Warren Buffett’s Ground Rules: Do-It-Yourself Investing Guidelines

Okay, so you probably aren't reading a book titled Warren Buffett's Ground Rules: Words of Wisdom from the Partnership Letters of the World's Greatest Investor if you are perfectly happy owning solely index funds forever. While the shared concepts … [Read the rest]

Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard Review: 50,000 Points = $500 Limited-Time Bonus


Limited-time bonus bump, updated review. The Barclaycard Arrival Plus(TM) World Elite MasterCard® is a travel rewards card that has opened up to new applications again, now with a limited-time sign-up bonus worth at least $500 and the annual fee is … [Read the rest]

5% Cash Back Credit Cards: Rotating Categories Update 2016


Activation for 4rd quarter is now open! Do it now before you forget. The credit cards below offer a hefty 5% cash back on certain categories that rotate each quarter. It takes a little extra attention, but I also rack up over a hundred dollars … [Read the rest]

Museum Day: Free Tickets Nationwide On Saturday, September 24, 2016


Update: Available again. Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket for free. This is in following the spirit of … [Read the rest]

Uber and Android Pay: 50% Off 10 Rides (Up to $5 Each Ride)


Uber and Android Pay are running a promotion offering 50% off 10 rides (up to $5 per ride) now through 10/15. No promo code required. The instructions they provide are pretty straightforward: Download and set up Android Pay on the Play … [Read the rest]

Bonus Delta SkyMiles for Washington State Residents

If you are a resident of the state of Washington state and age 18+ (as indicated by your Skymiles account info), you can visit SeaHawks.com/12status and receive the following perks from Delta Airlines: 1,200 bonus miles for new Skymiles members … [Read the rest]

Warren Buffett’s Ground Rules: Shared Concepts with Low-Cost Index Funds


If you get in a debate about owning index funds, Warren Buffett will likely be invoked as an example of successful stock-picking. A recent book called Warren Buffett's Ground Rules: Words of Wisdom from the Partnership Letters of the World's … [Read the rest]

Open Enrollment Season: Maximizing Your Employee Benefits


As open enrollment season is around the corner, Morningstar offered up an 10-minute video interview with Christine Benz discussing tips on maximizing your employee benefits. (Is it just me, or does open enrollment too often seem to be a game of … [Read the rest]

Smarter Better Faster by Charles Duhigg: Book Review and Highlights


We'd all like to improve our productivity. Ideally, this would only involve downloading an app for 99 cents. :) Instead, Charles Duhigg did a lot of research in various areas and filtered out universal concepts that we can apply to our everyday … [Read the rest]

Citibank $400 Checking Account Bonus


Citibank has a $400 bonus offer for new checking account customers. Here are the highlights: To qualify for a $400 cash bonus, open a new consumer checking account in The Citibank Account Package by 10/31/16. Within 30 days from the date … [Read the rest]

RingPlus: Basic, Free Cellular Phone Service Plans (Now With a Catch)


Updated September 2016. Ringplus has updated their Terms of Service, effective 9/6/2016, that greatly expands their ability to terminate your service at their discretion. In particular, please note the following new terms: 20. If your talk, … [Read the rest]

Vanguard Complacency Check


Vanguard recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Vanguard 500 Index Fund, the first index fund available to individual investors. If you are like me and have a significant portion of your net worth in Vanguard products and services, you … [Read the rest]