Archive for August, 2009

Manage Your Budget by Tracking Your Spending

Posted by Jill on August 10, 2009

When Madison ran my first guest post in early July, How to Get Control of Your Budget, several commenters asked for more information about the “detailed tracking system” I mentioned. Madison has graciously agreed to host another post so I can share my system with you – let’s dig in! The System I use an […]

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Bank of America $25 Bonus

Posted by Madison on August 7, 2009

Bank of America sweetens the deal! When I highlighted the Bank of America $75 Sign Up Bonus, a reader, Ifi, filled me in on a secondary offer from Bank of America. You get an additional $25 bonus to use their bill pay service. It’s our Free Money Friday offer this week. How to Get Your […]

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A Biodegradable Credit Card?

Posted by Madison on August 6, 2009

What will they think of next? I just stumbled across the Biodegradable Discover More Card. Really? A biodegradable credit card? I had no idea that simple little credit cards created so much waste. Here’s how Discover is pitching the card: New biodegradable card plastic breaks down 99% within five years in landfill conditions and leaves […]

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Stacking Financial Incentives at Costco

Posted by Madison on August 5, 2009

I checked our mailbox recently, and to my surprise, there was a rebate check from Costco! I didn’t even realize it had been so long since I asked readers What Am I Supposed to Buy at Costco? After a year of shopping at Costco, it’s practically our main stop for groceries, gas, and various other […]

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Cash for Clunkers

Posted by Kate on August 3, 2009

“Cash for Clunkers” Program As many of you may have heard, the government recently released the rules for its Car Allowance Rebate System (C.A.R.S.), also known as “Cash for Clunkers.” The program’s goal is two-fold: to get older, less fuel-efficient cars off the road and 2) to encourage sales and leases of new cars in […]

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