Archive for July, 2015


Penfed $100 Bonus

Posted by Madison on July 31, 2015

We highlighted the Pentagon Federal credit card years ago when it was one of the best choices for cashback on gas. However, now it just collects dust while other cash rewards cards offer better deals each quarter. I just got an email from Penfed offering a $100 cash back bonus to use the card again! […]

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This Month’s Most Popular Finance Tips: July

Posted by Madison on July 30, 2015

This month our most popular finance tips were tips from the Tightwad Gazette, more money saving tips, how to get a natural high, make money as a freelancer, eat out for less and figure out how to calculate your annual income. If you missed the most popular finance tips this month, here’s a quick overview: […]

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What Rising Interest Rates Mean For You

Posted by Don on July 29, 2015

Investors and consumers have been paying close attention to the Federal Reserve recently, wondering when they will begin raising interest rates. While the Fed meets this week, I want to walk through what you as a consumer and investor can expect when interest rates do rise. But first, why raise interest rates? When will interest […]

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American Express Checkout $10 Bonus

Posted by Madison on July 24, 2015

It’s Free Money Friday! American Express Checkout is offering a $10 statement credit to try out their new service. How to Get Your $10 Bonus Make a purchase at one of the participating online websites by September 7, 2015. Select the American Express Checkout option instead of the merchant’s standard online checkout option. A $10 […]

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Should You Buy an Extended Warranty on a Car?

Posted by Don on July 22, 2015

For many purchases in life, the warranty that comes with the product from the manufacturer is sufficient. But there are times when you want an additional warranty on top of the standard warranty that the item comes with. While in many cases, the extended warranty is a money ploy for the retailer, there are times […]

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How to Calculate Annual Income

Posted by Don on July 21, 2015

Getting paid is great. Checking your bank account and seeing a higher balance after your pay has been deposited is an awesome feeling and for some people, even a relief. Trying to figure out your annual income, especially when trying to set up a budget, can be tricky if you are paid bi-weekly. How do […]

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10 Ways to Eat Out for Less

Posted by Madison on July 20, 2015

Years ago I mentioned that restaurants were a budget buster for us. We ate out a lot for the convenience, great food, and because we really weren’t very good cooks. Fast forward seven years and while my cooking skills have really improved, we still like to eat out. However, instead of it being for convenience, […]

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We found some great finance tips this week on grocery purchases, arbitrage, investing and more! Featured Finance Tip 7 grocery staples more expensive this summer – I was wondering why eggs have almost doubled in price at Costco this summer! – Get Rich Slowly Finance Tips 9 Simple Tips to Eating Organic Food When On […]

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10 Things to Consider Before You Buy Something

Posted by Adrienne on July 13, 2015

Before I make any purchase I go through a series of questions. Here are 6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Make a Purchase. These questions and some additional considerations help me to decide if I need to make the purchase and how to do it most cost effectively. This process works for things both […]

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Visa Signature Fandango 2-for-1 Movie Tickets

Posted by Madison on July 10, 2015

It’s back! Our favorite movie deal every summer returns. If you have a Visa Signature card and are looking for a cheap date night or a way to get the kids out of the house without breaking the bank this summer, the Fandango movie offer is a great deal. The 2-for-1 movie ticket offer is […]

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