TradeKing $200 Sign Up Bonus

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TradeKing is celebrating their 10th anniversary. They are giving out $200 sign up bonuses this month to mark the occasion. Typically, TradeKing sign up bonuses are around $100. It’s Free Money Friday! How to Get Your $200 Sign Up Bonus Open a new TradeKing account by April 30, 2015. Fund the account with $3,000 within […]

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With the tax deadline creeping up on us, it’s time to focus on some ways to save money on your tax return. Raising kids is expensive. However, at tax time, there are ways those little bundles of joy can save money. Many people know about the tax credits for kids, but they are unaware about […]

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This one is for all the grandparents out there. Do you have to pay income tax on social security? How will it impact the taxes on your other income from interest and dividends? Whether or not your social security benefits are taxable depends on your total income and filing status. In addition, it changes from […]

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We talk extensively about why you need an emergency fund full of cash, or a readily accessible Roth IRA used as an emergency fund. What I found out this past weekend, is how handy it is to have an emergency fund full of various credit card rewards points. There are times when credit card rewards […]

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Last week while cashing out my US Bank Cash Plus card, I mentioned that I converted my US Bank FlexPerks card to the Cash Plus card to avoid the annual fee. As I was reviewing the terms for the U.S. Bank FlexPerks® Travel Rewards American Express® Card I realized something special. I checked back in […]

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We like to compare ourselves to others all of the time when it comes to finances. We see what our neighbors are driving and wonder how they can afford that. We see the private schools our friends send their children to and wonder how they can afford that. The problem with comparing yourself to others […]

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Don’t Be Fooled…

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Happy April Fools’ Day! Most of you will be on the lookout for practical jokes today. Years ago, I shared The Best (and Worst) April Fools’ Day Joke that ever took place in my family. Since most of us are on the lookout today, we will avoid being fooled by the practical jokers in our […]

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This month our most popular finance tips were discussing when it makes sense to pay annual fees on credit cards, our Amazon income report, successful retirement planning, a bonus from Barclaycard, and quitting the rat race. If you missed the most popular finance tips this month, here’s a quick overview: This Month’s Most Popular Tips: […]

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After we spent the holidays on our free trip to Steamboat, I was hooked on a new hobby, finding ways to travel for free. Many of us are familiar with earning points and redeeming them for free nights using hotel rewards programs. Then I stumbled on a fascinating way to pick up free rooms without […]

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Awhile back I converted my U.S. Bank FlexPerks Card to the US Bank Cash Plus Card to avoid the annual fee. Since you have to sign up for the Cash Plus 5% categories now, I added it to our list of Quarterly Rotating Rewards Cards. One of the benefits of the Cash Plus card is […]

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