American Express Small Business Saturday 2014 – $30 Total Bonus Per Card

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Small Business Saturday details out for 2014! American Express has confirmed that they will bring back Small Business Saturday (SBS) on Saturday, November 29th - two days after Thanksgiving. The significant change this year is that now it is up … [Read the rest]

5% Cash Back Credit Cards: Rotating Categories Update 2014

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4th quarter activation now open for all cards. Holiday shopping is the theme, but I'm buying Amazon gift cards at the end to use over the next few months. The cards below offer a hefty 5% cash back on certain categories that rotate each quarter. … [Read the rest]

Anthony Bourdain Quality of Life Quote

Good background and interview with writer/chef/professional traveler Anthony Bourdain in this Fast Company article. His TV show Parts Unknown is one of the few that I watch and the new season starts again soon. I especially enjoyed and am aligned … [Read the rest]

Charts: Average New Car Price vs. Average Student Loan Debt 1990-2014

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When I was a senior in high school, I still remember my parents offering me a new luxury car instead of tuition assistance. Although I'm pretty sure it was only a test, it did serve to remind me of the cost of tuition and not to waste it. Seeing … [Read the rest]

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

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Update: Got my two rewards certificates and redeemed for $1,000+ worth of rooms in Hawaii. Details following. I applied for this card on the same day as the US Airways 40,000 miles bonus, 7/14. Not sure about approval date but my first purchase … [Read the rest]

OBi200 Adapter + Google Voice Installation Review

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After the announcement that Obihai VoIP adapters were officially supported by Google Voice, I bought one of their discounted Obi200 adapters. I wanted to learn more about this cheap alternative to landline phone service, and also compare the … [Read the rest]

Schwab Personal Choice Retirement Account (PCRA) Review – 401k Brokerage Window

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Tax-advantaged 401k and 403b plans can help you save for retirement, but did you know that you're probably paying for all the costs of this "employee benefit"? 76% of large employers have workers pick up all the costs of 401(k) administration, … [Read the rest]

Viggle App Review: Surprise, You Can’t Make Good Money While Watching TV

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Papa John's sent me a code for a free song download the other day. It was really a way to introduce me to the Viggle, a smartphone app which allows users to "check in" when listening to songs or watching TV shows. Similar to Shazam, the app … [Read the rest]

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

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Added new Summon app $20 bonus for rides in San Francisco. $20 Flywheel bonus is back. 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 … [Read the rest]

Discounted Gift Cards: Extra $5 off $100 on Select Brands

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Update: The code below for existing users has expired, but new customers can still get $5 off $75 using code RAISE75AF. Raise.com sells discounted gift cards to various retailers. Right now until 09/18 at 3 pm CST they have a coupon code … [Read the rest]

American Express Twitter Promotions (Updated)

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Updated with Walmart promo. American Express and Twitter offer unique limited-time discounts for specific stores. You may also be able to access these discounts via the AmEx smartphone app or by logging into your account and scrolling down to the … [Read the rest]

What Are The Real-World Benefits of Automated Tax Loss Harvesting?

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Tax-loss harvesting (TLH) is a technique used to minimize taxes on your taxable investments by “harvesting” capital losses during market declines. With DIY investors, losses are usually only harvested once a year. But with an computer as your por … [Read the rest]