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Chase Sapphire Preferred Card Improved Bonus: 60,000 Points = $750 In Travel, 2X Points on Travel and Dining

Update with improved 60k offer. The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card is a premium travel rewards credit card, now with an improved offer that is the best publicly-available bonus in years. The card earns points that can be redeemed for cash, travel … [Read the rest]

TD Ameritrade Commission-Free ETF List + Up to $2,500 Account Transfer Bonuses

Updated 2019 with new transfer bonus links. TD Ameritrade has made several changes to their commission-free ETF trading program over the years. I am not an active trader, so that is the focus of this post. Most recently, they made an important … [Read the rest]

Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard Review – Up to 75,000 Bonus Miles

The Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard is the official co-branded card with perks like Hawaiian miles for purchases, a free checked bag, and companion ticket discounts. Sometimes it has the Bank of Hawaii logo on it, but in all cases it is … [Read the rest]

My Money Blog Portfolio Asset Allocation and Performance, March 2019 (Q1)

Here's my quarterly portfolio update for Q1 2019. Most of my dividends arrive on a quarterly basis, and this helps me decided where to reinvest them. These are my real-world holdings, including 401k/403b/IRAs and taxable brokerage accounts but … [Read the rest]

Sprint Free Year of Unlimited Data Promo Expired: Now $25/Month Kickstart With No Expiration

Update: Sprint has replaced this offer with their Sprint Kickstart plan, which offers unlimited talk, text, and unlimited data for $25/month and does NOT go up in price after the first year. You also don't have to port-in from a postpaid carrier - … [Read the rest]

Domino’s App: 10 Points Free Per Week = Eventual Free Pizza

I find it interesting how Domino's Pizza rescued themselves from oblivion by (1) improving the taste of their pizzas so they don't remind you of cardboard and (2) fully embracing mobile (lazy) ordering. Their smartphone app lets you apply coupons … [Read the rest]

Amazon Prime Reading: Free $3 Amazon Credit w/ First Book

Amazon Prime reading has been around since 2016, offering "unlimited reading" from a rotating selection of books, magazines, and comics - all free for Amazon Prime subscribers. Right now Amazon is offering a free $3 Amazon credit when you borrow … [Read the rest]

Forced Retirement: The Time to Prepare is Now

Here's a random thing that happened after becoming financially independent. When I caught this opening scene of people getting fired from the movie "Up in the Air" on TV, I felt sympathy but I remember it used to give me stress and anxiety. … [Read the rest]

Charlie Munger CNBC Interview 2019 Full Video, Full Transcript, and Notes

Here's another Charles T. Munger interview (last one for a while, I promise!) for those of you that share a peculiar fondness for hearing someone encourage rationality, patience, and self-discipline. After the Daily Journal 2019 annual meeting, … [Read the rest]

United Explorer Business Card Review – 50,000 Bonus Miles

The United Explorer Business Card is the co-branded business credit card between Chase and United Airlines. This card offers unique perks for regular United customers including free checked bags and expanded award seat availability for redeeming … [Read the rest]

Charlie Munger Daily Journal Annual Meeting 2019 Full Video, Full Transcript, and Notes

If you like hearing Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger talk at the Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) annual meeting, you should also watch or listen to Charlie Munger at the Daily Journal (DJCO) annual meeting. DJCO is his personal pet project, and I feel … [Read the rest]

Marcus Bank $100 Bonus: Both New and Existing Customers

Update: This offer has expired. I'm never really sure what to call it, but Marcus (formerly Goldman Sachs Bank) is offering a $100 bonus if you deposit $10,000+ in new funds into their online savings account within 10 days of enrollment at this … [Read the rest]