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Groupon: $8 For Domino’s Pizza, $20 For General Mills Combo

Update 4/21: There is a new national deal for a General Mills sampler pack that include a whole bunch of random goodies like cereal and sn.acks, along with a coupon book. Over 1,000 bought already, partially I guess since cereal is so darn … [Read the rest]

Building Sample Portfolios With Commission-Free ETFs

Inside this Wall Street Journal article about the recent phenomenon of brokers offering commission-free ETFs, portfolio manager Rick Ferri constructed some sample portfolios from the available offerings of Fidelity, Schwab, TD Ameritrade, and … [Read the rest]

Firstrade Commission Free ETF Trades List (First Trade)

Discount stock broker Firstrade.com announced that they will join other brokers in offering a limited number of free ETFs to be traded with no commission. You must hold them for 30 days. If you sell an eligible ETF within 30 days of purchase, their … [Read the rest]

Infographic: Where Did Your Tax Dollars Go?

Tax Day has come and gone (unless you filed an extension). Recently, there was a competition to see who could best "create data visualizations that would make it easier for U.S. citizens to understand how the government spends our tax money". … [Read the rest]

Savings I-Bonds March 2011 CPI Update: 4.60% Variable Rate = Competitve Interest Rates

New inflation numbers for March 2011 were announced on April 15th, so it's time for the usual semi-annual update and rate predictions. This time around presents a good buying opportunity for a low-risk investment with interest rates higher than … [Read the rest]

Benjamin Franklin’s Daily Schedule

If you are into personal finance, you have to respect Ben Franklin. Amongst many other things, he started a successful business and "retired" at 42, after which he devoted his time to science and later statesmanship. He wrote and published the … [Read the rest]

Last-Minute TurboTax Giveaway – April 18th Deadline

A rep from TurboTax ed me to help give away three copies of their TurboTax Online software as a last-minute promotion reminding folks that the filing deadline this year is extended to Monday, April 18th due to the usual April 15th being a … [Read the rest]

Free IRS Tax Filing Extension Instructions 2011 (Online/E-File)

The deadline for filing your federal taxes this year is Monday, April 18th, 2011. If you file for an extension, you will automatically be extended to Monday, October 17, 2011. Here's how you can e-File a federal extension online in minutes for … [Read the rest]

Book Review: The 4-Hour Workweek Expanded Edition

I recently finished re-reading the updated edition of the popular book The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss. I read it quickly when it first came out in 2007 or so, but this time I think was more ready for the message. In the last lifestyle … [Read the rest]

Ohio CollegeAdvantage 529: $25 Matching Contribution

The Ohio CollegeAdvantage 529 college savings plan is offering a $25 matching contribution if you open a new account and invest at least $25 of your own money. No promotion code required. Expires April 30, 2011. (Update: This offer is now … [Read the rest]

$100 Tradeking Referral Extended to April 14th

The $100 Refer-A-Friend promo for TradeKing.com has extended to April 14th. You just need to apply by the deadline. If you get a referral from an existing account holder, open a new account with at least $1,000 within 30 days of application, and … [Read the rest]

Side Business Idea For Geeky College Students: Hacking iPhones

WaPo has a story about a college student who makes $50,000 a year from jailbreaking iPhones for strangers. By opening up the operation system to tweaks, "jailbreaking" allows iPhone users to do some cool stuff like share 3G connections, switch to … [Read the rest]