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One of the best things about the explosion of online financial services and advice is the ability to do plenty of research before making a decision.

It used to be that you stuck with one bank for your daily money management, mortgage, savings and investment accounts — but there’s almost no reason to do that today. There’s no benefit to being brand loyal to a bank or credit union, unless they consistently have the best rates for what you need.

Whether it’s for a mortgage, a refinance, a high-yield online savings account, or an investment account, you can now find the provider that fits you best and does the most for your money. Read more >>

About the author: Jason is the author of Automatic Finances: 17 Days to Your Financial Freedom, a guide to automated money management. He started investing thanks to a free lunch, and after finding out how he was getting the short end of the stick, he sought out how to do it right. More »

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