Flexible Spending Account Reminder: Last-Minute FSA Expenses Ideas

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Updated. Here's my annual reminder to use up your Healthcare Flexible Spending Accounts before the end of the year. First, here are some possible exceptions: Some plans allow a grace period until March 15th of the following year as opposed … [Read the rest]

Year-End Portfolio Rebalancing: Impact on Returns vs. Risk

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As we close in on the end of the year, it is a good time to take stock of your investment portfolio. If you haven't already, you should consider rebalancing your portfolio back towards your target asset allocation. Overall, this means selling … [Read the rest]

Last-Minute Gifts: Amazon Gift Card Discounts and Free Stuff With Purchase

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I guess they came up with another named day... "Last-Minute Monday"! Amazon is offering up lots of discounted gift cards and/or bonus stuff with gift cards for procrastinators, most guaranteed to arrive by Christmas. Click, click, done. Some of … [Read the rest]

Free Gillette Razor With Picture Upload

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Here's a throwback to when free razor samples were everywhere - Gillette is running a Welcome Back promotion where if you share your story about how you tried Harry's, Dollar Share Club, or another razor brand and want to come back to Gillette, … [Read the rest]

Amazon App: Free $5 Credit + $5 off $10 Code for New Users

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Here are two quick offers for those who haven't used the Amazon smartphone/tablet app before - available on iOS and Android/Fire OS devices. There's one for installing the app, and another for making your first purchase through the app. The first … [Read the rest]

Andrews Federal Credit Union Application and Account Opening Review

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I keep a portion of my cash reserves in certificates of deposit. As I had some Ally Bank CDs maturing this month, I decided to open a share certificate from Andrews Federal Credit Union during their 2016 Holiday Promotion. Please see my separate … [Read the rest]

Netflix: Download Movies and Shows for Offline Viewing

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I just saw that Netflix now allows an offline download option for many of their shows and videos (and not just Netflix-only shows). You will need iOS 8.0 or later, Android 4.4.2 or later, and the latest version of the Netflix iOS or Netflix Android … [Read the rest]

Free 1,400 Air Canada Aeroplan Bonus Miles Promotions

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Updated with more free miles offers. Even small amounts of bonus miles can be handy as Air Canada requires activity every 12 months to prevent Aeroplan miles expiration. They've been sprinkling various offers around: 250 bonus miles for … [Read the rest]

Navy Federal Credit Union CD Special: 2% APY for 17 Months + $150 IRA Bonus

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Navy Federal Credit Union announced a Special 17-month Certificate at 2% APY for a limited-time. That is a very competitive rate for that term length. Valid on regular taxable accounts, IRAs, and ESAs. Here are the highlights: Open with as … [Read the rest]

Credit Karma Tax: Free Federal and State Tax Software, What’s The Catch?

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Credit Karma is expanding beyond free credit scores and free credit monitoring. Beginning in January 2017, they will offer completely free Federal and State tax preparation software with free e-File and no income restrictions. You must first join … [Read the rest]

Amazon Store Card Review: 5% Back on Amazon Purchases with Prime

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A few readers have asked my opinions of the Amazon Store Card, a retail card issued by Synchrony Bank. You can only use it to buy things at Amazon.com - note the lack of a logo from Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express. This is a … [Read the rest]

Citi American Airlines AAdvantage MasterCard Review – 50,000 Mile Limited-Time Bonus

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Limited-time bonus. The Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ MasterCard®, from our partner Citi, has increased their sign-up bonus with a limited-time offer. Here are the updated card highlights: For a limited time, earn 50,000 A … [Read the rest]