14 Toys I Might Buy or Sell this Holiday Season

Posted by Madison on November 15, 2016

It’s almost time to kick off our holiday gift guide series this year! Many readers have asked for some insight into toys I might sell during the holidays. Here’s a list of toys that could be great for buying or selling this holiday season! Finding Toys that May Be Hard to Get this Holiday Season […]

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$20 Off $100 Visa Gift Cards at Staples via Amex Offers

Posted by Madison on November 14, 2016

Here’s a great deal you can make some quick money on, but it won’t last long! Normally, I wait until Friday to post deals, but this one probably won’t be around until Friday… American Express is giving out $20 statement credits when you spend $100 at Staples. It was available on multiple of my American […]

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Capital One Venture 40,000 Mile Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on November 11, 2016

We used the Capital One Venture card for free tickets to Disney World last year. Then we got a second Venture card and redeemed our bonus for free tickets to Universal Studios this year! If you are planning any trips to theme parks for a holiday gift, it’s an easy way to cut the cost […]

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How often to you make a decision because of a recent event? For example, how likely are you to buy snow shovels and salt after a blizzard? Not because you ran out and need these things, but because the last blizzard influenced your decision? The answer is most likely more often than you are aware […]

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American Express 2x Rewards for Small Business Shopping

Posted by Madison on November 4, 2016

One of my favorite holiday traditions is the American Express Small Business promotion for free statement credits. This year, it looks like there is a much different offer for spending at small businesses. I mentioned this promotion briefly in how to Use Plastiq to Pay Mortgage or Rent with a Credit Card. From now through […]

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Best of My Dollar Plan: October

Posted by Madison on November 3, 2016

Last month our most popular finance tips were about giving your money meaning, trying out a new way to pay your mortgage with a credit card, overhauling your financial life, getting around the 5/24 rule and taking advantage of big sign up bonuses for a huge application spree. If you missed the most popular finance […]

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Use Plastiq to Pay Mortgage or Rent with a Credit Card Today

Posted by Madison on October 31, 2016

Whenever there’s an opportunity to pay mortgage or rent with a credit card I get excited. Housing costs are typically most people’s biggest expense so ideally we’d like to pay them with a credit card to earn rewards. I’m also working on meeting the spending requirements for my Huge $5,325+ Credit Card Application Spree, so […]

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The American Express Blue Cash Everyday card just introduced 10% cashback at Amazon! Perfect timing for holiday shopping! They also have a $150 sign up bonus. If you maximize the sign up bonus and the Amazon cashback offer it’s worth $350! The sign up bonus is our Free Money offer this week! How to Get […]

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When You Need to Update Your Budget

Posted by Don on October 25, 2016

We recently covered the Worthwhile Benefits from Living on a Budget to highlight what you might be missing if you don’t have a budget. However, if you are someone who has created a budget and you actually follow it, when was the last time you updated it? I ask because if you are not updating […]

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Amazon $60 in Promo Codes When You Upload a Photo

Posted by Madison on October 21, 2016

Amazon is giving out $60 in promo codes when you upload a photo to Amazon Prime Photo. At first I couldn’t figure out why Amazon wanted us to upload photos… then I realized that they are trying to get us to use their photo storage program called Prime Photos. As part of the program they’re […]

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