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]

Groupon Deal: Sam’s Club Membership

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Available again. Groupon has a special Sam's Club Plus membership deal where for $45 you get: One-year Sam's Club Savings membership ($45 value), which includes a membership card for the primary cardholder and a complimentary membership card … [Read the rest]

Kindle Unlimited Review: Personal Finance and Investing Books

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Amazon has just announced Amazon Unlimited, an eBook and audiobook subscription service that costs $9.99 a month (30-day free trial) and not included in Amazon Prime. They claim over 600,000 titles in their library, although that number is padded … [Read the rest]

Free FICO vs. non-FICO Credit Score Comparison

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Updated with new scores. There are many free credit scores are available nowadays, but how do they compare in real life? There are three major credit bureaus - TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian - which all may have slightly different information … [Read the rest]

Non-Traditional Retirement Story: 50% Savings Rate and Year-long Vacations

Rarely are people who achieve a non-traditional retirement profiled on mainstream media, and when they do it's usually with a "omigosh look at these crazy people" type of article. So I was surprised when I ran across this couple who talk casually … [Read the rest]

Manything: Turn Your Old iPhone, iPad, or iPod Into a Free Home Security Webcam

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In order to keep an eye our house on longer trips as well as monitor our dogs anytime, we bought Samsung WiFi cameras a while ago that stream directly to our phones. We decided not to go with Dropcam in order to avoid recurring monthly fees. Our … [Read the rest]

Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card: $100 Statement Credit + Two Free Weekend Nights $500+ Value

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Update - This promotion is now EXPIRED. Citi has a new promo for its premium Hilton Hotels card, the Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Reserve Card. The sign-up bonus now includes a $100 statement credit in addition to 2 Free Weekend Nights (details below). Th … [Read the rest]

Pentagon Federal Credit Union Free FICO Credit Score (NextGen)

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Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) now offers a free credit score to select members. It may be offered only to members with a credit account with them (auto, checking overdraft, mortgage, etc.). I was offered the free FICO score and only have … [Read the rest]

Quizzle Review: Free Equifax Credit Score and Credit Report

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Quizzle.com is a website that offers a free credit score and your official Equifax credit report every six months. You can now monitor your credit scores from all three credit bureaus for free. It has been six months for me, so I just grabbed my … [Read the rest]