Archive for May, 2009

Sovereign Bank $100 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on May 15, 2009

Open a new checking account this spring, and Sovereign Bank will give you $100. The Sovereign deal is the featured Free Money Friday offer this week! How to Get Your Sign Up Bonus Open a new Sovereign Bank checking account by May 22, 2009 with a minimum deposit of $10. Request a Sovereign CheckCard. Make […]

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Do it Yourself or Hire a Landscape Architect?

Posted by Madison on May 14, 2009

Now that we’ve decided to stay in our house long term we decided it was finally time to do something about our patio. When we built our house, I think it was the only thing that didn’t quite turn out the way we envisioned. The current patio is just too small. We’re planning to expand […]

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6 Job Search Tips for New College Grads

Posted by Kate on May 13, 2009

New graduates face one of the toughest job markets we’ve seen in decades. New grads must take charge of their job search in a way past graduates didn’t need to. Hiring and salary freezes are more common than ever and career fields that once almost guaranteed high salaries are among the most difficult in which […]

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11 Ways to Save Money This Month

Posted by Madison on May 11, 2009

I decided at the beginning of May, that I wanted to look for ways to save money each day this month. Finding ways to save money is a fun game when you set your mind on it! We often say to ourselves that we want to save money, but implementing is often the hard part. […]

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ING Referral Link Giveaway

Posted by Madison on May 8, 2009

Many of you have taken advantage of the ING $25 Sign Up Bonus and the great referral program that ING offers. For every friend you refer, you get $10. I promised readers that as soon as I ran out of my own links, I’d post them from readers. To celebrate Free Money Friday this week, […]

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I do my best to make sure that we are getting the lowest possible expense ratios on our index funds, maintaining a 0.148% overall expense ratio. So I was pleased to see that another broker is cutting expense ratios in Schwab Brokerage Lowers Expense Ratios, Beats Vanguard. I currently use a combination of Vanguard, Fidelity […]

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Making Home Affordable Q & A

Posted by Madison on May 6, 2009

People have more questions than answers about the new Making Home Affordable program. A reader, Laura, recently sent me an email looking for help since all she could find was general information. Unfortunately, I’ve found that many of the details aren’t on the general site. Instead they are buried in supplemental directives written for […]

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An Auction Experience to Remember

Posted by Madison on May 4, 2009

I went to my first auction! If you were following my updates on Twitter, you could probably sense some of the excitement! It was amazing that we landed another property, just days after Closing on Our First Rental Property. Auction Atmosphere The auction took place in a conference room at a hotel. We grabbed seats […]

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American Express $100 – $250 Gift Card

Posted by Madison on May 1, 2009

American Express is offering $100 – $250 gift cards for new cardholders. The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express from American Express is the featured Free Money Friday offer this week! How to Get Your Gift Card Open a new Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express. Earn 10,000 Starpoints with your […]

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