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Morningstar Target Date Fund Comparisons: Vanguard, Fidelity, T. Rowe Price

Target Date Funds (TDFs) get their name because they adjust their portfolio holdings automatically over time based on a given target retirement date. The overall growth of TDF assets continues, especially within employer-based 401(k) and 403(b) … [Read the rest]

Chase Freedom 10% Back on Hotels and Car Rentals via Ultimate Rewards

The Chase Freedom credit card has a new special promotion offering 10% cash back on up to $2,500 in combined hotel and car rental purchases made through Chase Ultimate Rewards in July. Details: The purchases must be made July 1–31, 2016. Your … [Read the rest]

FreeCreditScore.com Review: Free Experian FICO Score, Credit Report, and Credit Monitoring

The URL is suspiciously generic and raised my scam radar, but Experian-owned FreeCreditScore.com has been revamped to offer a pretty good package - a free FICO score, full credit report, and free credit monitoring based on your Experian credit report … [Read the rest]

Fundrise Income eREIT Review

Updated with Q2 2016 performance results. My second real estate crowdfunding investment is $2,000 into the Fundrise Income eREIT. (REIT = Real Estate Investment Trust.) Their investment claim is being the "first ever low-fee, diversified commercial … [Read the rest]

JetBlue Will Match Virgin America Points For Potential $1,000 Airfare Value

Earlier this year, JetBlue wanted to merge with Virgin America, but Alaska Airlines ended up winning the bidding war. Now they are just fighting over potential customers, which means some interesting things for us! The newest promotion offers … [Read the rest]


A few of you are waiting for me to talk about Brexit. Part of me is honored that you care about my opinion. The other part of me is appalled that you care about my opinion. Why would you listen to me?!? ;) Here goes: I don't know what's … [Read the rest]

Costco Members: Free Sam’s Club Access Through July 4th

Sam's Club must be tired of Costco getting all this free publicity from them switching from American Express to Visa. Their Twitter account just announced that showing your Costco Membership card will get you a free day pass to any Sam's Club … [Read the rest]

Index Funds: The Movie

Have you been unsuccessfully searching Netflix for a 72-minute documentary about index funds? Well, your wait is finally over. Game of Thrones, watch your back! :) Also adapted from a book of the same title, Index Funds: The 12-Step Recovery … [Read the rest]

Top 5 Retirement Savings Tips from John Oliver

John Oliver again tackled personal finance on his HBO show Last Week Tonight, this time exploring retirement savings. (He previously covered credit reports.) Here is the full video link, embedded … [Read the rest]

BankAmericard Cash Rewards™ Credit Card Review: $100 Bonus, Preferred Rewards Bonus

Updated. As of April 1st, 2017, the 2% cash back includes both grocery stores and wholesale clubs (up to 3.5% with Platinum Honors Preferred Rewards), with the spending cap raised to $2,500 in combined gas, grocery, and wholesale club purchases per … [Read the rest]

Free Amazon Credits from Apple eBooks Antitrust Settlement

The short version: Apple settled an e-Book antitrust lawsuit for $400 million. Click here and log in to instantly check if you were awarded any credit automatically to your Amazon account. Note the purchases that count would have been made … [Read the rest]

New Costco Anywhere Visa Card by Citi Review

Citi and Costco have released the details of their new co-branded credit cards, the Costco Anywhere Visa® Card by Citi and the Costco Anywhere Visa® Business Card by Citi. Here's a quick overview of the details for each card. Costco Anywhere Visa® … [Read the rest]