Archive for August, 2015


This Month’s Most Popular Finance Tips: August

Posted by Madison on August 31, 2015

This month our most popular finance tips were Digit saving, budget friendly travel destinations, the increased Starwood bonus, ideas for a fun night out, and can you and should you afford it? If you missed the most popular finance tips this month, here’s a quick overview: This Month’s Most Popular Tips: August How to Find […]

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Bank of America $2000 Small Business Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on August 28, 2015

Bank of America is offering a huge $2,000 sign up bonus for their small business checking account and a credit card (or other business account). However, you’ll have to jump through some hoops to score the bonus. It’s Free Money Friday! How to Get Your $2000 Sign Up Bonus Sign up for a new Bank […]

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Watch Out for These 3 Scams

Posted by Amanda on August 26, 2015

Online scams are everywhere. I probably get one or two each month, and to be quite honest, I like to play along with the scammers so that I can understand the scam and write about it to warn others. As long as playing along doesn’t entail me giving away pertinent information that could hurt me, […]

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How to Find and Save Money with Digit

Posted by Madison on August 21, 2015

Digit is an automated savings tool. While that sounds a little boring on the surface, I’m intrigued by the math that is running the show. Essentially Digit is analyzing your spending daily and calculating how much they can “painlessly” transfer to savings, little by little each week. Digit states their free service is a “journey […]

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12 Inexpensive Ideas for a Fun Night Out with Friends

Posted by Kristen on August 19, 2015

When you’re on a budget, generally your priority is thinking how you’re going to save on groceries, pay your bills down, and even save for that family vacation down the road. Spending time with our friends often gets pushed aside. Going out to expensive dinners, dropping a ton of cash at a bar, or other […]

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When it comes to investing, there are all sorts of options to invest your money. You could go with mutual funds or stocks or exchange traded funds. From there you have countless online discount brokers, full-service brokers, and even automated investing services. The only problem is that many times when you invest, you have to […]

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You Can Afford It… but Should You?

Posted by Jill on August 12, 2015

Recently I gave you a set of criteria to use when wondering if you can afford something. Whether that “something” is a pair of shoes or the trip of a lifetime, I listed a number of questions you can ask yourself to objectively decide if your budget/savings can withstand the expenditure. Even if you can […]

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Can You Afford It?

Posted by Jill on August 10, 2015

Whether or not you’re a fan of Suze Orman or other financial experts, you’ve probably heard of her popular TV segment, “Can I Afford It?” On each episode of her show, callers ask permission to purchase items/experiences ranging from concert tickets to vacations to cars to second homes. Suze asks them a variety of questions […]

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Simply Best Coupons just sent an email that they’ll be offering 2% cashback on American Express Business Gift Cards on Monday August 10, 2015! I stocked up with Simply Best a few months ago to Earn 2.1% Cash Back Buying American Express Gift Cards without any problems, so I’m happy to see the offer will […]

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13 Cheap Ways to Entertain Kids This Summer

Posted by Kristen on August 5, 2015

It’s no wonder summer is a favorite season to so many of us. There are sunny days, warmer temperatures, a chance to hang outside, and tons of stuff going on in our communities. However, with kids out of school, having to entertain them every second of every day can seem daunting, and even worse, super […]

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