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Fioney Top 25 Must-Read Personal Finance Articles 2023

25 Best Personal Finance Articles of 2023

Every month here on Fioney, we compile the Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month. These lists consist of blog entries and posts that we appreciated or found interesting and that we felt deserved some additional recognition. Well, with 2024 now just around the corner, we decided to look back over the previous year to assemble the 25 Best Personal Finance Articles of 2023! Below are some of the...
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Lessons From a First-Time Home Buyer: How an Apple Card Can Affect Your Mortgage Application

Buying my first home was quite an experience. For the most part, it was a positive one — yet there were moments where I was completely dumbstruck and, to quote Will Ferell, felt like I was taking crazy pills. One such moment happened as we were looking to secure pre-approval for our mortgage. As I'll share in a future installment of this series, gaining approval while being self-employed includes lots...
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5 Ways My 2024 Finances Will Look a Lot Different From 2023

With Christmas 2023 now in the rearview, it's basically 2024 already. In turn, as one does, I've been thinking a lot about the new year and what changes I can expect. So, rather than discussing my money goals for the new year, I simply wanted to share some ways our finances will differ in 2024. My 2024 Financial Changes Mortgage instead of rent By far the biggest life change my...
Personal Finance News - December 2023

Personal Finance News Round-Up: December 2023

Each month, the Money@30 YouTube channel rounds up the top personal finance, credit card, and travel news. Now, we here at Fioney are pleased to present these quick and to-the-point video digests with our readers. Dive into the December 2023 round-up video and go even deeper into the stories below. Discover Announces First Quarter 2024 5% Bonus Categories The new year is now just around the corner, which also means...
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Lessons From a First-Time Home Buyer: The Spam & Scams After Buying

In case you missed it, I recently kicked off a new "Lessons From a First-Time Home Buyer" series here on Fioney. Although I will cover major topics and share my own experience with them throughout this series, I also want to highlight some aspects of buying a home that I had never heard of before and was shocked to discover. That's exactly what I have on tap today as I...
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Credit One Introduces Jumbo High-Yield Savings Accounts

Credit One has announced an expansion of its digital banking products, introducing its Jumbo High-Yield Savings Account. About the account: At launch, the Credit One Jumbo High-Yield Savings Account offers customers 5.05% APY — which is nearly 10 times the national average. Additionally, that can be increased with the bank's Loyalty Rate, which applies to customers with a Jumbo High-Yield Savings account and at least one active CD account. According...
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Comparing Cashback Portals: What's the Best Tool for Holiday Shopping?

If you're buying anything online, the biggest tip I have is always the same: try a cashback portal. Of course, with the number of these platforms growing, the question becomes, "Which one is the best?" Unfortunately answering that isn't so easy. Luckily, I had an idea: compare some popular cashback tools using a set of real-world parameters. In other words, what types of cashback rates can you get on select...
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Cutting the Cord Again: 5 Free Streaming Services to Try

Remember when the hot trend was "cutting the cord" and canceling cable? At the time, this strategy allowed consumers to save a lot of money. Alas, as more streaming services have hit the market, many viewers may once again be spending more than they'd like on entertainment. But there's good news as there are now several free services where you watch movies, TV shows, and more without spending a dime....
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FedEx Announces Winners of 11th Annual 2023 Small Business Grant Contest

Nearly three months after the entry period ended, FedEx has announced the winners of its 11th annual Small Business Grant Content. This year's event saw more than $300,000 in funds going to a variety of small businesses across the nation. Last month, the company revealed 100 finalists, with that list now being narrowed down to just 10 winners. This year's grand prize winners included KindVR, The Cupcake Collection, Up In...
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Imprint Launches Credit Cards from H-E-B and Central Market 

The FinTech Imprint is partnering with the popular Texas-based grocery chain H-E-B for a pair of new rewards credit cards. This week saw the launch of the H-E-B Visa Signature Credit Card as well as the Central Market Visa Signature Credit Card. With these two (nearly identical) options, customers will be able to earn rewards on groceries and beyond. First, both versions of the card earn up to 5% back on select...
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Student Loan Benefit FinTech Summer Raises $6 Million

For years, student debt has been one of the most talked about financial topics. What's more, while the debt itself has become a major part of many Americans' lives, discussion of student loans has become political due to efforts to forgive certain loan repayments. However, while we wait for resolution on that front, a FinTech that brings student debt benefit solutions to employers and consumers has raised a new round...
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Choice Hotels, Wells Fargo Debut Choice Privileges Select Card

With spring well underway and the summer travel season now just around the corner, Choice Hotels and Wells Fargo have unveiled their latest co-branded credit card offering. Today, the two companies announced the Choice Privileges Select Mastercard. Carrying an annual fee of $95, this card will serve as the premium option in the hotel brand's new lineup. Looking at the Choice Privileges Select, it offers a mix of rewards categories....
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Health and Wellness Rewards Card Ness Partners with Whole30

In recent years, several unique rewards cards have come to market. These include offerings from FinTech startups as well as brands looking to do something special for their loyal fans. On that note, a recently-announced rewards credit card offering is now working with a popular brand to introduce new benefits for customers. This week, the Ness Card (which is issued by The Bank of Missouri) unveiled a new partnership with...