Technology

Stockpile Gift

Stockpile: A Fun Gift Idea for Kids But a Bumpy Signup Experience

After I started listening to personal finance podcasts about a year ago, I began hearing mentions of sites which allow consumers to buy fractional shares of stocks and ETFs. I don’t invest directly in individual stocks myself, so I did not give these services much thought. But in December, I had the idea that Stockpile gift certificates might be fun and novel Christmas gifts for my two middle school-age kids, especially since personal finance and investing have been big themes…

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EpisodeCalendar

How I Tamed Peak TV with EpisodeCalendar

I’ve always been an avid but discerning viewer of both movies and television. I have gone through periods where I’ve focused more on one than the other, but for most of my life, I probably would have named movies as my favorite art form. In the past ten years, however, television has arguably become more compelling than movies, as we have moved into an era of “Peak TV” where the number of “must-see” shows (especially scripted dramas) has far exceeded…

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websites

My Favorite Underrated Websites

One of my favorite blogs, Lifehacker, recently wrote about a Reddit thread where users answered the question “What is a website that everyone should know about but few people actually know about?” Lifehacker offered a summary of their favorite entries from the thread, several of which I already use regularly (including GetHuman, Charity Navigator, JustWatch, and Fakespot). This got me thinking about which websites I would have nominated for the Reddit thread. Here are a few. EpisodeCalendar EpisodeCalendar is by far my…

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