Time to help out a reader, Marke, who is facing a tough decision. His home has lost value, like many people today, and he’s not sure how to handle it. However, it’s not just his house he’s worried about. He’s nearing retirement, and needs to start planning for that, too. It seems that keeping his [...]

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USAA $100 Sign Up Bonus

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Checking account deals are popping up all over. This week USAA wants to give those with ties to the military $100 to open one for Free Money Friday. How to Get Your Sign Up Bonus Open a new USAA checking account by May 31, 2009 with a minimum deposit of $25. Set up and maintain [...]

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My court date is today. If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll remember about a month ago when I got pulled over for speeding and got a ticket. Both kids were in the back seat and had all kinds of questions for me after I got the ticket. Being accountable to a 1 and 3 [...]

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The Senate passed the new Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights Act of 2009 yesterday. After the new credit card bill is worked out with the house, and the President signs it, the changes take effect in one year. Credit Card Bill of Rights Here is a summary of the changes included in the new credit [...]

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I logged into my Lending Club account this week to see how my loans are doing. So far my net annualized return on investment is 8.44%! My Lending Club Account My loans are all current, which is much better than the loan I had at Prosper, which was charged-off last week because the person filed [...]

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The Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 included some terrific financing opportunities for small businesses. The SBA ARC Loan Program offers 0% loans to small businesses for up to five years. The program caught my eye, because it looks like a fantastic arbitrage opportunity! ARC Loan Program The loan program offers loans to small businesses [...]

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Write for My Dollar Plan

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I accept quality, original guest posts for publication. If you are interested in submitting an article here’s how: How to Submit an Article Send your submissions to articles@mydollarplan.com for consideration. Text format is preferred, but I’ll also accept submission in email or word documents. Feel free to include any relevant information about yourself that you [...]

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Open a new checking account this spring, and Sovereign Bank will give you $100. The Sovereign deal is the featured Free Money Friday offer this week! How to Get Your Sign Up Bonus Open a new Sovereign Bank checking account by May 22, 2009 with a minimum deposit of $10. Request a Sovereign CheckCard. Make [...]

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Now that we’ve decided to stay in our house long term we decided it was finally time to do something about our patio. When we built our house, I think it was the only thing that didn’t quite turn out the way we envisioned. The current patio is just too small. We’re planning to expand [...]

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New graduates face one of the toughest job markets we’ve seen in decades. New grads must take charge of their job search in a way past graduates didn’t need to. Hiring and salary freezes are more common than ever and career fields that once almost guaranteed high salaries are among the most difficult in which [...]

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