Archive for May, 2016


Best of My Dollar Plan: May

Posted by Madison on May 31, 2016

This month our most popular finance tips were creating your financial pie chart, how to handle kids moving back home after college, avoiding the pitfalls of a 401k loan, growing your wealth without focusing on income and transferring your Fatwallet account to Ebates to pick up a bonus. If you missed the most popular finance […]

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Hilton American Express 50,000 Point Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on May 27, 2016

We’re headed to a wedding this summer where the block of rooms is at a Hilton. Unfortunately, the discounted rate on the rooms is pretty steep! Enter the Hilton HHonors card from American Express. The card currently has a 50,000 point sign up bonus. Even though the sign up bonus sometimes goes a little higher, […]

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3 Quick Tips to Save Money on Groceries

Posted by Don on May 26, 2016

Is it me or is the cost of groceries only going up? It seems every time I visit the store, the things I buy are more and more expensive. I know the stores know it too because they highlight various products that have had their price frozen. This lets you know you are still paying […]

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How to Teach Your Teen about Money

Posted by Kristen on May 24, 2016

Teaching teens about money is so important, yet it is often pushed aside and not dealt with. According to a shocking survey by Northwest Mutual, 43% of parents said they didn’t feel capable of teaching their kids about money. The teenage years are so important to understand finances and to start learning more about money. […]

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Southwest 40,000 Point Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on May 20, 2016

A longtime reader, Richard, just sent me a copy of a new survey that tested airlines for frequent flier award seat availability. Topping the list for the fifth year was Southwest at 100% availability. You know what that means? It’s time to pick up some Southwest points for summer travel! Southwest is currently offering 40,000 […]

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I lay in the heat-thickened room, my muscles easing and falling limp against the floor mat. Deep breaths of sauna-like air lightly sear the back of my throat. My lungs expand fully, leaving no room for tension, stress, or hunger pangs. The instructor enters the hot yoga room and the cool whip of wind from […]

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Your precious little one who recently graduated may have moved back home “temporarily” until they find a decent job or maybe they did so just to save money so they could pay down their student loan debt faster. Whatever the case may be, you now have an adult child living at home. If you haven’t […]

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Fatwallet to Ebates $10 Transfer Bonus

Posted by Madison on May 13, 2016

Fatwallet cashback is over and it’s time to clean out your account. Instead of just cashing it out, you can transfer it to your Ebates account for a $10 transfer bonus. I was surprised to see I had $5 of cash back in my Fatwallet account! After I completed the transfer, my $5 showed up […]

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After I wrote how to calculate your net worth, I was out with a friend and we were talking about growing our wealth. Throughout the conversation, he continued to focus on growing his income. I had to explain to him that his approach to growing his wealth was flawed. Why was his approach flawed? Why […]

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American Express Platinum 100,000 Point Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on May 10, 2016

I specifically held off on an American Express card during my last $4,420 Credit Card Application Spree. I was waiting for a huge Platinum sign up bonus. It’s here! The American Express Platinum sign up bonus is up to 100,000 points. The standard offer on the Platinum card is 40,000 points. However, if you are […]

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