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A Semi-Retirement Update, Father’s Day 2017

I've been told that my blog isn't personal enough. Father's Day seemed like an appropriate time to share how our efforts towards financial freedom have altered our day-to-day lives. Guiding principle. When I first started chasing the idea of … [Read the rest]

CIT Bank High Yield Savings Account Bonus: 1.15% APY + $125/$250/$425

CIT Bank has a Spring Savings Account promotion that stacks a flat bonus of $125 to $425 on top of their current interest rate of 1.15% APY. Here are the bonus amounts based on the minimum average balance that you maintain over 3 full monthly … [Read the rest]

Virgin Atlantic Free Status Match to Silver and Gold

Virgin Atlantic has a new official status match program that will match the elite status of another airline's frequent flyer program for a full 12 months. (Oftentimes these status matches are unofficial and only last a few months.) To request a … [Read the rest]

Headwinds/Tailwinds Asymmetry, Gratitude, and Relationship Advice

Freakonomics Radio has a podcast called Why Is My Life So Hard? where they talked with Tom Gilovich of Cornell and Shai Davidai of the New School for Social Research about the concept of headwinds/tailwinds asymmetry: Most of us feel we face more … [Read the rest]

Existing Discover Cardholders: Free $10 Kohl’s Cash

If you have a Discover credit card and shop at Kohl's, follow the quick instructions below and check if you have $10 in Kohl's Cash credit available in your account. There is no purchase required. Availability varies and you might see again next … [Read the rest]

New Low-Cost Broad Commodity ETFs from GraniteShares

Commodities are an asset class that some investors include in their portfolio for diversification purposes. Depending on the specific index, you might track the futures market for aluminum, coffee, copper, corn, cotton, crude oil, gold, diesel, … [Read the rest]

Don’t Switch Between Cheap Index Funds To Save Money (Try Cheap Milk Instead)

I've seen this Schwab commercial multiple times recently, where Schwab touts that one of its index funds costs "3X less than Fidelity" and "4X less than Vanguard": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dva608hGVO0 I already knew why it bugged me … [Read the rest]

Best Interest Rates on Cash Savings – June 2017

Over the past month, short-term interest rates have inching upwards while the overall yield curve flattened slightly. The value in chasing interest rates continues to rebound ever so slowly, especially if you have idle cash in a megabank paying … [Read the rest]

How To Make Your Life Completely Miserable

If you are a fan of Charlie Munger and his principle of inversion, you will enjoy this video by CGP Grey* about the 7 Ways to Maximize Misery. Sometimes the best solution to a problem comes by approaching it backwards. Found via Abnormal Returns. … [Read the rest]

Join Marriott Rewards, Get 1,000 Free Miles + Double Miles

The loyalty program for Marriott Hotels (which recently bought Starwood) is running a promotion for new members. If you enroll in Marriott Rewards through this link, you will earn 1,000 bonus miles from one of the airlines below, as well as double … [Read the rest]

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]

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