Frugal Gifts and Holiday Deals

Posted by Jill on December 21, 2009

Are you still frantically looking for holiday gifts? Luckily, it’s easier than ever to shop from the comfort of your home, and get great deals in the process! Many online retailers are offering free shipping, and even more are offering BIG sales in an effort to drive revenue. The deals are-ever changing, so instead of […]

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OptionsHouse 100 Free Trades

Posted by Kate on December 18, 2009

It’s Free Money Friday! Hurry and get this great offer for 100 free trades from OptionsHouse Brokerage by the end of the year! How to Get Your Free Trades Open a new OptionsHouse account with a minimum of $3,000 (funded within 45 days of account approval) by December 31, 2009. Offer is extended until April […]

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Free Shipping Day, Amazon Prime, and Ohio 529s

Posted by Madison on December 17, 2009

When Amanda wrote about How to Score Big on Cyber Monday, I marked today in my calendar for a big day of online holiday shopping. Free Shipping Day. Today is Free Shipping Day. It’s the day you can order online with free shipping and guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve. Last I checked they had 714 […]

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Make Your Charitable Contributions Before Year End

Posted by Amanda on December 16, 2009

Both 2008 and 2009 have been hard years for charities, at the same time that more and more individuals are seeking charitable help for the first time. Let’s face it; even those of us with jobs have found ourselves scrimping more, perhaps running out of money at the end of the month, or cutting back […]

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9 Ways to Save Money this Holiday Season

Posted by Jill on December 15, 2009

Over Thanksgiving, I felt a little guilty when I realized how much I spent on unnecessary items while traveling: $18 for a cab (subway would have been $3 max), $7 for lunch in the airport, and $15 in the airport bookstore for a book that has been out for awhile and is available at the […]

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Top 10 Financial Stories of the Decade

Posted by Madison on December 14, 2009

As the decade winds down, it’s time to take a look back at the most prominent finance stories of the last ten years. Even though the decade was never officially named, there were many significant events that changed our economy forever. During the 2000s we saw stock market highs and lows, companies collapse and new […]

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Chase Freedom $50 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Kate on December 11, 2009

The Chase Freedom $50 bonus has expired but the Chase Sapphire card now has a $100 signup bonus! This week the popular Chase Freedom credit card is offering another great reason to become a cardholder: a $50 sign-up bonus. It’s our Free Money Friday offer this week! How to Get Your Sign Up Bonus Register […]

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Google Voice for Business Phone Service

Posted by Madison on December 10, 2009

Google Voice is my new favorite inexpensive phone solution for small businesses. We are full steam ahead in launching the new business by the end of the year. One of the needs in any small business is phone service. Google Voice to the rescue. The service is free. You get a phone number (you can […]

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5 Alternative and Creative Gift Giving Ideas

Posted by Amanda on December 9, 2009

It is tradition in my family to purchase a gift for everyone. This includes grandparents, parents, siblings and their children, significant others, friends, etc. I love to purchase gifts throughout the year that fit each of the people on my list, and also to get great deals as sales come up seasonally. But year after […]

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How To Save Money on Gift Wrap

Posted by Jill on December 7, 2009

If you completed your holiday shopping on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, it’s time for the next step… wrapping! So many times I’ve set a budget for a gift and stayed within it – only to spend a fortune buying the perfect wrapping supplies. If you’re trying to save money this holiday season, consider some […]

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