I recently got a new phone and have been trying to find the best apps that make life a little simpler and get the most out of my newly purchased device. And since I’m always trying to find ways to save money and improve my finances, I started searching for great money saving apps (for [...]

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Happy Labor Day! The back-to-school season is a great time for a fresh start. Let some of these great finance tips inspire you to get your financial house in order! Announcements: Don’t forget the Starwood 30,000 Point Sign Up Bonus expires tomorrow! Source: 401(K) 2013 Finance Reads What If Your Income Is Too High for [...]

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This week’s Free Money Friday offer is another option for anyone looking for a new checking account. KeyBank is offering $200 for switching your account to their Key Express Checking account! Getting your Sign-Up Bonus Open a qualifying KeyBank checking account by September 20, 2013. Enter offer code MASC0713. Make at least one direct deposit [...]

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In a recent article on Long-Term Care Insurance, I discussed the LTC insurance plan I purchased while an environmental investigator for the state of Texas. For $22 per month, I was given a sort of peace of mind whenever my job sent me onsite at toxic and potentially dangerous chemical, metals, and recycling plants. Up [...]

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When I recently shared my secret obsession with extreme credit carding, one of the comments was from a reader, Bill. Bill, who shares my love of making money from credit cards, averages about $2k in credit card bonuses per year. Nice work Bill! He pointed out that he is constantly cycling through bonus-offer cards, but [...]

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In a previous article, I discussed the medical freebies from the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (typically referred to as “Obamacare”). Some of these new freebies that I have already taken advantage of include some types of free preventive care (I found this out when my doctor actually sent me a [...]

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Since entering adulthood, the excitement of my birthday has dwindled a bit. It’s not the idea of getting older, or even another year going by, but it’s the financial burden. Somehow I end up spending more money than I would on a normal day. Going out to dinner or out for drinks with friends adds [...]

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This week’s Free Money Friday is an easy one with a low spending requirement. Capital One is offering a $100 sign up bonus on their Quicksilver 1.5% cash back card. Getting your Sign-Up Bonus Open a Quicksilver Cash Rewards card. Spend $500 on the card in the first three months. Get $100 cash back! Terms [...]

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My husband and I have traveled a lot in our lives. We met one another in Japan; I studied abroad at Meiji Gakuin University and he was a cryptologist in the Navy stationed in Yokosuka for three years. Since meeting one another we have traveled to Austria, Alaska, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Arkansas, and more. Travel [...]

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I carried my first long-term care insurance policy through my employer at a cost of $22 per month. I was an environmental investigator, and found myself onsite at facilities in the chemical, metals, and recycling industries about once a month. It didn’t take long for me to figure out (especially after each safety briefing provided [...]

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