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Which Airline Miles Are Easiest To Redeem For Economy Awards? 2019

Cashing in your frequent flier miles for a free flight can be hit or miss, especially around a holiday. Which airlines are the most generous with making seats available? Each year, consulting firm IdeaWorks tries to run a fair comparison of all … [Read the rest]

5% Cash Back Cards: Gas Stations, Restaurants, PayPal, and Travel – July thru September 2019

Activation time for 3rd Quarter! The credit cards below offer up to 5% cash back on specific categories that rotate each quarter. It takes a little extra attention, but it can add up to hundreds of dollars in additional rewards per year without … [Read the rest]

Kindle Unlimited Promotion: 3 Months Free for Prime Members ($9.99 for Non-Prime)

Amazon is offering a free 3-month trial of Kindle Unlimited for Prime members. Non-Prime members are offered an discounted price of $9.99 for 3 months. Deal expires on 7/31/19. You can have been a previous Kindle Unlimited member (trial or … [Read the rest]

Stocks and Bonds Asset Class Correlations 2009-2019

Morningstar has an educational series on How and Why to Invest in Bonds, and one of the included articles What Role Do Bonds Play in a Portfolio? had an interesting chart of the correlations between several major asset classes for the past decade up … [Read the rest]

Jack Bogle on Mailbox Money

While poking around the Bogleheads investing forum, I came across a thread discussing a 2015 ETF.com interview with the late Jack Bogle that touches on the topic of mailbox money in retirement. First, a nice dose of Bogle common sense: If anybody … [Read the rest]

Even A Little Paid Work Makes You Happy

Over the weekend, I saw a local news piece on how the "average person needs only eight hours of work per week to be happy". The source was a paper in the Social Science and Medicine journal titled A shorter working week for everyone: How much paid … [Read the rest]

Sprint Unlimited Kickstart: Unlimited Talk, Text, Data For $25/Month – Offer Expires July 18th

T-Mobile and Sprint have been doing the merger dance since April 2018, which meant Sprint was still highly incentivized to make their subscriber numbers as high as possible. However, reports are that the merger will finally be approved now that … [Read the rest]

Top 10 Best Small Business Credit Card Bonus Offers – June 2019

Updated June 2019. Do you have small business income or work as an independent contractor? Uber/Lyft, Amazon, eBay, Etsy, Airbnb? You are eligible to open a small business credit card, which keeps your personal and business expenses separate. … [Read the rest]

Southwest Credit Card Bonuses Toward 2019/2020 Companion Pass to Hawaii (Up to 80k Points)

New 80,000 point business card bonus, perfect for those aiming at Companion Pass! Southwest Airlines offers a unique feature called the Companion Pass, which lets you pick one person to fly with free when you book either paid or award flights. If … [Read the rest]

Immediate Annuity Payout Rates vs. Long-Term Bond Interest Rates

I'm still learning about immediate annuities as a potential future income stream, and came across this ImmediateAnnuities.com article about the relationship between immediate annuity payout rates and interest rates. (Note: I am not talking about … [Read the rest]

Navy Federal Membership Open to Veterans and Family Members

Navy Federal Credit Union is the nation's largest credit union and has recently surpassed $100 billion in assets as reported by DepositAccounts. I can understand their growth, as many of their financial products have very competitive rates, … [Read the rest]

Chase World of Hyatt Card Review: 50,000 Bonus Points, 10% Back Promotion

(Existing or new World of Hyatt or the Hyatt Credit cardholders: Register for this promotion to get 10% back of any Hyatt points you redeem between July 1st and September 2nd, 2019. You must register before July 15th and finish your stay by … [Read the rest]