Archive for May, 2008

Free Magazines: Finance, Business, and More!

Posted by Madison on May 30, 2008

It’s everyone’s favorite day of the week! Friday! And around here, it’s time to celebrate Free Money Friday! To change it up this week, instead of the common bank signup bonuses, this week it’s time for free magazines! There’s a list of lots of magazines. I went through the list and found the following business […]

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Create Your Own Dollar Plan: Step 5

Posted by Madison on May 29, 2008

Now that you’ve aligned your goals and your values it’s time to fit them in with the rest of your monthly budget. This piece is actually easier than you would think since you’ve put so much thought into the work you’ve done up to this point. If you’re joining us in progress, here’s the work […]

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Vacations: Flights, Camping, Gas Prices and More!

Posted by Madison on May 28, 2008

We just got back from our long weekend trip. It always seems to take awhile to get back in the swing of things, get caught up on grocery shopping, email and everyday routines. It was the first long car trip with both little ones in tow. While we planned on hooking up our DVD player, […]

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Frugal Tips I Can’t (or Won’t) Do

Posted by Madison on May 27, 2008

I love money-saving tips as much as the next frugal person. However, there’s a point where convenience and other factors actually outweigh the savings. Here’s some of the frugal tips I’m not into: Frugal Tips I Avoid Cloth Diapers. We have two in diapers right now and we plan to have more children in the […]

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It’s Wedding Season! Tips to Keep the Costs Down

Posted by Madison on May 26, 2008

Happy Memorial Day! I usually consider Memorial Day weekend the start of summer, even though it doesn’t officially begin until later in June. Of course, the summer season can also be referred to as wedding season! Here we are, almost to June, which is the busiest month for weddings. If you are newly engaged, it’s […]

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Free Money Friday & Winner of $50 Amazon Gift Card

Posted by Madison on May 23, 2008

As part of the $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway, we had almost 100 entries with amazing tips for new graduates. Stay tuned and I’ll highlight some of the tips in the next few weeks! Free Money The giveaway was part of the Free Money Friday series. Here’s a recap of the free money offers so […]

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Create Your Own Dollar Plan: Step 4

Posted by Madison on May 22, 2008

It’s time for Step 4 in the series! I like this step because you are truly aligning where your money goes to your values. Nothing feels better than putting your money towards your true desires. Previous Steps: Step 1: Brainstorming Step 2: Assigning Numerical Values Step 3: Calculating Total Cost Step 4: Reflecting on priorities […]

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Credit Addict asked me to share my thoughts in six words. Wow, six words? Kids & Family. Life & Happiness. Goals & Money. In that order (and no, the & signs don’t count!) While I write about money like it’s the answer, it’s not my top priority. Here’s who I’m calling on next to share […]

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Turn Your Wasted Money Into a Debt Reduction Plan

Posted by Madison on May 20, 2008

According to some estimates, every household, on average, wastes 15% of its income (if you make $4,000 a month, this amounts to $600). This wasted money disappears into needless things that do not offer any real and lasting value. Things like lattes and money for useless knick-knacks that do nothing more than gather dust. Impulse […]

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Would You Take a Down Payment on a Car?

Posted by Madison on May 19, 2008

I recently put my car up for sale. We have had a lot of interest, but no offers yet. A Bite on the Car This week we had a young man come to look at the car. He wants to buy the car, but he won’t be able to get the money for a couple […]

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