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Wells Fargo + Apple Pay = Up to $30 in Bonuses

Use your iPhone 6 to make an Apple Pay purchase with your Wells Fargo credit card by November 30, 2014, and you'll earn a $20 statement credit. Use your iPhone 6 to make an Apple Pay purchase with your Wells Fargo debit or prepaid Card by … [Read the rest]

AirBNB Promotion Codes: $40 in Free Travel Credit

Updated. Airbnb rents out everything from private rooms to entire houses to ancient castles. We stayed at Airbnb's in Europe and it was great for a family with little kids. We could cook simple meals in the kitchen and eat around a real dining … [Read the rest]

Amazon Fire Streaming Stick 50% Off with Prime

Offer expired, now $39. Many cable TV "cord-cutters" get their TV fix using an HDTV over-the-air antenna and/or a streaming video device like the Roku, Google Chromecast, or Apple TV. Amazon has just announced their new Amazon Fire TV Stick. The … [Read the rest]

Sequence of Returns Risk During Retirement Illustration

Businessweek has an article discussing the difficulties when trying to make a retirement nest egg last for the rest of your life. Most people just worry about the average returns of their investments. But another important concern during the … [Read the rest]

Prosper vs. LendingClub Investor Experiment: 2 Year Update

In November 2012, I invested $10,000 into person-to-person loans split evenly between Prosper Lending and Lending Club, looking for high returns from a new asset class. After diligently reinvesting my earned interest into new loans, I stopped my … [Read the rest]

Early Retirement Portfolio Income Update – October 2014

When investing, should you focus on income, or total return? I like the idea of living off dividend and interest income, but I also think it is easy for people to reach too far for yield and hurt their overall returns. But what is too far? … [Read the rest]

Early Retirement Portfolio Asset Allocation Update – October 2014

Here's an update on my investment portfolio holdings for Q3 2014. This includes tax-deferred accounts like 401(k)s and taxable brokerage holdings, but excludes things like physical property and cash reserves (emergency fund). The purpose of this … [Read the rest]

Which SUV, Minivan, or Crossover Is The Most Space-Efficient?

In the October 2014 issue of Car and Driver magazine, they have an article "Space Exploration" comparing the space-efficiency of "hatchbacked" vehicles - hatchbacks, wagons, crossovers, SUVs, vans. Their definition of space efficiency was carrying … [Read the rest]

Comparing Three Major Levers You Can Pull On Your Retirement Portfolio

One of the most popular posts on the Vanguard blog is My one piece of investing advice by Andy Clarke. Let's start with the following baseline scenario: Investor begins working at 25, but starts saving at age 35. 12% savings rate Moderate … [Read the rest]

Coupon Code: $10 off $100 at Costco.com

You can get a one-time use coupon code for $10 off a $100+ purchase at Costco.com if you visit SavingsTooBig.com and share the deal. I'd say the easiest option is Twitter as I didn't even have to actually post the tweet to get the code (although I … [Read the rest]

Amazon Promo: Buy $50 of Household Essentials, Get $15 Gift Card

Amazon is running a promotion where if you buy $50 of select Household & Beauty Essentials, you will get a $15 Amazon.com gift card (add it to your cart and it'll show as free upon checkout). Eligible items include Bounty paper towels, Charmin … [Read the rest]

Infographic Map: Cell Phone Taxes By State

The nonpartisan Tax Foundation has released a new report on Wireless Taxation in the United States 2014. The average US wireless consumer pays 17% in combined federal, state, and local taxes and fees. Folks in Chicago, Baltimore, Omaha, and New … [Read the rest]

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