Archive for May, 2008

0% Balance Transfer Credit Card Offers

Posted by Madison on May 16, 2008

This list is updated regularly with the best no annual fee 0% balance transfer offers.

Credit Card Arbitrage Q&A

Posted by Madison on May 15, 2008

It’s credit card arbitrage turnover time! Wow, that is a mouthful. If you aren’t familiar with my credit card arbitrage here is some background information: Our Credit Limits: Over $1,000,000! Reallocating Credit Limits for Bigger Balance Transfers When Does the 0% Credit Card Really Expire? My cards are nearing the end of the promotional periods […]

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Lately all my free time has been dedicated to launching the next part of our business. The majority of the start-up work will be done by the end of the month. Once it is reviewed, I’ll let you know if we get to release it to the public or not! It will be nice to […]

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What Happened to My Cell Phone?

Posted by Madison on May 13, 2008

I should have listened to Nickel right away when he sent me an email to get a nice case for my Sprint Centro. Unfortunately, it went into my to-do pile and I just haven’t gotten around to it. My 3 month old Sprint Palm Centro Broke I’m not exactly sure how it happened. It just […]

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Two Weeks to Retire: The Results

Posted by Madison on May 12, 2008

I poured over spreadsheets the last couple weeks trying to decide if I could pull off the retirement. My company gave us two weeks notice before our pension plan would drop significantly. Obsessing Over the Decision It was funny, even though I kept looking at the numbers, they didn’t change! As Mike from Quest for […]

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$50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Posted by Madison on May 9, 2008

I’m giving away a $50 gift card! It’s easy to enter… just leave a comment with a financial tip for new graduates.

Create Your Own Dollar Plan: Step 3

Posted by Madison on May 8, 2008

If you like numbers, step 3 should be a fun one! If you are following along with the series, you should have your brainstorming from step 1 and your grid of goals from step 2 done. Step 3: Calculating Total Cost This step will probably take the longest of all the steps. Give yourself some […]

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Wasting money seems to be my specialty this week! First I forgot to use my $20 Kohl’s cash coupon before it expired. Then I had to pay $55 to get my 3 month old Sprint Palm Centro replaced. I’m just waiting for strike three to set me back some more money! Mother’s Day Gift Ideas […]

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Plan Ahead: 6 Steps to Secure Your Financial Future

Posted by Madison on May 6, 2008

Ever since I can remember I’ve been a planner. Planning ahead has allowed us many rewards that we otherwise wouldn’t have gotten the opportunity for. Some of the successful planning tips we have used are: Save for college before children are born. We opened 529 plans for our future children before they were born. Before […]

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April 2008 Net Worth Update: +3.8%

Posted by Madison on May 5, 2008

April was a wonderful month for us. Nothing special, but we finally have an increase in our portfolio after negative returns the last three months. I’m usually more focused on the long term, but reporting it each month to you made me start to notice. As my two-year-old would say, “I’m a happy camper!” During […]

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