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Looking for a TV? Get this deal, now! (Today Only!)

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I very rarely write an article about good deals, but today I'm making an exception. (Also, this will give me a little more time to work on the EpiPen article that had been trying to get finished last week.)

Amazon's Deal of the Day is on this LG 55-Inch Curved Smart OLED TV. I'm going to make a case that many people looking for a television should jump on this.

For those who aren't tech junkies, OLED is new television technology that has critics raving that it's the best picture they have ever seen. What makes it so special? It has the ability to turn off pixels completely, so blacks are... well black. It doesn't sound like much, but if you see it in person it can make a big difference. It seems to cause the other colors to "pop."

Back in 2013, an equivalent version of this was $15,000! Today it is $1100. I'm going to let that sink in for a bit.

I've been watching the prices on these and it has never gotten this low. It was around $1300 a few months ago, which was a fantastic price then. It's probably not going to get much cheaper. This seems to be them clearing out the older stock. It might be the last time you can any kind of OLED for ANYWHERE near $1000... as they've moved to even higher end televisions in recent years.

I've been wanting an OLED TV for about 3 years now. A few months ago, I wrote about how I'm starting an OLED TV fund. Today that fund has around $200. Hmmm...

There are some caveats to consider. First, it's "only" 55 inches. Second, it's 1080p, not 4K. Those are probably deal-breakers for some people. However, because the television picture itself is "smaller", you might not be able to tell it's not 4K... especially if you are sitting far enough away. Also, this television is curved. I've been reading that the curve is so subtle that you don't notice it. It's worth reading the reviews if that's a concern of yours.

The OLED television I had my eyes on was 65-inches and 4K. That television is $3000. This one is $1100. Is it worth the sacrifice to save $1900? Let me know in the comments.

Naturally, by "Deal of the Day", the deal is for today only. This is perfect timing for showing off to your friends who come by to watch football games on Sunday, right? Tell them to bring the pizza and beer and you might even save money with this deal. (Okay, maybe that last one is a stretch.)

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Posted on August 29, 2016.

How Do Like The New Uber gPod?

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I’m doing something a little different with this article. If you like it, please leave a comment and/or share this article with a friend. It’s 2030 and my little man, Giles*, is now a big man. He’s a month away from his 18th birthday. He’s studied extremely hard and he’s got a shot at Stanford […]

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Posted on August 23, 2016.

The Olympics and Money: Winners and Losers

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I have to start this article with a few disclaimers. 1. I haven’t watched much of the Olympics this year… probably about 3-4 hours total. I know there are people who watch more than that each day. They can tell you all the details about each Olympian’s life to a degree that I can not. […]

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Posted on August 17, 2016.

Betting On Zero with My New BFF, Billionaire Bill Ackman

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“Don’t worry. We are going to get them. We are going to get them all.” – Bill Ackman to me A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the idea that someone should remake The Big Short, but from the perspective of MLM/pyramid scheme fraud. My idea wasn’t very unique. Soon after publishing the article, […]

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Last updated on August 17, 2016.

Introducing the Subway Footlong Index (SFI)

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I was reading Retire By 40 a couple of days ago and Joe had a good article about not forgetting about inflation in retirement. After all, if you are going to “Retire by 40”, you’ve got to consider dealing with potentially 45 years (or more) of inflation. If you retire at age 65, you are […]

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Posted on August 11, 2016.

Victory Day Over MLM Scams

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“I just realized something, something that really never occurred to me before. We’re gonna win.” – Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Chosen) Today’s article would have been published earlier, but there was a bit of an unexpected delay. Today is known as Victory or VJ Day in Rhode Island. Rhode Island seems to be the only […]

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Last updated on August 9, 2016.

Reviewing My Monthly Income Challenge (July 2016 Edition)

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Last month, I challenged you to Take the Monthly Income Challenge with me. The idea was pretty simple, come up with some way to make more money in a month. It really doesn’t matter how much, the important thing was just to start and track it. Because I’ve been making unusual income through websites, freelance […]

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Posted on August 5, 2016.

Calculating My Financial Independence Ratio

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[Editor’s Note: I’m going to get “mathy” with this article. Consider yourself warned.] For months I’ve been crushing on Joe Udo’s blog, Retire by 40. Perhaps I’m a little jealous as this blog’s initial goal was early retirement before I got sidetracked by a number of other interesting financial topics. One of my favorite topics […]

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Posted on August 1, 2016.

How To Be a Millionaire in 20 Years

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I’ve been officially old (big 4-0) for a few months now. It occurred to me that 40 year-olds have around 20 years of work experience (depending on high school, college, graduate school degrees). The other reason I picked 20 years for this article is that the numbers work out. This clip from Something About Mary […]

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Posted on July 27, 2016.

Rhode Island’s New CollegeBound Saver is Great!

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Editor’s Note: While I usually try to write for a national audience, today’s topic is more fitting for residents of my state, Rhode Island. However if you stick around until the end, you might have a chance at some free money. It’s good to be back to work after a week’s vacation. We just got […]

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Posted on July 25, 2016.

 
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