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Chase Introduces Record High Welcome Offer for Sapphire Preferred Card

As America continues to inch its way toward normalcy, recent months have brought a slew of interesting credit card welcome bonuses — especially among cards that have a travel focus. In many cases, these fresh promotions have been the most generous the issuer had ever offered. That's exactly the case...

Bella Loves Me (Bella) Review 4

What first made me interested in Bella was its concept that emphasized random acts of kindness between its members. So, how does this work in practice? Let's take a look at some of the basics of Bella as well as my experience so far.

Ally Becomes Latest Bank to Discontinue Overdraft Fees

One of the most frustrating aspects of dealing with many banks is the dreaded overdraft fee. If customers accidentally spend more than is in their checking account, they may be assessed a charge of $30 or more. What's worse, this fee is per transaction — with some institutions being accused...

Why It Pays to “Discover” Online Banking 26

How many people actively discuss what they enjoy about their bank? Well after a few years of using Discover Bank I'm happy to discuss my experiences.

$SOFI Debuts on Nasdaq Stock Exchange

One of the biggest players in the FinTech space is now a publically traded company. Yesterday, SoFi officially hit the Nasdaq stock exchange, trading under the ticker symbol $SOFI. During its first day of trading, the stock closed at $22.65 — up 12%. As of this writing, $SOFI continues to...

Money at 30: Are Bank Bonuses Worth It?

Over the past few years, I've reviewed plenty of bank and banking (the latter typically meaning FinTechs that partner with "real" banks for their offerings) services. In doing so, I've occasionally earned bonuses for setting up a new account and performing different tasks. This free money is always welcome —...

FinTech MotoRefi Raises $45 Million

As more Americans look to save money on their auto loans, one FinTech is seeing significant growth — and attracting investors. Last week, MotoRefi revealed that it had raised $45 million. The Series B was led by bank Goldman Sachs with additional participation from Motley Fool Ventures, Moderne Ventures, Link...

Points and Miles Primer: The Pros and Cons of Credit Card Travel Rewards

At long last, travel is ready for a comeback — and just in time. With the summer season really getting underway this Memorial Day weekend, millions of Americans are likely looking to take a vacation sooner rather than later. Meanwhile, some may be contemplating how they can make those excursions...