20% off at Amazon with 1 American Express Membership Rewards Point (Targeted)


Amazon has a targeted promotion offering a 20% off your Amazon purchase (max discount $50). This may be targeted to people with an eligible American Express card with Membership Rewards points linked in their Amazon.com account. If you have one … [Read the rest]

Amazon Music Unlimited: 4-Month Free Trial with Eligible Citi Credit Card


Update: The previous $10 credit sold out quickly, but Amazon has brought back this promo with a $5 credit. Still better than nothing if you missed it initially. :) Here's a quick and easy offer for new subscribers to Amazon Music Limited. Even … [Read the rest]

Barking Up The Wrong Tree: The Benefits of Being Mostly Optimistic


Eric Barker writes at Bakadesuyo.com and his talent/skill is synthesizing hundreds of different sources of academic research and historical anecdotes into actionable ways to improve your life. That's kind of a crowded field these days, but I … [Read the rest]

S&P 500 Total Return: Still Doubled From October 2007 to 2017


In early October 2007, the S&P 500 index hit just over 1,500 - an all-time high. You might have been concerned, or you might not have even noticed. Less than 2 years later, the financial crisis occurred and the S&P 500 dropped 50% down to 750 … [Read the rest]

Kelly Criterion and Your Fun Money Allocation

Do you think you're a below-average driver? I didn't think so. In the same vein, Jason Zweig had a funny tweet the other day that hit home: Admit it: You do it, too.https://t.co/DaI0DON3XK pic.twitter.com/S9F3ILMiNz— Jason Zweig … [Read the rest]

Consumer Reports: Top 10 Cars Reaching 200,000 Miles (Updated 2017)


Consumer Reports has an updated for 2017 list of the 10 vehicles (including cars, SUVs, minivans, and pickup trucks) that reached 200,000+ miles according to their big annual car survey. Here's the list based on the total number of responses … [Read the rest]

Best Interest Rates on Cash – October 2017

Interest rates are slowly waking up from their multi-year slumber. 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. … [Read the rest]

Amazon Prime: Spend $25, Get Free Caramel & Cheddar Popcorn


Amazon Prime members who spend $25 or more can now get a free bag of Sweet 'n' Cheesy Popcorn Mix, Caramel & Cheddar. The page for a free bottle of Amazon Elements vitamins is still up, but readers report the code coming back as expired. Many … [Read the rest]

PeerStreet Review: Real Estate Backed Loan Investments, My 14-Month Experience


I've been investing in various real-estate crowdfunding platforms since early 2015 with minimum $1,000-$2,000 investments here and there. In August 2016, I put $10,000 into a new platform: automated real-estate loans from PeerStreet. I decided to … [Read the rest]

Scott’s Pizza Tours: Unconventional Entrepreneur Turns Passion into Business


I'm a sucker for people turning their unique interests into a profitable small business, especially a quirky one-person business (like this person who farms food from other people's yards). My newest discovery came from watching the Scott's Pizza … [Read the rest]

Practical Advice on Identity Theft and Removing Unauthorized Accounts


The boilerplate advice I keep reading at the end of every article about the Equifax hack is... Everybody freeze their credit! That certainly is an option, but perhaps it might be overkill to expect 150 million people to do that? The credit … [Read the rest]

Tomorrow App: Free Will & Trust, Optional Term Life Insurance


The newly-launched Tomorrow app brings estate planning to your smartphone. The app includes software that will guide you through the creation of a legal will and trust for your family, and it makes money by also selling term life insurance (which … [Read the rest]