10 Surprising Things You Can Turn Into Cash

Posted by Amanda on June 10, 2015

Everyone has made a set amount of money up until this point in their lives, some of which is still liquid (cash in a savings account or wallet), and some of which is spent and gone (car, clothes, food consumed last week). But what about taking some of the things you have from the money […]

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4 Alternative Ways to Make More Money on Your Savings

Posted by Adrienne on June 9, 2015

Savings accounts are paying dismally these days. Most are paying less than 1%. While you may be ok with the low rates given the safety of savings accounts you may also be looking for short term ways to earn more money. Yes you could earn more investing your money in the stock market or other […]

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Now that the weather is getting warmer, many of us have completely forgotten or abandoned our resolutions that we set back in January. If you are in this group, have no fear as I am here to help provide you with some motivation and tips to start pushing forward with your goals once again. The […]

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Chase Freedom Sign Up Bonus Doubled to $225+

Posted by Madison on June 5, 2015

Chase Freedom just doubled their sign up bonus! We use our Chase Freedom cards often for the quarterly 5% rotating cash rewards cards. Currently the 2015 Chase Freedom Rewards Calendar shows restaurants for second quarter 5% cash back and gas stations for 3rd quarter. The $200 refer a friend promotion is doubled (normally the bonus […]

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How to Manage Money in Your Marriage

Posted by Madison on June 4, 2015

Some friends of ours were newlyweds six years ago and trying to figure out how they would manage their money together. These tips on how to manage money in your marriage became one of our most popular articles! It’s time to revisit the money management styles for couples and tips for success. Finances are a […]

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My favorite personal finance book is Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin. Even though I read it over a decade ago (and my copy is over 20 years old!), it is still my favorite! This week our finance tips feature topics […]

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Be Aware of These 4 Dangers of Timeshares

Posted by Don on June 1, 2015

Back in the 1990’s and early 2000’s timeshares were all the rage. Pay an upfront fee and a small annual maintenance fee and you had your annual vacation booked. But the advantages of timeshares typically end there. Below are 4 dangers of timeshares that you need to be aware of before buying into one. Dangers […]

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Fidelity 2% Cash Back Credit Card & $50 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on May 29, 2015

I rotate our credit cards quarterly to earn the highest reward on all of our purchases, but I do have a favorite everyday spending card. The Fidelity Investment Rewards Card earns 2% cash back on all purchases. There’s also a $50 bonus; it’s time to revisit this bonus we first mentioned six years ago for […]

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This Month’s Most Popular Finance Tips: May

Posted by Madison on May 28, 2015

This month our most popular finance tips were tips for new grads, student loan forgiveness, important papers for unmarried couples, making a Roth conversion to avoid tax, an application spree, diversification of income and making sense of interest rates. If you missed the most popular finance tips this month, here’s a quick overview: This Month’s […]

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How to Make Early Roth IRA Withdrawals

Posted by Madison on May 27, 2015

The ability to use early Roth IRA withdrawals is an integral part of any early retirement plan. Roth IRAs allow for much more flexibility when it comes to early withdrawals than a traditional IRA. We’ve integrated the option to use retirement funds since I left my corporate job many years ago. Now that my husband […]

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