various types, as well as the risks and benefits.

Are There 6% CD Rates Today? The Best CD Rates Right Now

Times have changed, and short-term Certificates of Deposit (CDs) are once again offering decent returns for conservative and short-term investors. But how high have rates risen? Is it possible to earn 6% on a CD today? While a 6% CD return may be unrealistic, here are the banks and credit unions offering as much as 5% on CDs.

Tastytrade Promotions: up to $2,000 for New Accounts

Tastytrade is a brokerage catered towards active investors with its suite of tools built for speed. They also offer a generous bonus for new accounts when you transfer in funds. Learn how much you can earn by opening an account.

Mobile Check Deposit Limits at Major Banks

Depositing checks via your mobile device can be a convenient way to get money in the bank quickly. However, mobile check deposit limits can vary depending on where you bank. If you like using mobile deposit, you've come to the right place. Here is a list of mobile check deposit limits at several major U.S. banks.

What Is a Covered Call? Understanding the Risks Involved

A covered call is based on a call option or the right to buy a security at a specific price. It differs from a regular call option in that the seller of the option owns the underlying securities in the trade. In this article, I explain how covered calls work and the risks involved.

Motley Fool Alternatives: 5 Stock-Picking Services to Consider

The Motley Fool is one of the investment industry's most popular stock-picking platforms. But while they boast more than 1 million premium members, there are several other stock-picking services out there. In this article, I give you a brief overview of The Motley Fool and introduce you to five solid alternatives.

Do You Have a Treasure Map?

A Treasure Map is a guide to your finances in case you are unable to explain it due to death, disability, or disappearance. Learn what you should put in it to make it easier for the ones you love.

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