Best of My Dollar Plan: August

Posted by Madison on August 30, 2016

This month our most popular finance tips were how to survive a layoff, skipping expenses to cut your spending, truths about real estate investing, tips for successful investing and using roadside assistance benefits from a credit card. If you missed the most popular finance tips this month, here’s a quick overview on what you might […]

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Chase rolled out a new Chase Sapphire Reserve card this week with one of the highest sign up bonuses I have ever seen! The sign up bonus is 100,000 points and the card includes $300 annual travel credits. When you do the math on this one, it’s a very lucrative bonus easily worth over $1,500. […]

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4 Steps to Take Once Your Student Loan Repayments Kick In

Posted by Kristen on August 25, 2016

Dealing with student loan debt can be overwhelming. But before you start to regret your college days, you can do some simple things to help pay down your loans besides just finding ways to make more money. Here are four simple ways to save money and deal with your student loan payments. 4 Steps to […]

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How to Survive a Layoff

Posted by Don on August 23, 2016

Getting laid off from your job is not any fun, regardless if you saw it coming or not. I know because I was there. Three years ago, I was working at a great job and performing well. Then one day I was called into the owner’s office and was told I was losing my job. […]

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Schwab Investor Card $100 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on August 19, 2016

If you took advantage of the Schwab Checking and Brokerage $100 Sign Up Bonus, you may be interested in the Schwab credit card. The Schwab Investor Card from American Express earns a flat 1.5% cash back and comes with a $100 sign up bonus. The catch is that you need to have a Schwab brokerage […]

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6 Things to Consider Before Moving

Posted by Kristen on August 18, 2016

Choosing a place to live is daunting. I’ll be relocating with my husband soon, and trying to come up with where we are heading next is overwhelming. There are many reasons you might be considering a move to a different city, state, or even country. Looking for a change of scenery, more job opportunities, wanting […]

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7 Truths About Real Estate Investing

Posted by Don on August 16, 2016

Back in the early 2000s investing in real estate was the sure path to wealth. Then the bubble burst. A few years later, you started to see books and hear infomercials telling you how real estate was the path to wealth. While investing in real estate is a path to wealth, it is not the […]

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How to Estimate Your Portfolio Performance

Posted by Don on August 11, 2016

When it comes to your investments, do you know what your return is? Many people rely on the annual return of the mutual fund itself, assuming this is their return as well. But this is not the case. Your individual return varies based on when you bought the investment as well as if you have […]

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Skip These Expenses to Cut Your Spending

Posted by Don on August 9, 2016

When you look at your budget, how many of your expenses are reoccurring? Most of them tend to be. You always go shopping for groceries, and you always have that car payment. How great would it be to skip out on some of these expenses from time to time? Obviously there are some expenses you […]

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US Bank 20,000+ Rio Olympic Point Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on August 5, 2016

I held off on US Bank applications during our last $4,500 Credit Card Application Spree because I knew the Olympics were coming up. Just like clockwork the US Bank Flexperks sign up is back with an additional bonus based on the medal count. The standard sign up bonus is 20,000 points. Four years ago, I […]

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