Bank of America $75 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on July 17, 2009

Bank of America offers various sign up bonuses from time to time. The latest promotion is $75 for a new checking account. And it’s a nice one, since you don’t have to set up direct deposit! It’s our Free Money Friday offer this week. How to Get Your Sign Up Bonus Open a new Free […]

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Have you Loaned Money on Kiva?

Posted by Madison on July 16, 2009

We’ve talked about Lending Club a lot lately, but something that has been in the back of my mind is Kiva. Kiva is a micro lending site aimed at low income entrepreneurs in 44 developing countries. It’s a cross between a charity (it’s a non profit organization) and a peer-to-peer social lending site. You select […]

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Bank of Dad – Will Your Kids Be A Client?

Posted by Guest Author on July 15, 2009

This is a guest post by Diane McDougall. Diane is a mom, professional accountant, and financial provider for her family of six. She and her husband made it possible for him to be a stay-at-home dad so that they can be an active, everyday part of their kid’s lives. Bank of Dad My dad’s favorite […]

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The Automatic Poorhouse

Posted by Guest Author on July 13, 2009

This is a guest post written by Amanda Grossman. Amanda writes for Frugal Confessions, a blog at the Houston Chronicle. Living Paycheck to Paycheck I live paycheck to paycheck. Throughout the month I negotiate with myself over needs versus wants, pushing certain purchases into the next month’s budget, neglecting car maintenance for the umpteenth month […]

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WTDirect $25 to $150 Sign up Bonus

Posted by Madison on July 10, 2009

WTDirect is once again offering a sign up bonus. Lots of readers took advantage of their winter blast promotion back in December. The program is similar, but with lower payouts; we’ll cash in for Free Money Friday. How to Get Your Sign up Bonus Open a new WTDirect online savings account. Verify that you see […]

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Our Baby Girl is Here!

Posted by Madison on July 9, 2009

Our family just got a little bigger, when we welcomed our new baby girl into our home. Her big brothers are excited and we’re delighted to finally have a girl in the family! (I come from a large extended family of way too many boys!) Just like our boys, she showed up almost a week […]

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How to Get Control of Your Budget

Posted by Guest Author on July 8, 2009

This is a guest post from Jill. Jill graduated from college two years ago. Since then she has developed a passion for personal finance. She’s currently studying for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) exam, and hopes to become a full-time financial planner. Establishing a Budget When I first became interested in personal finance in the […]

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Learn the Financial Impact of Your Everyday Purchases

Posted by Guest Author on July 6, 2009

This is a guest post written by Brian. Identifying his poor everyday spending habits helped Brian get out of debt several years ago. When he is not reading or writing about personal finance topics, he can be found in his vegetable garden pulling weeds and pawning zucchini off on the neighbors! Brian shares his gardening […]

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Extra Cash Back this Summer from Discover

Posted by Madison on July 3, 2009
It's Free Money Friday! And just in time for the upcoming 4th of July celebration is a cash back offer from Discover for your holiday travels. Discover is offering 5% cash back on the following categories July through September, 2009:
  • Gas Stations
  • Hotels
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoos
  • Bookstores

How to Get Your Cash Back

  1. Sign up for the Discover Get More program.
  2. Pay using your Discover card.
  3. Earn 5% cash back on up to $300 in purchases from July through September.

Discover Get More Details

Total Cash Back. Obviously 5% of $300 is only $15. But it's $15 you didn't have before, so why not take advantage of it? Sign Up Required. To be eligible for the promotion, you must sign up first. When you login to your online account at Discover, they'll let you know if your Discover card is eligible for the promotion. Get More Calendar. Discover changes the 5% cash back categories each quarter. I like to check it each quarter to see what the new deal is.

Discover Cards

Don’t have a Discover card? Here are some of the most popular cards with My Dollar Plan readers:

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