I am constantly on the lookout for new ways to save even more on our energy bills. Every year I take an overall audit of our spending (both natural gas and electricity) and try to beat our spending from the year before. This began in 2010 because of my need to know we had not [...]

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Amanda mentioned earlier this week that Motif has a program to create your own investment fund and earn a royalty check as one of her 7 Passive Income Ideas to Make Extra Money. As I looked into the royalty program, one of the requirements is to open a Motif Investing account. If you are interested [...]

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Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

Posted by Amanda

We had a horrible thing happen to us in February of this year. I was sitting in our library, when my cat Lyla wanted to be let outside (evident by her impatient scratching at the front door). She is generally an inside cat, but likes to go outside each day for a few hours. I [...]

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It’s always said that the number one thing couples argue over is money. Like with most fights, much of the disagreement about finances and money could be solved with proper communication. The problem is that many of us are taught that you don’t talk about money. You should not say how much you paid for [...]

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A year ago we looked into whether or not the Nest Learning Thermostat really saves money? It was pretty early on after our installation, so I thought it would be appropriate to see how it’s doing now that we have a year of data to show and find out is the Nest thermostat worth it? [...]

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Passive income is a force to be reckoned with. This is because it allows people to literally increase their income with little effort. Notice how I said ‘little effort’ and not ‘no effort’? The thing is, passive income is a bit mis-advertised. Does earning income on the side, without going to an office from 9-5 [...]

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This month was really busy, between buying gift cards, finding ways to make extra cash, guiding new grads on investing, maximizing the Citi bonus, getting free stuff at drugstores, and saving money studying abroad. In case you missed some of the most popular finance tips this month, here’s a recap: This Month’s Most Popular Tips: [...]

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TradeKing $50 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison

It’s Free Money Friday! This week’s offer is a sign up bonus for those looking for a new online brokerage. The TradeKing $50 Refer a Friend sign up bonus is back. How to Get Your $50 Sign Up Bonus Open a new account using a TradeKing Referral Link. Fund your account with at least $3,000. [...]

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I’ve got a secret for you: up until 2008, I made a point to avoid drugstores at all costs. This is because besides their loss leaders each week, the costs on all of the other products are much higher than what you would find at a grocery or department store. How to Get Free Products [...]

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When Madison wrote her initial post on selling on Amazon, I was skeptical. Could making money on Amazon really be as easy as it sounded? Like many of you, I downloaded the book she referenced and read it through. Starting now to believe, I decided to go ahead and give it a try since it [...]

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