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Webull App: Free Stock Trades + 2 Free Shares of Stock Referral Bonus

Updated with new Refer-A-Friend terms, in effect 1/18/19. Webull is a new brokerage app that has unlimited free stock trades with no platform fees, free real-time quotes, and no minimum balance requirement. (Similar to Robinhood.) Webull also … [Read the rest]

Merrill Edge + Preferred Rewards = Free Trades and Up to $900 Bonus For Moving Assets

Merrill Edge is the self-directed brokerage arm formed after Bank of America and Merrill Lynch merged together. They are currently offering an increased cash bonus of up to $900 for moving "new money" or assets over to them from another brokerage … [Read the rest]

Discover It Card Review: Double Cashback Match Your First Year

The Discover it® card is a rewards credit card that offers 5% cash back on rotating categories each quarter and no annual fee. Right now, new cardholders get double their cash back during the entire first year ("Cashback Match"). This means that … [Read the rest]

Investing $10,000 Every Year For the Last 10 Years, 2009-2018

Instead of just looking at one year of returns, I prefer taking a longer view. Most successful savers invest money each year over a long period of time, these days often into a target-date fund (TDF). Don't get caught up in the daily news … [Read the rest]

Discover Bank Bonus: 2.10% APY + $150/$200 ($15,000/$25,000 Deposit)

Discover Bank has a refreshed bonus for their online savings account that equates to a solid effective interest rate. If you open a new account through this promotion link by 2/4/19 and use the offer code NPBE119, you can receive one of the … [Read the rest]

Thank You, John C. Bogle

Vanguard announced on January 16, 2019 that its founder, John C. Bogle, passed away on at his home in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania at 89 years old. There will no doubt be many tributes; here are a few same-day articles from WSJ, Bloomberg, Reuters, and … [Read the rest]

Fidelity Rewards Visa Review: 2% Flat Cash Back + $100 Sign-up Bonus

Updated. Fidelity has condensed their rewards credit card line-up to a single card, the Fidelity® Rewards Visa Signature® Card issued by Elan Financial Services (subsidiary of US Bank). It earns a flat 2% cash back when directed to an eligible … [Read the rest]

Chart: Stock Market Declines Are More Common Than You Think

If you invest in stocks, you know that they go up and down. Below is an S&P 500 histogram (source) showing the distribution of annual returns, which were negative 1/3rd of the time (and thus positive 2/3rd of the time). Not bad, you'll take those … [Read the rest]

IKEA Coupon January 2019: $25 off $150

IKEA has a new printable $25 off $150 coupon ] that is valid for two days only: January 19-20, 2019. The coupon states that you can also show it on your phone at checkout. Valid in US stores only. The fine print: Coupon is valid in store … [Read the rest]

Blooom Review 2019: Free 401k Analysis + Human CFP Financial Advice For $10 a Month

Does the New Year have you motivated to give your retirement account a tune-up? As opposed to many other online advisors, (with three Os) focuses on providing advice for 401k, 403b, 457, and TSP accounts by offering both a free 401k … [Read the rest]

Best Interest Rates on Cash – January 2019

Here's my monthly roundup of the best interest rates on cash for January 2019, roughly sorted from shortest to longest maturities. Check out my Ultimate Rate-Chaser Calculator to get an idea of how much extra interest you'd earn if you are moving … [Read the rest]

Big List of Free Consumer Data Reports (2/2): See Your Confidential Rental History, Insurance, Retail, & Employment Data

Links checked and new agencies added for 2019. Here is the second part of my big list of free consumer reports from over 50 different reporting agencies. The first part included your credit, banking, and subprime lending-related information. This … [Read the rest]

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