Apple announces Apple Card

Apple announced the launch of the no-fee Apple Card coming in Summer of 2019. Customers will be able to use a physical card for purchases or pay using the Apple Wallet app wherever it’s accepted. However, this is as halfhearted a product launch as you’re likely to see. Apple would prefer users never used this […]

credit card purchase protection

Making purchases from the comfort of home is convenient, but makes it hard for you to address unexpected issues directly with the seller. Without a physical location to hold accountable for shipping errors or broken product, how can you keep from getting ripped off? What can you do if a vendor disappears when you reach […]

Synchrony Credit Cards review

Synchrony Bank backs over 120 major credit and store-based credit cards. In fact, Synchrony holds over 74 million customer accounts connected to U.S. stores. This means that if your wallet holds a credit card with a store’s name on it, there’s a good chance that you’re a customer of Synchrony Bank. These include big names […]

fixed rate credit cards

How to evaluate credit card offers Don’t take offers at face value Pay attention to fees Read past the APR offers Evaluate the perks Credit cards can be an advantageous financial tool when chosen well and used responsibly. But the wrong card in the wrong hands can bring serious financial headaches. Choosing a credit card […]

Find-Best-Auto-Loan-Rates

As of January 2019, the average APR for a 48-month auto loan was 5.30%. Average auto loan rates January 2019 48-month new car loans 5.30% APR 60-month new car loans 5.37% APR 36-month used car loans 5.54% APR The average APR for 60-month auto loans was a little higher at 5.37% APR. However, dealerships can […]

tax filing status - End of year tax filing tips

Standard tax deductions 2018/2019 Single taxpayer – $12,000 Married taxpayers filing a joint return – $24,000 Head of household taxpayers – $18,000 Single taxpayer blind or 65 and older – $13,550 Single taxpayer – 65 or older and blind – $15,100 Head of household blind or 65 and older – $18,550 Head of Household 65 […]

Best deserve credit cards

Customers interested in benefiting from a travel card without steep annual fees may want to look into the Deserve Pro Mastercard. Deserve now offers cardholders an invitation for a complimentary one-year Deserve Pro Priority Pass Select Membership. The value of this special travel perk is $99. How to benefit from this offer New cardholders are […]

Robinhood-checking-accounts

After making a name for themselves with a successful online trading platform, Robinhood offered its customers a no-fee Robinhood Checking and Savings account. Well, it did for a couple of days before the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, SIPC, stepped in. Invitations were to be sent out beginning in January 2019 to open these accounts but now […]

Prosper announced that they plan to work with banks, rather than compete with them when they launch a new, online Prosper HELOC product. This choice is a strategic move beyond personal loans; the only product focused on by Prosper since 2005. Their new product arrives at a time when HELOC lines of credit are predicted […]

tax filing status - End of year tax filing tips

As 2018 comes to a close, it’s time for last-minute tax planning. Just a few tweaks could save you a bundle on your taxes. However, timing is crucial with taxes. Act before it’s too late and take advantage of all the tax breaks available with our tax tips for 2018. The first thing to remember […]