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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, 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]

Babies R Us + Baby Registry Experience

The baby shower is over and we're on the home stretch. As a follow-up to my baby registry comparison, here's our experience using both the Babies R Us and baby registries at the same time. We are blessed with lots of generous friends … [Read the rest]

Stable Value Funds Safe In Rising Rate Environment?

If you have a 401(k) or other tax-sheltered retirement plan, one of the investment options may be a stable value (SV) fund. In today's low interest rate environment, stable value funds have been popular as they offer the stable price of a money … [Read the rest]

Best Broker for Coverdell ESA / Education IRA

As a follow-up to my Coverdell ESA vs. 529 Plan comparison, I was looking for the best discount brokerage to open up a Coverdell Education Savings Account. Although you could also open an ESA at a bank for slow but steady growth, many people prefer … [Read the rest]

Coverdell ESA vs. 529 Plan Comparison Chart

I've been doing some research into college savings plans, and here is a side-by-side comparison of the Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA) and the 529 College Savings Plan. The Coverdell used to be known as an "Education IRA" and still … [Read the rest]

Credit Sesame Promotions – Free Android App

Credit Sesame offers free credit scores and feedback based on your Experian credit report. No credit card required, no trial required, and you can check once a month. You can now track your credit score with their newly-released free Android app … [Read the rest]

Chase Total Checking Account Promotion – $150 Bonus

Chase Bank is offering a $150 bonus for new customers when you open a Chase Total Checking account deposit $100 and set up direct deposit within 60 days of account opening. You can avoid monthly service fees if you make a $500+ direct deposit … [Read the rest]

Free Summer Bowling Promotions

In celebration of National Bowling Day, register and get a coupon for a free game of bowling at participating centers on August 11, 2012. You can also try the direct download link here. Valid for a free game up to $6 value. Limit one free game … [Read the rest]

Lowe’s Iris: DIY Home Security System With No Monthly Monitoring Fee?

Home improvement chain Lowe's just announced a new "smart home" system called Iris where you can monitor and control your home through your smartphone or computer. The DIY system can be installed with just an ethernet broadband connection and a … [Read the rest]

$15 Free Live Nation Credit With Starwood Preferred Guest

If you are a member of the Starwood Preferred Guest hotel program (good credit card), enter your SPG number at and get a free $15 promo code (limited quantities) redeemable towards merchandise or concert tickets. The … [Read the rest]