We know that if you want to grow your money for the long term, investing in the stock market makes the most sense. While there is risk involved, taking on little to no risk with bank savings accounts will not allow our money to grow at the rate we need in order to reach certain […]

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New USAA Limitless 2.5% Cash Back Credit Card

Posted by Madison on March 10, 2017

My Dollar Plan reader Jacob sent us a heads up on a USAA card with 2.5% cash back! It’s currently an online pilot with limited availability, but if you qualify it’s a great way to earn above average cash back! The new USAA Limitless Cashback Rewards card is available to USAA members in 26 states […]

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How I Earned $3,878 from American Express in 5 Months

Posted by Madison on March 9, 2017

Over the last five months, I picked up 8 new American Express cards. 6 of them earn Membership Rewards (the other two were a Starwood card and a Delta card). I earned $3,878 from the whirlwind adventure with American Express. Here’s what it looked like and how it broke down. American Express Membership Rewards Cards […]

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Amazon $25 Off When You Spend $50

Posted by Madison on March 8, 2017

It’s time for another Amazon discount! This one is for $25 off $50, which is larger than we typically see! The promotion is good until the end of the year or until 80,000 customers redeem the offer…. which means it will be long gone before the end of the year. You need to link your […]

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How to Handle Rising Interest Rates

Posted by Don on March 2, 2017

The Federal Reserve has made it clear that it plans to raise interest rates in 2017. In fact, as of this writing the plan is to raise interest rates 3 times this year. Each raise is expected to be just a quarter of a percent (0.25%) but by the end of the year, interest rates […]

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Best of My Dollar Plan: February

Posted by Madison on March 1, 2017

This month our most popular finance tips were replacing cable with Sling TV, a big credit card application spree, the return of the Starwood 35,000 bonus, delayed tax refunds based on certain tax credits and how to automatically earn money from the BOA Better Balance card. If you missed the most popular finance tips this […]

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American Express EveryDay Sign Up Bonus Worth $100

Posted by Madison on February 24, 2017

American Express offers a sign up bonus of 10,000 membership rewards points. The 10,000 bonus points are worth $100 in gift cards. However, as I mentioned in my $4,292 Credit Card Application Spree, the benefits of this card go beyond the sign up bonus. You can pool your MR points across multiple cards and use […]

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5 Money Challenges to Help You Save More Money

Posted by Don on February 23, 2017

We all know that in order to reach our financial dreams, we have to save money. Most of us go about this by saving whatever is left over at the end of the month. Sadly, this usually amounts to nothing as we spend all we have (and in some cases, more than we have). In […]

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Amazon $8.63 Off When You Spend $50 Today

Posted by Madison on February 22, 2017

Amazon is celebrating a top reputation ranking in a corporate poll. What does it mean for you? $8.63 off your purchase at Amazon today! The promotion page says you’ll save $8.62, but if you read the small print, it’s actually 8.627 rounded up to $8.63. The thank you promotion discount is off of a $50 […]

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The Starwood American Express card just increased their sign up bonus to 35,000 points! This is their highest sign up bonus; the only other time they offered it was last spring for a few weeks. The standard sign up bonus is 25,000 points and they usually bump it up to 30,000 points sometime during the […]

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