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Connect to Compete: $10/Month Broadband Internet For Lower Income Families With Children

I just wanted to spread the word about a new program Connect to Compete which is a "private and nonprofit sector partnership to promote broadband adoption and improve outcomes in disadvantaged communities" that offers broadband internet access for … [Read the rest]

Graham Hill: Less Stuff, More Happiness (TED Talk)

Here's a TED Talk I just found by Graham Hill about simple living. Try to find something that you can apply to your life in a positive manner, instead of pointing out ways it won't work. It's unlikely any of us will live in a place as organized as … [Read the rest]

90% of College Graduates Have Less Than $40,000 In Student Loans?

The NY Times Economix blog had a provocative post a few days ago about student loan debt, pointing out a government study that showed that 90% of bachelor degree holders had less than $40,000 in student loans shortly after graduating. The chart … [Read the rest]

Cashing in on the American Dream: How To Retire at 35 by Paul Terhorst (Book Review)

One of classic books on many early-retirement reading lists is Cashing in on the American Dream: How To Retire at 35 by Paul Terhorst. However, this book was published in 1988 and has been out-of-print for a while. Luckily, I noticed that there … [Read the rest]

E-Trade Commission Free ETF Trade List

E-Trade has decided to join in on the commission-free ETF party, announcing a limited set of ETFs that you can trade with no commission fees effective 12/16/2011. However, to "discourage short-term trading, E*TRADE will charge a short-term trading … [Read the rest]

Preview: Discover Card Increases Cashback Limit for 2012

I like to keep track of the rotating categories of the 5% cash back cards out there, but one of the more disappointing areas was always Discover's low purchase limits of only a few hundred bucks. From October 1st to December 31st, you can earn 5% … [Read the rest]

Hundreds of Free Kindle eBooks Download Links

I already mentioned checking out library books on the Kindle eReader, but here are also some handy bookmarks to check regularly to find free content on the Amazon.com website: Top 100 Free - Quick and easy, this just lists the popular free eBooks … [Read the rest]

Crediting Hard Work vs. Innate Talent For Success

The conclusion from this Harvard Business Review article has stuck with me all day. Researchers looked into whether people think of their success as the result as either hard work or innate talent, and how it affected them later on. The … [Read the rest]

LivingSocial: 5,200 Calories from McDonald’s for $13

LivingSocial.com and McDonald's are selling a coupon booklet good for 5 Big Macs and 5 Large Fries for $13 - that's $2.60 for each burger/fry combo. Over 200,000 sold already. Supposedly they want to sell a million vouchers like they did earlier … [Read the rest]

American Express Gift Chain: Free Gifts Each Time You Spend $25+ on AmEx

American Express really wants you to use your AmEx for shopping this season! They have thought up another creative promotion called the Gift Chain where if you register your AmEx first, then every time you spend $25 or more at a participating … [Read the rest]

Jemstep Review: Customized Mutual Fund and ETF Rankings

Jemstep is a new website that lets you track your investment portfolio along with providing advice on improving your mutual fund and ETFs holdings. In terms of existing products, you could call it a combination of the all-in-one view of of Mint.com … [Read the rest]

Overstock.com $20 for $10 at Eversave

Groupon-like site Eversave has $20 to spend at Overstock.com for $10. If you are a new user, you'll also get $3 credit instantly when signing up, but you can't use it on this offer. Overstock.com has free shipping as well until 12/25/2011. Limit … [Read the rest]

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