Amazon $10-$30 Off Your Orders Today for Prime Day

Posted by Madison on July 12, 2016

Amazon is featuring Prime Day today. It looks like this is turning into an annual event. Hopefully the “deals” will be better than last year! Besides the deals, there are a few easy offers that caught my eye for ways to stack an extra $10-$30 off your orders with Alexa, PrimeNow and Chase Amazon.com Visa. […]

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Capital One Quicksilver $100 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on July 8, 2016

Readers often ask about easy sign up bonuses with a low spending requirement on cards that you can use for everyday purchases. The Capital One Quicksilver Cash Rewards Credit Card is just that, a no annual fee card that earns a flat 1.5% cash back without rotating categories and comes with a $100 sign up […]

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How to Choose an Executor for Your Will

Posted by Don on July 7, 2016

Death isn’t something we look forward to, but when it comes to our finances, it is an important topic. If we simply do nothing, we can potentially leave our loved ones with less of our wealth by not taking appropriate actions. Even if we do plan for death and leave a will, it isn’t completely […]

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Best of My Dollar Plan: June

Posted by Madison on July 5, 2016

Last month our most popular finance tips were finding the best credit cards to use at Costco, overcoming big financial mistakes, things to consider before downsizing, understanding how Brexit impacts your investments, exploring the surprising benefits of a one car household and taking a look at the new Fidelity Rewards 2% cash back credit card. […]

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Brexit and Your Investments: What Should You Do?

Posted by Don on June 30, 2016

If you’ve watched any financial news lately or opened up a newspaper, you know that the United Kingdom has voted to remove itself from the European Union, also known as Brexit. If you are like many people, you don’t fully grasp what this truly means. As a result, you rely on the news to provide […]

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529 Plans versus UTMA Accounts

Posted by Don on June 28, 2016

When I was growing up, my parents used an UTMA account to save money for my college expenses. Back then, it was really the only way to save for a child’s education. Nowadays, the 529 is a popular option. You may have heard about both types of accounts, but don’t know what the differences are […]

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Alaska Airlines 30,000 Mile Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on June 24, 2016

A reader just let me know about an increase in the sign up bonus for the Alaska Airlines Visa card. The bonus in now 30,000 miles; we picked up this card earlier this spring when the sign up bonus was only 25,000 miles. In addition, they offer an annual companion fare on a round trip […]

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We all want to become overnight millionaires. There are get rich quick infomercials on just about every late night television channel. Some people turn to the stock market in hopes of picking the next Apple or Google, but many times, this effort fails miserably. Yet, the allure of a penny stock still draws in many […]

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3rd quarter cash back is here! It’s time to organize, activate and put your cards into a regular rotation. Reevaluate Quarterly Cash Rewards It’s our quarterly check-in to reevaluate the cards we are carrying to take advantage of the best 3rd quarter 2016 cash rewards credit cards bonuses. Every quarter we reevaluate the cash back […]

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New Fidelity Rewards 2% Cash Back Credit Card

Posted by Madison on June 17, 2016

Fidelity is switching their Fidelity Investment credit card from American Express to Elan. The Fidelity Investment Rewards Card earns 2% cash back on all purchases. I rotate our credit cards quarterly to earn the highest reward on all of our purchases, but I do have a favorite everyday spending card. I’ve used our Fidelity card […]

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