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How We Make Money

Many or all of the products here are from our partners that compensate us. It’s how we make money. But our editorial integrity ensures our experts’ opinions aren’t influenced by compensation. Terms may apply to offers listed on this page.

Updated May 21, 2024

How we make money

Our commitment to you is full transparency, particularly when it comes to how we make money. We do partner with advertisers on The Ascent and may earn a commission when referring you to certain financial products we've vetted. These relationships help us bring free educational content to our community.

Our advertising partners

The Ascent's current list of advertising partners spans finance verticals across credit cards, bank account products, stock and cryptocurrency brokerages, mortgages, insurance, and personal loan products. The following comprises our advertising partner relationships:

  • 7shifts
  • Acorns
  • ADP
  • Ally Invest
  • American Express
  • Amplify
  • Aspiration Financial
  • AXOS Bank
  • Bank of America
  • Bankrate
  • Barclays
  • Bask Bank
  • Better Mortgage Company
  • Betterment
  • BigCommerce
  • Bitcoin IRA
  • Block Fi
  • Capital One
  • Constant Contact
  • Chime
  • CIT Bank
  • Citi
  • Coinbase
  • Crypto.com
  • Discover
  • Ellevest
  • Empower
  • E*Trade
  • eToro
  • Everbank
  • EY TaxChat
  • Fidelity Investments
  • FreshBooks
  • Gemini
  • Godaddy.com
  • Guaranteed Rate
  • Gusto
  • H&R Block
  • Homebase
  • Ibotta
  • Insurify
  • Interactive Brokers
  • Intuit Small Business
  • J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Jackson Hewitt
  • Jobber
  • Kraken
  • Lightstream
  • M1 Finance
  • Marcus by Goldman Sachs
  • Merrill Edge
  • monday.com
  • Mortgage Research Center
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • New American Funding
  • NinjaTrader
  • One Finance
  • OnPay
  • Patriot Software
  • Petal Cards
  • Pipedrive
  • Public.com
  • Policy Genius
  • Robinhood
  • Rocket Companies, Inc
  • Sage Global
  • Sendinblue
  • Sprout Social
  • Square
  • Sofi
  • Stash
  • Synchrony Bank
  • tastytrade
  • Tax Act
  • TaxSlayer
  • TeamGantt
  • TurboTax
  • TD Ameritrade
  • Tradestation
  • Upgrade
  • Upstart
  • U.S. Bank
  • Quicken/Rocket Mortgage
  • Quinstreet
  • Quontic Bank
  • Vanguard
  • Veterans United Home Loans
  • Vio Bank
  • Webull
  • Weebly
  • Wells Fargo
  • Western Alliance Bank