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Bilt Mastercard: Earn Rewards For Paying Rent w/ Any Landlord (March 1st Rent Day Promos)

March 1st Bilt Rent Day: 50% Bonus on Amazon Redemptions. The Bilt Mastercard is great for all renters, but especially if you wait until their special promos on the first of every month ("Rent Day"). On March 1st, 2023, you can get 50% more when … [Read the rest]

IRS Clarifies Federal Taxation of Special State Relief Payments

In 2022, 21 states issued special relief payments to eligible residents in 2022. The Tax Foundation has a partial list of state rebate checks. But do these state relief checks count as taxable income at the federal level? After taking a bit to … [Read the rest]

Capital One VentureOne Rewards Card: 40,000 Bonus Miles (Best Offer) w/ No Annual Fee

The Capital One VentureOne Rewards card is their no-annual-fee travel rewards card with a flat 1.25x miles per dollar on all purchases. I haven't really discussed this card previously as I prefer the bigger rewards and bonuses from the premium … [Read the rest]

Vanguard: 401(k) Balances Dropped by 20% in 2022, But Few Panicked

Vanguard has released some preview numbers from its 2023 America Saves report, which covers the nearly 5 million 401k, 403b, and other retirement plans that Vanguard administrates. More stats in this CNBC article. Even though the average balance … [Read the rest]

Charlie Munger Daily Journal Annual Meeting 2023 Video, Transcript, and Highlights

Charlie Munger is now 99 years old and still answering blind questions on the fly at the 2023 Daily Journal Annual Shareholder Meeting. CNBC has posted the full 2+ hour interview with Becky Quick on YouTube. You'll miss out on his snarky tone, but … [Read the rest]

Sports Betting vs. Investing: Slight Edges Adding Up in Very Different Ways

According to CNBC, over 100 million bets were placed over Super Bowl weekend. Sports gambling is becoming more and more accepted as a casual part of the entertainment, but right now people are hiding from their spouses and partners the fact that … [Read the rest]

Ally Invest and Ally Bank: Access High-Yield Vanguard and Fidelity Money Market Funds

Ally Invest is the self-directed brokerage arm of Ally Financial, and you may have an account from previous TradeKing and/or Zecco mergers. Ally Invest just removed their $9.95 mutual fund transaction fee, including for money market funds: At … [Read the rest]

Best Interest Rates on Cash – February 2023

Here's my monthly roundup of the best interest rates on cash as of February 2023, roughly sorted from shortest to longest maturities. We all need some safe assets for cash reserves or portfolio stability, and there are often lesser-known … [Read the rest]

Top 10 Best Credit Card Bonus Offers – March 2023 (Updated)

Updated and checked March 2023. 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. … [Read the rest]

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card Review: 100,000 Bonus Points Limited-Time Offer

100k limited-time offer is back. The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless credit card is one of the co-branded rewards card for Marriott hotels (including hotels from the merger of Starwood Preferred Guest and Marriott). Here are the highlights: Limited … [Read the rest]

Hilton Honors American Express Cards: 100,000 Bonus Points w/ No Annual Fee (Limited-Time Offers)

New limited-time offers through 4/5. Free Night Rewards now valid any night of the week, not just weekends. Hilton Hotels and American Express have co-branded credit cards with special perks for Hilton customers. Each person can only get one … [Read the rest]

Buy $50 Apple Gift Card, Get $5 Target Gift Card Free

New version of deal, expires 2/18. Get a $5 Target GiftCard with $50 Apple Gift Card purchase. A simple deal if you plan to buy any Apple products/services in the near future (and shop at Target). While supplies last. Offer available online and … [Read the rest]