Editorial content is not provided by any of the companies mentioned, and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities. Opinions expressed here are author's alone.

Free Digital HD Movie: A Stork’s Journey

Looking for some free family-friendly entertainment? The new movie A Stork's Journey is currently free to redeem on Google Play (digital HD version). You can stream it to your computer, smartphone, or TV box. Limited offer from June 1 to June … [Read the rest]

Big List of Scary Personal Data Websites + Opt Out Info

"People would care more about privacy if they knew how exposed they already are online," says Geoffrey A. Fowler in his WSJ article Your Data Is Way More Exposed Than You Realize. I would have to agree. I hear this all the time: “I have nothing … [Read the rest]

Work + Skill + Luck + Risk = Big Success

A new book called Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Eric Barker promises to reveal surprising facts about what really determines success. The publicity tour has generated several articles about how high school valedictorians are less successful than you … [Read the rest]

Delta SkyMiles American Express Cards: Limited-Time Offers

American Express and Delta Airlines have a series of credit cards that offer regular Delta customer special perks like free checked bags, priority boarding, and the ability to earn Delta Skymiles with card purchases. They usually offer some sort of … [Read the rest]

Prescription Check App by Warby Parker: Extend Your Eye Prescription For Free

Warby Parker sells prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses, primarily online at prices lower than traditional retail optical stores (starts at $95). They can send you frames to try on at home, or you can upload a picture of yourself and "try on" … [Read the rest]

Free Return Shipping When Paying with PayPal (Activation Required)

If you shop online at websites like eBay, Walmart, and Home Depot where PayPal is an option for payment, consider that PayPal will reimburse your shipping costs if you buy using PayPal and end up having to make a return. You must first activate … [Read the rest]

Real-World Example of Why High-Cost Index Funds Are The Worst

Here's another reminder that in the world of investing, having low costs is more important than owning "passive" index funds. Why? The simplest argument is that index funds can have high expense ratios. Anyone can open an account at Vanguard, … [Read the rest]

Real-World Example of Sequence of Returns Risk

The standard investment advice is the older you get, the more bonds you should hold in your portfolio. There are various rules of thumb like "Age in Bonds" or "Age minus 20 in Bonds", and so on. On the other hand, stocks have higher historical … [Read the rest]

Shoe Dog by Nike Founder Phil Knight: A Great Audiobook

As a kid in the late 1980s, I admit that I yearned for a pair of Nike Air shoes. I'd doodle shoes with that AIR logo and visible air pocket. I still remember the day I finally got a pair. They were an ugly blue-suede color from the bottom of … [Read the rest]

Frugal Entrepreneur Earns $5,600 a Month Farming Other People’s Yards

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53ARF_Ku3GU Here's a cool story at the intersection of entrepreneurship, frugal living, and sustainable farming. Jim Kovaleski is a one-man farm, growing produce and selling it at local farmers markets, earning … [Read the rest]

Coffin Homes: Living in Tiny Spaces As a Last Resort

The Atlantic has a photojournalism article The 'Coffin Homes' of Hong Kong which startled me and challenged my idea of a "tiny" living spaces. The size reminded me of capsule hotels in Japan, except these are in much worse condition and are … [Read the rest]

Costco Membership Discount: $10/$20 Coupon Code

As of June 1, 2017, Costco will be increasing its Gold/Business annual membership fees to $60 (formerly $55) and Executive annual membership to $120 (formerly $110). Executive membership comes with a 2% cash rebate on purchases (now up to $1,000) … [Read the rest]