How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?

Posted by Madison on November 27, 2007

I received the following question from a reader: I recently got married, and have been wondering how my spouse and I can determine the amount of life insurance we need in order to be financially secure, in the event that something would happen to one of us. -Summer Great question Summer! Glad you are thinking […]

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My Wishlist by American Express 2007

Posted by Madison on November 26, 2007

It’s that time of year again… shopping, parties, presents, traveling, etc. One of my favorite promotions is My Wishlist by American Express. We have participated the last two years. It’s basically a sweepstakes, with a car as the top prize, but a really fun one! And the easy prizes, are what I’m always going for: […]

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Roundup: Turkey leftovers!

Posted by Madison on November 25, 2007

Many people are taking the weekend to enjoy time with family, but I was able to find a few great posts to share with you this week:



Closet, Reader Goal Update

Posted by Madison on November 24, 2007

Last week in Taxes, My Closet, and Reader Goal I created the goal of getting 150 readers per day. As incentive, if the average visitor count makes it over 150, I will donate that many items from my closet! How did we do? Results The average number of visitors for the week of November 15-21 […]

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Black Friday Shopping

Posted by Madison on November 23, 2007

The last couple years I’ve participated in Black Friday shopping. However, this year, with a newborn, I find my sleep very valuable so I’ll be spending the early morning hours in bed! Hopefully next year I’ll be back in the swing of things. Until then, you can check out all the Black Friday stories, thoughts, […]

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Giving Thanks to Personal Finance Bloggers

Posted by Madison on November 22, 2007

As we enjoy turkey, I’d like to thank those bloggers who are making My Dollar Plan a success. I appreciate all the help along the way. Also, thanks to all the readers who are visiting each day! Happy Thanksgiving! The following bloggers were the first to notice me: Five Cent Nickel: First blog to link […]

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End of Year Tax Planning and Finance Checklist

Posted by Madison on November 21, 2007

As the end of the year approaches, it’s time to think about any last minute tax strategies. At the same time, I have a checklist of things to prepare for the upcoming year. It’s more efficient to do them at the same time as many of the strategies impact calculations for next year.



Carnivals

Posted by Madison on November 20, 2007

Time for the Carnivals! So much to read…. these are great! Here’s a summary of the carnivals this week and my articles:



Do Negative Millionaires Exist?

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This is the second post in a series about millionaire status. Read about the first one here: Millionaires in the Making: Pros and Cons. The million dollar number is often set as a personal goal for many people. Has anyone ever gone the other way and made it to the dark side of a million? […]

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My Personal Story: Background, Taxes, First IRA

Posted by Madison on November 19, 2007

To help you understand where I come from and my point of view, I thought it would be helpful if you learned more about me. My introduction to money, working, taxes, and retirement accounts has all influenced where we are today and how I handle money. Growing Up I grew up in a family of four […]

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