Archive for July, 2009

Bank of Dad – Will Your Kids Be A Client?

Posted by Guest Author on July 15, 2009

This is a guest post by Diane McDougall. Diane is a mom, professional accountant, and financial provider for her family of six. She and her husband made it possible for him to be a stay-at-home dad so that they can be an active, everyday part of their kid’s lives. Bank of Dad My dad’s favorite […]

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The Automatic Poorhouse

Posted by Amanda on July 13, 2009

Living Paycheck to Paycheck I live paycheck to paycheck. Throughout the month I negotiate with myself over needs versus wants, pushing certain purchases into the next month’s budget, neglecting car maintenance for the umpteenth month in a row, foregoing that new pair of sneakers I’ve been trying to squeeze into my budget since December. By […]

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WTDirect $25 to $150 Sign up Bonus

Posted by Madison on July 10, 2009

WTDirect is once again offering a sign up bonus. Lots of readers took advantage of their winter blast promotion back in December. The program is similar, but with lower payouts; we’ll cash in for Free Money Friday. How to Get Your Sign up Bonus Open a new WTDirect online savings account. Verify that you see […]

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Our Baby Girl is Here!

Posted by Madison on July 9, 2009

Our family just got a little bigger, when we welcomed our new baby girl into our home. Her big brothers are excited and we’re delighted to finally have a girl in the family! (I come from a large extended family of way too many boys!) Just like our boys, she showed up almost a week […]

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How to Get Control of Your Budget

Posted by Jill on July 8, 2009

About the author: Jill graduated from college two years ago. Since then she has developed a passion for personal finance. She’s currently studying for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) exam, and hopes to become a full-time financial planner. Establishing a Budget When I first became interested in personal finance in the fall of 2007, one […]

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The Big Purchases Often when we become interested in personal finance and saving money we do something that is human nature — we focus on the big stuff like houses, cars, etc. It makes sense too – armed with careful research and smart negotiating tactics you can save large amounts of money on big-ticket purchases. […]

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Extra Cash Back this Summer from Discover

Posted by Madison on July 3, 2009

It’s Free Money Friday! And just in time for the upcoming 4th of July celebration is a cash back offer from Discover for your holiday travels. Discover is offering 5% cash back on the following categories July through September, 2009: Gas Stations Hotels Theme Parks Zoos Bookstores How to Get Your Cash Back Sign up […]

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