Archive for June, 2015


This Month’s Most Popular Finance Tips: June

Posted by Madison on June 30, 2015

This month our most popular finance tips were finding ways to make more on your savings, reading the best finance books, turning things into cash, $10 off Amazon, revisiting your goals, calculating net worth and exploring the dangers of timeshares. If you missed the most popular finance tips this month, here’s a quick overview: This […]

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30 Money Saving Tips

Posted by Madison on June 29, 2015

My Dollar Plan readers have lots of great ideas when it comes to saving money. I asked readers to share their money saving tips. The responses were terrific! One of my favorites is Brian’s idea to wait at least 30 days before making major purchasing decisions. There are so many times when I decide I […]

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Amazon $10 Off $10 Purchase

Posted by Madison on June 26, 2015

Anytime a free offer pops up from Amazon, I immediately move it up in our Free Money Friday series. I know the Amazon offers are reader favorites! Amazon is giving out free $10 promo codes when you link and use a card with Chase Ultimate Rewards. But you’ll have to ask fast… the offer ends […]

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3rd Quarter 2015 5% Rotating Cash Rewards Credit Cards

Posted by Madison on June 24, 2015

3rd quarter cash back is here and it’s focused on gas, travel, and my favorite… Amazon.com! It’s time once again to get all the cards organized, activated and into a regular rotation. In addition, now that we have the opportunity to double our Discover it Cashback to 10%, the Discover card will be huge in […]

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5 Tips for Frugal Summer Fun

Posted by Don on June 23, 2015

Summer is easily one of my favorite seasons of the year. The warm weather and long days allow for me to get outside a lot and just have fun. Of course when having fun, I always have to keep in mind my budget. As anyone knows, falling victim to summertime fun and going over budget […]

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How to Calculate Your Net Worth

Posted by Don on June 22, 2015

Your net worth is a great (and important) number to understand. It is a snapshot in time showing you how well you are doing financially. The good news is that it is rather easy to calculate too. All you need is a sheet of paper (or a spreadsheet) and some information about your finances. Even […]

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Amazon Business $75 Gift Card

Posted by Madison on June 18, 2015

I just received an email from Amazon to upgrade to a free Amazon Business account. What caught my eye was the sign up bonus for a $75 Amazon.com gift card! It’s time to check it out for Free Money Friday! How to Get Your $75 Amazon Gift Card Register for an Amazon Business account. Spend […]

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35 Best Personal Finance Books

Posted by Madison on June 17, 2015

Five years ago My Dollar Plan readers shared their favorite personal finance books. It’s time to revisit the list of best personal finance books to give you some inspiration for your summer reading! There were more than 100 suggestions, so I picked out 35 to highlight. That should be more than plenty to get all […]

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5 Quick Tips for Moving Out on Your Own

Posted by Amanda on June 16, 2015

I remember well the first year when I was out of college, and out on my own. Scoring a job as an international sales and marketing specialist in the town where I went to college, the transition into becoming a townie was actually not that difficult. But there was a lot of learning I did […]

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What is a CSA?

Posted by Don on June 15, 2015

I previously talked about some strategies my wife and I were using and planning to start using to control our food costs. One area we are looking at is community supported agriculture. A lot of readers wanted to learn more about CSA’s too, so I want to give you a better understanding of what they […]

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