Too many of us are settling for less-than-satisfactory checking accounts. (Just look at the folks complaining on Twitter!) We’re still forking over so many bank fees. The average American forks over $360 a year in overdraft fees alone, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. That doesn’t even account for ATM network fees, monthly maintenance fees, minimum balance fees… you get the point. In reality, there are a ton of free checking account options out there; you just might not be looking in the right places (ahem, online banking!). No need to spend hours researching, though. We did that for you. 8 Best Free CheckingRead More →

If you’ve ever suspected that it’s more expensive to fly on certain days of the week than others, your hunch is right. The cheapest days to fly are… drumroll… Tuesday and Wednesday. Fewer people want to fly on those days because they don’t fit the typical Monday-through-Friday work schedule. So, airlines discount tickets on those days slightly. That’s the short answer. But there’s much more to consider when booking a plane ticket so you’re sure to get the best deal. Cheapest Days to Fly, Explained A 2019 study by the travel site found what every study before it had: You’ll pay less for airfareRead More →

By Galen Druke and Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux Embed Code <iframe frameborder=”0″ width=”100%” height=”180″ style=”margin:20px auto 25px;max-width:600px;” scrolling=”no” src=””></iframe> The Supreme Court is scheduled to wrap up its current term next week, and key decisions on partisan gerrymandering and the census have yet to be released. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux and Galen Druke discuss trends in Supreme Court rulings so far and what’s at stake in the remaining cases. You can listen to the episode by clicking the “play” button in the audio player above or by downloading it in iTunes, the ESPN App or your favorite podcast platform. If youRead More →

Whether you’ve been selling on Amazon for years or you’re just starting your journey there’s always something you can do to up your game. There are always ways to improve your skills and increase your profits no matter what level you’re at. If you’re active about seeking out tips and tricks to work on your Amazon skills it’s likely that you’ve suffered from overwhelm at some point. There are tons of articles out there with thousands of tips to try out. It’s easy to get confused and decide to just keep doing what you’re doing because you don’t know what to try first. Should youRead More →

Welcome to Political Confessional, a column about the views that Americans are scared to share with their friends and neighbors. In an increasingly polarized political climate, adherence to party or ideological orthodoxy on the issues of the day seems de rigueur. Social media serves only to amplify that perception at times. But Americans’ political views are often idiosyncratic and sometimes offensive, and they rarely adhere neatly to any particular party line. In this column, we want to dig into Americans’ messy opinions on politics, morality and social mores. We hope that this exercise gives readers a glimpse into the minds of those with whom theyRead More →

If you’ve started your own company — or you’re considering the move — you’ve likely marveled at the logistics required to pull it off. How do taxes work now? What about health insurance? And when you become a business owner, your banking needs change. Since vetting banks probably isn’t how you want to spend your time when you’re self-employed, we did the leg work for you and found the five best banks for small business owners. Wait, How Did We Pick the 5 Best Banks for Small Businesses? There are several angles you could take to determine the best bank offers, depending on the businessRead More →