5 Tips for Frugal Summer Fun

Posted by Don on June 23, 2015

Summer is easily one of my favorite seasons of the year. The warm weather and long days allow for me to get outside a lot and just have fun. Of course when having fun, I always have to keep in mind my budget. As anyone knows, falling victim to summertime fun and going over budget […]

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How to Calculate Your Net Worth

Posted by Don on June 22, 2015

Your net worth is a great (and important) number to understand. It is a snapshot in time showing you how well you are doing financially. The good news is that it is rather easy to calculate too. All you need is a sheet of paper (or a spreadsheet) and some information about your finances. Even […]

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Amazon Business $75 Gift Card

Posted by Madison on June 18, 2015

I just received an email from Amazon to upgrade to a free Amazon Business account. What caught my eye was the sign up bonus for a $75 Amazon.com gift card! It’s time to check it out for Free Money Friday! How to Get Your $75 Amazon Gift Card Register for an Amazon Business account. Spend […]

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35 Best Personal Finance Books

Posted by Madison on June 17, 2015

Five years ago My Dollar Plan readers shared their favorite personal finance books. It’s time to revisit the list of best personal finance books to give you some inspiration for your summer reading! There were more than 100 suggestions, so I picked out 35 to highlight. That should be more than plenty to get all […]

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5 Quick Tips for Moving Out on Your Own

Posted by Amanda on June 16, 2015

I remember well the first year when I was out of college, and out on my own. Scoring a job as an international sales and marketing specialist in the town where I went to college, the transition into becoming a townie was actually not that difficult. But there was a lot of learning I did […]

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What is a CSA?

Posted by Don on June 15, 2015

I previously talked about some strategies my wife and I were using and planning to start using to control our food costs. One area we are looking at is community supported agriculture. A lot of readers wanted to learn more about CSA’s too, so I want to give you a better understanding of what they […]

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Discover it 10% Double Cashback

Posted by Madison on June 12, 2015

Discover just rolled out a new double cashback promotion with their Discover it Sign Up Bonus. The good news? The double cashback promotion is available for existing cardholders and it doubles our quarterly rotating cash rewards to 10%! Happy Free Money Friday! How to Get Your Double Cashback Call (1-800-DISCOVER) or send a message to […]

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10 Surprising Things You Can Turn Into Cash

Posted by Amanda on June 10, 2015

Everyone has made a set amount of money up until this point in their lives, some of which is still liquid (cash in a savings account or wallet), and some of which is spent and gone (car, clothes, food consumed last week). But what about taking some of the things you have from the money […]

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4 Alternative Ways to Make More Money on Your Savings

Posted by Adrienne on June 9, 2015

Savings accounts are paying dismally these days. Most are paying less than 1%. While you may be ok with the low rates given the safety of savings accounts you may also be looking for short term ways to earn more money. Yes you could earn more investing your money in the stock market or other […]

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Now that the weather is getting warmer, many of us have completely forgotten or abandoned our resolutions that we set back in January. If you are in this group, have no fear as I am here to help provide you with some motivation and tips to start pushing forward with your goals once again. The […]

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