Sling TV Review + Free Amazon Fire TV Stick or Roku Stick Promo (Updated)

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Updated review after 3 months of using Sling TV. Promo still live for a couple more weeks. Sling TV allows you to stream a package of major cable networks live over the internet. That means you can watch it on your smartphone, your home TV, or … [Read the rest]

Charlie Munger On Leverage and Paying Your Mortgage Off Before Retirement

While reading back through various transcript notes from the 2015 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting, I recalled the following quote from the Q&A session. A shareholder had asked why Berkshire had never borrowed money to buy stocks (i.e. leverage). … [Read the rest]

Montessori Chart of Age-Appropriate Chores For Kids

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I'm currently reading The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money by Ron Lieber. So far, it covers a lot of topics about money and kids that even us adults don't like to talk about in public. For … [Read the rest]

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

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Updated with new sites and screenshots. Here's how to grab a free credit score without the hassle of annoying trial membership offers, providing credit card numbers, or having to remember to cancel afterward. The government allows you to get a free … [Read the rest]

Real Estate Crowdfunding Experiment #1: Property Details and Numbers Breakdown

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Woohoo, I just received my first interest payment on my real estate crowdfunding experiment #1. I put in $5,000 at 11% APR, which should work out about $46 a month but the first partial payment was an underwhelming $16.81. I e-mailed Patch of … [Read the rest]

Hard Money Loans: The Next “New” Asset Class?

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Bloomberg has a new article about how hard money loans to house flippers are the next asset class to be both crowdfunded and taken over by institutions. Like peer-to-peer loans and LendingClub, it may have started out with individuals lending to … [Read the rest]

Employee or Student Discounts for AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile

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Updated 2015. Every major cell phone provider offers discounts for large groups, even when it's an existing personal line. You could qualify through your employer, educational institution, or even affiliation with certain organizations like AAA … [Read the rest]

Verizon Wireless 8% Customer Loyalty Discount

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If you have Verizon Wireless but don't already have a good employee or education discount on your plan, you may want to try this Customer Loyalty Discount at vzw.com/appreciation. You may qualify for up to 8% off of your monthly access fee. Note … [Read the rest]

Entrepreneurs Teaching Their Kids: Jack’s Cosmic Hot Dogs

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Here's a follow-up post to The Best Advice For A Teenager Looking For a Job. One of the podcasts I regularly listen to is the Alton Browncast (of "Good Eats" fame). Many topics are food-related but often it boils down to him talking with really … [Read the rest]

Hanscom Federal CU Thrive Review: 3% APY High Interest Starter Account

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(Update: It has been almost exactly a year since I posted about this unique savings account, and I just cashed out my CU Thrive funds with interest. I initially wrote about this account during a limited-time 6% APY promotion, but the rate is now 3% … [Read the rest]

Liquidating My Prosper Loans Using Folio Investing

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As stated in my last P2P loan experiment update, I am liquidating all of my notes from Prosper Lending and Lending Club. When you own more traditional investments like ETFs or individuals stocks that trade on a major exchange, you can sell your … [Read the rest]

Berkshire Hathaway Official Reading List 2015: Approved Books by Buffett and Munger

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Among the many booths at Berkshire Hathaway's 2015 Annual Meeting was one run by a local bookstore. Each year, BRK approves a list of books, many of which have been mentioned in shareholder letters or other speeches by Warren Buffett and/or Charlie … [Read the rest]