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T-Mobile vs. Verizon New Unlimited Data Plans Comparison

Competition is good. Without the popularity of the T-Mobile unlimited data plan, we wouldn’t have the reluctant, new Verizon Unlimited data plan. In turn, Verizon’s new plan features made T-Mobile improve their deal to include HD video streaming video and 10 GB of LTE tethered hotspot data. In addition, starting 2/17, T-Mobile is running a […]

Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card 75,000 Point Offer Review

Limited-time offer. The Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card, from our partner Citi, is offering a limited-time bonus increase. Here are the highlights: Earn 75,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after making $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening* Earn 6 HHonors Bonus Points for each $1 spent at any participating hotel within the […]

Understanding the Risks and Downsides of Bonds

To get the full return of any asset class, you’ll have to own it through the good times and the bad times. The good times are easy, but getting through the bad times requires deeper understanding and faith. You’ll usually hear this about holding stocks through their inevitable drops and crashes. But recently, many bond […]

Opinions Take Flight: Reset Your Hawaiian Miles Expiration

Opinions Take Flight is a consumer survey panel that gives out Hawaiian Airlines Miles instead of cash. Their current promotion is 350 HawaiianMiles for joining and completing your first survey. I usually find these survey panels too tedious to participate in regularly, but I hadn’t had any activity on my Hawaiian miles recently (they expire […]

Personal Capital Review 2017: Automatically Track Net Worth and Portfolio Asset Allocation

Personal Capital is free financial website and app that links all of your accounts to track your spending, investments, and net worth. You provide your login information, and they pull in the information for you automatically so you don’t have to type in your passwords every day on 7 different websites. Investment-specific features include tracking […]

Barclaycard Ring MasterCard Review: 0% Intro APR For 15 Months + NO Balance Transfer Fee

Here’s a new offer for those looking to pay down debt and lower their interest rates. The Barclaycard Ring MasterCard has been updated with 0% introductory APR for the first 15 months on purchases and 0% introductory APR for 15 months on balance transfers made within 45 days of account opening. Importantly, this card also […]

Most Individual Stocks Don’t Outperform Cash?

A new academic paper was recently published with a confusing yet provocative title: Do Stocks Outperform Treasury Bills?. Of course they do… right? An excerpt from the abstract: Most common stocks do not outperform Treasury Bills. Fifty eight percent of common stocks have holding period returns less than those on one-month Treasuries over their full […]

HBO Documentary: Becoming Warren Buffett

HBO has a new documentary film called Becoming Warren Buffett that includes a more personal look at his life, including “never-before-released home videos, family photographs, archival footage and interviews with family and friends.” I just watched it on using the HBO Now 30-day free trial. Here’s the HBO trailer: My notes: Warren Buffett does have […]

RingPlus: Free Cellular Phone Service Ending 2/11

February 2017 Update. Well, looks like the party is officially over. As predicted, it ended quickly and messily. Ringplus sued Sprint. Sprint announced they were kicking R+ off the Sprint network on February 11th. Both announced that R+ users will be automatically migrated over to Ting if they don’t leave on their own. The timeline […]

Becoming an Amazon #1 Bestselling Author for Under $5

Brent Underwood is a partner at a marketing company and was tired of shady competitors basically offering the tag of “Bestselling Author” for anywhere between $1,000 and $3,000. So he decided to tell everyone how they can do it themselves for 5 minutes and three bucks. Read the entire thing, but essentially he makes a […]