I’ve been noticing a trend lately of a new way that companies are tricking us into paying more for products. Well, it’s not really a new system, but rather it is an old system that they have realized can be applied to their business model to make more money. What is this method and have […]

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How to Get an Exception to the Chase 5/24 Rule

Posted by Madison on October 4, 2016

The Chase Sapphire Reserve 100,000 Point Sign Up Bonus Worth $1,500+ is one of the most popular sign up bonuses right now. Of course, that’s obvious since the bonus is one of the largest ever. But the big bonus also came out after Chase implemented a new rule targeting those of us who might love […]

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Marriott 80,000 Point Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on September 30, 2016

We’ve stayed at some amazing Starwood properties during ski vacations and in Disney World to get free trips. I thought the days of huge Starwood points were over. However, the recent merger between Marriott and Starwood means you can now transfer points between them. (3 Marriott points = 1 Starwood point). All of a sudden, […]

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Best of My Dollar Plan: September

Posted by Madison on September 29, 2016

This month our most popular finance tips were lots of ways to eliminate financial clutter in your life, recovering from a financial failure, reviewing the benefits from living on a budget, a financial checklist to complete after getting married and taking advantage of an Amazon $10 promo with a gift card purchase. If you missed […]

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Worthwhile Benefits from Living on a Budget

Posted by Don on September 27, 2016

When you think about your budget or even hear people talk about budgets, you probably cringe. This is because many of us think of budgeting as boring and a way to limit or restrict our spending. Making and following a budget is actually a good thing. I will show you that there are many benefits […]

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Discover it $100 Sign Up Bonus & 10% Cashback

Posted by Madison on September 23, 2016

Now that the holiday 4th Quarter 5% cashback offers are posted, it’s time to start planning our spending. Discover is once again featuring 5% cashback at Amazon and department stores during 4th quarter. With their Cashback Match program, you can earn double cash back, or 10% cashback during the holidays! My last year with Discover […]

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New 4th Quarter 2016 5% Rotating Cash Rewards Credit Cards

Posted by Madison on September 21, 2016

4th quarter cash back is here! I can’t believe it’s already time to begin planning our 4th quarter. It’s time to organize, activate and put your 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 4th quarter 2016 […]

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22 Ways to Eliminate Financial Clutter

Posted by Madison on September 19, 2016

My brain and my workspace are very cluttered. I tell myself this is an acceptable behavior for someone who is juggling multiple businesses and taking advantage of great financial opportunities. But in reality, I may just be messy and scatterbrained. Some distinct areas are very organized, like tracking my credit card application sprees, however, other […]

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Barclaycard Arrival Plus $525+ Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on September 16, 2016

The Barclaycard Arrival Plus card just increased their sign up bonus to 50,000 miles! You can redeem the miles for a $500 statement credit. You’ll get an extra bonus on the travel redemption, so it’s really a $525+ offer! The 50,000 mile sign up bonus is for a limited time; normally the sign up bonus […]

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Financial Checklist to Complete after Getting Married

Posted by Don on September 15, 2016

Getting married is a great time in your life. Not only are you committing to the one you love, but you also get to celebrate with close friends and family. While you are busy with your vows and planning everything, don’t forget about your finances. Financial Checklist for after the Wedding No, this isn’t about […]

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