I first mentioned today’s Free Money Friday offer, the Wells Fargo Propel World card, when a reader Norm asked me about my three current favorite sign-up bonuses. By the way, in case you were wondering, my other two favorite sign up bonuses right now are the Barclaycard Arrival $400+ Sign Up Bonus and the Citi [...]

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How to Save Money on Vitamins

Posted by Kristen

Multi-vitamins may cost money upfront, but they are worth it in the long run. Taking a daily multi-vitamin fills in the gaps of any vitamins or minerals you didn’t get throughout the day. Even the most health conscious people, still may be lacking in a certain vitamin on any given day. Each vitamin or mineral [...]

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Adrienne put together a fantastic list of Father’s Day gift ideas a few years ago. As I was reading through it to get some ideas for my own shopping this week, I figured some of you might also like some ideas if you are stumped on a Father’s Day gift. Here’s what she wrote: Father’s [...]

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Recently, Amanda posted about using flexible CDs to access money quickly. She decided to go this route as opposed to investing in the stock market because: I believe the stock market is going to dip again. I am not an expert by any means, but I do watch the news and quite frankly, the world [...]

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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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