New Fidelity Rewards 2% Cash Back Credit Card

Posted by Madison on June 17, 2016

Fidelity is switching their Fidelity Investment credit card from American Express to Elan. The Fidelity Investment Rewards Card earns 2% cash back on all purchases. 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. I’ve used our Fidelity card […]

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Best Credit Cards to Maximize Cash Back at Costco

Posted by Madison on June 16, 2016

Next week, Costco is making the switch from American Express to Visa cards. With the switch, there are plenty of new options to earn cash back. The good news is that you probably already have some of these cards in your wallet, or tucked away wherever you store your cards that aren’t in rotation right […]

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How to Ask for a Raise

Posted by Don on June 14, 2016

It’s no secret that incomes have not been rising the past few years. While the prices of the goods we buy continue to rise, our paychecks stay the same, resulting in our monthly budget getting tighter and tighter each year. How do you overcome this? You need to earn more money. One way to do […]

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Amazon $5 Credit When You Reload $100 in Gift Cards

Posted by Madison on June 10, 2016

Amazon is giving out $5 promo codes when you reload an Amazon Gift Card. You’ll have to hurry… this one expires June 15! Like most Amazon offers, it is targeted, so you’ll have to see if you qualify first: Amazon Gift Card offer. If you do, it’s an easy way to earn a free $5 […]

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4 Things to Consider Before Downsizing

Posted by Don on June 9, 2016

Once the kids are grown up and move out, many parents look to downsize their homes. This makes sense of course on the surface. With fewer people in the house, there is less of a need for all of the extra space. Plus, a smaller house could mean a smaller mortgage or even no mortgage […]

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6 Surprising Benefits of the One Car Household

Posted by Amanda on June 7, 2016

A few summers ago, an unexpected shift to a one car household brought not only monetary savings, but other surprising benefits as well. Here’s how it happened. In June our truck broke down. Something happened in the engine (I am by no means a mechanic), and we were quoted $3500 to fix it. We purchased […]

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The Delta American Express card increased their sign up bonus to 50,000 miles for a limited time. The standard is 30,000 bonus miles. In addition to the miles it has a $50 statement credit. We just picked up this card in our last application spree this spring when it only offered a standard bonus. I […]

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How to Overcome Big Financial Mistakes

Posted by Don on June 2, 2016

We’ve all made our fair share of financial mistakes over the years. The key is to understand what went wrong and to take action to fix the mistakes as best we can. Sometimes we can do this with little effort, while other times it will take time to repair the financial mistakes we’ve made, big […]

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Best of My Dollar Plan: May

Posted by Madison on May 31, 2016

This month our most popular finance tips were creating your financial pie chart, how to handle kids moving back home after college, avoiding the pitfalls of a 401k loan, growing your wealth without focusing on income and transferring your Fatwallet account to Ebates to pick up a bonus. If you missed the most popular finance […]

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Hilton American Express 50,000 Point Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on May 27, 2016

We’re headed to a wedding this summer where the block of rooms is at a Hilton. Unfortunately, the discounted rate on the rooms is pretty steep! Enter the Hilton HHonors card from American Express. The card currently has a 50,000 point sign up bonus. Even though the sign up bonus sometimes goes a little higher, […]

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