This Month’s Most Popular Finance Tips: August

Posted by Madison on August 31, 2015

This month our most popular finance tips were Digit saving, budget friendly travel destinations, the increased Starwood bonus, ideas for a fun night out, and can you and should you afford it? If you missed the most popular finance tips this month, here’s a quick overview: This Month’s Most Popular Tips: August How to Find […]

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Bank of America $2000 Small Business Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on August 28, 2015

Bank of America is offering a huge $2,000 sign up bonus for their small business checking account and a credit card (or other business account). However, you’ll have to jump through some hoops to score the bonus. It’s Free Money Friday! How to Get Your $2000 Sign Up Bonus Sign up for a new Bank […]

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Watch Out for These 3 Scams

Posted by Amanda on August 26, 2015

Online scams are everywhere. I probably get one or two each month, and to be quite honest, I like to play along with the scammers so that I can understand the scam and write about it to warn others. As long as playing along doesn’t entail me giving away pertinent information that could hurt me, […]

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5 Budget Friendly U.S. Destinations off the Beaten Path

Posted by Kristen on August 24, 2015

Traveling outside of your home country can be a great experience. Whether you’re studying abroad or visiting a foreign place with your family, it’s nice to get an experience you can’t get at home. However, in many cases, traveling outside of the country is going to cost much more. If you’re yearning for that foreign […]

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How to Find and Save Money with Digit

Posted by Madison on August 21, 2015

Digit is an automated savings tool. While that sounds a little boring on the surface, I’m intrigued by the math that is running the show. Essentially Digit is analyzing your spending daily and calculating how much they can “painlessly” transfer to savings, little by little each week. Digit states their free service is a “journey […]

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12 Inexpensive Ideas for a Fun Night Out with Friends

Posted by Kristen on August 19, 2015

When you’re on a budget, generally your priority is thinking how you’re going to save on groceries, pay your bills down, and even save for that family vacation down the road. Spending time with our friends often gets pushed aside. Going out to expensive dinners, dropping a ton of cash at a bar, or other […]

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When it comes to investing, there are all sorts of options to invest your money. You could go with mutual funds or stocks or exchange traded funds. From there you have countless online discount brokers, full-service brokers, and even automated investing services. The only problem is that many times when you invest, you have to […]

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Starwood 30,000 Point Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on August 14, 2015

Almost every year, in mid August, the Starwood American Express card raises their sign up bonus to 30,000 points; just like last time the offer ends quickly. I have been waiting to apply for a new Starwood card, since it’s our preferred hotel for our holiday ski trip. It’s time to celebrate Free Money Friday. […]

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You Can Afford It… but Should You?

Posted by Jill on August 12, 2015

Recently I gave you a set of criteria to use when wondering if you can afford something. Whether that “something” is a pair of shoes or the trip of a lifetime, I listed a number of questions you can ask yourself to objectively decide if your budget/savings can withstand the expenditure. Even if you can […]

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Can You Afford It?

Posted by Jill on August 10, 2015

Whether or not you’re a fan of Suze Orman or other financial experts, you’ve probably heard of her popular TV segment, “Can I Afford It?” On each episode of her show, callers ask permission to purchase items/experiences ranging from concert tickets to vacations to cars to second homes. Suze asks them a variety of questions […]

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