Some of us may be sad to see summer go while others are ready to embrace fall. Fall is one of my favorite seasons. I love the cooler temperatures, the changing leaves, and all of those pumpkin flavored delights that appear in the fall. Here are some of my favorite money saving activities to celebrate [...]

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A year or two ago I wrote an article on Walmart’s new Price Match program. When I tested this new program out at my local Walmart, I was pleasantly surprised. Even though Walmart’s policy does not require that you bring an advertisement to do price matching at the cash register, I brought one anyways. CVS [...]

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The kids are back in school! I finally have some time to prepare my next credit card application spree! It’s my husband’s turn for the applications since the last quick springtime application spree was mine. Here are the details from our previous application sprees over the past year. Our fridge broke, so we needed to [...]

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Are you planning a trip soon? If so, the BankAmericard Travel Rewards card is perfect for travelers and it includes a 10,000 bonus points offer. How to Get Your Bonus Points Apply for a BankAmericard Travel Rewards® Credit Card. Make at least $500 in purchases on the card in the first 90 days. Get 10,000 [...]

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When you’re considering a home improvement, it’s important to determine how much of the cost you’ll recoup down the road. Which home improvements don’t pay off? And which home renovation projects do pay off? Chris Long, from Home Depot, shares exactly which home renovations work and which ones won’t. Home Renovations: What Pays Off and [...]

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These days switching companies, and even industries, a number of times throughout one’s career is the norm. In the process, your retirement funds may turn into a jumble of old 401k’s that you haven’t gotten around to organizing. What to Do With Old 401k Plans After leaving an old job, you can: Leave your 401k [...]

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I recently got a new phone and have been trying to find the best apps that make life a little simpler and get the most out of my newly purchased device. And since I’m always trying to find ways to save money and improve my finances, I started searching for great money saving apps (for [...]

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Happy Labor Day! The back-to-school season is a great time for a fresh start. Let some of these great finance tips inspire you to get your financial house in order! Announcements: Don’t forget the Starwood 30,000 Point Sign Up Bonus expires tomorrow! Source: 401(K) 2013 Finance Reads What If Your Income Is Too High for [...]

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This week’s Free Money Friday offer is another option for anyone looking for a new checking account. KeyBank is offering $200 for switching your account to their Key Express Checking account! Getting your Sign-Up Bonus Open a qualifying KeyBank checking account by September 20, 2013. Enter offer code MASC0713. Make at least one direct deposit [...]

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In a recent article on Long-Term Care Insurance, I discussed the LTC insurance plan I purchased while an environmental investigator for the state of Texas. For $22 per month, I was given a sort of peace of mind whenever my job sent me onsite at toxic and potentially dangerous chemical, metals, and recycling plants. Up [...]

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