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Hotel Tonight App Promo Codes – Free $25 Credit

Hotel Tonight is a well-reviewed smartphone app that specialized in last-minute hotel bookings. Currently, there are promo codes active that can get you free credit good for any hotel available on the app. The selection is pretty good in my brief … [Read the rest]

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

What makes children, or even adults, succeed? It's commonly believed that cognitive skills, also known as intelligence, are a primary factor. Smart people are the successful ones, right? Tests like the SAT measure this stuff, skills like pattern … [Read the rest]

Bogle on Predicting Future Long-Term Bond Returns

Jack Bogle is best known as the founder of Vanguard index funds, but he also dispenses great common sense advice about investing. I've written previously about his long-term stock return methodology including this prediction for stock returns for … [Read the rest]

WiseBanyan: Free Automated Portfolio Management?

Ready for another start-up? WiseBanyan wants to offer free online investment advisory services. That's right, they will take your money, help you buy a portfolio of ETFs, manage dividends, rebalance, all that for free with no minimum balance … [Read the rest]

Buffett’s Simple Investment Advice to Wife After His Death

The 2013 Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) Annual Letter to Shareholders by Warren Buffett is now available to the public. Download here ]. I've been haltingly working on making preparations for my family in case of my premature demise. I've done a … [Read the rest]

Late Brokerage 1099 Forms & IRS Mailing Deadlines

I never file my tax returns too early. The last time I did so, I had to file an extra amended return as my stock brokerage sent me a late corrected 1099 form shortly afterward. What a hassle. It seems that every year one of these forms shows up … [Read the rest]

Groupon: Whole Foods $10 Gift Card for $5

Groupon is selling a $10 Whole Foods Gift Card for $5 for one day only. They want to teach you about their search bar for some reason. No expiration date. Limit 1 per person, I'm sure it will sell thousands and thousands. Remember that you … [Read the rest]

Fidelity Investment Rewards American Express Card Review – 2% Flat Cash Back

If you're looking for a solid cash back card and are willing to open a Fidelity account (or are an existing customer), then you should really consider the credit card offerings from Fidelity, especially the Fidelity Investment Rewards American … [Read the rest]

Betterment.com Outgoing Account Transfer Fee (Eliminated)

Updated to state that Betterment has updated their agreement to eliminate any outgoing ACAT transfer fee as of February 2014. We're building a better ACAT transfer system to reduce the fee to $0. In the meantime, we are eliminating that fee … [Read the rest]

Tax Guide for LendingClub and Prosper 1099 Forms

Updated. I've gotten a few tax-filing questions regarding P2P lenders Prosper Lending and Lending Club. For tax year 2013, LendingClub provided individual investors extra guidance with their Tax Guide for Retail Investors ]. Using this … [Read the rest]

Tax Prep Guide 2013: TurboTax vs. TaxACT vs. H&R Block Online

According to an informal 2012 poll, 86% of blog readers prepared their own taxes using software with a breakdown of 60% TurboTax, 21% TaxACT, and 16% H&R Block at Home. This nearly matches the findings of analytics firm Comscore, which found that … [Read the rest]

Prosper vs. LendingClub Investor Experiment: 15.5 Month Update

After posting the 1-year update (Part 1, Part 2) of my Beat-The-Market experiment back on November, I got bored. I had started with $10,000 split evenly between Prosper Lending and Lending Club, but although this alternative asset class had … [Read the rest]

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