Archive for August, 2008

Net Worth by Age, Home Ownership and Working

Posted by Madison on August 13, 2008

First, an update on our digging adventure. I had a dream that the bill was $30,000! Yikes. I hope that was just a dream. We had the pipe replaced, they poured new concrete for sidewalks and our front stoop, replaced all the landscaping and replaced the sod. As of Friday, our house and lawn are […]

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Back to School Savings Challenge

Posted by Madison on August 12, 2008

What? It’s time to go back to school already? What happened to summer? That’s what I wanted to ask members of The Life Skills Network when they suggested a back to school series in early August! We have a law here that school cannot start until after Labor Day. So school is still a long […]

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Etrade $25 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on August 8, 2008

The $25 sign up bonus from Etrade is back! This is one of the easiest free money Friday offers, but whenever it shows up it doesn’t last long. Hurry, this one expires 8/13/2008! Etrade $25 Sign Up Bonus Details The sign up is easy, it only took me about 5 minutes to apply. Here is […]

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Unconventional Roth IRA Strategy to Lower Tax Bill

Posted by Madison on August 7, 2008

I’ve been utilizing a tax strategy the last few years to take advantage of low tax rates. Huge deferrals and unpaid maternity leaves gave us some room in the 15% tax bracket to convert traditional IRAs to Roth IRAs, and even 401ks to Roth IRAs. Although we had to recharacterize some of it, we were […]

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Digging Out of Dirt and Debt

Posted by Madison on August 6, 2008

Digging In Our Front Lawn As you can see from the picture above, digging up the water pipes at our house continues to be the main event this week at the DuPaix house. They found the break in the pipe under the foundation. Water was just pouring out. The good news is that we had […]

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Digging Up The Water Pipes at Our House

Posted by Madison on August 5, 2008

I had a big day planned for writing. I was going to write a weeks worth of posts for My Dollar Plan and Kids and Money. Instead, my house was a revolving door of subcontractors and city workers getting ready to dig up our front lawn. Running Water We were on vacation for two weeks […]

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15 Tips for Saving Money While You Still Have a Job

Posted by Madison on August 4, 2008

Photo: Cubicle Panorama by Kyle and Kelly Adams Now that I’ve settled into my decision to quit my job, I’m making sure that I’m accounting for all the money that I’m giving up. Besides a salary and benefits like insurance, there’s often many monetary benefits for working in the corporate world. I started making a […]

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Cashbaq $5 Signup Bonus

Posted by Madison on August 1, 2008

Cashbaq is offering $5 free just for signing up! Since it’s Free Money Friday, it’s time to take advantage of that free money! How Cashbaq works Cashbaq is an online shopping rebate program similar to Upromise Rewards and BigCrumbs. You log in to the Cashbaq site before buying something online, click through to the retailer, […]

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