The Easiest, Fastest Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe Yet


I'm still trying my best to cook at home at least 5 times a week, mostly avoiding the pitfalls in my cooking at home flowchart. We make pizza at least once every other week, as it tastes better than anything from the frozen aisle and is very … [Read the rest]

Expected Returns by Asset Class Tool by Research Affiliates


In the current environment of historically-high US stock valuations and historically-low interest rates, there is a lot of discussion about what investors should expect in regards to future returns. Predictions are a dime a dozen, but some are … [Read the rest]

Real Estate Crowdfunding Experiment #1 – Background and Introduction


After I took out roughly $7,500 out of my P2P lending experiment, I started looking for another place to put my money at risk. :) I decided on trying out real-estate crowdfunding, which tries to make real estate investing (either through equity or … [Read the rest]

Chase Total Checking $150 + Chase Savings $100 Bonus


Here's a Chase Bank Total Checking + Savings account promotion offering up to $250 total for new customers, broken up into the following two bonuses: Chase Total Checking $150 Bonus details. Checking offer is not available to existing Chase … [Read the rest]

New Citi ThankYou Premier Card Review


The Citi ThankYou® Premier Card has re-launched from our partner Citi, with a new sign-up bonus and purchase rewards structure. Get 50,000 bonus ThankYou Points as follows: Earn 50,000 bonus ThankYou Points after $3,000 in purchases within the … [Read the rest]

Savings I-Bonds May 2015 Interest Rate Update: Negative 1.6% Variable

New inflation numbers were just announced, which allows us to make an early estimate of May 2015 savings bond rates before their official semi-annual announcement. This also allows us the opportunity to know exactly what a April 2015 savings bond … [Read the rest]

TradeKing $200 Cash Bonus Promotion


To celebrate their 10th anniversary, stock brokerage TradeKing is offering a $200 cash bonus for new customers who open with $3,000 and make 3 trades with 90 days of account opening. Promotion ends 4/30/15. You must keep the $3,000 in account … [Read the rest]

Navy Federal Credit Union Youth Week $100 Bonus

Navy Federal Credit Union has solid bank and loan products, including checking accounts with ATM rebates, competitive mortgage rates, and limited-time 0% balance transfer promotions. Membership eligibility for NavyFed is primarily restricted to … [Read the rest]

Current Amex Special Offers: Smart & Final, LegalZoom, Amazon


Updated 4/16/15. American Express cardholders can participate in "AmEx Offers" which offer discounts to various merchants. These promotions often offer the opportunity for easy savings without changing your spending habits. Sometimes I just buy a … [Read the rest]

LendingClub Realistic Return Expectations Chart


Thinking about investing in P2P loans? Even though I still believe that decent returns are possible, I think it is important to have realistic expectations. I've given out the following warnings since they started: You won't get the stated … [Read the rest]

Prosper vs. LendingClub Investor Experiment: 2.5 Year Update


In November 2012, I invested $10,000 into person-to-person loans split evenly between Prosper Lending and Lending Club, both out of curiosity and for a chance at higher returns from a new asset class. After diligently reinvesting my earned interest … [Read the rest]

Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card: Two Free Weekend Nights (Which I Redeemed for $1,109 Value) + $100 Statement Credit


Limited-time offer adds $100 statement credit on top of 2 weekend night certificates. The premium co-branded Citi Hilton Hotels card, from our partner Citi, is the Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Reserve Card. The sign-up bonus includes certificates good for 2 … [Read the rest]