Amazon $5 Credit When You Reload $100 in Gift Cards

Posted by Madison on June 10, 2016

Amazon is giving out $5 promo codes when you reload an Amazon Gift Card. You’ll have to hurry… this one expires June 15! Like most Amazon offers, it is targeted, so you’ll have to see if you qualify first: Amazon Gift Card offer. If you do, it’s an easy way to earn a free $5 […]

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4 Things to Consider Before Downsizing

Posted by Don on June 9, 2016

Once the kids are grown up and move out, many parents look to downsize their homes. This makes sense of course on the surface. With fewer people in the house, there is less of a need for all of the extra space. Plus, a smaller house could mean a smaller mortgage or even no mortgage […]

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6 Surprising Benefits of the One Car Household

Posted by Amanda on June 7, 2016

A few summers ago, an unexpected shift to a one car household brought not only monetary savings, but other surprising benefits as well. Here’s how it happened. In June our truck broke down. Something happened in the engine (I am by no means a mechanic), and we were quoted $3500 to fix it. We purchased […]

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The Delta American Express card increased their sign up bonus to 50,000 miles for a limited time. The standard is 30,000 bonus miles. In addition to the miles it has a $50 statement credit. We just picked up this card in our last application spree this spring when it only offered a standard bonus. I […]

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How to Overcome Big Financial Mistakes

Posted by Don on June 2, 2016

We’ve all made our fair share of financial mistakes over the years. The key is to understand what went wrong and to take action to fix the mistakes as best we can. Sometimes we can do this with little effort, while other times it will take time to repair the financial mistakes we’ve made, big […]

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Best of My Dollar Plan: May

Posted by Madison on May 31, 2016

This month our most popular finance tips were creating your financial pie chart, how to handle kids moving back home after college, avoiding the pitfalls of a 401k loan, growing your wealth without focusing on income and transferring your Fatwallet account to Ebates to pick up a bonus. If you missed the most popular finance […]

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Hilton American Express 50,000 Point Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on May 27, 2016

We’re headed to a wedding this summer where the block of rooms is at a Hilton. Unfortunately, the discounted rate on the rooms is pretty steep! Enter the Hilton HHonors card from American Express. The card currently has a 50,000 point sign up bonus. Even though the sign up bonus sometimes goes a little higher, […]

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3 Quick Tips to Save Money on Groceries

Posted by Don on May 26, 2016

Is it me or is the cost of groceries only going up? It seems every time I visit the store, the things I buy are more and more expensive. I know the stores know it too because they highlight various products that have had their price frozen. This lets you know you are still paying […]

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How to Teach Your Teen about Money

Posted by Kristen on May 24, 2016

Teaching teens about money is so important, yet it is often pushed aside and not dealt with. According to a shocking survey by Northwest Mutual, 43% of parents said they didn’t feel capable of teaching their kids about money. The teenage years are so important to understand finances and to start learning more about money. […]

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Southwest 50,000 Point Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on May 20, 2016

A longtime reader, Richard, just sent me a copy of a new survey that tested airlines for frequent flier award seat availability. Topping the list for the fifth year was Southwest at 100% availability. You know what that means? It’s time to pick up some Southwest points for summer travel! Southwest is currently offering 50,000 […]

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