Posts by Shannah Compton Game

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Why a high-yield savings account is worth a look

Most high-yield savings accounts are online, with no physical presence. Many offer an APY that may be significantly higher than what you can earn at a traditional bank.

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The pay raise checklist

Great job! You’ve scored a raise at work. Take these steps to maximize your windfall and improve your financial situation.

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The no-stress way to borrow and lend money to your family

Borrowing and lending between relatives can be unexpectedly emotional. Here are some tips for setting healthy boundaries and implementing damage control.

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choosing a budgeting app 2018

Reviews: You Need a Budget vs Mint vs Personal Capital

There are countless budgeting apps out there but three constantly pop up in conversation — You Need a Budget (YNAB), Mint, and Personal Capital. A CFP professional weighs in on how these three differ and which may be the right fit for you.

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Reviews: The best budgeting apps and services in 2019

You may have heard of some of these budgeting and saving apps, but are they worth the memory to download? Find out which is a fit for you.

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Just bought a house? A financial checklist for new homeowners

No matter how old you are, or how many homes you’ve purchased, there’s something about signing your name (over and over again) on the closing contract that makes you feel like you’re taking a really, really, big step. That’s because you are.

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The 2019 financial checklist for new parents

Eleven financial moves that new parents should check off when welcoming a new baby. A simple checklist for new parents or soon-to-be parents.

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What's next after roboadvisors?

What’s the next step after robo-advisors?

Even if you invest with roboadvisors, you might not want to set-and-forget your investments. Here are tips for continuing to grow your wealth.

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New dog financial checklist

New pet financial checklist

For some people, pets are like children. You don’t need a college fund for Fluffy, but you might want to consider the financial aspects of pet parenting.

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When should a college grad have life insurance?

When should a college graduate consider life insurance?

Whether or not a college grad needs life insurance depends on the types of student loans the borrower has and whether he or she has financial dependents.

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