Archive for April, 2011

A Sneak Peak at our Real Vacation Home Photos

Posted by Madison on April 28, 2011

We just got back from Spring Break and a week relaxing at the new lake cottage! I promised I’d share pictures as soon as we got back. I know many of you enjoyed the April Fool’s Day picture of a house falling apart, including the comment from a reader, Pamela: To us old house junkies, […]

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Prosper $104 Bonus Today at Noon PDT

Posted by Madison on April 27, 2011

A few weeks ago, Prosper had a quick bonus offer that expired in a day. I missed it, and vowed I wouldn’t let another one slip through the cracks! Today, at Noon PDT, Prosper is giving a $104 sign up bonus for new lenders. How to Get Your $104 Sign Up Bonus Register for a […]

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It’s April. Here in DC Cherry Blossom season has come and gone and the weather is getting warmer every day. We grownups (at 25 I still have a hard time thinking of myself that way!) are in the midst of putting away winter clothes and making summer plans. But students everywhere are gearing up for […]

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Why I Replaced My Online Accounts with Discover Bank

Posted by Jill on April 26, 2011

Awhile back, I took advantage of a Free Money Friday offer to open a new E-Trade account. Some time later, that account was converted along with most E-Trade deposit accounts to a Discover Bank account. If you’re like me, you associate Discover with credit cards only – in fact, I previously had no idea that […]

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How Much My Stimulus Money Added to the National Debt

Posted by Amanda on April 25, 2011

In the last several years my household has been the beneficiary of a substantial amount of government stimulus money. First there was the $600 check (each) under President Bush, then we had the Make Work Pay $800 ($400 per person for two years), we received $8,000 free and clear for purchasing our first home, and […]

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Chase $50 Sign Up Bonus and 30,000 United Miles

Posted by Kate on April 22, 2011

Flight prices are rising so this Free Money Friday offer is just in time. Chase and United Airlines are teaming up for a great deal, including 30,000 bonus miles, a $50 statement credit and discount travel certificates! How to Get Your 30,000 Miles & $50 Statement Credit Sign up for the United Mileage Plus Visa […]

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New 1099 Requirements Repealed

Posted by Madison on April 21, 2011

Remember the crazy 1099 Requirements Hiding in Health Care Bill that were going to generate a flurry of paperwork? Last week, the President signed a new law to repeal those 1099 requirements. In addition, 1099 requirements for rental income were repealed. When the President Signed the Repeal of Expanded 1099 Requirements it removed the part […]

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Unemployment Benefits Extended Through 2011

Posted by Amanda on April 20, 2011

Are you one of the millions of Americans who have lost their job during this recession? Despite economists declaring that the recession ended in June 2009, there was still a 9.4% unemployment rate at the end of last year, with many speculating only a small percentage change in the positive in 2011. Unemployment Insurance Extension […]

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Eliminating Preexisting Conditions in Health Insurance

Posted by Amanda on April 19, 2011

I’ll never forget the time when I was in the three month waiting period between graduating college and getting my own health insurance plan through my first job. I had lost coverage on my mother’s health plan because I had graduated college. Instead of picking up my own plan for those measly three months, I […]

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Last Minute Tax Tips

Posted by Madison on April 18, 2011

The tax deadline is here! Does this sound familiar? You start working on your taxes early with plans to get it out of the way. Then you run into delays, often because you don’t have all of your paperwork together (one of the most common reasons people hate taxes). Once you have everything, you get […]

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