The only thing better than saving money on vacation is finding free things to do on your trip. Forget spending your entire travel budget on overpriced tourist attractions, pricey admission tickets, and expensive events. If you do a little research before your trip, there are plenty of free things every area has to offer. Here [...]

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I have been fortunate thus far in employment. All three of my post-college jobs have provided me with healthcare insurance, and two of the three employers have even picked up the entire tab on the premium for me (family members were extra). Other than having to take on disaster healthcare plans to bide my time [...]

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One of my biggest financial obstacles is by far learning to deal with my student loans that I racked up throughout college and learning how to make these hefty payments every month on a tight budget. According to USA Today, student loan debt is at an astounding $986 billion now and continuing to grow fast. [...]

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On September 1, 2010, my new husband and I declared ourselves to be non-mortgage, debt-free from our $25,000 of consumer and student loan debt mostly leftover from debt accumulation during our single years. It was momentous, it was awe-inspiring, and then it was just life as usual. Except that we didn’t quite know what debt-free, [...]

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Serve $50 Sign Up Bonus

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Serve from American Express is offering a $50 bonus. It is this week’s Free Money Friday! Do you still have your Serve card from American Express? I previously used my Serve card to Cash Out Gift Cards via ATM, but had to close my account to open a Bluebird card to Pay Bills with a [...]

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If you reference Obamacare and 2014 in the same sentence, prepare to get a plethora of comments from the group you are speaking with. This is because many additional provisions of the new Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (typically referred to as “Obamacare”) go into effect in that year. Some people are happy [...]

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This will be the first of an occasional column devoted to relationship advice around money. No stock tips, no tax advice, just relationship advice as it relates to finances. When Spouses Have Unequal Pay A reader recently asked: What percentage should I pay if I make 400 more than my spouse? There are a lot [...]

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I must admit, I’ve always thought I would live abroad as an adult. The first time I left the country was for a six-week student exchange in Spain. This was an eye-opening experience for a kid just coming off of the farm, and it led me to want to do even more exotic travel. I [...]

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If you are familiar with my love for the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express, here is a way to supersize your sign up bonus for 6% cash back card. You can use the CardMatch program from Creditcards.com to access premium sign up bonuses. How to Get Your Exclusive Offers Access Creditcards.com via CardMatch. [...]

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Time for another fun Free Money Friday offer in our series of summer travel sign up bonuses. This week Carnival is offering up to $100 towards your next vacation! If you aren’t planning a Carnival vacation soon, you can redeem your points for gift cards instead. How to Get Your $100 Sign up for the [...]

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