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Fundrise Starter Portfolio eREIT vs. Vanguard REIT ETF Review – Updated July 2019

Updated July 2019. This post tracks my experiment comparing a Fundrise eREIT portfolio and the Vanguard REIT ETF. In Fundrise, we have a start-up that bought a concentrated basket of roughly 20 properties chosen from the private market. In … [Read the rest]

Hilton American Express Cards Limited-Time Offers – Up to 130,000 Hilton Points Each

Hilton Hotels has two American Express consumer cards, a no annual fee and a $95 annual fee version (with more perks of course). There is also a business card version. Right now, the consumer cards have a limited-time increase to their welcome … [Read the rest]

American Express Blue Business Cash Card: 2% Cash Back on First $50,000 in Purchases, No Annual Fee

The American Express Blue Business Cash Card is a new business rewards card that earns 2% cash back on up to $50,000 of purchases per calendar year (then back down to 1% after that) and no annual fee. There is also a 0% intro APR offer on purchases … [Read the rest]

Marcus Bank Promotion: 1% Additional Cash Bonus up to $500 (~6% APY 3-month CD)

Online bank Marcus (formerly Goldman Sachs Bank) has a new Cash Bonus Offer which includes 1% cash bonus (up to $500) on new deposits on top of their existing interest rate (currently 2.15% APY). Valid for both new and existing customers. Given … [Read the rest]

Voyager App: $25 Free Bitcoin For New Users (Now Live in All States but NY)

Update July 2019. Voyager has now launched trading in 49 out of 50 states (all but New York). If you signed up for this $25 bonus (and hopefully referred others), you can now claim all your credits by downloading their Invest Voyager iOS app … [Read the rest]

Webull App: Free Stock Trades + Free Share of Stock For New Users

Updated July 2019. Webull has tweaked their referral program again. Short version: Newly referred users now get a free share of stock worth more than twice as much on average than previously (minimum $8 value instead of $3), but you get one share … [Read the rest]

Amazon Prime Day 2019: Big List of Deals and Discounts (Updated)

Last call for deals + good stacking offer: Up to $60 Amazon credit for buying through the app. Amazon Prime Day 2019 is July 15th and 16th. I'll try to keep this post updated with the most recent offers (and remove the expired ones). There are … [Read the rest]

Unison: Your Home Has a ~30% Chance of Being Worth Less in 5 Years

Unison is a "home co-investment" start-up, which means it wants a share of the equity of your home. If your home value goes up, then it wants some of the gain. If your home value drops, then it will absorb some of the loss. In exchange, the … [Read the rest]

Our Family Travel Award Redemptions 2019

I'm not a Instagram travel blogger and I'll never visit every country in the world, but I do earn enough points from navigating the top credit card offers to fund a big chunk of our annual travel each year. We are a family of five including a … [Read the rest]

Simple (BBVA USA Bank) $250 Bonus for $10,000 Goals Deposit

(Update: Offer extended to an open date by 8/31/19, funded date by 9/16/19, and maintain date until 12/31/19. Thanks Robert for the tip.) Simple was one of many fintech startups that tried to add fancy tech and smartphone app sprinkles to your … [Read the rest]

The Toddler IRA: Should My 3-Year-Old Have a Tax Shelter?

I love my Roth IRAs. They just keep on growing tax-free and never send me any annoying tax documents. Vanguard has a post about Working teens and Roth IRAs. I like the idea of a teenager putting some hours in at Jamba Juice and having the … [Read the rest]

Navy Federal CD Special: 5-Year Share Certificate at 3.50% APY

New offers. Navy Federal Credit Union is the nation's largest credit union, but is primary limited to those with a military relationship. However, their membership now includes veterans and family members of veterans. Here are their current … [Read the rest]