American Express Twitter Promotions (Updated)


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?


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]

Must, Should, and Financial Freedom


If you struggle with your inner compass at times like I do, definitely read this thought-provoking and inspiring article The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna: Should is how others want us to show up in the world — how we’re supposed to t … [Read the rest]

Healthcare FSA $500 Rollover and Open Enrollment


In October of last year, the government announced that administrators of Healthcare Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) could allow employees to roll over up to $500 of unspent FSA money into the following year's balance . This change was designed up … [Read the rest]

Obihai Free Monthly Home Phone Service; VoIP Adapter Deal for $30


If you still have landline phone service and are looking for a cheaper alternative, Obihai is officially supported by Google again (it ended back in May 2014): Obihai is excited to announce official support for Google Voice. With a Google Voice … [Read the rest]

Google Hangouts App Update: Free Voice Calls Over Data for Android and iPhone


Google has just announced better integration between Google Voice and their Google Hangouts smartphone app. Both iOS and Android apps can now make domestic and international calls through a Wi-Fi or data connection (like 4G). You can also receive … [Read the rest]

College Tuition Hasn’t Risen As Much As You Think


The new fall semester is underway, which means more college articles! Morgan Housel of recently talked about how the increasing cost of college is exaggerated (emphasis mine): According to the College Board, the annual sticker price of … [Read the rest]

1 Year Free Identity Protection and Credit Monitoring from Home Depot


Home Depot has admitted they were recently hacked and customer information was compromised and stolen. If you have shopped at any Home Depot store after April 1, 2014, you are eligible for one free year of identity protection and credit monitoring … [Read the rest]

Get Rid of Second Car and Use Uber Instead?


Forget borrowing money to buy a car, the concept of owning a car itself is changing. Owning a car requires committing to a long list of expenses: car payment and value depreciation ($1,000+ a year) car insurance premium ($500+ a … [Read the rest]

Early Retirement Lesson #4: How Much Car Can I Afford?


Here’s another installment of what I would tell my kids about pursuing financial freedom. Read all of my early retirement lessons here. I've already covered housing, so the next big expense that comes to mind is cars. This is a revised version o … [Read the rest]

Dinner Boot Camp: Free Family Meal Planning for a Week


The New York Times Motherlode blog is running Dinner: The Boot Camp next week with Jenny Rosenstrach, author of the new book Dinner: The Playbook "A 30-Day Plan for Mastering the Art of the Family Meal". Here is the free shopping list and … [Read the rest]

Fandango Movie Ticket for $7 (Up to $14 Value)

Amazon Local has a Fandango Movie Ticket code for $7. Voucher is valid for 1 movie ticket up to $14. Service fee still applies (varies). Limited quantities. Promotional value expires 11/30/14, paid value never expires. … [Read the rest]