Discover Card Holiday Rewards

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Discover Card has a great deal for your holiday shopping. For every $200 you spend on your Discover Card at participating malls, you get a $20 gift card! It’s an easy 10% back on your holiday shopping. Discover Mall Rewards Details of the receipts into rewards program: Dates: November 1, 2008 – January 4, 2009 [...]

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Photography: That was supposed to be going up, wasn’t it? by rednuht The new icebreaker for every conversation seems to be the economy. Readers, family, friends, and neighbors are all asking about it. Everyone wants to know what to do in the current economy. There’s a wealth of great information already out there; here it [...]

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Another Economic Stimulus Package? The financial world continues to change on a daily basis. There’s talk of a new stimulus package and the possibility of making 401k contributions taxable. In addition, the new inflation rate for I-Bond was announced and the earnings subject to Social Security tax is going up again. The new maximum will [...]

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Do You Report All Your Income?

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It came to my attention recently that one of the service providers of our family does not report all of his or her income. I’ve always “known about it” in a roundabout way, but it was actually stated to me directly. I’m in a quandary about what to do…. and I’m also mad about it. [...]

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Photography: Pumpkins by St0rmz What is it about holidays that causes us to ignore our budgets, talk ourselves into buying “just one more item”, and refuse to add up our overall spending? Halloween spending can set the pace for the rest of the holiday season, so reign yourself in during October and your December self [...]

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Free Quicken Online

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I’ve always used Microsoft Money. Why? Because it came installed on my computer back in 1997, when I started tracking my money really closely. Even since then, I’ve just continued with it. Good reason, right? MS Money Stops Yearly Updates I felt pretty confident with my setup until one of my fellow About.com guides, Shelley, [...]

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It had to happen… I’ve had a pretty sweet deal come to an end. For a few years, I’ve had a Chase card that earned 5% back on gas, groceries, and drugstores. I didn’t talk about it much, since you can’t apply for it anymore, so there wasn’t much point. I got a letter that [...]

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There is so much going on this week! Lending Club is open again (which is great since I have $300 in my Lending Club account after winning the PF Challenge) and Prosper is entering a quiet period to add a secondary lending market. In addition, Grocery Game notified me that chicken was at a rock-bottom [...]

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Time for some reader input! Here’s a question from Jaynee. She and her husband have been doing a great job saving money for their kids. They diligently put gifts the kids receive into their savings accounts. However, now that the balances are growing, she knows a savings account isn’t the best place for the money [...]

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15 Must Do Fall Finance Tips

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Three months ago you worked on your Mid Year Checkup. How time flies! Another quarter later, and it’s time to prepare your finances for fall. Here’s 15 more tips to get your finances in shape: 1. File your taxes. What? Didn’t we do that back in April? Not so if you got an extension. Your [...]

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