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]

List of Free Movie Streaming Sites Online


If you are a cord-cutter but are still looking for some free movie content to stream, here is a collection of (legal) links. Shortly after I had kids, I dropped Netflix as I had no time to "binge" on anything. However, I still like to watch bits … [Read the rest]

Amazon Prints Promotional Codes: 50 Free 4×6 Photo Prints (Updated)


New code for 50 free prints. Amazon now does photo printing with Amazon Prints, starting at 9 cents each for 4x6 prints. Bound photobooks start at $19.99 for 8x11 with 20 pages included, then $1 for every 2 additional pages. Free standard shipping … [Read the rest]

Free 1,150 Air Canada Aeroplan Bonus Miles Promotion


150 more free Aeroplan miles. If you go to the Aeroplan homepage and click on offer #4, you should see an offer for 150 bonus miles for telling them about your "goals". Even small amounts of bonus miles can be handy as Air Canada requires … [Read the rest]

Grit, Early Retirement, and Financial Freedom


I joined the bandwagon and finished reading Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth. (It's not like I could just give up in the middle...) You've probably heard of this NYT bestseller. Either the book, the MacArthur … [Read the rest]

What Cards Are In My Wallet? 2006 vs. 2016 Flashback Edition


What's in my wallet? Besides trying to land at least $500 on new sign-ups, which cards do I end up using on a regular basis? Apparently, the last time I answered this question was in 2006, more than a decade ago?! Let's see if I have made any … [Read the rest]

Which Asset Classes Offer True Diversification in Bear Markets?


The financial gurus are always looking for a new "alternative" asset class that both reduces the risk in your portfolio and increases returns. Longboard Funds looked at data from the past 15 years and examined what happened when you added 20% of … [Read the rest]

American Express 2X Rewards On Purchases at Small Businesses


American Express has a new promotion that offers you "2X Rewards" on your consumer or small business AmEx when you shop at a small business. Runs through the end of the year, 12/31/2016. You must register here. List of what counts as small … [Read the rest]

BuffetGo: Reduce Food Waste and Buy a Big Box of Leftovers for $3


The cheap, hungry student inside me couldn't help but mention a new site called BuffetGo. In an effort to reduce wasted food, both mom-and-pop and hotel buffet restaurants work with BuffetGo to offer a special deal. You show up at their restaurant … [Read the rest]

How To Read Market Commentary and Stay The Course


Every day, new articles are published telling you to buy this! Sell that! Hedge against this other thing! One of the most underrated skills in investing is the ability to stick to your plan and do nothing. Some folks argue that that … [Read the rest]

Navy Federal Visa Signature Flagship Rewards Credit Card: 30,000 Bonus Points, 0% APR No Balance Transfer Fee Offer


NavyFed Credit Union has brought back the sign-up bonus on their premium rewards credit card, the Navy Federal Visa Signature Flagship Rewards Credit Card. Taken altogether, the sign-up bonus and the low intro balance transfer rate are quite … [Read the rest]

Plastiq: Pay Tuition, Rent, or Taxes With Credit Card or Debit Card


New promo. Plastiq has a new promotional rate if you schedule at least six rent or mortgage payments with American Express (2.25%) or Mastercard (1.75%). You must schedule them by October 31, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Schedule 6 or more payments, … [Read the rest]