There’s a new credit card out this week, the US Bank Altitude Reserve card. The card has a 50,000 point sign up bonus worth $750 in travel and earns 3x on mobile wallet purchases (ApplePay, Samsung Pay, Android Pay, etc). The new Altitude Reserve card from US Bank is available for current US Bank customers. […]

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2017 Discover Rewards Calendar

Posted by Madison on May 3, 2017

The Discover rewards calendar is out! Discover just announced the cash back categories for the rest of the year. Cash back calendars help to plan your purchases for 5% cash back. The cash back is specifically for the Discover It card, previously called the Discover More card. To help you accomplish your purchase planning this […]

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Best of My Dollar Plan: April

Posted by Madison on May 1, 2017

Last month our most popular finance tips were the results on a year of selling a private label product, details on the Social Security wage base increase, identifying your biggest expense and turning it into a profitable business and how to maximize and leverage the IHG hotel sign up bonus. If you missed the most […]

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Capital One Quicksilver $100 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on April 28, 2017

Readers often ask about easy sign up bonuses with a low spending requirement on cards that you can use for everyday purchases. The Capital One Quicksilver Cash Rewards Credit Card is just that, a no annual fee card that earns a flat 1.5% cash back without rotating categories and comes with a $100 sign up […]

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We found some great finance tips this week on how you are wasting your money, financial advice that changes your life, stockpiling groceries and more! Featured Finance Tip 7 Pieces of Financial Advice That Forever Changed My LifeĀ – “What is the single most significant piece of financial advice you have ever received? And how has […]

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4 Mistakes That Will Sabotage Your Finances

Posted by Don on April 26, 2017

How good are you at managing your finances? Are you where you want to be or could you use some improvement? If you are like most others, there is room for improvement. No matter what area you are struggling in, there are a few small steps you can take to improve your situation. 4 Mistakes […]

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2 Free Nights at the Hyatt

Posted by Madison on April 21, 2017

I’m busy planning where to redeem our annual award nights from Hyatt. Two free nights at any Hyatt and you really can’t go wrong. After the first year you’ll also get an annual anniversary night. We redeemed our award night at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress; we just might do the same thing again this […]

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Private label Amazon results are in! Last year I explored a new way to make money selling private label products on Amazon. Before I pour all my energy into my newest project (the new travel blog), I promised an update on the private label products! The first year was a financial success. It turns out […]

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How to Calculate Self Employment Tax

Posted by Madison on April 17, 2017

Did you recently start your own business and you need to learn how to calculate your self employment tax to file your tax return before the tax deadline? If you are an individual who is self employed, you have many advantages over people who are employed by companies. Of course, you get to set your […]

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How Do Tax Brackets Work?

Posted by Jill on April 13, 2017

Are you getting ready to file your taxes? If so, you might find yourself needing a slight refresher on how tax brackets work before the tax deadline. The US tax system is based on a progressive rate structure – the more income you make, the higher tax rate you pay. How Do Tax Brackets Work? […]

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