Groupon Deal: $35 for 1-Year Sam’s Club Membership + Gift Cards + Food Coupons ($84.97 value)

Groupon has a new Sam's Club Plus membership deal where for $35 you get the following: One-year Sam’s Club membership ($45 value) Complimentary membership card for a spouse or other household member $10 eGift Card valid online or … [Read the rest]

Mint Mobile SIM Activation and Number Port Transfer Review

My free year of Sprint Unlimited service ends this month, and I'm moving on before I get charged $100 a month + postpaid taxes for 2 lines. It was nice paying under $8 per month, but I was also stuck with slow data speeds (3G?!). Today, I switched … [Read the rest]

Andrews Federal Credit Union CD Specials: 9-Month CD at 2.75% APY

Andrews Federal Credit Union has a few share certificate specials that may be of interest. Thanks to reader GS for the tip. 9-month CD at 2.75% APY 55-month CD at 3.05% APY 17-month CD at 2.25% APY 30-month CD at 2.55% APY All … [Read the rest]

2018 IRS Federal Income Tax Brackets Example (Married No Kids)

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) changed up the personal income tax brackets, exemptions, and deductions. Here is an updated graphical breakdown of a simple scenario for a married filing joint couple with no children in Tax Year 2018. I'll also … [Read the rest]

Amazon Prime Day 2018: Big List of Deals and Discounts

A few more hours... Amazon Prime Day 2018 is here. I'll try to keep this post updated with the most recent offers (and remove the expired ones). There are usually many opportunities to save some money without buying stuff you don't need (and thus … [Read the rest]

2018 IRS Federal Income Tax Brackets Breakdown Example (Single)

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) changed up the personal income tax brackets, exemptions, and deductions. Here is an updated graphical breakdown of a simple scenario for a single filer with no dependents in Tax Year 2018. I'll try to illustrate … [Read the rest]

Target $20 off $50+ Coupon, 15% Off Coupon Via Text

Expired: This offer is no longer available. Target is offering a mobile coupon for $20 off a $50+ purchase. Simply text LKWKGK to TARGET (827438) and a special link and promo code will be texted back to you. Coupon will expire 10/31/18. Valid … [Read the rest]

2018 IRS Federal Income Tax Brackets Breakdown Example (Married w/ 1 Child)

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) changed up the personal income tax brackets, exemptions, and deductions. Here is an updated graphical breakdown of a simple scenario for a married filing joint couple with 1 dependent in Tax Year 2018. I'll also … [Read the rest]

Why ‘Find Your Passion’ Can Be Bad Advice

The power of mindset was popularized by psychology professor Carol Dweck in her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success and others including the bestseller Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. The fixed mindset believes that success is … [Read the rest]

Auto Parts Class Action Settlement ($1 Billion Covering Most New Cars Bought Since 1995)

Here's a big Auto Parts Class Action lawsuit with over $1 billion in total settlements across many different suppliers. The lawsuit claims that multiple auto parts manufacturers conspired together to keep their prices high ("price-fixing"). This … [Read the rest]

Retirement: Start Saving Regularly, Even If You Start Small

T. Rowe Price has a brochure The Benefit of Saving Regularly For Retirement [pdf] which has the common advice that you target saving at least 15% of your gross income each year to prepare for retirement. Of course, the earlier you start, the … [Read the rest]

Save Money on Pet Costs By Splitting Doses of Frontline Plus Flea Medication ($0.66 a Month w/ Generic!)

Updated for 2018. The NY Times came out with a recent article The Secret Price of Pets. (Neuticles? Cosmetic surgery?) Meanwhile, the cost of flea medication has dropped for us from $10 a month to 67 cents a month over the last decade of dog … [Read the rest]