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Zillow Map – Percentage of Underwater Homes By Zip Code

Do you owe more on your house than it's worth? How many of your neighbors are underwater? Are things brighter in the next zip code over? Zillow has a very revealing Negative Equity Map that shows the percentage of homes in your area that have … [Read the rest]

Online Investment Portfolio Manager Comparison: My Wish List

An increasingly-crowded space is the online investment portfolio manager, which promises to help you invest better while costing a fraction of what conventional financial advisors would charge. Here is an incomplete list, including several services … [Read the rest]

Half-Off Movie Night: 2-For-1 Tickets with Visa Signature

Every Friday this summer from now until August 17th, you can get 2-for-1 movie tickets from Fandango.com if you have a Visa Signature card and use it to buy the tickets. You can also get $5 off $25 in Fandango Bucks gift cards which can be used any … [Read the rest]

Otixo: Combine and Manage Free Cloud Storage

There are lots of places to backup your files online - Dropbox, Box.net, Microsoft SkyDrive, Google Drive, SugarSync, and Picasa all give out free cloud storage on the order of 5 gigabytes (often more with various promos). If you're like me and wish … [Read the rest]

Cozi Back-to-School Coupon Pack, Free Shoprunner

Cozi is an online/mobile organizer specifically made for families to help keep track of appointments, activities, shopping lists, etc. I downloaded the app to check out it; It'll be interesting to see if this beats the huge calendar on the … [Read the rest]

UsingMiles.com Promo Codes – Free Lifetime Premier Membership

Usingmiles.com is a website that tracks your various frequent flyer miles and other loyalty points. Like other aggregation sites, you must trust them with your logins and passwords so that they can monitor things for you. I don't know much about … [Read the rest]

The Future of Online University Education

I just noticed that perhaps my most "Liked" post is one comparing how rising cost of college tuition crushes the housing bubble and even the rising cost of healthcare: The current rate of tuition hikes is clearly unsustainable, and I believe … [Read the rest]

Stretch Your Cell Phone Plan With Vonage Mobile App (Review)

Vonage Mobile is an Android/iPhone app that now allows you to make free outgoing phone calls over WiFi/3G/4G to landline and mobile telephone numbers in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Limited time offer with no stated end date, up to 3,000 … [Read the rest]

Retirement: Saving More vs. Higher Investment Returns

Vanguard's research department released another study ] comparing ways to increase retirement savings for individuals. Here's one illustrative example; take the following baseline scenario: Investor begins working at 25, but starts saving … [Read the rest]

American Express Twitter #hashtags Promotion

Update: There is now a $10 off $50 gift card at participating malls, $5 off $25+ at Shell Gas, $25 off $75 at Ticketmaster.com, and $50 off $250 at Travelocity. If you have more than one American Express card, you can link one per unique Twitter … [Read the rest]

Lists of Companies That Consistently Raise Dividends

I'm about halfway into a review copy of the book Get Rich with Dividends by Marc Lichtenfeld. Although there is more hype than I usually like - "easy 12% returns!" - I am learning things about dividend stock investing. There is a handy chart … [Read the rest]

Free Chapter: New Edition of The Undercover Economist

Writer Tim Harford recently published a newly revised edition of his book The Undercover Economist. I read the first edition in 2009 and definitely enjoyed how it explained economics using everyday occurrences. I wrote about two memorable … [Read the rest]

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