For those of you who check My Dollar Plan daily, you may have noticed a shake up in the schedule this week! It’s spring break, so I’m busy taking the kids on day trips, but I also thought it would be a good time to test a new schedule. Starting this week, I switched to [...]

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It seems that everywhere I go these days – the supermarket, the post office, even McDonald’s – there is a redbox vending machine. Although I already have a subscription to Netflix, every now and then I find myself stuck in limbo, waiting for my next movie to be sent but not wanting to spend $5 [...]

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How Does Zecco Stack Up?

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Zecco was on my short list in my search for a new brokerage, since they have dirt cheap, and sometimes free, trades. I finally got around to checking them out last week after I heard about their April Fools’ Day joke. Apparently, when customers logged in last Wednesday, they were greeted with million dollar account [...]

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I tossed out the idea of buying a less expensive house in Should We Downsize?. Readers came to the rescue with lots of great points to consider in Should We Downsize? More Considerations. After a lot of thought, we made our decision. We will not be downsizing. Financial Impacts of Downsizing Ironically, I envisioned dollars [...]

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Happy April Fools’ Day!

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Don’t say I didn’t warn you! Last year, I told you April Fools’ Day was one of my favorite “holidays” in The Best (and Worst) April Fools’ Day Joke. Of course it was only fitting to follow it up this year with For Sale: My Dollar Plan. For my dearly gullible readers, thanks for all [...]

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For Sale: My Dollar Plan

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The time has finally come! It’s time to move on. With the new baby’s planned arrival this summer, we’re accepting that our household is going to go from crazy to complete chaos. Three kids ages 3 and under will do that to any family…. but we love it! Parenting has no doubt been the hardest [...]

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The $15,000 home buyer tax credit that was scaled back in favor of an $8,000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit in the economic stimulus plan is showing signs of life again! Last week, Republicans proposed the Responsible Homeowners Act, which revives the $15,000 home buyer tax credit. $15000 Home Buyer Tax Credit The proposal [...]

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Want to add some extra income to your pockets? If you’ve already analyzed one side of your cash flow with 15 Budget Trimming Tips, it’s time to focus on the income side and find more ways to bring in some extra cash. Here are some ideas to bring in extra income. Some are quick, some [...]

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I was flipping through our Costco coupon book this month and noticed a sign up bonus for ShareBuilder. They are offering a $90 sign up bonus for executive members and a $70 sign up bonus for gold star and business members. Happy Free Money Friday! How to Get Your Sign Up Bonus Sign up for [...]

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Self employed tax deductions for you to use when filing your federal tax return. My new business partner wanted to know what he needed to keep track of for his new venture into self employment this year. I ran through the list of self employed business deductions I have used in the past to get [...]

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