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Mastercard Free ID Theft Protection and Credit Monitoring

Data breaches are scary fact of life these days. If you have a Mastercard, did you know that they offer a Mastercard ID Theft Protection service to cardholders for free? If you activate it, Mastercard has paid on your behalf for a private-label … [Read the rest]

S&P 500 vs. International Stock Funds: Revenue Breakdown By World Region

One of the common reasons given for only investing the S&P 500 or only US-based companies is that the businesses operate globally. "McDonald's and Coca-Cola sell burgers and soda everywhere. Disney is everywhere. ExxonMobil sells energy around … [Read the rest]

Amazon Fresh Grocery Delivery Now Free for Prime Members

Grocery delivery via Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods (Prime Now) is now free for Amazon Prime members (previously $14.99 per month). If you are an existing Amazon Fresh member, your price drop applies immediately. Newly interested members should … [Read the rest]

Sam’s Club New Membership Deal for $30 (Groupon)

Groupon has three new Sam's Club membership deals. The cheapest and most popular option costs $30 and includes the following: One-year Sam’s Club membership ($45 value) Complimentary membership card for a spouse or other household … [Read the rest]

Chart: Will Your Kids Earn a Higher Income Than You?

Parents want their children to have a better life than their own. We want our kids to eat more healthily, accumulate more knowledge, enjoy closer relationships, live longer, and - if we're honest - make more money. However, the academic paper The … [Read the rest]

Serious Eater: The Financial Details Behind Food Blog

If comparing this blog to the restaurant world, I like to think of it as the stubborn Mom & Pop hole-in-the-wall with one location. It's been around for a long time, but there are no second locations, no franchises, no frozen food line. It was … [Read the rest]

Chase IHG Rewards Club Traveler Card Review: 60,000 Bonus Points, No Annual Fee

The Chase IHG Rewards Club Traveler card is the IHG hotel co-branded card that includes special IHG perks but now without an annual fee. Here are the highlights: 60,000 bonus IHG points after $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 … [Read the rest]

Capital One Spark Cash for Business: $2,000 Bonus Cash Limited-Time Offer

Limited-time offer. The Capital One Spark Cash for Business is a rewards business card offering a big early spend bonus offer in addition to ongoing 2% cash back rewards. They've just added a limited-time offer for businesses with sizable … [Read the rest]

Free Google Mini for Spotify Premium Users ($9.99/Month)

Spotify Premium paid subscribers (both new and existing) can get a free Google Mini smart speaker. New subscribers can join Individual for $9.99 a month or Family for $14.99 per month and get a free promo code. There is no minimum monthly … [Read the rest]

Free Credit Scores From ALL 3 Major Credit Bureaus + Free Credit Monitoring + $50k in Free ID Theft Insurance (No Credit Card Required)

Updated 2019. The government requires the credit bureaus to provide you a free credit report once every 12 months. However, the services listed below provide you a free credit score updated throughout the year either daily, weekly, or monthly. The … [Read the rest]

Amazon Prime: $9 Echo Dot (3rd Gen) + Music Unlimited Trial

Amazon has a another good deal for Prime members interested in a cheap Echo Dot (newest 3rd generation). Sign up for a 1-month Amazon Music Unlimited membership for $7.99, and you get can get an Echo Dot (3rd gen) for only $0.99 (total cost … [Read the rest]

Mental Model For Expenses: Past, Present, and Future (With Animated GIFs!)

The theory behind financial independence is simple. Spend less, save more, invest it into income-producing assets. The reality is complex, full of daily decisions about balancing income and spending. The Morningstar article (yes, M* is writing … [Read the rest]