JetBlue Free Mosaic Status Match + Challenge

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JetBlue Airlines has a free status match program where they will upgrade you to JetBlue Mosaic status if you have elite status with another airline loyalty program. Here are the qualifying levels at other airlines: Virgin America: Elevate … [Read the rest]

Chart: Hours of Work Required To Buy S&P 500

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As the US stock market keeps going up, it feels like everyone is whispering the same thing: We are near a top. It's easiest to do this with numbers. Here's a valuation metric that divides the price of the S&P 500 stock index by the median US … [Read the rest]

Choice Hotels Free Elite Status Match

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Choice Hotels is also offering a public free status match to Gold or Platinum Elite status from another hotel program. Potential perks include point bonuses on qualifying stays, longer booking windows for reward nights, and a free welcome gift. … [Read the rest]

Pretirement App: Interactive Countdown Clock to Financial Freedom

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What would you do if you knew that skipping that morning $4 coffee/muffin combo every day would get you 8 months closer to financial freedom? What if I told you that buying that $40k car instead of the $25k one would only extend your working years … [Read the rest]

How Badly Underfunded is Your State’s Retirement Pension Fund? (Infographic)

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The state of Illinois narrowly avoided having their S&P credit rating dropped to "Junk" status, but their current rating is already the lowest ever for any state. Their pension promises now total over $200 billion, but they are a bit short... $120 … [Read the rest]

Amazon Prime Day 2017: List of Deals Still Available

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Updated. Amazon Prime Day is now over, but some offers are still available. I've removed the ones that I notice are expired. Hopefully you picked up some credits and savings to offset that membership fee. Many deals still require Prime. New … [Read the rest]

The Incredible Shrinking Cell Phone Bill

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If you wanted to shave $1,000 a year off your housing expenses, you'd have to move or at least refinance a mortgage. That takes a pile of paperwork and lots of time. Meanwhile, with a few clicks on a website and a SIM swap, many people on a major … [Read the rest]

Chart: Amazon Prime vs. Cable TV Subscribers

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If you're wondering why Amazon is pushing Prime membership so hard, check out this chart from Recode: Within the next year or two, there will be more Amazon Prime members than cable TV subscribers. There is already roughly the same number of … [Read the rest]

Amazon $5 off $15+ of Print Books, 40% Future Credit on any Kindle Book Purchase

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Amazon has a new promotional code PRIMEBOOKS17 that gets you $5 off any books purchase of $15 or more. Must be print books (can be multiple), shipped and sold by Amazon. Offer currently expires at 11:59 p.m. (PT) July 12, 2017, although it may be … [Read the rest]

Chase IHG Rewards Club Select Card Review: 80,000 + 5,000 Bonus Points Offer

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The Chase IHG Rewards Club Select card has upped their public sign-up bonus to 80,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of account opening. You can get an additional 5,000 bonus points when you add your first … [Read the rest]

Best HSA Plan Provider For Long-Term “Healthcare IRA” Investing – Morningstar

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Nearly 30% of covered workers are now enrolled in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP). This means a lot more people are also eligible to contribute to a Health Savings Account (HSA). HSAs have the unique feature of triple-tax-free savings when … [Read the rest]

Portfolio Visualizer: Asset Allocation Backtesting and Monte Carlo Simulation Tool

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Here's another neat (and free!) portfolio analysis tool - PortfolioVisualizer.com. You can upload a custom asset allocation and get all sorts of backtest data and Monte Carlo simulation results from it. If you register for an account, it will … [Read the rest]