Estimated Tax Payment Due

Posted by Madison on September 14, 2009

April 15 is driven deeply into our minds. However, for those of you who have side businesses or are newly self employed, it’s easy to forget the dates throughout the year when estimated tax payments are due. I’m guilty of forgetting just last June. So here’s a reminder, for you (and me!) to pay our […]

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Zecco Promo Code for 20 Free Trades

Posted by Madison on September 11, 2009

It’s Zecco promo code time. Zecco is offering 20 free stock trades for new customers. Happy Free Money Friday! Trades are normally $4.50, so if you use all the trades, it’s like $90 in free money when you use the Zecco promo code. But you have to act quickly, the deal expires this weekend. How […]

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Starting a New Business, Debt, and Retirement

Posted by Madison on September 10, 2009

When I used to work in the corporate world, I spent an hour commuting each day. I didn’t especially like living across town from my office, but looking back, it was probably the most valuable hour of my day. I used to brainstorm various ways to move around money to maximize retirement planning options, tax […]

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How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Posted by Amanda on September 9, 2009

Do you own a home? If so, you can do more infrastructural changes to make your home more energy efficient. These energy savings tips are in addition to the behavioral changes I outlined yesterday in How to Make Your Apartment More Energy Efficient. These types of changes are more permanent, and may also increase the […]

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How to Make Your Apartment More Energy Efficient

Posted by Amanda on September 8, 2009

When I was a child, I remember my mother armed with a hairdryer in my bedroom. She covered first my one window, and then the other one with plastic sheets, and then sealed them into place with hot air. I remember crying for hours that night and pleading with her to take it down because […]

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Why I Like ING Direct

Posted by Jill on September 7, 2009

Many financially-savvy people have turned to online banks for their savings (and sometimes even checking) account needs. Online banks often provide higher interest rates and better customer service than traditional brick-and-mortar banks. Of course, the lack of a physical branch makes it harder to access your money immediately. Here’s my personal experience with one of […]

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Ohio 529 College Advantage $25 – $100 Bonus

Posted by Madison on September 4, 2009

The Ohio 529 College Advantage $25 bonus is back! It’s by far the most popular Free Money Friday deal at My Dollar Plan. And this time it’s better than ever with increased payouts for referring friends and family! How to Earn Your $25 Referral Bonus Open a new Ohio 529 College Advantage account by December […]

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Lending Club is Giving Away $2500

Posted by Madison on September 3, 2009

Lending Club is closing in on a big milestone soon… their 25,000th investor. To celebrate, they are giving away $2500 cash to the 25,000th investor! If you haven’t signed up for a Lending Club account, you might as well do so for your chance to get the cash. Just open an account by September 30, […]

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When Saying Goodbye to $1030 is a Good Idea

Posted by Amanda on September 2, 2009

There is a saying that people throw around with an air of wisdom without truly knowing the financial consequences of following: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It is easy to say this to the young intern that needs a new brake system to prevent a future accident, or to the […]

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How to Save for Multiple Goals

Posted by Jill on August 31, 2009

I am more motivated to save when I know exactly what I am saving for. I’ve found that two things help me stay on track with my savings: prioritizing my goals and planning in advance how each paycheck will be split between the goals. As I mentioned in my post on my financial tracking system, […]

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