Archive for October, 2011

7 Favorite Frugal Fall Activities

Posted by Amanda on October 12, 2011

I live in Houston and while it is still in the upper 80s, we can feel that a change of season in the air. Humidity is down, the sun sets at an earlier time each night, it is ten degrees cooler, and the kids have gone back to school. What an exciting time! Finding ways […]

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New Walmart Price Match: What They Will and Won’t Match

Posted by Amanda on October 11, 2011

Is couponing apart of your dollar plan? It’s an integral part of ours. Walmart has a new price match policy that is bound to turn some heads, especially here in Houston where Kroger has recently stopped doubling and tripling coupons and many stores are no longer accepting coupons printed from home. In a nutshell, you […]

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I just finished reading Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America’s Cheapest Family. It was an impromptu read that I found while browsing the electronic book list for our library. I didn’t expect much from the book, but I actually enjoyed it. I hate grocery shopping, and I’m always looking for ways to spend […]

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Helpful Answers to Flexible Spending Account Questions

Posted by Madison on October 6, 2011

It’s open enrollment time! Time to add up your health care expenses and try to guess how much money you should put in your flexible spending account! Let’s take a look at some of the questions I get around flexible spending account (FSA) plans and ease the process of enrolling in your plan this year. […]

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Estate Planning for Every Age

Posted by Jill on October 5, 2011

Estate planning is one of the vital parts of any financial plan. You might think that estate planning is only for old people, or only for rich people. But the reality is that people of any age and any financial means can benefit from thinking about what will happen to your money after you’re gone…and […]

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How Much Do Credit Inquiries Really Matter?

Posted by Madison on October 4, 2011

A frequent question I see from readers is about the impact of credit inquiries on your credit score. How much do inquiries matter? I just applied for a credit card, how long do I have to wait before I can I apply for another one? I will be buying a new house soon, should I […]

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7 Ways to Avoid Debit Card Fees

Posted by Madison on October 3, 2011

Banks are rolling out new debit card fees. I never was a big fan of debit cards (and favor credit cards instead), but I know many of you swear by debit cards, so let’s start brainstorming! Beginning in 2012, Bank of America will charge $5 per month for debit card use. In addition, Chase and […]

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