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MMB Portfolio Update July 2021: Dividend and Interest Income

While my July 2021 portfolio asset allocation is designed for total return, I also track the income produced quarterly. Stock dividends are the portion of profits that businesses have decided they don't need to reinvest into their business. The … [Read the rest]

Sam’s Club New Membership Deal for $20 With $20 in Gift Cards

Groupon has two new Sam's Club membership deals, which come around a few times per year. There are two options. The $20 option (up to $75 value) includes: One-year Sam’s Club membership Household member card $9.96 in free … [Read the rest]

MMB Portfolio Update July 2021: Asset Allocation & Performance

Here's my quarterly update on my current investment holdings as of July 2021, including our 401k/403b/IRAs, taxable brokerage accounts, and savings bonds but excluding our house, cash reserves, and a small portfolio of self-directed investments. … [Read the rest]

Top 10 Best Credit Card Bonus Offers – July 2021 (Updated)

Updated July 2021.That space in your wallet or purse is valuable, and you should be the one to get that value. By being smart and picky, you can find offers worth $500+ for a single card, all to encourage you to apply and try it out. We do this … [Read the rest]

Hilton American Express Cards: 100,000 Bonus Points + $100 Hilton Statement Credit on No Annual Fee Card

New limited-time offers. Hilton Hotels and American Express have co-branded credit cards with special perks for Hilton customers. Each person can only get one welcome offer, per card in your entire lifetime, so it's best to apply during a temporary … [Read the rest]

Navy Federal Visa Signature Flagship Rewards Credit Card: 40,000 Bonus Points, Amazon Prime, 2X Points

NavyFed Credit Union has updated their premium rewards credit card, the Navy Federal Visa Signature Flagship Rewards Credit Card. The rewards points are now directly redeemable for cash statement credits (not only offsetting travel), and TSA … [Read the rest]

Citi Premier Card Review – 80,000 ThankYou Points

The Citi Premier Card has changed up their sign-up bonus to a limited-time offer of 80,000 bonus points (worth $800 in gift cards from with a $95 annual fee for the first year (not waived). They've also changed some of the ongoing … [Read the rest]

Class Action Settlement Websites: The Consumer Safety Benefit

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There are multiple websites that help publicize and decipher class action lawsuit settlements for consumers. Here are just a few that look the most comprehensive: These are … [Read the rest]

Buffett & Munger Wealth of Wisdom on CNBC: Full Video and Transcript

Update: Apparently there was a lot of the interview that wasn't shown in the CNBC video below, but is being released in a four part series on their podcast, Squawk Pod. Let me know if you find a transcript. Part 1: Wealth of Wisdom Part 2: … [Read the rest]

Best Interest Rates on Cash – July 2021 Update

Here's my monthly roundup of the best interest rates on cash as of July 2021, roughly sorted from shortest to longest maturities. You will find lesser-known opportunities to earn 3% APY and higher while still keeping your principal FDIC-insured or … [Read the rest]

Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card: 2X Miles + 60,000 Miles Offer

The Capital One Venture Rewards credit card is their premium travel rewards card with unlimited 2x miles per dollars on all purchases. 60,000 miles can be redeemed as a $600 credit towards any travel purchase made with the card (any airline, any … [Read the rest]

Vanguard: Improving Portfolio Safe Withdrawal Rates for FIRE

Vanguard Research has published a new whitepaper titled Fuel for the FIRE: Updating the 4% rule for early retirees, which discusses its assumptions and how different factors can hurt or improve your odds of success. Many of these topics have been … [Read the rest]