ShareBuilder $50 Sign Up Bonus

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Perfect timing! Just after I wrote the ShareBuilder Review yesterday, I saw an offer for Free Money to open a new account. ShareBuilder is offering a $50 sign up bonus for first time account holders! How to Get Your Sign up Bonus Open a new ShareBuilder account here. Purchase one security. The $50 credit will [...]

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My search for a new brokerage account is on… first stop ShareBuilder. My ShareBuilder Review I had an old account at ShareBuilder that I haven’t used in 6 years, so I had to open a new one. Although, they wanted me to remember my user name and password from back then… and the name of [...]

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As if this isn’t a sign of the changing times… as President Obama was sworn in yesterday, the White House Blog was launched! It will be an interesting time in personal finance to see how his plans for the economy unfold. I watched the inauguration and part of the parade with my three-year-old. I explained [...]

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Even though I didn’t get my donations dropped off in December, I actually did have plans to drop off some stock certificates at my local broker. I planned to sell them in time to take the tax loss. Unfortunately, I hit a road block. I got married. Five years ago. Changing Your Name on Financial [...]

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As part of my effort to organize myself for the New Year, I’ve found that I’m starting to become a pack rat with papers. While I was busy purging paper and backing up the electronic data, I realized that when we don’t know how long to keep something, we end up keeping it forever… or [...]

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Amboy Direct $25 Sign Up Bonus

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Amboy Direct is offering a $25 sign up bonus. You know the deal, Free Money Friday is all about bonus money! How to Get Your Sign up Bonus Open a new Amboy Direct savings account and use the Reference Code: 102417 on the application. Keep a minimum balance of $3,000 or more for 90 days. [...]

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Time to Refinance?

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It’s a good thing I don’t have a job! Or else I’d be refinancing again… I think in the past 7 years, we’ve had 3 houses, and at least 8 mortgages! It seems like every time I turn around there is a lower rate, or a better loan. I turned into a refinance junkie. I [...]

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I’m always looking at monthly services that we have and finding ways to pay a little less. My favorite article this week is how to Save Money on Your Landline Phone. Lazy compares various phone options including Vonage (what we use), Skype, and MagicJack. It’s nice to pay less than $20 per month for something [...]

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After running our projections for the prior tax year, I found we were slightly short of the minimum withholding for our state taxes. Luckily, there’s an easy way to avoid a penalty for our state, you just send in an estimated tax payment, due on January 15. In addition, because I quit my job last [...]

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16 Ways to Do It Yourself

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Do you do it yourself…. or do you pay someone to do it for you? Sometimes we’ve been paying someone to do something for us for so long, it would never occur to us that we could do it on our own to save some money. And sometimes we just think we don’t have enough [...]

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