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]

Free Rideshare Promo Codes: Uber, Lyft, Flywheel, Gett, Sidecar, Silvercar

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Flywheel now $20, Sidecar now $15. Summoning a car with your smartphone is all the rage. Most of these startups are offering some form of bonus credit for first-time users. If you live in a major metro area, this can quickly add up to a decent … [Read the rest]

Covestor Core Portfolios Review: Free Managed ETF Portfolio

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Low-cost index ETF portfolio are everywhere these days! Covestor is a site that usually charges you a fee to manage your portfolio to follow various active managers, with fees ranging up to 2% per year (split Covestor/manager 50/50). However, they … [Read the rest]

TradeKing Advisors Review: Managed Core and Momentum ETF Portfolios

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Another online ETF portfolio advisor joins the mix. Discount brokerage TradeKing, possibly best known for their $4.95 stock trades, announced a new subsidiary called TradeKing Advisors which will directly manage ETF portfolios for retail customers. … [Read the rest]

Infographic: Income for Maximum Happiness For All 50 States

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You may have read that a Princeton University study by Deaton and Kahneman found that people were more satisfied with their life as their income rose, but only until about $75,000 a year. After that, higher income did not result in greater … [Read the rest]

Current Amex Special Offers: Whole Foods, JC Penney, Best Buy

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Updated 7/21/04. This post will be updated to include selected recent special offers from American Express that are widely available to their cardholders. These promotions often offer the opportunity for easy savings without changing your … [Read the rest]