Archive for December, 2009

Ignoring Finances When Young is a Risky Game

Posted by Guest Author on December 30, 2009

This is a guest article by Kevin. You can find Kevin at 20s Money, where he writes about financial topics geared specifically for young people in their 20s. The Perfect Storm Young people are in dire financial conditions. A weak job market, crushing debt levels and a lack of fiscal responsibility are a perfect storm […]

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The time has come where many (including myself) will be making New Year’s Resolutions. But how many people actually attain the goals they set out to complete each year? According to Stephen Shapiro, author of Goal-Free Living, one in four people who make New Year’s Resolutions never succeed. Perhaps this is because people are lacking […]

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Holiday Hangover Cures

Posted by Amanda on December 28, 2009

I had such a wonderful holiday with my family in Pennsylvania. There were airports, bows and wrapping paper, smiles, music, toasts to good fortune and days past, special holiday movies and shows, candy canes, and everything in between. Now that the holidays are officially over, I must admit that I feel a little void where […]

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Happy Holidays, Investing, and Credit

Posted by Madison on December 23, 2009

Happy holidays from our family to yours! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. Amazon Prime free shipping ended last night, so now I’m officially done shopping! And if it wasn’t a lightning deal on Amazon, it was probably a Slickdeal. I love the feeling of getting fantastic deals on all the gifts I […]

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Plan Now to Make the Most of Post Holiday Sales

Posted by Amanda on December 22, 2009

I think there should be a song titled “The 12 days After Christmas”. What a fantastic time to purchase gifts for others or yourself, seasonal items for next year, and other great items at 50-75% off of the price these same products were just two weeks earlier! Retailers are very interested in getting you into […]

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Frugal Gifts and Holiday Deals

Posted by Jill on December 21, 2009

Are you still frantically looking for holiday gifts? Luckily, it’s easier than ever to shop from the comfort of your home, and get great deals in the process! Many online retailers are offering free shipping, and even more are offering BIG sales in an effort to drive revenue. The deals are-ever changing, so instead of […]

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OptionsHouse 100 Free Trades

Posted by Kate on December 18, 2009

It’s Free Money Friday! Hurry and get this great offer for 100 free trades from OptionsHouse Brokerage by the end of the year! How to Get Your Free Trades Open a new OptionsHouse account with a minimum of $3,000 (funded within 45 days of account approval) by December 31, 2009. Offer is extended until April […]

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Free Shipping Day, Amazon Prime, and Ohio 529s

Posted by Madison on December 17, 2009

When Amanda wrote about How to Score Big on Cyber Monday, I marked today in my calendar for a big day of online holiday shopping. Free Shipping Day. Today is Free Shipping Day. It’s the day you can order online with free shipping and guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve. Last I checked they had 714 […]

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Make Your Charitable Contributions Before Year End

Posted by Amanda on December 16, 2009

Both 2008 and 2009 have been hard years for charities, at the same time that more and more individuals are seeking charitable help for the first time. Let’s face it; even those of us with jobs have found ourselves scrimping more, perhaps running out of money at the end of the month, or cutting back […]

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9 Ways to Save Money this Holiday Season

Posted by Jill on December 15, 2009

Over Thanksgiving, I felt a little guilty when I realized how much I spent on unnecessary items while traveling: $18 for a cab (subway would have been $3 max), $7 for lunch in the airport, and $15 in the airport bookstore for a book that has been out for awhile and is available at the […]

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