There is a lot of confusion surrounding the eligibility of contributing to a retirement account. I covered the topics of contributing to an IRA as a teenager and while you are in college. But what about if you are unemployed? Can you still contribute to a retirement account if you don’t have a job? As [...]

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There were some great personal finance articles on the web this week, especially some on saving money whether on a wedding, a Kindle or booking flights! Photo Credit: epSos.de Featured Finance Tip 17 Things That Will Push You From Middle Class To First Class – Not just money, but focus on happiness too. -Johnny Moneyseed [...]

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Is Obamacare Free?

Posted by Amanda

On Halloween my husband was laid off. His job never gave us warm fuzzies in the job security department ever since two years ago when the company was bought out by another that buys companies and sells them at a profit. Over the last two years various people have been let go and fired, and [...]

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Our countdown to the holidays continues with our weekly holiday gift guide series! Today we’re looking for Secret Santa gift ideas under $20! Whether it was in college, with my family, or at my job, there is always a Secret Santa every year. Secret Santa, when you purchase presents for a recipient that doesn’t know [...]

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10 Free Game Apps for Kids

Posted by Amanda

Do your kids love to play games on your phone, iPad, or other smart device? I’ve seen many kids doing this on their parents’ smartphones at the cash register in a store, while on a road trip, at home while they are cooking dinner, etc. While you may not want to have your own children [...]

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We found some interesting articles on the web this week, ranging from how to not obsess about money to some thoughts on when to splurge. Let us know what you think! Announcements Are you a visual person? We found a fun new site with lots of great finance tips in visual bookmark form! Rockstar Finance [...]

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The Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card just launched a new 30,000 point sign up bonus. This week’s Free Money Friday offer is from Citi for a $300 sign up bonus. Citi recently increased their bonus on this card from $200 to $300. How to Get Your Bonus Sign up for the Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card. Spend [...]

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A reader, Jen recently sent me a few questions about credit cards. Most of the questions are related to the American Express 6% Cash Back Credit Card & 150 Reward Dollars. After diving into a lot of details about how it works and other credit card topics, I figured other readers might also be interested [...]

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31 Movie Gift Ideas for Kids

Posted by Madison

Our holiday gift guide series continues this week with movie gift ideas for kids. We love movie nights at our house. We’re always on the lookout for great movies for kids and movies the entire family will enjoy. Since our kids like to watch the same movie over and over, I’ve found that it sometimes [...]

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$100 Cash Holiday Giveaway

Posted by Madison

It’s time for a holiday giveaway for My Dollar Plan readers! We’re kicking off this week with Free Money: a special $100 holiday giveaway just for you! We’re giving away $100 to celebrate the relaunch of our Simply Contests site. We also thought it would be fun to celebrate the new $100 bill that was [...]

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