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SoFi Money $75 Bank Bonus + $100 Stock Bonus + Free Stock + 20% Off Streaming & DoorDash

Update 3/24/20: For the next three months, you can earn 20% cash back when you charge the following on your SoFi Money debit card: • Streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Hulu, HBO Now, CBS All Access, Spotify, … [Read the rest]

Juno: 2.15% APY Guaranteed for 1 Year, 5% Cash Back, $25 Referral Bonus

Juno is a new fintech bank checking account with a combination of nice-looking features: 2.15% APY guaranteed for 1 year for first 1,000 sign-ups who link a bank account. Up to $20,000 balance. Their Twitter account says 800 spots left as of … [Read the rest]

Special Coronavirus Relief: Paid Leave, Mortgage Payments, Student Loans, Credit Cards, and Unemployment

Wow. I thought that I was prepared, but I must admit that I was still shaken by last week. For those facing severe financial emergencies right now, so I have tried to collect information and links to where you can hopefully find some help. Be … [Read the rest]

5% Cash Back Cards: Grocery Stores, Gas Stations, and Wholesale Clubs – April thru June 2020

Activation open for 2nd Quarter 2020. 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]

Federal and State Tax Payment Deadline Extensions Due to Coronavirus

Updated March 20th. The US Treasury has announced taxpayer relief for federal tax in response to COVID-19. Here is the Treasury press release, official IRS notice, and a CNBC article. On March 20th, the filing deadline was also changed. Below is … [Read the rest]

E-File Federal and State Tax Extension Online For Free (Updated 2020)

Updated for 2020. This year, the deadline for federal tax filing is Wednesday, April 15th, 2020. If you file for an extension before that date, you can extend the time allowed to file your return by six months to Thursday, October 15, 2020. It does … [Read the rest]

Chase Ink Business Preferred Card Review: 100,000 Point Bonus worth $1,250 Towards Travel

Updated with new 100k offer. Business credit cards can be used by self-employed or side-gig workers with eBay, Amazon, Etsy, Uber/Lyft, Adsense or other 1099 income that make you a sole proprietorship. The Ink Business Preferred(R) Card has a new … [Read the rest]

List of Free Educational Resources (and Free High-Speed Data)

Here is a list of newly-available resources to help folks manage having their kids home all day long for weeks at a time! From getting free data to free lesson plans and materials. Free Data Access All four major US carriers — AT&T, … [Read the rest]

Ally Bank New Deposit Promotion: Up to $250 Cash Bonus

Ally Bank has a new cash deposit bonus that is offering a 1% cash bonus (up to $250) on new deposits on top of their existing interest rates. Valid for both new and existing customers. Given the holding period, this roughly equates to the same … [Read the rest]

Early Action, Long-Term Thinking, and Exponential Growth

I've been sitting on this post for a week, but I'll feel better just letting it out. When we talk about investing, a lot of it is about long-term thinking and exponential growth. There are many charts showing that the person who starts saving … [Read the rest]

How Reliable Are S&P 500 Stock Dividends? Historical Drawdowns

While we see the live price of the S&P 500 index everywhere, there is much less talk about its dividends. Dividends are an important component of the total return from stocks. I love seeing my quarterly dividend payments arrive every quarter, and … [Read the rest]

Costco New Membership Discount: $10/$20 Costco Cash Card

Here is a promotional Costco membership certificate for prospective new members. You buy a certificate for full price on the promotional page and then bring it in to Costco to activate your membership. I have done this promotion in the past. … [Read the rest]