6 Mistakes of New Earners and How to Fix Them

Posted by Jill on August 3, 2015

Years ago, in the fall after graduation, I had been out of college for five months and working full time for three. I was making more money than I ever had in my life, and had no idea what to do with it. Then I read The Automatic Millionaire and The Money Book for the […]

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2015 Tax Rates & 2015 Tax Brackets

Posted by Madison on August 1, 2015

What do the 2015 tax rates and 2015 tax brackets look like? 2015 tax rates are used to file your 2015 tax return due in 2016. A few years ago the fiscal cliff deal made the tax bracket structure permanent. The 2015 income tax brackets will continue to keep the 10%, 15%, 25%, 28%, 33%, […]

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Penfed $100 Bonus

Posted by Madison on July 31, 2015

We highlighted the Pentagon Federal credit card years ago when it was one of the best choices for cashback on gas. However, now it just collects dust while other cash rewards cards offer better deals each quarter. I just got an email from Penfed offering a $100 cash back bonus to use the card again! […]

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This Month’s Most Popular Finance Tips: July

Posted by Madison on July 30, 2015

This month our most popular finance tips were tips from the Tightwad Gazette, more money saving tips, how to get a natural high, make money as a freelancer, eat out for less and figure out how to calculate your annual income. If you missed the most popular finance tips this month, here’s a quick overview: […]

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What Rising Interest Rates Mean For You

Posted by Don on July 29, 2015

Investors and consumers have been paying close attention to the Federal Reserve recently, wondering when they will begin raising interest rates. While the Fed meets this week, I want to walk through what you as a consumer and investor can expect when interest rates do rise. But first, why raise interest rates? When will interest […]

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10 Frugal Tips from the Tightwad Gazette

Posted by Amanda on July 27, 2015

Amy Dacyczyn began a newsletter called the Tightwad Gazette back in 1990 with just 1,700 readers. Six years and seven months later, she had well over 200,000 subscribers and a book deal. Her newsletters were filled with wonderful, frugal (and sometimes…eccentric) tips and ideas from her own experience, as well as from her frugal readers. […]

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American Express Checkout $10 Bonus

Posted by Madison on July 24, 2015

It’s Free Money Friday! American Express Checkout is offering a $10 statement credit to try out their new service. How to Get Your $10 Bonus Make a purchase at one of the participating online websites by September 7, 2015. Select the American Express Checkout option instead of the merchant’s standard online checkout option. A $10 […]

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Should You Buy an Extended Warranty on a Car?

Posted by Don on July 22, 2015

For many purchases in life, the warranty that comes with the product from the manufacturer is sufficient. But there are times when you want an additional warranty on top of the standard warranty that the item comes with. While in many cases, the extended warranty is a money ploy for the retailer, there are times […]

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How to Calculate Annual Income

Posted by Don on July 21, 2015

Getting paid is great. Checking your bank account and seeing a higher balance after your pay has been deposited is an awesome feeling and for some people, even a relief. Trying to figure out your annual income, especially when trying to set up a budget, can be tricky if you are paid bi-weekly. How do […]

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10 Ways to Eat Out for Less

Posted by Madison on July 20, 2015

Years ago I mentioned that restaurants were a budget buster for us. We ate out a lot for the convenience, great food, and because we really weren’t very good cooks. Fast forward seven years and while my cooking skills have really improved, we still like to eat out. However, instead of it being for convenience, […]

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