Free eBook: The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles


I saw that a book called The Science of Getting Rich was temporarily free at the Amazon Kindle store, so I checked it out as with most financially-related titles. Surprisingly, it had over 300 reviews with a 4.3/5 star rating, quite rare for a free … [Read the rest]

The Importance of Calculating After-Tax Returns

Gus Sauter, former CIO at Vanguard, talks about the need to focus on after-tax investment returns in an interview with the WSJ (found via Abnormal Returns). He answers the question What’s your most important tax advice for mutual-fund i … [Read the rest]

Index Fund vs. Hedge Funds: Buffett $1,000,000 Bet Update

Carol Loomis of Fortune has just posted the 6-year update in Fortune of the $1,000,000 index fund vs. hedge fund bet between Warren Buffett and a successful hedge fund manager. The hedge funds were in the lead early on, but started lagging behind … [Read the rest]

Costco New Membership Discount – LivingSocial

LivingSocial has a special Costco Wholesale membership deal where for $55 you can get $104.47 in value: 1-year Gold Star membership ($55 normally) $20 Costco Cash card $29.47 in food voucher and coupons (free Kirkland Signature™ 48-pack of A … [Read the rest]

New myRA Retirement Accounts Quick Summary

Now that the dust has settled a bit, here's a quick breakdown of the newly-announced myRA based on the description "simple, safe and affordable starter retirement savings account". Simple = Direct payroll deduction. myRA will be funded … [Read the rest]

Financial Advisors Can Improve Portfolio Performance by 3% a Year?


At a major ETF industry conference, Vanguard CIO Tim Buckley shared a preview of an upcoming report from by Vanguard Research. The general idea is that a good financial advisor should be able to affect the performance of client's portfolio by three … [Read the rest]

Best Free Scanner Apps for iPhone and Android


One of the more useful apps on my phone allows me to take a picture of documents and receipts and convert them instantly into a PDF file. The apps automatically detect page corners and "flatten" the raw images into a high-quality scan with results … [Read the rest]

PaperKarma App: Take A Photo Of Your Junk Mail and Say Goodbye


I totally missed this app the first time around, but PaperKarma is an iPhone/iPad app and Android app that helps you stop junk mail. Catalogs, magazines, coupon books, flier, credit card offers, yellow books, etc. You just snap a photo of any … [Read the rest]

Citi Executive AAdvantage Card 100,000 Mile Bonus

This Citi Executive AAdvantage MasterCard link is showing a sign-up bonus of 100,000 American Airlines miles after you spend $10,000 within the first 3 months of opening. There is also a $200 statement credit (earn $1 in statement credits for each … [Read the rest]

Economy of You Book Review: Stories About Starting Your Own Microbusiness


Microbusiness. Nanobusiness. Solopreneur. These new terms were created to describe the one-person businesses which Kim Palmer profiles in the new book The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life. Some people … [Read the rest]

Slate from Chase: 0% APR For 15 Months + NO Balance Transfer Fee for 60 Days!

Slate from Chase Visa

Updated. If the new year has motivated you to tackle those credit card balances, here's the best offer available from any bank even including credit unions... 0% APR on both balance transfers and purchases for a full 15 months, with no balance … [Read the rest]

Five Ways To Get a Free Credit Score (No Trials!)


Updated. You can now again get credit scores from all 3 bureaus for free. The government allows you to get a free credit report every year from But what about your numerical credit score? Here is a compilation of different … [Read the rest]