Free 1,600 Marriott Rewards Points Promotion (500+ Starwood Points)


You can earn up to 1,600 free Marriott Rewards points by registering at this Chirpify promotional page and then connecting your Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter social media accounts for 500 points each (1,500 total points). Afterwards, they will … [Read the rest]

Best Interest Rates on Cash Reserves – November 2016

Our family keeps a year's worth of expenses (not income) put aside in cash reserves; it provides financial insurance with the side benefits of lower stress and less concern about stock market gyrations. In my opinion, emergency funds can have a … [Read the rest]

Discount Mags Employee Discount Sale

moneymag2016 is running their Employee Discount Sale through Monday 11/7 where you pay what they pay. In my experience, these really are the lowest prices you'll see from them (although they do run the sale more than once a year). Lots of the … [Read the rest]

LastPass: Sync Passwords Between Devices For Free


Password manager Lastpass has announced that they are letting their Free users sync their passwords across all devices - desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Mac or PC. Android or iOS. There will still be ads for Free users and other features … [Read the rest]

Savings I Bonds November 2016 Update: 2.76% Inflation Rate

Update for I bonds issued from November 1, 2016, through April 30, 2017. The new fixed rate as of November 1st, 2016 is 0.0%, which was a decrease from 0.1% during the last 6-month period. For comparison, 5-year TIPS real yield on 11/1/16 was … [Read the rest]

Instapaper Premium Features Now Free To All Users


Instapaper and Pocket are both handy "read it later" services that lets you save and organize articles to read at your convenience (often with better formatting). Instapaper was recently acquired by Pinterest and just announced that they would … [Read the rest]

Morningstar Top 529 College Savings Plan Rankings 2016


Investment research firm Morningstar has released their annual 529 College Savings Plans Research Paper and Industry Survey. While the full survey appears restricted to paid premium members, they did release their top-rated plans for 2016. This … [Read the rest]

Free Collection of Investing Books by Meb Faber

Promotion has ended. Asset manager and author Meb Faber is celebrating his 10th blogiversary by making all of his self-published books free in Kindle format for a limited time (promotion has now ended). Below are direct links to each book. Check … [Read the rest]

LendingClub United Miles Promotion (Both New and Existing Investors)


LendingClub (LC) is a marketplace lender that offers unsecured personal loans and then sells investment notes backed by those loans. After defaults and fees, they advertise historical returns between 5% and 8%. As an incentive, LC recently started … [Read the rest]

Sell Your Halloween Candy to Dentists, Who Donate Them to Troops Abroad


Do you let your kids create the memories of Trick-or-Treating but not the subsequent cavities from actually eating all that candy? A nationwide network of over 2,500 dentists will buy back your Halloween candy (usually for $1 per pound, up to 5 … [Read the rest]

Consumer Report Car Brand Reliability Rankings 2016


The December 2016 issue of Consumer Reports magazine includes the results from their 2016 Car Reliability Survey with over a half million data points. In this public-viewable article, CR shares the full 2017 reliability rankings by brand and the … [Read the rest]

List of Cheap Basic Cell Phone Plans on Every Network – From $1.25 a Month


Updated. Cellular phone bills remain an area where many people can trim their budgets. If you haven't shopped around lately, there are many new options available. All the major networks sell wholesale minutes to MVNOs (Mobile Network Virtual … [Read the rest]