Over the last few weeks, you took steps towards improving your financial health. As we mentioned earlier in How to Improve Your Finances When You Don’t Know Where to Start, many don’t take action with their finances until they are in terrible shape. Getting out of debt or trying to save more money can be [...]

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Perhaps you’ve read through Madison’s articles on her Credit Card Application Sprees or Extreme Credit Carding and thought “wow – that sounds great but I could never pull that off”. I’m here to tell you that you can and you can make it easy too. There are some people who are so bad with credit [...]

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35 Tips to Save Money on Food

Posted by Kristen

If you’re anything like me, you spend a lot of money on food each month. While food can be costly, the good thing about the cost is that it can be flexible. By making a few simple changes here and there, you can really add up the savings from the money you spend on food. [...]

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I cannot get the Obamacare health insurance exchange website to work. Believe me, I tried. As the new health insurance exchanges rolled out as part of the affordable care act, I was interested in finding out what our Obamacare rates would be if we enrolled in the new marketplace insurance. Unfortunately, despite how easy it [...]

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There were some great reads around the blogosphere this week – enjoy them! Photo Credit: blmiers2 Finance Reads 5 Painless Ways to Pay Yourself First – Ask anyone with wealth what the key was for them and they’ll tell you they paid themselves first – here are some good ideas on how to make it [...]

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We’re on a Free Money Friday travel kick over here! Check out this $100 signup bonus from American Express and Travelocity that is great for people who like the flexibility of booking travel with different airline and hotel brands. How to Get Your Bonus Points Sign up for the Travelocity® Rewards American Express® Card. Make your [...]

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In 2005 I experienced a lot of firsts. I had graduated from college, I had started my first full-time job, I opened up my first retirement account, and I started using my first rewards credit card. For the longest time (or at least it felt like it) I thought I would never build a credit [...]

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The recent government shutdown has once again left taxpayers asking Does a Government Shutdown Delay Your Tax Refund? There are still quite a few people waiting on their tax refunds who filed earlier this year. In addition, many more people plan to file by the tax deadline extension on October 15. Earlier Delays The government [...]

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Dollar stores have become a great way to save money on items. They’ve been around for a long time; however, ever since the recession began in 2008, dollar stores have seen a surge in activity. In fact, many of the businesses that own dollar stores are expanding the number of store locations to take advantage [...]

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How to Sign Up for Obamacare

Posted by Madison

Open enrollment for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, begins tomorrow, October 1, 2013. The open enrollment is for health plans that will begin on January 1, 2014. How do you sign up for Obamacare? Obamacare Open Enrollment What is open enrollment? Open enrollment is the window of time where you can [...]

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