With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, many guys are scrambling to find that perfect gift. Many will rely on the old standby of roses and chocolate. But I encourage you to do something different. Take some time to put some thought and effort into your gift this year and show your Valentine you really care. Below […]

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I am not a fan of clutter. In fact, I have a rule for myself that every time I buy a new shirt or pair of pants, I have to get rid of an old pair. Still, I do find other things lying around the house, unused. For example I had an old home theater […]

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It’s Free Money Friday! The Speedpass+ app is the latest technology to pay at the pump. To try it out, ExxonMobil is offering a $25 Amazon gift card. This is perfect timing since we’re traveling this week. I downloaded the app and we are ready to try out the Speedpass+ app! Hopefully, it will be […]

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A credit score is an important three digit code that can impact your financial life. If you have a score that needs a lift, here are five ways to improve your score today. (Photo Credit: Simon Cunningham/Flickr) Ways to Improve Your Credit Score Check your credit report. The first step is to check your credit […]

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When filing tax returns, the second question everyone asks is “How long does it take to get my tax refund back?” Of course, the first question everyone asks is “How much is my refund?” Tax Refund Direct Deposit versus Mail If you want to get your refund faster, opt for the direct deposit route. Not […]

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When I graduated, I was thrilled to be done with college, start working, and move on. Then, a few months down the road, I got my first student loan bill. And suddenly all of the loans I took out over the past several years for tuition and living expenses were very real. Taking out too […]

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The sign up bonus from Personal Capital is back! Their new sign up bonus is for a $10 Amazon gift card. This is a very easy bonus, the sign up took less than five minutes from start to finish. It’s our quick and easy Free Money Friday offer. How to Get Your Sign Up Bonus […]

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This month our favorite finance discussion topics were how to save money on food, have a life on a budget, improve your finances, questions to ask yourself, when to file taxes, a DirecTV deal, and how to get a free membership to Jet. If you missed the most popular finance tips this month, here’s a […]

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Each quarter I put together a list of the 5% cash back on rotating categories. If you have flexibility with the timing of your purchase and you know the purchase category will be on the list for a future quarter, you might want to hold off on your purchase until you can get 5% cash […]

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Usually filing taxes for the kids is an afterthought. Only after people scramble to finish filing in time for the tax deadline do they realize they didn’t even think about the kids. Let’s put in on the radar earlier this year. Will you remember to file taxes for your kids? If your kids earn interest […]

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