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PSA: Check Your Facebook Privacy Settings and Third-Party Apps

If you use Facebook regularly, you should read this Buzzfeed article about how to check your third-party app settings. It's completely separate from your privacy settings. Even though I use Facebook very sparingly, I was surprised to find that I … [Read the rest]

Updated “About Me” and “My Money” Pages

We're in the midst of an extended Spring Break vacation, so posting will be light for the next two weeks. I have some pre-written content scheduled, but the comment moderation may be delayed. I also updated the "About Me" and "My Money" pages, … [Read the rest]

Audible Promo: 12 Audiobooks + Echo Dot for $99.50

Do you enjoy audiobooks? Check out this Audible promotion. Membership usually costs $14.95 per month (1 audiobook per month), or $149.50 if you buy an annual membership upfront (12 audiobook credits). New members can get a 1-month free trial. … [Read the rest]

Modern Newspaper Delivery Boy = Kid’s YouTube Channel?

While reading the intriguing autobiography of successful investor and mathematician Edward Thorp, it was mentioned that he was a newspaper delivery boy. Warren Buffett was famously a newspaper delivery boy, and still conducts a newspaper-throwing … [Read the rest]

PSA: Spend Your Toys R Us & Babies R Us Gift Cards and Rewards Dollars

Well, it's official, Toys R Us (and Babies R Us) has announced that it will close all of its 700+ US stores by the end of the year, while other reports have the business running out of cash by May. They stated that they "expect" to accept gift … [Read the rest]

Amazon Dash Wand With Alexa: $20 w/ $20 Amazon Credit After Purchase w/ Prime

The Amazon Dash Wand With Alexa lets you talk to the Alexa voice assistant and do Alexa-type things like ask the weather or order stuff (though it doesn't play music), or you can scan physical barcodes with it. It costs $20 but comes with a $20 … [Read the rest]

Never Worth It? Overdraft Protection, Student Loan Assistance, and Payment Accelerators

A lot of financial articles are all about optimizing or finding the "best". The best bank account, best credit card, best mutual fund, etc. However, this CurrentAffairs.org article Nothing For Money takes a different perspective. They outline … [Read the rest]

TurboTax Absolute Zero ($0 Fed, $0 State w/ E-File For Simple Filers) Ends 3/15

TurboTax.com has their "Absolute Zero promotion" again this year where simple filers can get Federal + State + Federal eFile + State eFile all for $0. You must qualify for IRS Forms Form 1040A or 1040EZ – that means taxable income of $100,000 or … [Read the rest]

Earn United Miles at BP Gas Stations (200 Mile Bonus + Keep Miles Active)

BP Driver Rewards and United Airlines have a new partnership where you can earn United miles on fuel purchases at BP stations. Earn 200 bonus award miles after joining and making your first fuel purchase with a linked debit or credit card. … [Read the rest]

NYT Financial Tuneup Day 6: Property Insurance

Day 6 of the NY Times 7-Day Financial Tuneup is about insurance. Specifically, either homeowner's or renter's insurance to protect yourself against a large financial hit. (Sign up for your own personalized tune-up here.) Do a home inventory. … [Read the rest]

NYT Financial Tuneup Day 5: Your Credit Reports

Day 5 of the NY Times 7-Day Financial Tuneup is about your credit reports. (Yes, I've been taking this at my own pace. Sign up for your own personalized tune-up here.) This one felt a bit basic, so I also recommended a bunch of additional sites … [Read the rest]

From Retired Couple Next Door to Lottery-Hacking Millionaires

Back in 2011, a Boston Globe article came out about how a few folks repeatedly won tens of thousands of dollars on a Massachusetts lottery ticket game due to how the jackpot rolled over if it went unclaimed long enough. Essentially, at certain times … [Read the rest]

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