It’s Free Money Friday! Since we’re on vacation, I thought it would be appropriate to share the best travel and hotel rewards credit cards with you! I’ll keep the list updated, so you can check back later, especially if you have a planned vacation coming up. Travel Rewards Credit Cards BankAmericard Travel Rewards® Credit Card [...]

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I recently asked readers how to help my friend payoff his debt. I highlighted some of the responses in 7 Ways to Payoff Credit Card Debt. Here’s the situation that he is dealing with (see the story for all the details): Personal Line: $3,500 balance @ 15% – $7,000 limit Credit Card #1: $2,300 balance [...]

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We’re in vacation mode… busy packing and ready to hit the road bright and early. Usually we fly, but this time we’re driving… we’ll see how 8 hours in the car goes with a 9 month old and 2 year old. Wish us luck – we might need it! Once we get to our destination [...]

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In July taxes may be the furthest thing from your mind. In 10 Important Tasks for Your Mid Year Checkup I reminded everyone to assess their tax situation. Here’s a tax question that came up recently. With sky high gas prices, it could be a situation that affects many of you. Using Your Personal Car [...]

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We’re half way through the year. It’s a great time to do a mid-year checkup of your financial situation. Here are a few of the topics that I like to revisit in the summer to make sure that we are on track! 1. Asset allocation rebalancing. Have you rebalanced your portfolio lately? With the decline [...]

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Happy Fourth of July! We’re off to a parade, barbecue and possibly fireworks tonight to celebrate the holiday. Hopefully you have something fun planned to celebrate. If you are a reader from outside the U.S., here is a recap of the top articles written in June to glance through. Free Money Friday will return next [...]

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Last week I brought up the story of a friend that needed help paying off debt. There were lots of great responses with different ways to get rid of the debt. A recap of the situation (see the story for all the details): Personal Line: $3,500 balance @ 15% – $7,000 limit Credit Card #1: [...]

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I love July! We almost always take a lot of vacation in July and this year is no exception! I’m off for 2+ weeks beginning Friday! We’ll be heading out of town next week and without internet access for part of the time. My personal focus for July: relaxation! What’s your Personal Focus for July? [...]

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Ouch! June was a rough month for our portfolio. Our portfolio decreased -6.4% in June, that brings us to 968% total increase since the beginning of our dollar plan. In addition, our year-to-date return is -7.7%. Reflections on my portfolio this month I just moved a portion of our portfolio to a CD ladder. I [...]

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I just moved some of our portfolio to cash. There’s a chance that we may need to access it during the upcoming year and I wanted a way to maximize the return, but avoid any risk so I have the appropriate amount of money all year. I asked on Twitter if anyone had done something [...]

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