You Can Afford It… but Should You?

Posted by Jill on August 12, 2015

Recently I gave you a set of criteria to use when wondering if you can afford something. Whether that “something” is a pair of shoes or the trip of a lifetime, I listed a number of questions you can ask yourself to objectively decide if your budget/savings can withstand the expenditure. Even if you can […]

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Can You Afford It?

Posted by Jill on August 10, 2015

Whether or not you’re a fan of Suze Orman or other financial experts, you’ve probably heard of her popular TV segment, “Can I Afford It?” On each episode of her show, callers ask permission to purchase items/experiences ranging from concert tickets to vacations to cars to second homes. Suze asks them a variety of questions […]

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Simply Best Coupons just sent an email that they’ll be offering 2% cashback on American Express Business Gift Cards on Monday August 10, 2015! I stocked up with Simply Best a few months ago to Earn 2.1% Cash Back Buying American Express Gift Cards without any problems, so I’m happy to see the offer will […]

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13 Cheap Ways to Entertain Kids This Summer

Posted by Kristen on August 5, 2015

It’s no wonder summer is a favorite season to so many of us. There are sunny days, warmer temperatures, a chance to hang outside, and tons of stuff going on in our communities. However, with kids out of school, having to entertain them every second of every day can seem daunting, and even worse, super […]

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What Might the 2016 Tax Rates Look Like?

Posted by Madison on August 4, 2015

What might the 2016 tax rates and 2016 tax brackets look like? The 2016 income tax brackets will continue to keep the 10%, 15%, 25%, 28%, 33%, 35% and 39.6% tax brackets in place from last year. These brackets were made permanent a few years ago. Each year the federal income tax brackets adjust based […]

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6 Mistakes of New Earners and How to Fix Them

Posted by Jill on August 3, 2015

Years ago, in the fall after graduation, I had been out of college for five months and working full time for three. I was making more money than I ever had in my life, and had no idea what to do with it. Then I read The Automatic Millionaire and The Money Book for the […]

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2015 Tax Rates & 2015 Tax Brackets

Posted by Madison on August 1, 2015

What do the 2015 tax rates and 2015 tax brackets look like? 2015 tax rates are used to file your 2015 tax return due in 2016. A few years ago the fiscal cliff deal made the tax bracket structure permanent. The 2015 income tax brackets will continue to keep the 10%, 15%, 25%, 28%, 33%, […]

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Penfed $100 Bonus

Posted by Madison on July 31, 2015

We highlighted the Pentagon Federal credit card years ago when it was one of the best choices for cashback on gas. However, now it just collects dust while other cash rewards cards offer better deals each quarter. I just got an email from Penfed offering a $100 cash back bonus to use the card again! […]

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This Month’s Most Popular Finance Tips: July

Posted by Madison on July 30, 2015

This month our most popular finance tips were tips from the Tightwad Gazette, more money saving tips, how to get a natural high, make money as a freelancer, eat out for less and figure out how to calculate your annual income. If you missed the most popular finance tips this month, here’s a quick overview: […]

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What Rising Interest Rates Mean For You

Posted by Don on July 29, 2015

Investors and consumers have been paying close attention to the Federal Reserve recently, wondering when they will begin raising interest rates. While the Fed meets this week, I want to walk through what you as a consumer and investor can expect when interest rates do rise. But first, why raise interest rates? When will interest […]

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