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The Great Depression: A Diary – Book Review

Benjamin Roth was a lawyer in Youngstown, Ohio during the Great Depression and kept a regular diary of his impressions during the era. The diary was required reading for his son who also became a lawyer at the firm he started, in order to … [Read the rest]

Coinstar Promo: Get $10 More With $40 In Coins

Coin-changing machine operator CoinStar is running a promotion where if you change $40 in coins into a gift card, you can receive an additional $10 gift card by mail. They offer to exchange coins into gift cards with no fee for several stores, the … [Read the rest]

Free 8gb iPod Touch Offer From BBVA Compass Bank

BBVA Compass Bank is offering a free 8gb iPod Touch when you open a checking account with $100 and set up direct deposit for 6 months. Unfortunately, there are a lot of restrictions. For one, you must reside in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, … [Read the rest]

California Increases Income Tax Witholding By 10%

California has come up with another "creative" way to get some money from its residents. First, I had to figure out how to redeem my California IOU. Now starting back on November 1st, the state increased the income tax withholding on regular … [Read the rest]

Free 80 Hawaiian Airlines Miles

Hawaiian Airlines is celebrating their 80th anniversary by giving out 80 free miles to anyone who registers, or every 80th person will get an $80 eCertificate. As usual, this is a free way to reset miles expiration. Ends today (11/11)! Register … [Read the rest]

Google Offers Free Internet in 47 Airports Until 1/15

In case you missed this on the front page of Google today, they are offering free WiFi at 47 participating airports and on every Virgin America flight from now until January 15, 2010. Many other airports already offer free internet, so give it a … [Read the rest]

Prosper Cash Rebate Promotion Extended

Mentioned previously, the cash rebate promotion offered by Prosper person-to-person lending has been extended to December 31st. Original promotion - Invest $1,000 to $4,999 by November 15, and you will still receive your 1% cash bonus by December … [Read the rest]

MicroPlace: Buy a $20 Gift Certificate, Get One Free

Just got an e-mail from MicroPlace that they are running a gift certificate promotion where if you buy a $20 GC, you get another $20 GC free. The gift recipient can then lend out the money to a poor entrepreneur and receive interest + $20 back … [Read the rest]

British Airways Credit Card – 100,000 Miles Offer

Here's a nice credit card offer for those interested in international travel. The Chase British Airways Visa Signature card is offering 50,000 BA Executive Club miles for new cardmembers with first purchase, and another 50,000 BA miles after … [Read the rest]

Planned vs. Perceived Obsolescence

I recently watched the film Story of Stuff, which is a film about the lifecycle of material goods. While the video has its biases and has thus become politically controversial, I still think the video is worth viewing with a critical mind. There is … [Read the rest]

Should I Buy This Gadget? Here’s a Helpful Flowchart

Click below or on the thumbnail above to see the whole thing. … [Read the rest]

Prosper P2P: $50 For New Lenders + Up to 2% Rebate Bonus was the first big name in the person-to-person lending space. Things have been quiet recently, as they took a while getting SEC approval for their investment notes. In addition, the problems with "old" Prosper included the fact that they … [Read the rest]

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