Archive for May, 2011

Financial Karma: Is Saving Money a Zero Sum Game?

Posted by Amanda on May 31, 2011

Do you ever wonder if there is an innate balance to the universe? Something where if the scales are tipped too far in favor of one extreme, they somehow are tipped back over to a new norm of moderation? We know that if a population exceeds the resources of the land, then that population will […]

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Discover Open Road $50 Cash Back on Gas Purchases

Posted by Kate on May 27, 2011

What better way to kick off Memorial Day Weekend and summer than with a very appropriate Free Money Friday? All of you planning on road trips this summer will appreciate this offer from Discover to help put a dent in gas prices! How to Get Your $50 Cashback Bonus Sign up for the Discover Open […]

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One $125 Chase Coupon Code

Posted by Madison on May 26, 2011

Just like clock work every month I get a Chase coupon code in the mail. It’s good for a $125 sign up bonus when you open a Chase checking account with direct deposit. However, each month I’ve had a conflict and the offer ends up in the trash. Of course, this month is the same […]

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Making the Big Decision to Move Cross-Country

Posted by Jill on May 25, 2011

I’ve lived in DC for a total of eight years, four in college and four since. At the end of each of those post-college years I have contemplated my next steps – do I stay where I’m at, move to a new local apartment, or make an even bigger move back to my home state […]

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Our asset allocation in the past was based strictly on our retirement funds that I can control at a 88/12 stock/bond asset allocation. Then I worked on adding phantom bond allocations to incorporate the net present value of our pension plans and analyzed the impact of including the same for possible social security benefits. The […]

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The English language is constantly changing. New products are invented, new situations arise, and new ways come about that people interact with their world. The English language morphs to accommodate these new situations. However, not every new word is included into the Merriam-Webster or Oxford English Dictionary. In fact, very few words are actually added […]

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Is Inflation Impacting Your Spending Habits?

Posted by Amanda on May 18, 2011

I am sure you have been to the grocery store lately (unless you shop for groceries online). We shop for groceries every other week, and my husband was the last person to go so I hadn’t been to a store for a month until last weekend; boy was I surprised! Our grocery bill has increased […]

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What Do I Need to Know About Having a Garage Sale?

Posted by Madison on May 17, 2011

I’m taking part in a garage sale this week. However, I don’t really know what I’m doing. I’ve never participated in a garage sale before. Partially, because I have trouble parting with stuff, but also because I’ve never had enough stuff to sell to fill an entire garage. In the past, I’ve opted to sell […]

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When an Adjustable Rate Mortgage Makes Sense

Posted by Jill on May 16, 2011

The adjustable rate mortgage craze was part of what led to the housing and financial crisis that we are still recovering from. Adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) usually have lower interest rates than traditional mortgages when they are first disbursed. This leads to lower payments, which makes it easier for people to take on large mortgages that […]

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ShareBuilder $50 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Kate on May 13, 2011

Since we’ve been talking brokers lately, this week’s Free Money Friday from Sharebuilder is especially timely! Update: The account sign up bonus deadline is extended to December 31, 2011. How to Get Your Sign Up Bonus Open a new Sharebuilder account using promo code 50WS10. Deposit $50 or more by June 30, 2011 December 31, […]

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