7 Essential Money Questions from The New York Times

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The NY Times has a new essay called 7 Essential Money Questions Sure to Start a Conversation: What follows are the seven best queries that I could find that tend to stop people cold and get them to open up about whatever money they have and the … [Read the rest]

Free BJ’s Club Membership for American Express Cardholders (New Customers)

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If you are an American Express cardholder, they have a promotion with BJ's Wholesale Clubs that will essentially net you a free 1-year membership if you are a new BJ's customer. The membership is discounted 50% down to $25, and then you also get a … [Read the rest]

Starbucks App: Load $10 with Visa Checkout, Get $10 Bonus

A recent study found that free pizza was a better motivator than cash. What about free coffee? :) Starbucks is offering a free $10 bonus Starbucks eGift card if you use the Starbucks smartphone app to load a minimum $10 onto your Starbucks Card … [Read the rest]

Hanscom Federal CU Thrive Review: 3% APY High Interest Starter Account

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Updated with additional $30 bonus. Hanscom Federal Credit Union (HFCU) has a CU Thrive account, which works like a certificate of deposit that rewards consistent saving. The rate is set for 12 months, and during those 12 months you can transfer up … [Read the rest]

Amazon Problems: Counterfeit Products

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In my previous installment of Amazon Problems, I talked about fake Amazon product reviews. This time, I talk about fake products themselves. Thanks to lax Amazon policies, buyers now have to worry about whether their products are genuine or … [Read the rest]

Amazon Problems: Fake Product Reviews

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For while, I was convinced that one day I would only shop at two places: Costco and Amazon. But recently, I've been concerned that Amazon's quest for growth has hurt their customer-centric reputation. Here's one part in what unfortunately may … [Read the rest]

Free 25 Hertz Gold Plus Points

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Hertz has a Summer Bonus promotion with bonus points on your summer car rentals through 9/5/2016. Not much time left, but you can still get 25 free Hertz points just for registering with your Hertz Gold membership number. Register to earn up to … [Read the rest]

Schwab Target Date Index Funds Review

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Charles Schwab has announced Schwab Target Index Funds, a new series of "all-in-one" target date mutual funds that are made up entirely of in-house Schwab Index ETFs and a Schwab cash mutual fund. Their existing offering Schwab Target Funds differs … [Read the rest]

US National Park Centennial: Free Admission, Special Events, and Virtual Reality Tours

The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016. From Thursday 8/25 to Sunday 8/28/16, there will be special events and free admission to all 412 national parks. Visit FindYourPark.com to find details about your nearest park. The fee … [Read the rest]

Free Educational Apps for Children: Duck Duck Moose

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If you're a parent of young children these days, you're likely looking to make their screen time active and educational instead of passive. Unfortunately, free apps are often of low quality or severely restricted. Meanwhile, there are some … [Read the rest]

SolarCity Bonds: 6.50% Interest for 18 Month Term

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Some folks don't like it when I write about investments that aren't low-cost index funds. The thing is, when I find something intriguing, I like to dig deeper and then keep a record my findings. That way I can look back later and see how things … [Read the rest]

MogulREIT: CrowdFunded Real Estate for Non-Accredited Investors

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While the number of real estate crowdfunding sites keeps growing, most marketplaces still require you to be an accredited investor with high income and/or net worth requirements. However, options for non-accredited investors should improve shortly … [Read the rest]