First Tennessee Checking $250 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on January 15, 2016

First Tennessee is offering $250 to open a checking account. There’s no requirement to live in Tennessee and you can open the account online, so it appears to be an easy sign up bonus. The easier a bonus is, the faster it moves up my to do list! It’s our Free Money offer this week. […]

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When is the Earliest You Can File Taxes?

Posted by Madison on January 14, 2016

We’re pretty familiar with the tax deadline on April 15 (although it’s extended to Monday, April 18, 2016 this year). However, the first day to file taxes each year often depends on what Congress has done recently with any new laws that were implemented. This year is no different as congress signed new legislation at […]

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How Much Money Do You Have to Make to File Taxes?

Posted by Madison on January 11, 2016

How much money do you have to make to file taxes? What is the minimum income to file taxes? Let’s take a look at the requirements for the minimum income to file taxes in 2015 (and due in 2016). 2015 Minimum Income Requirements The IRS released the minimum income to file taxes in 2015. For […]

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Chase Sapphire $500 – $625 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on January 8, 2016

It’s time to start earning bonus money this year! First up is the Chase Sapphire Preferred card. Chase is giving out 50,000 bonus points that you can redeem for cash, gift cards or travel. The points are worth $625 in travel or $500 cash back. We’re planning a ski trip for next year with another […]

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How I Saved Over $3,000 with Digit in 5 Months

Posted by Madison on January 6, 2016

Five months ago, I signed up for the automated savings tool Digit. Digit analyzes your spending daily and makes transfers out of your account little by little into your Digit savings account. Digit takes into account pay days, rent, recurring bills, spending patterns, and average balance. I was intrigued by their math and decided to […]

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8 Ways to Start the New Year on the Right Financial Foot

Posted by Madison on January 4, 2016

Happy New Year! Many of us plan to start the year with a blank slate. We set new goals and renew our focus on previously abandoned goals. Do you have any financial resolutions this year? Are you still working on them? Here are some of our favorite ways to tackle the new year financially. It’s […]

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This Year’s Most Popular Finance Tips

Posted by Madison on December 30, 2015

My Dollar Plan just celebrated our eighth anniversary! We have over 10,000 subscribers who get daily updates. Wow! Hopefully, you’ve all found great deals and tips in our articles to make, save, and grow your money. As always, feel free to email your thoughts and ideas to improve My Dollar Plan. I look forward to […]

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1st Quarter 2016 5% Rotating Cash Rewards Credit Cards

Posted by Madison on December 28, 2015

1st quarter cash back is here and it’s focused heavily on gas stations. It’s time to organize, activate and put your cards into a regular rotation. In addition, since we still have the opportunity to double our Discover it Cashback to 10% the Discover card again remains at the top of the quarterly rotation list! […]

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17 Tips for End of Year Tax Planning

Posted by Madison on December 16, 2015

It’s time for end of year tax planning! Time to get your financial house in order for tax season! What could be more fun that taking a break from holiday festivities and shopping to start thinking about taxes? It seems like every year when we do our taxes, there’s a few things we wish we […]

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2015 Tax Calculator to Project Your Tax Refund

Posted by Madison on December 14, 2015

The 2015 tax calculator is here! Do you want to get an estimate of how much your tax refund will be before you file? We just updated the 2015 tax calculator with the current tax brackets, credits, deductions, and everything else you’ll need to estimate your tax refund before the tax deadline. How to Use […]

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