Chase Sapphire Review and Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Kate on June 8, 2010

Keeping all the credit card rewards programs straight is sometimes a little tricky. A reader, Jake T., recently wanted to know more about the new Chase Sapphire card. Here you go, Jake, everything you need to know about it! Chase Sapphire Review The Chase Sapphire card has been generating a lot of buzz since it […]

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Best of Money Carnival

Posted by Madison on June 7, 2010

Welcome to the Best of Money Carnival! The carnival highlights the top 10 personal finance articles of the week, selected by our editorial assistant, Kate. The Best of Money The best article of the week is Free consumer reports – Credit , Banking, Insurance, Employment & More from Suba at Wealth Informatics. Find out everything […]

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Bags Fly Free on Delta

Posted by Madison on June 4, 2010

Delta to the rescue! Just in time for our flights later this summer, Delta is offering free bags when you use their Platinum Delta SkyMiles American Express credit card. Since we have 7 people in our party, we’re going to save $350 with this week’s Free Money Friday offer! How to Get Your Free Bags […]

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How to Redeem Savings Bonds

Posted by Amanda on June 3, 2010

This is the final article in a 3-part series on bonds. Today we’ll discuss how to cash in your saving bonds. When Paul and I moved into our new home, my mother flew down from Pennsylvania and spent a long weekend with us. As a present, she gave me several bonds she had saved from […]

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Our Ooma Phone Six Months Later

Posted by Madison on June 2, 2010

Six months after getting our Ooma phone, we’re still loving it! A reader, ElleX asked: Madison, how do you like Ooma? Did you keep your landline number? I want to rid myself of a landline phone so I am very interested in your results. To answer ElleX’s questions, here’s our Ooma review! Ooma Review Our […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Buying I Bonds

Posted by Amanda on June 1, 2010

Series I Bonds offer a low cost, incremental, and low risk investment for your portfolio. I Bonds also protect your money against inflation, as their yield has both a fixed rate as well as a variable rate that changes every six months according to inflation and deflation. I Bonds were once only available in paper […]

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How to Qualify for Social Security Benefits

Posted by Jill on May 31, 2010

The Social Security program is the largest government program in the world and the single greatest expenditure in the federal budget. The actual name for Social Security is the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program. It consists of many parts, including guaranteed income to the retired, disabled, and qualified survivors, insurance in the […]

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Citi $50 Bonus and 0% for 12 Months

Posted by Kate on May 28, 2010

Update: This offer is expired. Please see our credit card directory for current offers. Citi’s sign up bonuses just keep getting bigger each week! Today’s Free Money Friday offer is another double offer: a $50 gift card and a 0% Balance Transfer! How to Get Your $50 Gift Card Apply for the Citi Diamond Preferred […]

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Getting Ready for Vacation Home Shopping

Posted by Madison on May 27, 2010

Vacation time is here! We’re busy getting packed to head out for vacation. Readers were on both sides of the fence when I asked Should We Buy a Vacation Home? Since then, I’ve been busy doing a ton of research on buying vacation homes: past sales, rental statistics, talking to current owners, break even points, […]

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Comparing Different Types of Treasury Securities

Posted by Amanda on May 26, 2010

This is the first article in a series focusing on bonds. I’ll start by discussing four different types of bonds: Series EE, Series I, Treasury Bonds (T-Bond), and Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS). Future articles in this series will be focused on Series I Bonds and how to purchase and redeem them. With the stock […]

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