It’s that time of year again… back to school! Luckily, we have a law here that school can’t start until September (to protect the tourism industry), so the kids still have a few more weeks to enjoy their time off. Back to School If you are getting ready to send your kids back to school, […]

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Our investment club just finished reevaluating our broker. We do this every couple years to make sure we’re getting the best service and the best rates. We decided to stay with Scottrade. Scottrade Account Details Account Minimum: None Opening Account Minimum: $500 Account Fees: None Trading Fees: $7 per trade (market or limit), which includes […]

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When Madison ran my first guest post in early July, How to Get Control of Your Budget, several commenters asked for more information about the “detailed tracking system” I mentioned. Madison has graciously agreed to host another post so I can share my system with you – let’s dig in! The System I use an […]

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Bank of America $25 Bonus

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Bank of America sweetens the deal! When I highlighted the Bank of America $75 Sign Up Bonus, a reader, Ifi, filled me in on a secondary offer from Bank of America. You get an additional $25 bonus to use their bill pay service. It’s our Free Money Friday offer this week. How to Get Your […]

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A Biodegradable Credit Card?

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What will they think of next? I just stumbled across the Biodegradable Discover More Card. Really? A biodegradable credit card? I had no idea that simple little credit cards created so much waste. Here’s how Discover is pitching the card: New biodegradable card plastic breaks down 99% within five years in landfill conditions and leaves […]

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I checked our mailbox recently, and to my surprise, there was a rebate check from Costco! I didn’t even realize it had been so long since I asked readers What Am I Supposed to Buy at Costco? After a year of shopping at Costco, it’s practically our main stop for groceries, gas, and various other […]

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Cash for Clunkers

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“Cash for Clunkers” Program As many of you may have heard, the government recently released the rules for its Car Allowance Rebate System (C.A.R.S.), also known as “Cash for Clunkers.” The program’s goal is two-fold: to get older, less fuel-efficient cars off the road and 2) to encourage sales and leases of new cars in […]

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When I’m searching for credit cards, Card Offers is one of my first stops. Lets take a look at their sign up bonus program for Free Money Friday this week. How to Get Your Credit Card Sign Up Bonuses Sign up for a free account at Card Offers using the referral ID 1003120517. Select the […]

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I’m always on the the search for the best coupon code sites. They make shopping online easier and cheaper than running out to the store. Last week we were looking for a new set of Thule racks for my car. We realized that with three kiddos, we’re going to need to put a rocket box […]

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I’m having fun digging through the archives from last summer. It’s always great to see what was on our minds, and what happened in our lives. Want to do the same? If you keep a lot of email, take a glance at some of the emails from last July… I’ll be curious to hear what […]

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