Archive for June, 2014


This Month’s Most Popular Finance Tips: June

Posted by Madison on June 30, 2014

This month we focused our finances on generating passive income, cutting our electric bill, following up on the Nest savings, picking up a Motif bonus, and reviewing questions couples should ask before marriage. If you missed the most popular finance tips this month, here’s a quick overview: This Month’s Most Popular Tips: June 7 Passive […]

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Capital One $25 Sign Up Bonus for Kids and Teens

Posted by Madison on June 27, 2014

We recently covered the Capital One 360 $25 Sign Up Bonus for adults. Something that sets Capital One apart from other online savings accounts is the ability for kids and teens to earn a sign up bonus. Kids can earn a $25 sign up bonus when they open a savings or bank account. We opened […]

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3 Benefits of Tax Loss Harvesting

Posted by Don on June 26, 2014

In order to be a successful investor, one has to learn how to buy low and sell high. This can be hard since many of us allow for our emotions to get involved. As a result, we tend to buy high and sell low. But even when the buy low, sell high strategy is followed, […]

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Quicken: The Personal Finance Tool I Use Everyday

Posted by Madison on June 25, 2014

Almost every single financial topic I write about, research, track, measure or explore always comes back to one program that I use on a daily basis: Quicken. I use it to track every financial move I make and it’s a tool I couldn’t live without. I highlighted my transition from MS Money to Quicken years […]

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3rd Quarter 2014 5% Rotating Cash Rewards Credit Cards

Posted by Madison on June 24, 2014

3rd quarter cash back is here and it’s focused on gas and hotels! It’s time to reevaluate the cards you are carrying to take advantage of the best 3rd quarter 2014 cash rewards credit cards bonuses. Every quarter we reevaluate the cash back cards to make sure we get the highest cash back on each […]

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Tips to Control Spending When Both Spouses are Spenders

Posted by Adrienne on June 19, 2014

We recently covered 5 Ways to Save Money When Your Spouse is a Spender. However, how do you save money when both spouses are spenders? Let’s tackle another money relationship question on our path to help you manage money in your marriage: What do you do if both you and your spouse are spenders? Photo […]

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Summer is right around the corner. For our family that means a few lazy afternoons spent on the shores of the Gulf, lots of iced tea to try and counteract the heat here in Houston, and watching tomatoes, basil and other summer specialties ripen in our backyard vegetable garden. Summer also means that the school […]

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New Robinhood Brokerage Offers Free Trading

Posted by Madison on June 17, 2014

Since I have brokerage accounts scattered all around, I’m always on the lookout to find a company that will top our list of Best Online Discount Brokers. There’s a new broker rolling out free trading in an effort to build a lean business model that cuts out the overhead of other brokerages. Robinhood, a new […]

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5 Things to Consider When Buying a Used Car

Posted by Don on June 16, 2014

Read most financial publications and they will speak to you about why you should never buy a new car. The total cost of a new car, including the depreciation is a waste of money. And don’t even suggest leasing a car. You’ll be banished quicker than Napoleon. I’m not here to tell you any of […]

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Wells Fargo Propel $400+ Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on June 13, 2014

I first mentioned today’s Free Money Friday offer, the Wells Fargo Propel World card, when a reader Norm asked me about my three current favorite sign-up bonuses. By the way, in case you were wondering, my other two favorite sign up bonuses right now are the Barclaycard Arrival $400+ Sign Up Bonus and the Citi […]

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