Archive for April, 2010

Should We Buy a Vacation Home?

Posted by Madison on April 30, 2010

Now that summer is almost here, and we’re scheduling our vacations for the summer, we have the itch to buy our own vacation house…. again. (This happens every summer). Every time we rent a place, my financial brain starts spinning. What if we buy our own vacation house, and rent it out when we aren’t […]

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PerkStreet 2% Cash Back Card

Posted by Madison on April 29, 2010

It’s Free Money Friday… on Thursday this week! This PerkStreet offer expires tomorrow, so I wanted to make sure you had enough time to sign up for it. Update: 2% cash back offer is extended. I know the 2% cash back credit card is hot item right now; here is a 2% cash back card […]

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0% Balance Transfers Still Exist

Posted by Madison on April 28, 2010

We haven’t talked about leverage and credit cards lately. Are the credit card games over? Is the 0% balance transfer gone? No. After I tallied our current balance transfer money at just over $172,000, The Rat made a comment that he loves the “articles on the successes you’ve attained by leveraging.” It reminded me we […]

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Roth Conversion Strategy to Minimize Taxes

Posted by Madison on April 27, 2010

Since the number of Roth IRA conversions per year is unlimited, and we have the ability to unconvert the Roth IRA conversions, there’s a fantastic strategy to Roth IRA conversions to minimize your taxes! We previously explored roth conversion strategies like increasing your basis to avoid taxes, but if you’re ready to convert the taxable […]

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Maximize Your Cash Rewards Credit Cards

Posted by Madison on April 26, 2010

Tracking the best cash rewards credit cards and optimizing our spending with each of the credit cards that pay cash rewards is a passion dear to my heart. It’s also a fun game to play! With a constant changing landscape of cash rewards credit cards you always have to be on your toes to make […]

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Pictures of the New $100 Bill

Posted by Madison on April 23, 2010

To celebrate the release of the new $100 bill, we’re giving away $100! Images of the new $100 bill were released this week. The new 100 dollar bills will be issued on February 10, 2011. Update: The Federal Reserve updated the new issue date to October 8, 2013. Production issues delayed the rollout. Latest Update: […]

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10 Free Web Services to Check Out

Posted by Amanda on April 21, 2010

In case you have been living in the dark ages (some by choice), the web has evolved into a resource for free services ranging anywhere from information, to cable television shows, to college courses! Internet users are demanding that anything on the web be free, and so for new companies and even existing companies to […]

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Approaching My Financial “Scary Age”

Posted by Jill on April 19, 2010

In season 4 of Sex and The City, the main characters talk about their “scary age”– basically the age they are afraid of and dreading for various reasons. Everyone has their own scary age when it comes to life – details on mine are for another post! But when it comes to finances, 25 is […]

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Sallie Mae Savings Account 10% Upromise Match

Posted by Kate on April 16, 2010

SallieMae is rolling out a new online high-yield savings account (currently at 1.25% APY) with a unique Upromise match! This week’s Free Money Friday is another great one for all college savers! How to Get Your Upromise Match Open a new Sallie Mae High-Yield Savings Account and link it to your Upromise Account. Do one […]

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Tax Freebies, Amendments, and Credits

Posted by Madison on April 15, 2010

Happy Tax Day! As I’m finishing up the last few returns for clients today, here are some fun tips to get you through your return. Tax Day Freebies. Check the list of free food and specials for tax day at Slickdeals Tax Freebies. Check Your 2006 Return. Today is the last day to file an […]

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