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Veterans Day Discounts: 10% Off Target for Military Families Until 11/11

Target is offering a 10% off discount coupon for active duty military, veterans and their spouse and/or dependent children. Offer is valid for a single use at Target and Target.com through Nov 11th. A nice gesture of appreciation towards our … [Read the rest]

Is Taking All Your Money Out of the Stock Market Ever A Good Idea?

If you enjoy financial success stories from people with modest incomes, check out the Time Money article I Took All My Money Out of the Stock Market and It Feels Amazing. Yes, the title is a bit clickbaity, but it's still worth a read. Rosalind … [Read the rest]

Groupon: Free 60-Day Kindle Unlimited Membership w/ Finance Book List

Groupon is offering a Free 60-Day membership to Kindle Unlimited. You must not have had been a KU subscriber within the last 12 months. A Kindle Unlimited (KU) subscription usually costs $9.99 a month and includes free access to a special library … [Read the rest]

Vanguard Interactive Ad: $1 Million Is Closer Than You Think

Vanguard has a new full-page interactive ad in the NY Times online with the heading $1 Million Is Closer Than You Think. This is one of those expensive ads that I feel ambivalent about as a investor-owner of Vanguard. I'd rather they rely on … [Read the rest]

Which Index Fund Companies Are Most Aligned With Individual Investors?

You've decided that low-cost index funds are the way to go. Which index fund company do you pick? Morningstar has a new research paper titled Partnering With Passive Fund Sponsors That Have Your Back: Successful investing hinges on putting … [Read the rest]

Amazon Assistant Browser Extension: $5 off $25 Promotion (Back Again For Some)

Promo is back, supposedly for new customers but may work if you uninstalled it previously. I was just able to do again myself for another easy five bucks. Amazon Assistant is a browser extension for most popular web browsers. I usually don't … [Read the rest]

Morningstar Top 529 College Savings Plan Rankings 2017

Investment research firm Morningstar has released their annual 529 College Savings Plans Research Paper and Industry Survey. While the full survey appears restricted to paid premium members, they did release their top-rated plans for 2017. This … [Read the rest]

All-Clad VIP Factory Seconds Sale: Next One 11/6-11/8

All-Clad cookware is known to be very high quality, but also quite expensive. If you cook regularly, you can justify the high price with the fact that the stainless steel pots and pans will essentially last forever. (I would skip the non-stick … [Read the rest]

Tulip Fever Movie: Love and Economic Bubbles

If you've read enough investing books, you know about the "Dutch Tulip Mania" of the 1600s (Wikipedia) and how it was considered one of the first documented economic bubbles. At one point, 12 acres of land were exchanged for a single tulip bulb. … [Read the rest]

Best Interest Rates on Cash – November 2017

Interest rates are slowly inching upwards. Don't let a megabank pay you 0.01% APY or less for your idle cash. Here is my monthly roundup of the best safe rates available, roughly sorted from shortest to longest maturities. I focus on rates that … [Read the rest]

Savings I Bonds November 2017 Update: 0.1% Fixed, 2.48% Variable Interest Rate

Update 11/1/17. The fixed rate will be 0.1% for I bonds issued from November 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018. The variable inflation-indexed rate for this 6-month period will be 2.48% (as was predicted ;) ). The total rate on any specific bond is … [Read the rest]

Scare-Testing Your Risk Tolerance on Halloween

It's Halloween as I finishing writing this, and soon little ghosts and ghouls will be lining up to score treats from my great-aunt. She's lived through some amazing times. It's really hard to predict how you will handle a scary situation until … [Read the rest]

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