Citi® Double Cash Card Review: Earn 1% When You Buy + 1% As You Pay

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Update: Certain existing Citi cards are now eligible for conversion to this new card. Details below*. Citi has just launched an all-new cash back credit card and it is actually quite compelling. With the Citi® Double Cash Card, as the name suggests … [Read the rest]

More Research on Buying Experiences vs. Things

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You've probably heard the advice that you should buy experiences and not things. (Except maybe when things help you experience.) This Atlantic article explores new findings from behavioral research about the differences between experiences and … [Read the rest]

Schwab To Announce Free Automated ETF Portfolio Manager?

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Speaking of robo-advisors, Reuters reports that discount brokerage Schwab is "weeks away" from announcing their own automated online portfolio management service similar to what is provided by Betterment, Wealthfront, and FutureAdvisor. This is big … [Read the rest]

Investment Robo-Advisor Comparison Chart

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Automated portfolio management is the new hotness. In the coming years, I see a continued expansion of players followed by a lot of mergers and acquisitions. ETF.com analyst Elisabeth Kashner has finished her series on robo-advisors with a final … [Read the rest]

Baby Gear Reviews: Diaper Pails (Part 4)

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Here is Part 4 of my series on baby gear, organized in the order of Amazon’s Baby Registry. The entire multi-part series can be found with the Baby Gear tag here. This time I'll talk about our experiences with diaper pails. Gotta put the poop s … [Read the rest]

Red Bull Class Action Settlement

Red Bull has settled a lawsuit alleging that their marketing and labeling misrepresents both the functionality and safety of Red Bull beverages. The Settlement Class includes all persons who made at least one purchase of Red Bull products in the … [Read the rest]

Eat Anything You Want, Just Cook It Yourself

Want to learn how to eat well without the need for fad diets or deprivation? This short video narrated by Michael Pollan does a nice job of explaining his simple "just cook" rule: Found via Farnam Street. Also see my book review of The … [Read the rest]

Money Magazine Best Credit Card Rankings 2014

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The October 2014 issue of Money Magazine features their annual rankings of the "Best Credit Cards". Here's a condensed list of their top picks for various categories. I've written about most of them, and in those cases I'm linking to that post which … [Read the rest]

Backup Hard Drives: Expect Failure and Plan Accordingly

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In the past month, both of my Western Digital 1 TB external backup hard drives have failed on me. This was pretty disconcerting considering I bought two of them specifically so they could be redundant backups. I was a bit lazy and barely had … [Read the rest]

Everyone’s So Busy. Where Does All The Time Go?

In the provocatively-titled article How Everything We Tell Ourselves About How Busy We Are Is A Lie, the writer interviews the director of the Americans’ Use of Time Project and takes data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics American Time Use Survey ( … [Read the rest]

Feel Like You’re Always Eating Out? You’re Not Alone.

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Here are some charts illustrating a couple of interesting food trends in the US. Americans are spending a smaller percentage of their income on food than ever. From America's Shrinking Grocery Bill: In 1984, the average U.S. household spent … [Read the rest]

Baby Gear Reviews: Baby Bottles and Accessories (Part 3)

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Here is Part 3 of my series on baby gear, organized in the order of Amazon’s Baby Registry. The entire multi-part series can be found with the Baby Gear tag here. This time I'll talk about our experiences with baby bottles. Our first baby was c … [Read the rest]