We found some great finance tips this week on how you are wasting your money, financial advice that changes your life, stockpiling groceries and more!

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7 Pieces of Financial Advice That Forever Changed My Life – “What is the single most significant piece of financial advice you have ever received? And how has it improved your life?” – Becoming Minimalist

Finance Tips

Finance Tips

39 Mindless Ways You’re Wasting Money in Every Part of Your Life – How many of these are you guilty of on the list? – Wise Bread

How to Tell if You Are Losing Money With a Secret Water Leak – Is your water bill increasing? Check out this simple test to see if you have a leak. – Three Thrifty Guys

U.S. Student Loan Implosion – 1.1 million student loan borrowers have gone 270 days without paying their student loans. Yikes! – Political Calculations

Seasonal Stockpiling – What to Buy When at the Grocery Store – What should you be buying this month at rock bottom prices? -$5 Dinners

6 Popular Side Gigs Reviewed We’re always on the lookout for new ways to make money. – Have you thought about any of these? – Money Crashers

Where to Find Dividend Data for Your Portfolio – Are you a dividend investor? A great resource on dividend data. – Million Dollar Journey

Travel Tips: Delta Paid a Family $11,000 Not to Fly – A roundup of all the travel tips this week, including a how family got $11,000 from Delta for not flying. – Points Family

More Finance Tips

4 Mistakes That Will Sabotage Your Finances

Posted by Don on April 26, 2017

How good are you at managing your finances? Are you where you want to be or could you use some improvement? If you are like most others, there is room for improvement. No matter what area you are struggling in, there are a few small steps you can take to improve your situation. 4 Mistakes […]

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2 Free Nights at the Hyatt

Posted by Madison on April 21, 2017

I’m busy planning where to redeem our annual award nights from Hyatt. Two free nights at any Hyatt and you really can’t go wrong. After the first year you’ll also get an annual anniversary night. We redeemed our award night at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress; we just might do the same thing again this […]

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Private label Amazon results are in! Last year I explored a new way to make money selling private label products on Amazon. Before I pour all my energy into my newest project (the new travel blog), I promised an update on the private label products! The first year was a financial success. It turns out […]

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How to Calculate Self Employment Tax

Posted by Madison on April 17, 2017

Did you recently start your own business and you need to learn how to calculate your self employment tax to file your tax return before the tax deadline? If you are an individual who is self employed, you have many advantages over people who are employed by companies. Of course, you get to set your […]

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How Do Tax Brackets Work?

Posted by Jill on April 13, 2017

Are you getting ready to file your taxes? If so, you might find yourself needing a slight refresher on how tax brackets work before the tax deadline. The US tax system is based on a progressive rate structure – the more income you make, the higher tax rate you pay. How Do Tax Brackets Work? […]

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Social Security 2017 Wage Base Increase

Posted by Madison on April 12, 2017

The 2017 Social Security wage base increased by $8,700. The wage base in 2017 is $127,200. The 2016 Social Security wage base was $118,500. The Social Security wage base has increased in four of the last five years. What is a Tax Wage Base? Social security taxes, (or OASDI taxes) are the taxes that are […]

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I dropped daily hints and pictures last week about our new travel project! Did you figure it out? In case the hints were too cryptic, here’s the easy, direct way to find our new travel blog: Points Family. How did I end up with a new travel blog? What does it have to do with […]

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IHG Hotels Chase 60,000+ Point Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on April 7, 2017

The IHG Rewards Club credit card currently offers a 60,000 point sign up bonus. However, it’s possible you might be able to get 80,000 points! I picked up the Chase IHG card during an application spree three years ago. After using it to maximize the IHG Accelerate promotion for free nights during our spring break […]

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Why You Should Learn About Taxes

Posted by Don on April 6, 2017

I know, when it comes to taxes, most of us want to run the other way. But I am here to tell you that instead of running from taxes, you should embrace taxes. Am I crazy? I’m not sure as I’ve never been tested. But since taxes make up such a large part of our […]

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