14 Ways to Make Extra Money

Posted by Kristen on July 19, 2016

When you are trying to save your money or get out of debt, sometimes the process can seem like it’s not going so well. It can be frustrating when it feels like it’s not working as well as you had originally thought it would. If you’re not seeing your savings increase as much as you […]

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American Express Simply Cash Plus $250 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on July 15, 2016

We use our Simply Cash Business card from American Express to earn 5% cash back on our cell phone bill. American Express rolled out a new Simply Cash Plus Business card this year expanding the limits on cashback. The limits were already pretty high, so I don’t find that to be very exciting, but I […]

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When it comes to change, many of us are great for the short term, but over the long term, we typically revert back to our old ways. There could be any number of reasons for this. Maybe we didn’t give it enough time to become a new habit. Maybe we tried to change too much […]

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Amazon $10-$30 Off Your Orders Today for Prime Day

Posted by Madison on July 12, 2016

Amazon is featuring Prime Day today. It looks like this is turning into an annual event. Hopefully the “deals” will be better than last year! Besides the deals, there are a few easy offers that caught my eye for ways to stack an extra $10-$30 off your orders with Alexa, PrimeNow and Chase Amazon.com Visa. […]

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Capital One Quicksilver $100 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on July 8, 2016

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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How to Choose an Executor for Your Will

Posted by Don on July 7, 2016

Death isn’t something we look forward to, but when it comes to our finances, it is an important topic. If we simply do nothing, we can potentially leave our loved ones with less of our wealth by not taking appropriate actions. Even if we do plan for death and leave a will, it isn’t completely […]

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Best of My Dollar Plan: June

Posted by Madison on July 5, 2016

Last month our most popular finance tips were finding the best credit cards to use at Costco, overcoming big financial mistakes, things to consider before downsizing, understanding how Brexit impacts your investments, exploring the surprising benefits of a one car household and taking a look at the new Fidelity Rewards 2% cash back credit card. […]

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Brexit and Your Investments: What Should You Do?

Posted by Don on June 30, 2016

If you’ve watched any financial news lately or opened up a newspaper, you know that the United Kingdom has voted to remove itself from the European Union, also known as Brexit. If you are like many people, you don’t fully grasp what this truly means. As a result, you rely on the news to provide […]

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529 Plans versus UTMA Accounts

Posted by Don on June 28, 2016

When I was growing up, my parents used an UTMA account to save money for my college expenses. Back then, it was really the only way to save for a child’s education. Nowadays, the 529 is a popular option. You may have heard about both types of accounts, but don’t know what the differences are […]

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Alaska Airlines 30,000 Mile Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on June 24, 2016

A reader just let me know about an increase in the sign up bonus for the Alaska Airlines Visa card. The bonus in now 30,000 miles; we picked up this card earlier this spring when the sign up bonus was only 25,000 miles. In addition, they offer an annual companion fare on a round trip […]

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