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Jonathan Ping

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Name:
My Money Blog
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
Early Retirement, Investing
Start Year:
2004

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Location:
United States
Age:
30s
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Unspecified
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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Latest Blog Posts

Day 2 of my NY Times 7-Day Financial Tuneup is called Trim Your Budget. The key here is to take action, not just do research and then put it off again. (If you just want to daydream, Day 1 was Optimize Your Thinking.) Again, the NYT doesn’t have direct links, but anyone with a (free) […] ...
Posted: Feb 22 2018 @ 2:17 AM
(Updated: Now with 5% back at Whole Foods for Amazon Prime members. Amazon recently announced free 2-hour delivery from Whole Foods in 4 US cities, with nationwide rollout expected later this year…) Chase and Amazon have rolled out the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card, a new credit card (not store card) available only to […] ...
Posted: Feb 20 2018 @ 6:39 PM
I’ve been in a “Back to Basics” mood and decided to work through the NY Times 7-Day Financial Tuneup. I don’t have direct links to each day as you need a (free) NYT account to view your personalized list of tasks. Instead, I’m quoting selected portions to illustrate the general idea. These are my answers […] ...
Posted: Feb 20 2018 @ 1:00 AM
Here is an interesting chart of price changes from 1997 to 2017 for various good and services as measured by the BLS (which tracks CPI and inflation). The Carpe Diem blog author argues that the stuff that got more expensive was heavily regulated by the government, while the stuff that got cheaper was subject to […] ...
Posted: Feb 15 2018 @ 9:38 PM
American Express has improved the new member offer on the The Amex EveryDay┬« Credit Card from American Express card to include no balance transfer fee on their intro 0% APR period. Here are the details: 0% intro APR for 15 months on purchases and balance transfers for new card members. After that, a variable APR applies. […] ...
Posted: Feb 15 2018 @ 8:04 PM
Here’s a working paper titled The Power of Working Longer by Gila Bronshtein, Jason Scott, John B. Shoven, Sita N. Slavov which compares the effect of working longer (delaying your retirement date) and increasing your savings rate while working. The basic result is that delaying retirement by 3-6 months has the same impact on the […] ...
Posted: Feb 15 2018 @ 3:09 AM
Here is some career advice by longtime Silicon Valley executive Ben Fathi in his post What I Learned from Working for Both Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. An excerpt (bold added): What I can tell you as a piece of career advice is to only work on things you are passionate about. As long as […] ...
Posted: Feb 15 2018 @ 12:48 AM
Updated. It looks like this offer is back as of February 2017. I was able to get another $10 credit even though I already got the previous $10 credit back in September even though a Discover card was already my default 1-click payment method. Of course, before clicking on the promo link below, I did […] ...
Posted: Feb 13 2018 @ 5:48 PM
There are some (mostly young) skeptics, but Social Security should remain a major pillar of your future retirement income. For over 60% of current retirees aged 65+, Social Security makes up the majority of their income. Therefore, it may be worth spending some extra time figuring out how it works. First, you should sign up […] ...
Posted: Feb 13 2018 @ 1:00 AM
The currently-accepted definition of a “market correction” is a price drop of 10% from its peak. There have now been five corrections to the S&P 500 stock index since the bear market of 2009 (seven if you count the 9.8% and 9.9% drops). Here’s a nice visual timeline from the NY Times. Here’s a corresponding […] ...
Posted: Feb 11 2018 @ 10:55 PM

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