Archive for November, 2009

Cyber Monday and Online Holiday Shopping

Posted by Madison on November 30, 2009

Cyber Monday shopping is in full swing at our house. Although, I can’t figure out why they’ve limited it to just one day. My Cyber Monday started a week ago and lasts right up until Christmas Eve! Here are some of the online stores I’m shopping at this year, and what I’m buying (shhh, don’t […]

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Ebates Offers Double Cash Back Today!

Posted by Madison on November 27, 2009

Did you sleep in and skip the Black Friday hooplah? If so, you’ll want to check out the Ebates deal today… double cash back! It’s our Free Money Friday offer today. Ebates scored first place when readers voted on their Favorite Cash Back Programs. How to Get Your Double Cash Back Login to your Ebates […]

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Happy Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and More!

Posted by Madison on November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are having a wonderful day surrounded by family and friends. We’re hosting dinner this year, but not all of our family can be here… so we’ll only have 18! The stuffing, green bean casserole, and the sweet potatoes are cooking right now; my dad didn’t trust me to cook the […]

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Plan and Budget for Holiday Spending

Posted by Jill on November 25, 2009

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Whether you’ve already started shopping, plan on hitting Black Friday sales, or are still procrastinating just a bit, one thing is certain: holiday spending can quickly become a budget buster. But with a bit of careful planning, you can get through this holiday season without spending more than […]

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How to Score Big on Cyber Monday

Posted by Amanda on November 24, 2009

I had one of the most fun and memorable holiday experiences several years ago. After a great Thanksgiving feast at my grandmother’s, my mother and I decided that we would bite the bullet and go together the next morning to shop on Black Friday. Neither of us had done so before, and we felt that […]

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Frugal Ways to Celebrate the Holidays

Posted by Amanda on November 18, 2009

What a fantastic time of year coming up; the weather has chilled from crisp to cold, the night comes upon us earlier so we feel more snuggly and more like hibernating at home, and generally we all have extra time off from work which means we can spend more time with the people whom we […]

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Cash for Appliances

Posted by Kate on November 17, 2009

Cash for Appliances Program Back in August, Cash for Clunkers was the big news in government relief for taxpayers. The program encouraged consumers to buy nearly 7,000 more fuel efficient vehicles in less than 30 days. A similar program from the Department of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is now […]

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What to Expect When Working With a Financial Planner

Posted by Jill on November 16, 2009

Even the most financially-savvy people sometimes need a little help – and the more money you have, the more you might want to make sure you are handling it as well as possible. If you find yourself with questions you can’t quite find the answer to online, want to make sure you are handling a […]

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Our New ooma Phone, Investing, and More

Posted by Madison on November 12, 2009

Our new ooma phone system arrived this week. Now we can say goodbye to our monthly phone bill. With the ooma phone, after you buy it, you don’t need to pay a monthly fee for the service. We got an ooma on sale for $204 (which came with an iPod shuffle). After switching from Vonage […]

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Taxes—An Untapped Resource

Posted by Amanda on November 11, 2009

You know the drill: once or twice a month you get paid for the time that you have worked, minus a series of taxes that have been conveniently deducted out of your paycheck before you even receive it. Because you never get to deposit that money into your bank account, paying taxes may seem like […]

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