Archive for July, 2014


This Month’s Most Popular Finance Tips: July

Posted by Madison on July 31, 2014

This month we featured how to get rid of your student loans (without actually paying them off), municipal bond benefits, saving at the grocery store, a review of Quicken, insurance scams and cheap vacation ideas. If you missed the most popular finance tips this month, here’s a quick overview: This Month’s Most Popular Tips: July […]

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How to Cut Your Losses Selling on Amazon

Posted by Madison on July 30, 2014

Once you’ve been at the Amazon business for more than a year, you’ll probably have some duds sitting in the warehouse. Sometimes I buy junk. Sometimes popular products lose their popularity and you end up with leftover items. It’s ok. It’s part of the business model. Maximize Profits and Minimize Expenses Just like any business […]

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Have you heard of the new debt instrument the Treasury Department issued earlier this year? It is called the two year floating rate note. You may be wondering why the Treasury is issuing a new instrument now. The answer lies in the fact that it is still pumping money into the economy to right the […]

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3 Basic Rules to Be a Budget Friendly Cook

Posted by Kristen on July 28, 2014

Finding ways to save money on food is on every budget conscious person’s mind, and rightfully so. Eating and drinking is something we have to budget for on a daily basis, and it can significantly add up if you’re not thinking about it. The first tip people generally give to save money on food is […]

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US Bank Checking $150 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on July 25, 2014

US Bank is running a summer promotion for a $150 sign up bonus on their checking account. As part of the promotion, you can win a Tesla Model S or $100,000. Even though giveaways are fun, we’ll focus on the $150 bonus since everyone can get it as our Free Money Friday offer this week. […]

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How to Find Coupons for Groceries

Posted by Kristen on July 24, 2014

While watching Extreme Couponers one day, I was amazed at the amount of coupons they always have. Since I felt like I rarely come across that abundance of coupons, I decided to start making more of an effort to find coupons to save more money on my grocery bill. How to Find Coupons for Groceries […]

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The 2014 state sales tax holidays are almost here! If you’re lucky, your state will encourage you to shop on specific days this summer to avoid paying sales tax. The tax free weekends and sales tax holidays vary by state, but many are having the 2014 tax free weekend the first weekend in August for […]

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Motif Investing Review to Earn $150 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on July 22, 2014

I just finished opening my new Motif Investing account to take advantage of the Motif Investing $150 Sign Up Bonus. Here’s an overview of how it went and how Motif Investing is different than the other online discount brokers we’ve reviewed. Motif Investing Review What is a Motif? A Motif is a portfolio of stocks […]

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5 Practical Wedding Tips from the Tightwad Gazette

Posted by Amanda on July 21, 2014

Amy Dacyczyn allowed her creative juices to flow when it came to frugal living. She began a newsletter, called The Tightwad Gazette, in 1990 and ran it until late December 1996. Her name became synonymous with frugality, cheap living, and being a tightwad, and her books have lived on (and probably will continue to do […]

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Amazon Store Card $10-$20 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on July 18, 2014

We have covered the Amazon Visa credit card $30 Sign Up Bonus before. I just noticed an alternative, the Amazon Store card with its own sign up bonus. The bonus is our Free Money Friday offer this week. How to Get Your $10 Sign Up Bonus Open a new Amazon Store card. A $10 Amazon.com […]

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