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The Latest Brokerage Price War is Good News for Newbie Investors 3

How quickly things can change. In just the past two weeks or so, there's been a sea change in the brokerage business. It started when Charles Schwab announced that it would be dropping its trade commission fee to $0. Almost immediately, TD Ameritrade and E*Trade followed suit, with Fidelity also...

Apparently Not All "IRS" Mail is a Scam

As much I love USPS's Informed Delivery service, it can sometimes cause me anguish. Specifically, there have now been two times when seeing what was headed to my mailbox led to several stressful hours. I should probably explain... A few weeks ago, I saw that I had some piece of...

Bonus Star Bingo is Back at Starbucks 2

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Okay, that's a bit of a stretch — but it is at least a moderately exciting time. That's because Starbucks just rolled out its latest Bonus Star Bingo game, enabling the chain's loyalists to earn free beverages and more. As I've previously...

SoFi Invest Takes on "The Latte Factor" With Limited-Time Offer

We've all heard of the so-called "Latte Factor" that seeks the quantify how much you could be saving sans Starbucks trips and, in turn, how much you could earn by reinvesting said funds. It's a theory that makes a lot of sense to some but has also been criticized for...

Why I Just Paid $550 for a Credit Card

Since starting this blog, I've made plenty of proclamations. For one, I've stated that I didn't need any more credit cards on several occasions, only to eventually open an Uber Visa and, more recently, an Apple Card. Similarly, I've also stated that I wasn't sold on the idea of having...

Covering Your Cash Back Bases

Over the past three years, I've learned a lot about money and how to manage my finances. Although I've found myself to be a "money nerd" who takes interest in even the most mundane of topics, one of my favorite aspects of personal finance has been figuring out ways to...