TJ Porter

TJ Porter

TJ is a Boston-based freelance writer who specializes in credit, credit cards, and bank accounts. He graduated with a degree in business from Northeastern University and has been featured on Credit Karma, DollarSprout, and Bankrate.

Articles by TJ Porter:

07
Jul
Pumpkin Pet Insurance Review

Pumpkin Pet Insurance plans offer coverage for almost everything your pet might need when they are sick or hurt, as well as an optional preventative care benefit.

Posted in: Insurance, Pet Insurance,
07
Jul
Is Renters Insurance Worth It?

Renters insurance can protect you from theft, fire, liability, and many other hazards. Policies are generally cheap compared to the protection they offer, making them a great deal for most people.

Posted in: Insurance,
06
Jul
Discover Home Equity Loans Review

Discover’s home equity loans have a high minimum loan amount, but high maximums. They also offer flexible repayment terms and good rates, making them a strong option for many borrowers.

Posted in: Home Equity,
06
Jul
How to Get a $100,000 Loan: Compare Lenders & Loan Types

There aren’t many lenders willing to lend $100,000 through a personal loan, but you can find them if you look. If you want to borrow $100k, you should also consider alternatives like HELOCs or home equity loans.

Posted in: Personal Loan Uses (1), Personal Loans,
06
Jul
Illinois Personal Loans

Personal loans are a flexible way to quickly borrow smaller amounts of money. If you live in Illinois, you have many options in the form of online and local lenders.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
06
Jul
What Is an Unsecured Loan? Definition & Best Lenders

Unsecured loans, unlike mortgages or auto loans, don’t require any collateral. This means you don’t have to deal with as much paperwork when applying and that you can use them for almost any reason, making them a useful financial tool.

Posted in: Personal Loan Resources, Personal Loans,
06
Jul
How to Find the Best Short-Term Loans Online

If you need to borrow a small amount of money, consider a short-term personal loan. They may be a better alternative to payday lenders' high fees and predatory practices.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
06
Jul
Renters Insurance for Pit Bulls

People who own pit bulls might have trouble finding renters insurance, and if they do, they may have to pay a premium for the coverage. Check your options and consider alternatives to renters insurance, if necessary.

Posted in: Insurance,
06
Jul
Best Jewelry and Engagement Ring Financing

There are several ways to finance an engagement ring or other jewelry. Each has pros and cons, but all tend to increase the total cost of the jewelry or add additional risk.

Posted in: Credit Cards, Home Equity, Personal Loans,
06
Jul
Best Fixed-Rate HELOCs

HELOCs let you turn the equity you’ve built in your home into a source of cash. A fixed-rate HELOC makes the cost of your HELOC more predictable, though typically you’ll have a slightly higher interest rate.

Posted in: Best Options, Home Equity,