Early Retirement and The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

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By now, we've all read things about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also known as Obamacare. One concern is the PPACA's impact on early retirees, or really anyone who wants to buy their own non-employer health insurance? … [Read the rest]

Chase United MileagePlus Explorer Card: Limited-Time 50,000 Bonus Miles

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Chase has just increased the sign-up bonus on the United MileagePlus® Explorer Card from 30,000 to 50,000 United miles after spending $2,000 in 3 months, plus 5,000 more miles for adding an authorized user and making a purchase on that additional c … [Read the rest]

Financial Literacy Cartoon for Kids Starring Warren Buffett

Secret Millionaires Club (SMC) is an animated series about a group of kids learning how to make good financial decisions and solve business problems. Episodes are available online for free. Their mentor is none other than Warren Buffett! Here's … [Read the rest]

T-Mobile New Plan: 4 Lines for $100/Month Unlimited Talk, Text, 10 GB of 4G LTE Data

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T-Mobile just announced 7/30 that their Family Plan will offer 4 lines for $100 a month with unlimited talk, unlimited text, and 2.5 GB of 4G LTE data per line. (10 GB total across 4 lines. Unlimited 2.5G data after your LTE data allotment is used … [Read the rest]

Credit Karma Offers Free Full Credit Reports, Updated Weekly

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CreditKarma.com just announced that they will now provide members a full copy of their TransUnion credit report, free of charge and updated once a week if you log in that frequently. You should see a pop-up once you log in, otherwise navigate to My … [Read the rest]

Big List of Free Consumer Reports (2/2): See Your Confidential Housing, Insurance, & Employment Data

Here is the second and final part of my big list of free consumer reports from over 50 different reporting agencies. The first part included your credit, banking, and subprime lending-related information. This part includes your housing, insurance, … [Read the rest]

Rue La La Shopping: Free $25 Credit

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Shopping site Rue La La is offering an increased free $25 credit for new members that are referred by existing members until August 6th they changed it to 8/1. Keep in mind the $25 credit will take anywhere from several hours to a day to show up. … [Read the rest]

Big List of Free Consumer Reports (1/2): See Your Confidential Credit, Banking, and Payday Lending Data

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There are many companies out there that make money by collecting and selling data - your personal data. In the past, it was often difficult if not impossible to see what they were telling prospective lenders, landlords, even employers about you. … [Read the rest]

Walmart Savings Catcher: Automated Low Price Guarantee Now Nationwide

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(Update: Walmart's new automated low price guarantee appears to be nationwide now. While still in "beta", their FAQ has been scrubbed of any geographical limitations. Their inclusions list was changed to add the phrase "most fruits and … [Read the rest]

Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card: 50,000 Bonus Points + Free Night Certificate

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Another credit card has upped their usual sign-up bonus given all the competition recently - this time it is the Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card from Chase. Thanks to reader Naveen for the heads up. The offer for new Marriott cardholder … [Read the rest]

Chase Ink Plus Business Card Review: $500 Cash, $625 Travel, or 50,000 Mile Bonus

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(Update: There is now a 70,000 bonus point bonus available if you apply for this card inside a physical Chase Bank branch. However, the $95 annual fee is not waived as it is for the online offer below. Via FW.) Chase has a new small biz credit … [Read the rest]

Horizon Motif Review: Commission-Free, No Advisory Fee, Index ETF Portfolios

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Motif Investing is a discount brokerage with a twist: you can buy a basket of up to 30 different stocks or ETFs and the entire basket costs just $9.95 a trade. When I first heard of this company, I thought it would be a cool way to build your own … [Read the rest]