Archive for April, 2009

Free Garmin nüvi GPS from KeyBank

Posted by Madison on April 10, 2009

It’s Free Money Friday! Since we’re busy traveling out of town for the holiday weekend, a free GPS offer seemed like a no brainer! How to Get Your GPS Open a new qualifying KeyBank account by April 24, 2009. Make one debit card transaction and a combination of two direct deposits and/or automated payments each […]

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Cashbaq, Housing, and a New Schedule

Posted by Madison on April 9, 2009

For those of you who check My Dollar Plan daily, you may have noticed a shake up in the schedule this week! It’s spring break, so I’m busy taking the kids on day trips, but I also thought it would be a good time to test a new schedule. Starting this week, I switched to […]

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Frugal Entertainment Rule: You Must Try Redbox

Posted by Kate on April 8, 2009

It seems that everywhere I go these days – the supermarket, the post office, even McDonald’s – there is a redbox vending machine. Although I already have a subscription to Netflix, every now and then I find myself stuck in limbo, waiting for my next movie to be sent but not wanting to spend $5 […]

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How Does Zecco Stack Up?

Posted by Madison on April 6, 2009

Zecco was on my short list in my search for a new brokerage, since they have dirt cheap, and sometimes free, trades. I finally got around to checking them out last week after I heard about their April Fools’ Day joke. Apparently, when customers logged in last Wednesday, they were greeted with million dollar account […]

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The Final Decision on Downsizing

Posted by Madison on April 2, 2009

I tossed out the idea of buying a less expensive house in Should We Downsize?. Readers came to the rescue with lots of great points to consider in Should We Downsize? More Considerations. After a lot of thought, we made our decision. We will not be downsizing. Financial Impacts of Downsizing Ironically, I envisioned dollars […]

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Happy April Fools’ Day!

Posted by Madison on April 1, 2009

Don’t say I didn’t warn you! Last year, I told you April Fools’ Day was one of my favorite “holidays” in The Best (and Worst) April Fools’ Day Joke. Of course it was only fitting to follow it up this year with For Sale: My Dollar Plan. For my dearly gullible readers, thanks for all […]

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For Sale: My Dollar Plan

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The time has finally come! It’s time to move on. With the new baby’s planned arrival this summer, we’re accepting that our household is going to go from crazy to complete chaos. Three kids ages 3 and under will do that to any family…. but we love it! Parenting has no doubt been the hardest […]

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