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If You Can... You Should. So Get Started.

by Michael on May 13, 2014

I’ve long been a fan of the writings of Bill Bernstein. In fact, “The Four Pillars of Investing” stands as (probably) the best investing book that I’ve ever read. It’s both informative and accessible. I recommend it to all. I was thus intrigued when I saw that Bernstein had published […]

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Small Business Saturday 2013

by Michael on Nov 22, 2013

With Thanksgiving and Black Friday just around the corner, it’s time once again to enroll your American Express credit cards in their “Small Business Saturday” promo. As a reminder, this is a promo that was launched back in 2010 as a way to reward cardholders for shopping at small businesses […]

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This is just a quick note to let you know that Amazon has decided to increase the threshold for their so-called “FREE Super Saver Shipping” from $25/order to $35/order. That’s a big bummer for those willing to wait for their stuff. In short, this makes Amazon Prime look even better. […]

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Free Museum Admission

by Michael on Sep 27, 2013 · 2 comments

If you’re looking for something fun and free to do this weekend, consider taking advantage of “Museum Day Live!” on Saturday. Not sure what I’m talking about? Well… Smithsonian Magazine is sponsoring free entry to select museums for one day only. They do this every year, and this year’s rendition […]

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It’s that time of year again… Time to start thinking about cheap entertainment to keep your kids busy this summer. With that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of free (or at least cheap) summer movie promos. In case you’re not aware, many movie theaters show second-run G or PG […]

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Giving Your Money a Checkup

by Michael on Feb 18, 2013

This is just a quick note to point out a potentially useful tool from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling called MyMoneyCheckUp. Developed by the NFCC in conjunction with researchers at Ohio State, the Univ of Wisconsin, and the Univ of Chicago, it’s basically an online interview covering a variety […]

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As you may (or may not) be aware, this coming Saturday — the day after Black Friday — is “Small Business Saturday.” This promo was launched by American Express back in 2010 as a way to reward cardholders for shopping at small businesses — and to encourage those businesses to […]

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Free Financial Advice

by Michael on Oct 2, 2012 · 3 comments

After being somewhat critical of financial planners over the past couple of weeks, here’s a bit of positive news… If you’re looking for help with your finances, you might want to check to see if there will be any “Financial Planning Days” in your area. What are “Financial Planning Days”, […]

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