Archive for August, 2010

EverBank $75 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Kate on August 13, 2010

We have a great Free Money Friday for those looking to open a high-yield account. EverBank is offering a $75 sign-up bonus! How to Get Your $75 Sign Up Bonus Open one or both of EverBank‘s high yield accounts: the Yield Pledge Money Market account or the FreeNet Checking account. Maintain required minimum balance (see […]

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Do You Have a Foodsaver?

Posted by Madison on August 12, 2010

Saving money on groceries doesn’t go very far if you have to throw away your food because of freezer burn. After a lot of thought and research, I bought a Foodsaver! Of course, I was supposed to be packing because we’re flying out for vacation soon… but I really wanted one to go along with […]

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What to Expect When You File for Unemployment

Posted by Amanda on August 11, 2010

There are a lot of emotions and questions surrounding unemployment compensation, and so even though more Americans are finding themselves unemployed than ever before, you may not feel comfortable asking others for information. Here is a guide to help you apply for unemployment, understand the 2010 unemployment extension, and continue your health insurance. What You […]

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New Gift Card Law Limits Fees & Expiration

Posted by Amanda on August 10, 2010

Gift cards make wonderful gifts because they allow you to basically choose what you would like for yourself. But have you ever turned to your gift cards from last Christmas, or two birthdays ago, only to find that the dollar amount has decreased due to fees, or that it has expired all together? Some of […]

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How to Pay Your Mortgage with a Credit Card

Posted by Madison on August 9, 2010

Want to pay your mortgage with a credit card? It can be done; I’ve done so for years. Here’s how I make my monthly mortgage payment using my favorite credit card. Why to Pay Mortgage with Credit Cards You do not earn rewards. I still haven’t found one where you can earn cash rewards, although […]

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Sucked Back into Obsessive Couponing

Posted by Madison on August 5, 2010

Remember a few years back when it was my resolution to stop couponing since I’d become such a compulsive obsessive couponer? I did great for a few years and bought whatever we wanted. Then our food budget started to creep up. I started ordering from Peapod and when the driver told me they accepted internet […]

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9 More Ways to Maximize Back to School Savings

Posted by Madison on August 4, 2010

Did you know that back to school time is the second biggest shopping time of the year behind the holidays? Yesterday, Amanda shared some Back-to-School Shopping Tips to Stretch Your Budget. Today we’re taking it a step further to pile on the back to school savings. Maximize Back to School Savings Maximize Reward Programs. If […]

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Back-to-School Shopping Tips to Stretch Your Budget

Posted by Amanda on August 3, 2010

As a child my mother would take me, my sister, and our brother back-to-school shopping every year around August. It was quite the exciting time because we never got to the stores otherwise, so it was the only time of year that clothes, shoes, or other non-food essentials were purchased for us. I remember gearing up […]

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5 Ways the Recession has Changed Consumerism in America

Posted by Amanda on August 2, 2010

Despite the news media trying to sell airtime by pitching the Recession as the second Great Depression, this country has seen far worse in terms of its economy. If one has ever studied the Great Depression and come across articles on bank runs, bread lines wrapping around stadiums, or the 24%+ unemployment rate, they will […]

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