Today Acorns (internal link) announced a new service, Acorns Later – investing in a tax advantaged account according to your profile. Basically, Acorns will peruse your profile and ask some questions and recommend either a Traditional, Roth or SEP IRA. This IRA can be funded from recurring payments (like Betterment (internal link), or any other IRA servicer) or incidental investments you choose to make. The cost of Acorns Later is $1.00 per month. I already invest in IRA’s from Aspiration, and Betterment which, given the amount of money I have invested, have much preferable cost structures. Still, Acorns works well for some, and I have generally been very happy with their performance. My Acorns investment account is an aggressive one,Read More →

BTC is falling, and I think it is going to keep falling but eventually rebound. So I bought a BTC contract at HashFlare at 30% off – use code HF18INET404. The reason I’m buying a contract now is that each payout will net larger and larger sums of BTC since the price is falling. I think it’s like dollar cost averaging down a dip. If the price rebounds as I think it will, then I’ll have more BTC appreciating than I otherwise would. Nice!Read More →

Hashflare is turning 3 today. To celebrate, they are offering two discount codes. HF18BDAY30 gives 30% off any mining contract purchase – but hurry because it’s limited to 10,000 contracts, first come first served! If HF18BDAY30 doesn’t work, then HF18SPRNGSL10 will give 10% off. I just bought 0.3 TH/s of SHA-256 hashing power for $25.00, which should generate ~$68.35 over the course of the year of the contract, assuming no price change in BTC. Obviously, I’m hoping for BTC price to tumble over the year (thus giving me more BTC per hash) then rebound after the contract expires!Read More →