Quality Clothing as Heirlooms? Celebrating Things That Last

I like my smartphone as much as the next person, but I'm also intrigued by things that last a really long time. Things that my children can inherit from me. Things like quality tools, classic books, good knives, or cast iron cookware. Up until … [Read the rest]

Send a Starbucks $20 Gift Card for $10 with Visa (Expired)

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Expired as of midnight Eastern. I thought 100k would last longer than a day. Starbucks has a new $10 holiday bonus promotion: Be one of the first 100,000 to buy a Starbucks Card eGift (min $10) with your Visa® card and we will add an additional … [Read the rest]

Vanguard Adds Two-Factor Authentication

Vanguard has announced that they now support two-factor authentication via SMS text messages when logging into your financial accounts. There should be a little blurb when you log in, or after logging in you can navigate to "My Accounts > Account … [Read the rest]

Chart: International Bonds and Risk-Adjusted Returns

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Here another data point on the topic of adding international bonds to your portfolio. The AllianceBernstein Blog has post on how adjusting the US/Global mix of your bond asset allocation affects risk-adjusted returns: Using data from … [Read the rest]

US Airways Premier World MasterCard Review: 50,000 Mile Bonus (Updated)

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Bonus improved from 40k to 50k miles for limited time. American Airlines and US Airways have announced new details about their upcoming merger. As expected, the two frequent flier programs will merge and all the miles will become American AAdvantage … [Read the rest]

Gyft: $40 in Amazon Gift Cards for $30

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Updated. This may be a limited-time offer, but here's how a new Gyft.com customer can get $40 in Amazon Gift Cards for $30. Plus, you can even get a $5 gift card to Toys R Us. (There are other ways to spin this deal, but Amazon gift cards are the … [Read the rest]

Morningstar Top 529 College Savings Plan Rankings 2014

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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 2014. … [Read the rest]

Economics of Keeping Your Old Refrigerator

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This interesting chart from the Appliance Standards Awareness Project shows how dramatically cheaper and more energy-efficient new refrigerators have gotten over the last few decades. Even as the average size has grown slightly, since 1980 the … [Read the rest]

Citi Prestige Card Review

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Citi has revamped the Citi Prestige® Card, which is their high-end ThankYou point rewards card. (You can tell, because the fancy cards are too cool to have your name printed on the front!) You may be scared away by the $450 annual fee, but the … [Read the rest]

State-by-State Guide to Pregnancy and Work

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The laws regarding pregnancy and employment can be confusing and are often misunderstood. Via the NYT, the group A Better Balance has put together Babygate, a free, easy-to-use, state-by-state online resource for working parents and soon-to-be … [Read the rest]

Personal Capital Black Friday Promo: Free $20 Amazon Gift Code

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Personal Capital is a free tool that allows you to connect all your financial accounts to track your balances, asset allocation and performance. If you are familiar with Mint.com, it is somewhat similar but more focused your investment … [Read the rest]

Capital One 360 Black Friday $100 New Account Promo

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UPDATE - This promotion is now EXPIRED. Capital One 360 has a few Black Friday weekend deals including ... $100 bonus for their 360 Checking Account $100 bonus for their 360 Savings Account This has to be your (or your joint account … [Read the rest]