Giving Tuesday 2017: Matching Donations

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Tuesday, November 28th is Giving Tuesday 2017. Black Friday, Cyber Monday... don't forget that this time of the year is also huge for charities. I've saw a stat that 40% of donations occur in the last six weeks of the year. Here are some ways you … [Read the rest]

Amazon Cyber Monday Deals Week: Kindle Unlimited, Fire Tablets, Echo Dot, Smart Plugs, Fire TV

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Updated. Amazon has switched it up now to their Cyber Monday Deals Week List. Some of the Amazon device deals are still available, plus a few different Amazon offerings and lots of "flash" temporary deals. Bose QC25 Noise-Cancelling … [Read the rest]

Raise.com: Additional $10 Off Gift Cards Cyber Monday (11/27 Only)

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Raise.com lets you buy and sell gift cards online and instantly via app, and according to them they are the largest online marketplace for gift cards. They offer a 1 Year Money-Back Guarantee against gift cards that don't have the promised … [Read the rest]

Stock and Bond Returns from 1926-2016: Rarely Average

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The Vanguard Blog has an interesting scatter plot of annual stock and bond returns from 1926-2016. The vertical axis is bond returns (broad US bond indexes), with the blue shaded areas indicating bond returns between 3% and 7%. The horizontal … [Read the rest]

IKEA Gift Cards: Buy $100 in Gift Cards, Get Free $20 eGift Card

IKEA has a limited-time promotion where for every $100 gift card that you buy online, you will receive a bonus $20 eGift Card. There doesn't appear to be a limit. Expires on Monday night, 11/27/17 at 11:59PM EST. Selected terms and … [Read the rest]

Discount Magazines Black Friday Sale 2017

DiscountMags.com is running their Black Friday Blowout Sale through Sunday 11/26. Nice time to either get some gifts or just lock-in cheap pricing for multiple years. Here are some sample magazine prices during the sale. Consumer Reports … [Read the rest]

Target Black Friday Promotions: 20% Off Coupon, 15% Off Sitewide

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Target has announced their Black Friday and Cyber Monday week promotions. Here are the more general deals and those that can be used on everyday purchases. Wednesday 11/22. REDcard holders always get 5% off, but on Wednesday 11/22 they will … [Read the rest]

Thanksgiving Reader: The Power of Gratitude

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It's kind of sad when you hear the term "Black Friday Week" more often than Thanksgiving. I would like to interrupt the flow of deals to briefly connect personal finance and Thanksgiving in a different way. Seth Godin has put together something … [Read the rest]

Amazon Prime: Create Pet Profile, Get 20% Off Pet Food Order

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Amazon Prime members can get 20% off their next pet food and treats order (up to $20) after they create their first pet profile. It's free to create a profile and they include cats, dogs, horses, birds, fish, turtles, and more. You can also … [Read the rest]

Capital One Spark Cash for Business Credit Card $1,000 Bonus

Update 11/19: This offer appears to be expired. Many of the better deals don't last very long. Here's a special link for the Capital One Spark Cash for Business Credit Card that includes a $1,000 cash bonus once you spend $10,000 on purchases … [Read the rest]

Starbucks App: Load $20 w/ Chase Pay, Get Gold Status + 300 Bonus Stars

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Starbucks and Chase Pay have a new promotion that gets you 300 bonus stars when you load $20+ via Chase Pay on the Starbucks app. Click the link for specific instructions for iOS or Android phones. Expires November 21st, 2017. Easy to sign up … [Read the rest]

ZOE XL2: Our Favorite Lightweight Double Stroller for Travel

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If you have young children and like to travel, you likely appreciate a lightweight stroller that still retains those small-but-important features.* After trying out several different brands, our family favorite is the ZOE XL2 double stroller (see … [Read the rest]