Archive for March, 2017


US Bank Cash+ $100-$125 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on March 31, 2017

One of the cards I mention frequently for quarterly 5% rotating cash rewards is the US Bank Cash+ card. I just received an email from US Bank that they are now offering a sign up bonus for the card! You’ll get $100 cash back after just $500 in spending. You’ll also get a $25 bonus […]

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5 Money Mistakes That Will Cost You

Posted by Don on March 29, 2017

Do you have any money mistakes that you regret? We all have made mistakes. We buy something we regret. We invest in a hot stock tip and lose everything. We get caught up in the moment and overspend. The goal is to limit these money mistakes as much as possible since we can’t eliminate them […]

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2nd quarter cash back is here! Another three months has flown by and it’s time for 2nd quarter cash back. Organize, activate and put your credit cards into a regular rotation. Reevaluate Quarterly Cash Rewards It’s our quarterly check-in to reevaluate the cards we are carrying to take advantage of the best 2nd quarter 2017 […]

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Hilton Surpass Amex 100,000 Point Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on March 24, 2017

We are finalizing plans for spring break and one of the only points hotels at our destination is a Hilton. It’s fitting then that Hilton rolled out a new 100,000 point offer on the Surpass card from American Express. The offer also includes a free weekend night after your first anniversary. Since I just picked […]

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Do Your Kids Need to File Taxes?

Posted by Madison on March 23, 2017

Do your kids need to file taxes? Usually filing taxes for the kids is an afterthought. Only after people scramble to finish filing in time for the tax deadline do they realize they didn’t even think about the kids. Will you remember to file taxes for your kids? If your kids earn interest and dividends, […]

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3 Simple Ways to Lower Your Taxes in Retirement

Posted by Don on March 22, 2017

Wouldn’t it be great to not have to worry about taxes during retirement? As great as that sounds, the reality is you are going to be paying taxes until the day you pass away. As the old saying goes, the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. But what taxes will you pay? […]

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BankAmericard Cash Rewards $100 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on March 17, 2017

One of the easiest sign up bonuses I picked up in my $4,292 Credit Card Application Spree was the BankAmericard Cash Rewards card. Like the MLB BankAmericard $100 Sign Up Bonus that many of you got from Bank of America, the Cash Rewards card also has a $100 sign up bonus on just $500 in […]

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2017 Roth 401k and Roth IRA Limits Will Stay the Same

Posted by Madison on March 16, 2017

The 2017 Roth IRA limits and Roth 401k contribution limits will not change again this year. It’s time to start planning your contributions. The 401k limits and IRA limits are determined based on inflation, but can only increase in $500 increments. However, the 2017 social security wage base increased by $8,700. I highlight the Roth […]

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We know that if you want to grow your money for the long term, investing in the stock market makes the most sense. While there is risk involved, taking on little to no risk with bank savings accounts will not allow our money to grow at the rate we need in order to reach certain […]

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New USAA Limitless 2.5% Cash Back Credit Card

Posted by Madison on March 10, 2017

My Dollar Plan reader Jacob sent us a heads up on a USAA card with 2.5% cash back! It’s currently an online pilot with limited availability, but if you qualify it’s a great way to earn above average cash back! The new USAA Limitless Cashback Rewards card is available to USAA members in 26 states […]

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