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List of 529 College Savings Plan Bonuses and Promotions

5/29 is "529 College Savings Day", and several plans are offering promotions and/or giveaways through the end of the month. Here is a NY Times article with some helpful information and here is a interactive 50 state map listing promotions. Just … [Read the rest]

Republic Wireless Review: New Phone + 3 Months Service $89 or Free SIM + Free 1st Month

Updated 2018. Republic Wireless is a T-Mobile MVNO that reduces costs by using WiFi for calls and texts whenever possible. They have settled into the simple pricing structure below, with no contracts. The best value plans allow a single … [Read the rest]

Plastiq Promotion: Pay Bills w/ No Fee with Masterpass ($250 Max Per Bill)

New promo. Plastiq has a new promotion where you can pay a bill using a Mastercard in Masterpass with no fee. Expires 9/30/18. Thanks to readers Jon and Bill. Here are the restrictions and details: From now until September 30, 2018, we will … [Read the rest]

Google Express: 25% Off First Order, Free Google Mini for Existing ($125+ Order)

Updated offers. Google Express has a couple more coupon codes that may be of interest. 5RTC4Q545 - $10 credit towards your first order (i.e. $10 off $10). This is my referral code where you get $10 and I get $10 as well. After joining, you … [Read the rest]

Homeowner’s Insurance: How Much Can You Save By Comparison Shopping?

In an ideal world, you would always comparison shop every product or service. But in the real world, that takes time and effort. Is is worth the bother? To estimate the potential benefit of shopping around, Priceonomics analyzed homeowner's … [Read the rest]

Jack Bogle Profile & Vanguard Historical Chart in Barron’s Magazine

The Barron's magazine cover article* this week is a profile of Jack Bogle, founder of Vanguard. It covers a lot of things that Bogle fans may already know (origin story, dislike of ETFs), but there were several bits that were new to me. I look … [Read the rest]

Chase Ink Business Unlimited Card Review: $500 Cash Bonus, 1.5% Flat Cash Back, No Annual Fee

Chase has freshened up their line-up of small business credit cards. The new Ink Business Unlimited Card is offering a $500 cash bonus for new cardholders and the simplicity of a flat, unlimited 1.5% cash back on all purchases. Here are the … [Read the rest]

Chase Ink Business Cash Card Review: $500 Cash Bonus, 5% Back Categories, No Annual Fee

Chase has freshened up their line-up of small business credit cards. The Ink Business Cash Card is offering a $500 cash bonus for new cardholders, along with 5% cash back and 2% cash back on select small business categories. Here are the … [Read the rest]

Motivation: Take Advantage Of Being 29, 39, 49, or 59 Years Old

I'm turning 40 years old this summer. This number has always been a psychological marker for me. I've always wanted to be financially secure and have started a family by age 40. According to this Atlantic article by Daniel Pink*, I'm far from … [Read the rest]

Frequent Flier Miles: Which Airlines Are Easiest To Redeem Economy Awards?

Cashing in your frequent flier miles for a free flight can be hit or miss, especially around a holiday. Which airlines are the most generous with making seats available? Each year, IdeaWorks tries to run a fair comparison of all the major … [Read the rest]

iPhone 6S Plus + New Apple Battery = Best Used/Frugal Phone?

Update 3/17: DailySteals just added new stock in iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S at under $200 (Verizon + Fully GSM unlocked). Compare with Swappa. iPhone 6 / 16GB - $149.99 iPhone 6S / 16GB - $189.99 iPhone 7 / 128GB - $379.99 More and more … [Read the rest]

Why Pursue Financial Freedom: Fulfilling Retirement Activity vs. Ideal Job

How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free by Ernie Zelinski continues to offer smart observations on retirement. For example, when people are working, their idea of leisure is often passive: watching TV, listening to music, shopping, or eating at … [Read the rest]

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