Archive for September, 2011

Should I Go To Grad School?

Posted by Jill on September 14, 2011

When I finished undergrad, I knew I would be looking for a job instead of thinking about more school. There just wasn’t anything I was interested in enough to warrant 1-2 years or more focusing on one specific topic. In addition, even my 21-year-old pre-personal finance nerd self knew that I didn’t want to take […]

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6 Reasons Why You Need to Carry Cash

Posted by Amanda on September 13, 2011

You all may remember when Madison hosted a writing contest here at My Dollar Plan in order to find staff writers for her site two years ago. I was one of the winners with my post The Automatic Poorhouse, where I detail how my husband and I self-inflict living paycheck to paycheck because I automate […]

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How to Maximize Credit Card Cash Back… $885 Worth!

Posted by Madison on September 12, 2011

My 5% cash back on my Chase AARP card came to close last month. But I wanted to go out with a bang, so I set the wheels in motion to squeeze every possible penny of cash back out of the card before it expired. I also wanted to maximize the amount of charges I […]

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Discover Rebates on Utility Payments via ChargeSmart

Posted by Kate on September 9, 2011

Have you ever tried to put your utility bills on your credit card for some cash back only to realize that the utility company erases the benefit by charging you a fee? If so, this week’s Free Money Friday is perfect for you. Discover is offering a new way to save money by offering an […]

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Hurricane Irene Disaster Relief and Tax Extensions

Posted by Madison on September 8, 2011

If you were impacted by Hurricane Irene, you may be eligible for disaster area tax relief. The IRS is providing disaster relief to individuals and businesses in certain states and counties in the form of a tax extension to give people a little more time to put their finances in order after the devastation caused […]

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5 Reasons to Get Out of Debt

Posted by Jill on September 7, 2011

We talk a lot about saving and investing around here. And we also kind of assume that if you have any debt you are trying to get rid of it. But I know there’s lots of people out there who just haven’t taken the plunge and made the commitment to getting rid of debt once and […]

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How Much Do Reality TV Stars Get Paid?

Posted by Amanda on September 6, 2011

Reality television covers almost every aspect of life now, from busting the rat infestation in New York City (fittingly named Rat Busters NYC) and Ghost Hunting on International Ground to following the dating lives of sub-celebs. They have even managed to cram cameras into hoarder’s homes to catch a glimpse of what it would be […]

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Citi Dividend 5% Cash Back and $300 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Kate on September 2, 2011

If you’re still mourning the loss of your Schwab 2% Card, it’s time to start building up your supply of replacement cards. You’ll definitely want to take advantage of this new offer from Citi for the rotating 5% cash back categories and a $300 sign up bonus. The $300 cash bonus from Citi Dividend is […]

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