Archive for December, 2011

Should You Pay Your Property Taxes This Year?

Posted by Madison on December 12, 2011

Property taxes are are one of the biggest expenses in our budget. Since property taxes are deductible (if you itemize your deductions), it’s only natural that they have a large impact on income taxes as well. Every December, as part of our end of year tax planning, I like to figure out when we should […]

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5% Amazon Discount Using Price Check

Posted by Madison on December 8, 2011

Here’s a fun twist on a combination of saving money at Amazon while shopping at Bricks and Mortar stores, the Amazon Price Check App! This Saturday, Amazon is going to give you 5% off of 3 items (up to $100 each) when you use the app. I love shopping at Amazon, so 5% off is […]

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9 Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids to Learn About Money

Posted by Madison on December 6, 2011

Looking for gift ideas for kids that focus on personal finance? You’re in luck, because gifts and toys that double as tools to teach kids about money management are some of my favorite gifts to give. They’re also the perfect gifts for kids that have everything and really don’t have a use for another expensive […]

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Throw a Holiday Party without Breaking the Bank

Posted by Amanda on December 5, 2011

We have not thrown a holiday party since 2008, and we are very excited to be doing so this year! We’ve set the date as December 17th, made the guest list (around 20 people), and are now ironing out the details of invitations, decorations, food, alcohol/beverages, and a cute little favor for each of the […]

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Colorado 529 & Upromise $75 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Kate on December 2, 2011

It’s another great Free Money offer for all of you college savers! You can stack the 2 bonuses below to get a $75 bonus: $50 towards a Colorado 529 plan account and $25 for a Upromise account. How to Get Your $50 Sign Up Bonus Sign up for Colorado’s CollegeInvest 529 Plan. Fund the account […]

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Free or Cheap Holiday Resources

Posted by Amanda on December 1, 2011

With everyone focusing on purchasing gifts for loved ones, purchasing decorations for homes, and making end of year charitable contributions, it hardly seems like there is enough money left over to enjoy all the holiday season has to offer for ourselves. I thought I would take the time to discuss free or very cheap holiday […]

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