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State-by-State Guide to Pregnancy and Work

The laws regarding pregnancy and employment can be confusing and are often misunderstood. Via the NYT, the group A Better Balance has put together Babygate, a free, easy-to-use, state-by-state online resource for working parents and soon-to-be … [Read the rest]

Capital One Consumer Bank Black Friday $100 New Account Promo

UPDATE - This promotion is now EXPIRED. Capital One Consumer Bank has a few Black Friday weekend deals including ... $100 bonus for their 360 Checking Account $100 bonus for their 360 Savings Account This has to be your (or your joint … [Read the rest]

Top 10 Most Commented Posts All-Time

In case you feel like some extra reading while digesting that turkey (or tofurkey), here are not necessarily the best posts on this blog, but the ones that generated the most discussion. Certain posts may contain some outdated information. Do … [Read the rest]

No-Thanks-giving: The Things You Hate The Most

Before we get into being all thankful for family and friends and caffeine and stuff, let's complain about all the stuff you hate dealing with. From a WSJ article on why we still hate the airline industry (shocker!), here is a list of what good … [Read the rest]

Dinner: The Playbook Book Review – Preplanning is Critical For Success

We hit consecutive 10 weeks of cooking at home x 5 times a week! (Now we're going on vacation so the streak must end.) Some days are fun, some days you just want to get it on the table. Since I liked the first book by Jenny Rosenstrach so much, … [Read the rest]

Cooking Dinner At Home: The Flowchart

I believe that most people would like to cook their own food at home, but sometimes the best intentions still end up with me eating Panda Express with those darn little splintery chopsticks! After many weeks of trying to cook meals at home, I've … [Read the rest]

Chart: Stocks and Bond Returns Tend To Move In Opposite Directions

Inside this AllianceBernstein post about the more complex concepts of levering bonds and risk parity strategies, there was a reminder about simple portfolio construction. For a very long time now, holding both stocks and bonds has been considered a … [Read the rest]

How to Win the Loser’s Game: Free Documentary

SensibleInvesting.tv recently released a free documentary about the fund management industry and the effect of their high fees on the returns of everyday citizens. "How to Win the Loser's Game" includes interviews with Vanguard founder John Bogle, … [Read the rest]

Best Frugal Chicken Broth: Most Flavor For The Least Money?

For me, cooking at home means using a ton of chicken broth and chicken stock (yes there are technically differences between broth and stock but mostly the terms are used interchangeably in recipes). It comes in handy in all kinds of recipes, and … [Read the rest]

Top 1% of Income at Age 30 = $135,000 a Year

I've never been into the whole 1% politicized debate, but Derek Thompson at The Atlantic has put out another chart that just begs for a glance. The richest percentile of Americans makes many hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. So how could … [Read the rest]

PNC Bank Card + Visa Checkout $10 Bonus

Get a $10 statement credit via this link when you enroll in Visa Checkout with a PNC Bank Visa debit or credit card by 12/31/2014. You don't actually have to buy anything for this promotion. Visa Checkout allows you to pay at participating … [Read the rest]

Bank of America Card + Visa Checkout $10 Bonus

This offer is EXPIRED.  Get a $10 Prepaid Reward Visa® Card via this link when you enroll in Visa Checkout with a Bank of America Visa debit or credit card by 12/4/2014. You'll need to be a new Visa Checkout account customer and add a BofA consumer … [Read the rest]