Last-Minute Gifts: Amazon Gift Card Discounts including Starbucks, Whole Foods, Boston Market, Hotels.com, Free Holiday Tins, Etc.

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Look for Amazon to offer up lots of discounted gift cards and/or bonus stuff with gift cards for procrastinators, most guaranteed to arrive by Christmas. Click, click, done. Some of these deals are good enough for self-gifting. Up to 20% … [Read the rest]

MMB Ultimate Interest Rate Chaser Calculator

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Thinking about moving your cash to a different bank account with a higher interest rate? It's been a while, but the short-term rates on online savings accounts are going up. Don't get paid nothing by your megabank. Use this handy calculator to … [Read the rest]

Gyft Promo Code: $5 off $50 Lowe’s Gift Gard

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Gyft just sent me an e-mail that you can get $5 off a $50 Lowe's gift card with promo code holiDIY, good for existing customers. Offer ends 12/25/17 at 11:59pm ET or while supplies last. The terms say that the promo code can be redeemed 5 times … [Read the rest]

Fundrise Starter Portfolio eREIT vs. Vanguard REIT ETF: Comparison Setup

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This is a follow-up to my post about exploring the real estate crowdfunding capital stack. I have started an experiment to compare the equity side with comparison between a real estate crowdfunding start-up (Fundrise eREIT Starter Portfolio) and a … [Read the rest]

Robinhood App Review: Free Stock Trades, Free Options Trading, No Minimum Balance

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Updated. The Robinhood app just announced free options trading, which expands their suite of services to the following: Unlimited free stock and ETF trades with no minimum balance requirement. Free options trading. No commission and no per … [Read the rest]

Good News: Here’s How the World Has Improved Over the Past 25 and 50 Years

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Bad news seems to come at us from all angles, but sometimes we need to step back and point out the good news. Here is a chart of how the the worldwide level of hunger, poverty, illiteracy, child poverty, and pollution has fallen over the last 25 … [Read the rest]

Amazon Coupon Code: $5 off $15+ of Print Books

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New book coupon code. Amazon has $5 off $15+ of print book purchases with promo code BOOKGIFT17. Can be one book or multiple. Offer expires at 11:59pm Pacific 12/14/17. Must be sold by Amazon.com. Here are some popular recent books that are … [Read the rest]

Emerging Markets ETF Comparison: Vanguard, iShares Core, and Schwab

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The Vanguard Blog has an article Is price everything for ETFs? that reminds us that while low costs may be the most important factor in ETF selection, it is not the only factor. When there are multiple ETFs covering similar asset classes, the DIY … [Read the rest]

Navy Federal Credit Union CD Special: 2.25% APY for 15 Months w/ Add-On

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Navy Federal Credit Union (membership now limited primarily to those with military affiliation) announced their year-end limited-time Special Certificates: 15-month Certificate at 2.25% APY. Open with $50 minimum. Make additional deposits … [Read the rest]

Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® Review: 60,000 Miles Limited-Time Offer

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The Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard®, from our partner Citi, is running a limited-time offer on their co-branded American Airlines credit cards. Here are the updated card highlights: For a limited time, earn … [Read the rest]

Wyndham Rewards Visa Card: 45,000 Point Bonus (Worth 3 Free Hotel Nights)

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This Wyndham Rewards Visa Card special link (annual fee version) is currently offering a limited-time sign-up bonus of 45,000 Wyndham Rewards points. This is enough points to be redeemed for 3 award nights at nearly any Wyndham property with no … [Read the rest]

The Real Estate Crowdfunding Capital Stack: Equity vs. Debt

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Before I share more about my real-estate crowdfunding experiments, I wanted to take a quick step back in order to provide better context. Just as ETFs and mutual funds are separated into stocks and bonds, real estate can be separated into two … [Read the rest]