Archive for December, 2009

Top 10 Financial Stories of the Decade

Posted by Madison on December 14, 2009

As the decade winds down, it’s time to take a look back at the most prominent finance stories of the last ten years. Even though the decade was never officially named, there were many significant events that changed our economy forever. During the 2000s we saw stock market highs and lows, companies collapse and new […]

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Chase Freedom $50 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Kate on December 11, 2009

The Chase Freedom $50 bonus has expired but the Chase Sapphire card now has a $100 signup bonus! This week the popular Chase Freedom credit card is offering another great reason to become a cardholder: a $50 sign-up bonus. It’s our Free Money Friday offer this week! How to Get Your Sign Up Bonus Register […]

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Google Voice for Business Phone Service

Posted by Madison on December 10, 2009

Google Voice is my new favorite inexpensive phone solution for small businesses. We are full steam ahead in launching the new business by the end of the year. One of the needs in any small business is phone service. Google Voice to the rescue. The service is free. You get a phone number (you can […]

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5 Alternative and Creative Gift Giving Ideas

Posted by Amanda on December 9, 2009

It is tradition in my family to purchase a gift for everyone. This includes grandparents, parents, siblings and their children, significant others, friends, etc. I love to purchase gifts throughout the year that fit each of the people on my list, and also to get great deals as sales come up seasonally. But year after […]

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How To Save Money on Gift Wrap

Posted by Jill on December 7, 2009

If you completed your holiday shopping on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, it’s time for the next step… wrapping! So many times I’ve set a budget for a gift and stayed within it – only to spend a fortune buying the perfect wrapping supplies. If you’re trying to save money this holiday season, consider some […]

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PerkStreet $50 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Kate on December 4, 2009

It’s Free Money Friday! This week we have a great sign up bonus for a checking account from PerkStreet Financial! Update: The PerkStreet offer was discontinued early. How to Get Your Sign Up Bonus Open a PerkStreet Financial account with a $25 minimum deposit by December 31, 2009 February 28, 2010. The sign up bonus […]

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Holiday Challenge, Retirement, and Saving

Posted by Madison on December 3, 2009

Everyone loves a good challenge, right? As my husband was boxing up the iPod he sold on eBay, a new challenge occurred to me. Could you earn enough money before the holidays to cover your entire holiday budget? That’s the challenge I posed to my husband. We’re going to try for a revenue neutral holiday! […]

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3 Do It Yourself Tasks to Save $170 Per Year

Posted by Amanda on December 2, 2009

Do-it-Yourself (DIY) has become a new and exciting movement in the United States. Of course, for us frugal people, it’s been a core in our lives since we first made the realization that paying someone else usually comes with a premium. Below are three things that you can do for yourself at home in order […]

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