Archive for June, 2010

Father’s Day Freebies

Posted by Madison on June 18, 2010

Time to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday with…. Father’s Day freebies! Here are some freebies and deals you’ll want to check out. Father’s Day Freebies TCBY: Free cup or cone for Dad. Ask at each location for the details. Denny’s: Free ice cream float when you make a card on Denny’s facebook site. Ikea: Free […]

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Have You Sold Your House on FSBO or Flat Fee MLS?

Posted by Madison on June 17, 2010

We had a crazy idea last week. We might sell our house and build a new one. Yes, I know, this is just one week after we almost bought a vacation home. I’ll be the first to admit, I’m a bit impulsive… ok, I’m a lot impulsive. But don’t worry, once I get an idea […]

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Over the next two weeks, we’ll be taking an in-depth look at the health care bill and how it might impact your finances. Today, we’ll cover how the bill will change the insurance landscape for those in their 20s. Health Insurance for Young Adults A few days ago, we talked about the new individual mandate […]

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Will You Get a $250 Medicare Donut Hole Check?

Posted by Amanda on June 15, 2010

We’re continuing our look at the health care bill and how it might impact your finances. Today we’ll focus on the $250 Medicare donut hole checks mailed last week. My grandparents are part of the 31% of seniors living only on social security in their retirement (defined as 90% of income coming from social security […]

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Health Care Bill Impacts: The Individual Mandate

Posted by Jill on June 14, 2010

Over the next two weeks, we’ll be taking an in-depth look at the health care bill and how it might impact your finances. First up is the new health insurance individual mandate. Health Care Bill Individual Insurance Mandate One of the most controversial provisions of the new healthcare bill is also the one that will […]

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Chase Checking $100 Bonus

Posted by Kate on June 11, 2010

It’s Free Money Friday and here’s a great offer from Chase for anyone looking for a new checking account! How to Get Your $100 Bonus Open a new Chase Checking account with a $100 minimum deposit of new money (money not currently held by Chase or its affiliates) by 6/30/10. Within 60 calendar days of […]

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We Almost Bought a Vacation Home

Posted by Madison on June 10, 2010

We’re back from vacation. Perfect weather. Perfect boating. We couldn’t have asked for anything more… except maybe a better realtor. As you know, we were checking out vacation homes, and we found one we liked. It was a little bigger than we originally planned (doesn’t that always happen?), so I wanted to run some more […]

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How Much Does a Funeral Cost?

Posted by Guest Author on June 9, 2010

A loved one dying is always difficult and the stress can be overwhelming. Despite your grief you will probably find yourself asking, “How much does a funeral cost?” You may have life insurance to cover funeral expenses, but average funeral costs are still pretty steep. Researching the costs before planning your loved one’s funeral will […]

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How to Redeem Savings Bonds

Posted by Amanda on June 3, 2010

This is the final article in a 3-part series on bonds. Today we’ll discuss how to cash in your saving bonds. When Paul and I moved into our new home, my mother flew down from Pennsylvania and spent a long weekend with us. As a present, she gave me several bonds she had saved from […]

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Our Ooma Phone Six Months Later

Posted by Madison on June 2, 2010

Six months after getting our Ooma phone, we’re still loving it! A reader, ElleX asked: Madison, how do you like Ooma? Did you keep your landline number? I want to rid myself of a landline phone so I am very interested in your results. To answer ElleX’s questions, here’s our Ooma review! Ooma Review Our […]

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