Archive for August, 2010

How Far Would You Go to Save Money?

Posted by Jill on August 30, 2010

A year ago, I moved into a new apartment building. It’s a luxury building, and I was the very first tenant to occupy the 600 square foot space with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. At the time, the brand new building was offering 2 months free rent, bringing the pro-rated monthly total to just […]

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Social Lending Arbitrage Beats Projections

Posted by Derek on August 27, 2010

Our social lending arbitrage expert, Derek, is back! After one of my Lending Club loans defaulted, I really wanted to know how Derek’s loans were doing! We’ll check in with him and see how his strategy is working… Social Lending Arbitrage Its been six months since I first introduced my Social Lending Arbitrage method to […]

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5% Certificates at Pentagon Federal

Posted by Madison on August 26, 2010

I just reserved a 5% CD at Pentagon Federal Credit Union, aka Penfed. Ironically, last week, I also refinanced our mortgage (again) to 3.625% at Penfed. It’s a little funny that they’re loaning money cheaper than they are borrowing it, but they’ve been known to do so, so it’s a double win for us. They’re […]

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WTDirect $200 Bonus Offer

Posted by Madison on August 25, 2010

Since we all have WT Direct accounts from their huge bonus offers back in the spring, it’s time to beef up the amount of money you have in your account for some extra bonuses! It’s our double dose of early Free Money offers this week since both the Citi $50 Sign Up Bonus & 10% […]

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Citi $50 Sign Up Bonus & 10% off AT&T Service

Posted by Kate on August 24, 2010

Citi is really keeping up with some great offers. Their latest $50 statement credit is this week’s Free Money offer! Note from Madison: You’ll have to hurry, this offer expires this Friday… so we’re changing the schedule this week and running back-to-back free money offers early to make sure you get a chance to get […]

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2011 Tax Calculator for Income Tax Planning

Posted by Madison on August 23, 2010

The 2011 tax calculator is finally here, even though we still don’t know exactly what the current tax brackets will be. The Tax Foundation has a 2011 tax calculator that helps you project your 2011 income taxes based on all the options Congress is considering. 2011 Tax Calculator The 2011 tax calculator has 4 scenarios […]

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My First Job Ended in Unemployment

Posted by Amanda on August 19, 2010

During good economic times, finding a new position after losing your job typically takes 2-3 months. I remember hearing this from my favorite career counselor—whom I still seek advice from even five years out of college—and thinking to myself, “two to three months? That’s impossible!” But she was right. When I was unemployed in 2006, […]

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I have such a hunger for learning. Even after graduating college I’ve continued my education by taking classes in yoga, cooking, SEO/Blogging, Japanese, Microsoft Excel, and whatever else I can get my hands on. If I am interested enough in a subject, I will go to great lengths to pursue study in it; after all, […]

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Uncovering Rewards Programs for Every Purchase You Make

Posted by Amanda on August 17, 2010

As I mentioned in a recent article about how the recession has changed consumerism in America, consumers (that’s you and I!) expect to be paid for our loyalty now. And shouldn’t we? With all of the rewards programs out there—and there are some really interesting ones—why should we spend our money just to get the […]

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Money Market Accounts vs Savings Accounts

Posted by Jill on August 16, 2010

Do you know the differences between a savings account and a money market account? Both provide a place for you to stash your money and earn a little interest. But the two types of accounts are not exactly the same thing. Let’s take a look at some of the basics. Definitions First of all, you […]

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