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Hotels.com Rewards Visa Card Review: 2 Free Reward Nights (Worth up to $250)

The Hotels.com Rewards Visa credit card is a no-annual-fee travel rewards credit card for folks who don't have loyalty to a specific hotel chain. Instead, you earn free nights from the Hotels.com loyalty program (detail below). Right now, they … [Read the rest]

529 College Savings Plans: All 50 States Tax Benefit Comparison (Updated 2021)

Updated for 2021. When choosing a 529 college savings plan, you can open a 529 plan from any state (not just your own). However, each state can vary widely in what they offer in terms of tax deductions and/or tax credits. So how to do you … [Read the rest]

Single Family Rental Homes: Asset Class with 8.5% Historical Returns

How about this housing market? A few weeks ago, the CEO of Redfin shared a viral Twitter thread about what he was seeing. Here's just a snippet: It has been hard to convey, through anecdotes or data, how bizarre the U.S. housing market has … [Read the rest]

Citi Custom Cash Card Review: 5% Cash Back On $500 For Single Category Each Month

The Citi Custom Cash Card is a newly-launched rewards credit card which offers 5% cash back on your top eligible spending category up to $500 spent each month. This card will again compete against the other 5% cash back cards on the market, as did … [Read the rest]

Vanguard 10-year Asset Class Return Projections 2021

The advisor-facing parts of brokerage firms are often of interest to DIY investors. In the June 2021 Market Perspectives article of Vanguard's advisor site, they included their asset class return projections for the next 10 years: Our 10-year, … [Read the rest]

Unifimoney App Review: Up to $1,000 Bitcoin Bonus Details

Unifimoney is a new "money super app" which promises to help manage all of your assets in a single mobile app. I should start by mentioning that the app is currently iPhone/iOS only. Here's a quick rundown at what it includes: High-yield … [Read the rest]

Target Deal Days 6/20-6/22: 5% Off Gift Cards 6/16-6/19

In an amazing coincidence, Target is having their Target Deal Days from June 20-22, overlapping with Amazon Prime Day. The tagline is "3 days of spellbinding savings with no membership fees". New deals will be added every day, with the following … [Read the rest]

Pay with Discover Card Points, Get $10 Off or 30%/40% Off at Amazon.com (Targeted)

New deal for Prime Day. Three possible offer links. If you have a Discover card with cash back rewards, you can redeem them to buy eligible items at Amazon.com. The redemption rate is $1 in Cash Back Bonus = $1 to spend at Amazon, which is the same … [Read the rest]

Sample Household Budget For Early Retirement: 85% Savings Rate!

The Hustle has an article on 30-year-old early retirees and it serves as a quick introduction to the concept of FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early). For the most part, it profiles young tech workers and engineers with very aggressive … [Read the rest]

Pizza Hut Camp BOOK IT! Summer Reading Program

If you were a kid in the 80s and 90s, you may remember the Pizza Hut "Book It!" program that rewarded reading books with free pizza. Well, Camp Book It! is again open to free enrollment for the summer: Track and reward your kids' reading for … [Read the rest]

Feedburner E-mail Newsletter Service Ending: Working on Replacement

Hi everyone, some quick blog maintenance stuff: My current provider (Feedburner) is shutting down as of July 2021. Free Updates via E-mail If you’d like to be automatically sent an e-mail when a new post is published (roughly every weekday), … [Read the rest]

Best Interest Rates on Cash – Monthly Update June 2021

Here's my monthly roundup of the best interest rates on cash as of June 2021, roughly sorted from shortest to longest maturities. I try to find lesser-known opportunities to improve your yield while keeping your principal FDIC-insured or equivalent. … [Read the rest]