Firstrade Review – Online Discount Broker

Founded in 1985, Firstrade is a privately owned discount stock broker located in Flushing, NY. The company was originally named First Flushing Securities, serving the local community and wasn't renamed to Firstrade until 1997. A few revamps later, with the last one being just a few months ago, you now have the new and improved Firstrade, where you can buy and sell stocks, bonds, options, mutual funds and ETFs via electronic trading, using your mobile phone and even over … [Read more...]

Zions Bank Online Savings Account Review

Zions Bank, member FDIC stands as one of the oldest banking institutions in the United States.  In fact, it's Utah's oldest bank, founded in 1873.  Zions Bank currently employs more than 2,700 individuals in the states of Utah and Idaho in 125 total branches.  And while the physical brick and mortar business of Zions has sustained them for more than 100 years, it's their online services that are now becoming more and more popular with savers and investors. Zions Bank … [Read more...]

3 Free Credit Scores From

Over the last 18 months, I've made a valiant effort to bring my credit score out of the dumps.  With a mountain of student loan debt and other debt from when I working a very low paying job, I found out my credit score was in the middle 400's. To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if I have the lowest credit score of anyone reading this post today.  However with some hard work, in both my career and my budget, I've been able to raise my credit score to just under 600.  … [Read more...]