Straight Talk Promotion Codes: $20 off $45 Unlimited Monthly Plan Card + SIM

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Straight Talk is a prepaid MVNO that offers the ability to buy SIM cards that you can pop into any AT&T-compatible, T-Mobile-compatible, or unlocked GSM phone. This includes many Samsung Galaxys and iPhone 5s that you can buy refurbished or on the … [Read the rest]

True Meaning of Christmas: Making a Charitable Giving Plan

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If you celebrate Christmas, you may have seen this quote about keeping with true values behind the holiday: Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your … [Read the rest]

Saving Money on Cold & Flu Medicines

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It's flu and cold season, and I'm just recovering from being sick myself. Who knew there was even something called Tylenol Cold Multisymptom Liquid Severe or Mucinex Fast-Max Severe Congestion and Cough? That is, if you can find it while wading … [Read the rest]

US Treasury Bonds Negative Correlation with Stocks

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Here is an interesting chart comparing the correlation of various asset classes to the S&P 500 over the last 5 years. Chart is from Richard Bernstein Advisors, found via The Reformed Broker. A negative correlation between two asset classes … [Read the rest]

Free EPIX Movie Membership Trial

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Movie streaming service EPIX and the NHL are giving away a free trial membership good until March 6, 2015. Only thing you really need is a working e-mail address; no credit card or personal information required. Won't work on your TV, you'll need … [Read the rest]

Ally Bank Savings Account Review

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I've banked with Ally for years (checking, savings, and multiple CDs), but I've never done a specific review of their savings account until now. Ally has recently raised their rates to be closer to the rotating list of banks jockeying for top … [Read the rest]

Obihai FREE Monthly Home Phone Service; Get Started For $29.99

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Updated: $29.99 with free shipping (40% off) for a limited-time. If you still have landline phone service and are looking for a cheaper alternative, Obihai is officially supported by Google: Obihai is excited to announce official support for … [Read the rest]

20% off Gift Cards to Various Retailers & Restaurants

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Amazon runs various temporary "Lightning Deals", but if you filter to only show the Gift Card deals you'll see a running list of gift cards to various retailers at 20% off for a limited time. Amazon Prime members get early access, but many of them … [Read the rest]

Alan Watts: What If Money Didn’t Matter?

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Alan Watts was a "British-born philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience." I actually stumbled upon his readings via a trailer for Days of Our Youth, a movie about … [Read the rest]

Robinhood App Review: What’s The Catch Behind Free Stock Trades?

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Finance start-up Robinhood promises to "democratize the financial markets" by creating a mobile-first brokerage that offers unlimited free trades with no minimum balance requirement. That is a pretty bold move, and I was skeptical when they started … [Read the rest]

Chase Freedom $100 Bonus + 5% Categories for 2015

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Future 5% categories for all 2015 announced. The Chase Freedom® - $100 Bonus is a solid all-around rewards card with 5% cash back in rotating categories, all with no annual fee. Here are the highlights: For a limited time, earn a $100 Bonus after … [Read the rest]

Amazon.com Coupon: 25% Off Any Book

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Updated, good until 12/14. Similar to their Black Friday promo, take an extra 25% off any book at Amazon.com with promo code BOOKDEAL25. Print books only, max $10 off, must by sold and shipped by Amazon.com. Valid until December 14, 2014 at … [Read the rest]