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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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Most cities have local ethnic food stores that sell produce for a lot less than the big grocery chains. I suppose they are called this because they are often started by immigrants to serve other immigrants (ex. Mexican, Vietnamese, Armenian). But why are they cheaper? One popular theory was that they bought the “ugly” stuff that the chains wouldn’t buy. My personal theory is ...
Posted: Sep 22 2017 @ 2:33 AM
The Wall Street Journal recently published (paywall?) a chart showing how the average cost of employer-provided health coverage for a family has changed from 1999-2017. The total average annual cost was $18,764 for a family and $6,690 for an individual in 2017. The data source is an annual poll of employers performed by the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation along with the Health Research & Educational Trust, a ...
Posted: Sep 21 2017 @ 1:25 AM
This upcoming Saturday! Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket for free. This is in following the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day. Registration is now open for Saturday, September 23, 2017. Find participating museums here. Request your ticket ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 8:39 PM
Robinhood is a sleek smartphone app that’s a brokerage account with unlimited $0 trades with no minimum balance requirement. They’ve been around for a few years now and I’ve been impressed that they’ve kept up the free trade business model, partially by recently rolling out premium paid features. I enjoy the minimalist and intuitive interface. Right now, if you a referred by an existing user you get ...
Posted: Sep 19 2017 @ 5:55 PM
Updated. The Robinhood app wants to “democratize the financial markets” by creating brokerage account in your pocket that offers unlimited free trades with no minimum balance requirement. That is a pretty bold move, and I was skeptical as I’ve been an long-time early adopter of free trading platforms (read: cheapskate investor). I started out as a beta user in mid-2014 with their beautiful but manually-installed iPhone app. In ...
Posted: Sep 19 2017 @ 5:53 PM
After some sneak peaks and rumors, the Bank of America® Premium Rewards® Credit Card is now officially live. This card is a new addition to Bank of America’s rewards card line-up, and the question will be if the added benefits outweigh the $95 annual fee. This card also participates in the Preferred Rewards program, which gives you better rewards if you give BofA more of your business. ...
Posted: Sep 19 2017 @ 12:22 AM
If you are a Buffett & Munger follower, you should be intrigued by University of Berkshire Hathaway: 30 Years of Lessons Learned from Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger at the Annual Shareholders Meeting by Daniel Pecaut and Corey Wrenn. Anyone can buy all the old BRK shareholder letters, but there are very few transcripts from the live shareholder meetings in Omaha, Nebraska (1986–2015). There is ...
Posted: Sep 18 2017 @ 1:36 AM
New offer. Even small amounts of bonus miles can be handy as Air Canada requires activity every 12 months to prevent Aeroplan miles expiration. Give some feedback on a short video at get 100 bonus Aeroplan miles. 100 bonus miles will be credited to your account in the next 6–8 weeks. Free 100 Air Canada Aeroplan Bonus Miles from My Money Blog. © MyMoneyBlog.com, 2017. ...
Posted: Sep 14 2017 @ 4:34 PM
New code for 50 free prints. Amazon Prints is offering another round of 50 free 4×6 photo prints, with free shipping for Prime members. Use promotional code FREE50PRINTS by September 17, 2017 11:59pm PT. This current code should work again even if you already got 50 free prints using a previous code. Supposedly the actual printing is done by Snapfish. Amazon Prime Photos ...
Posted: Sep 14 2017 @ 3:44 PM
The amount of negative information that surrounds us can sometimes feel overwhelming. To be sure, there is plenty to be concerned about. However, here are some reasons to be hopeful. You probably won’t find them on the front page of any major media site, or even homegrown conspiracy site. The Energy Problem. I found positivity in an unexpected source: the reputed curmudgeon ...
Posted: Sep 14 2017 @ 3:36 AM

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