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Everbank 5 Year MarketSafe Treasury CD Review – FDIC Insured Principal, Rising Rate Participation

Interest rates remain very low, but at the same time we are constantly being warned that they could spike up soon. What is a conservative investor to do? Everbank's lineup of MarketSafe CDs are a new wrinkle on FDIC-insured bank CDs that try to … [Read the rest]

Is P2P Lending So Successful That It Doesn’t Need You Anymore?

Being a peer-to-peer lender been a bumpy ride. Prosper Marketplace was first, but if you were an early investor/lender you'd have been lucky to have gotten back what you put in as most people had negative returns. Then came LendingClub with stricter … [Read the rest]

Sam’s Club Membership Deal – Zulily

Deal site Zulily has a special Sam's Club Plus membership deal where for $45 you get over $91 of value: One-year Sam's Club Savings membership ($45 value), which includes a membership card for the primary cardholder and a complimentary … [Read the rest]

Manilla Shutting Down. Online Bill Management Alternatives?

A few readers e-mailed me to let me know that bill management website Manilla.com announced that they will be shutting down. Surprising, as they were just mentioned in Money magazine last month! Manilla will be closing on July 1, 2014. This was a … [Read the rest]

Cheaper Diaper Delivery: Amazon Prime, Diapers.com, or Target Subscriptions?

With the announcement of Target Subscriptions, I wanted to run a quick price check to see how it stacks up with competitors Amazon.com and Diapers.com. We're expecting another baby, so we'll be needing lots of diapers soon (cloth just didn't … [Read the rest]

Sustainable Withdrawal Rates from Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Here's another data point in the debate about safe withdrawal rates, or how much money you can safely withdraw from an investment portfolio each year without running out of money. Merrill Lynch Private Banking recently released a whitepaper on … [Read the rest]

Too Busy To Buy Paper Towels and Soap? New Amazon, Target, and Groupon Shopping Services

Who knew that the next big thing would be toilet paper and soap? We must be running out of things to "disrupt", as everyone wants to deliver household and grocery products to your doorstep. What's next, door-to-door milk delivery? Amazon Prime … [Read the rest]

Savings I-Bonds May 2014 Interest Rate Update: 0.1% Fixed, 1.84% Variable

Update: The official announcement states that effective May 1st, the new fixed rate on Series I savings bonds is 0.1%. The variable inflation-indexed rate is 1.84% (as predicted), making a composite rate of 1.94% for the first six months. After … [Read the rest]

Amazon Mom: Buy $45 in Gift Cards, Get $5 Free

Amazon Mom is running a gift card promotion where if you buy $45 or more of selected gift card packs, you'll get a free $5 gift code by June 15th. Give them as gifts or use them yourself and essentially get 10% off $50 in gift cards. This offer … [Read the rest]

Flickr Photo App: 1,000 GB Storage Free + iCloud Replacement

Photo site Flickr recently updated their iPhone and Android apps. This just happened to coincide with me running out of space both on my Apple iCloud and Dropbox accounts, so I took another look at the Yahoo-owned site and found it actually fit my … [Read the rest]

Betterment Retirement Income Review – Automated Safe Withdrawal Tool

Online portfolio manager Betterment recently rolled out a new Retirement Income feature that will help you withdraw money from your nest egg. Unfortunately, even though I have a Betterment account I couldn't test it out directly as it is currently … [Read the rest]

Awesome Travel Hack That Turned Economy Seats into a Flat Bed For Two

Ever watch those commercials for Singapore or Emirates Airlines with beautiful people sleeping on luxurious beds while flying across time zones? Jason Blum, a film producer known for the Paranormal Activity franchise, figured out a way to get 'er … [Read the rest]

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