2016 Discover Rewards Calendar

Posted by Madison on January 21, 2015

Next up in our series of cash back calendars for planning your 5% cash back is Discover It, previously called the Discover More card. To help you accomplish your purchase planning this year, here is the Discover it* cash back calendar for 2016. 2016 Discover It Rewards Calendar   1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter […]

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6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Make a Purchase

Posted by Kristen on January 20, 2015

We often don’t go a week or even a day without making some type of purchase. But for all of those times we make a purchase, how often do you think about it before you make it? Whether it’s a pack of gum or a new car, there are some questions you should ask yourself […]

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TurboTax Free Federal and State Tax Filing

Posted by Madison on January 16, 2015

TurboTax is rolling out a new program this year called Absolute Zero. For a limited time only TurboTax will offer free federal and state tax filing. This is the first time that TurboTax has offered completely free filing (with no extra fees for filing your state return). The free returns apply to simple returns using […]

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Maximize Credit Card Cash Back at the Grocery Store

Posted by Madison on January 13, 2015

Four years ago, I upgraded my old American Express Blue Cash card to the American Express Preferred 6% Cash Back Credit Card. However, all calculations need updating, and when I recently had to pay the $75 annual fee for my American Express Preferred card, it was time to reevaluate! As a rule, I keep very […]

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How to Save Money on Food This Year

Posted by Don on January 12, 2015

As usual with this time of year, my wife and I look over the totals for what we spent this year and what we saved. We compare the numbers to what we budgeted and how much we spent last year. We make the effort to make sure we account for any large variations, such as […]

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American Express 5% Cash Back Credit Card

Posted by Madison on January 9, 2015

Always on the search for the best credit card to earn cash rewards, we picked up the American Express Old Blue Cash Card during our last $2,075+ Application Spree to Stockpile 0% Credit Cards. Originally I targeted the card for the 0% for 15 months on purchases and balance transfers, but it quickly became my […]

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2015 Citi Dividend Rewards Calendar

Posted by Madison on January 8, 2015

Each quarter I put together a list of the 5% cash back on rotating categories. However, just looking at the current quarter doesn’t give you the full picture. This is especially true for the Citi card since the total cash back you can earn with the card is $300 per calendar year; it doesn’t have […]

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Tricks from the Rich to Grow Your Wealth

Posted by Don on January 7, 2015

Almost anywhere you turn, you see news stories about the widening gap between the rich and the poor. As a result of this inequality, many prominent figures have come forth with their thoughts on how to fix things. Some want to raise taxes on the rich. Others want to raise wages for those working certain […]

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New 1st Quarter 2015 5% Rotating Cash Rewards Credit Cards

Posted by Madison on January 6, 2015

1st quarter cash back is here and it’s back to the basics with gas and groceries! After claiming all the holiday cash back offers last quarter it’s time once again to get all the cards organized, activated and into a regular rotation. Reevaluate Quarterly Cash Rewards It’s our quarterly check-in to reevaluate the cards we […]

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How to Have a Life While Living On a Tight Budget

Posted by Don on January 5, 2015

Living life while on a budget can be tough. When I bought my first house a few years ago, money was tight. In fact, I bought more of a house than I could afford and I had to literally watch every penny I made. Going through this experience was tough, but it forced me to […]

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