Pay Your Rent with Credit Card With No Fees With RadPad and Android Pay


With a new promotion by RadPad and Android Pay, you can pay your rent with a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) and earn points/miles/cash rewards through the end of 2016. Your landlord will simply receive a check on your behalf from … [Read the rest]

Free Two-Month Pandora One Subscription


Groupon is offering a free two-month subscription of Pandora One personalized streaming radio service, which usually costs $4.99 per month. This upgrade from the free version offers no ads, fewer station pauses, and more skips. This is … [Read the rest]

Google Photos: Unlimited Free Photo and Video Backup + Free Up Phone Storage


Updated August 2016. I have been using Google Photos as a free online backup for an Apple iPhone for a year, and it has worked very well and saved me money on iCloud. The app has a new-ish feature called "Free Up Space" that automatically … [Read the rest]

Hours of Work Needed to Buy S&P 500, Gold, and Oil


Here's an interesting series of charts that measure how many hours of work it has taken to buy various things like the S&P 500 index, an ounce of gold, or a barrel of crude oil. You could see it as an alternative to adjusting historical prices by … [Read the rest]

Reader Question: Good Time To Lower International Stock Exposure?


Here's a reader question on international equities that reflects some of what I've been reading elsewhere and thinking about in my head: I was doing my mid-year rebalance and noticed that international equity funds did terrible over the past 10 … [Read the rest]

Early Retirement Portfolio Income, 2016 Mid-Year Update

I like the idea of living off dividend and interest income. Who doesn't? The problem is that you can't just buy stocks with the absolute highest dividend yields and junk bonds with the highest interest rates without giving up something in return. … [Read the rest]

By $10 Starbucks Gift Card, Get $15 Value with Visa Checkout

Starbucks is selling $5 boost on a gift card purchase of $10 or over if you buy them using Visa Checkout instead of credit card directly. If you can still buy a gift card at the link, the promotion is should still be alive. Otherwise ends 8/18/16. … [Read the rest]

Free Airport Lounge Pass with LoungeBuddy and Visa


Update: LoungeBuddy ended the offer really early. Sorry! LoungeBuddy is a smartphone app that helps you navigate airport lounges around the world. Their new promotion offers a free airport lounge pass (up to $40 value) when you book with … [Read the rest]

Google Play Promo: 75% off any Movie Rental


Here's another small but easy promotion. Get 75% off any movie rental on Google Play with code PAYPALCAUS. If you click on the link, it should already be applied. So a $4 rental will only cost you a $1. Redeem by 8/31/16 and rent by 10/31/16. … [Read the rest]

SPG 20% Transfer Bonus: 20,000 Starwood Points = 30,000 American Airlines Miles


American Airlines (AA) has a new promotion on transferred Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Starpoints, where they will add a 20% bonus on any transferred AA miles from 8/1 to 9/14/16. Starpoints are already quite flexible and transferrable to … [Read the rest]

Early Retirement Portfolio Asset Allocation, 2016 Mid-Year Update


Here is a roughly mid-year 2016 update on my investment portfolio holdings. This includes tax-deferred accounts like 401ks, IRAs, and taxable brokerage holdings, but excludes things like our primary home and cash reserves (emergency fund). The … [Read the rest]

Download Free App, Get Free $10 AppStore Amazon Credit


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