Archive for April, 2012

Meet the new writers! Our next new writer is Nick. Nick is fascinated with the different ways money can be used as a tool for people to increase their wealth. He is also quite familiar with the concept of debt and is working diligently to get rid of his debt. You can read more about […]

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Marriott 30,000 Point Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Kate on April 27, 2012

Travel season is about to kick into high gear and we have some great options for making your trips cheaper! This week’s Free Money Friday offer is great if you have plans coming up for a stay at a Marriott property or if you frequent Marriott hotels already. How to Get Up to 6 Free […]

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Asset Allocation Update

Posted by Madison on April 26, 2012

Is it time to update your asset allocation? I just finished updating our asset allocation and rebalancing our portfolio. Let’s dig right in and see what it looks like right now. Asset Allocation Highlights My portfolio is built around the following asset allocation goals: Stock/Bond Allocation: My updated stock/bond split is now 70/30. We were […]

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5 Ways to Save Money When Your Spouse is a Spender

Posted by Adrienne on April 25, 2012

Meet the new writers! Next up is Adrienne. Adrienne has been interested in personal finance since she was old enough to calculate interest, at age 5. You can read more about Adrienne in her bio. Welcome Adrienne! I’ve seen many doomsday comments about how to handle a spouse who spends too much. People act as […]

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Meet the new writers! Over the next two weeks, you’ll get to meet all of our new writers. Our first writer this week is Don. Don writes about personal finance topics that include investing, saving, debt, the economy, and retirement. You can read more about Don in his bio. Welcome Don! Like most investors, you […]

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Earth Day Freebies, New Writers, and More

Posted by Madison on April 19, 2012

Earth Day is coming up (on Sunday), so of course we have to list the Earth Day freebies! Announcement: New Writers But before we get to that, I’m excited to announce that we have our new writers on board! Beginning next week, you’ll start to see their articles and get to know each of them. […]

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One week from today my husband and I will be hosting my father and four of my aunts and uncles for an impromptu reunion at our home. This is truly a historic event, as my father’s side of the family lives all over the country (Michigan, PA, Arizona, and New Jersey) and rarely gets together […]

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Tax Day Freebies

Posted by Madison on April 17, 2012

The tax deadline is here, so that means it’s time to celebrate with Tax Day Freebies! But first, before we get to the free stuff, you need to make sure all of your tax related stuff is in order! Tax Day Checklist Last Minute Tips. Review Last Minute Tax Tips to make sure you covered […]

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TurboTax Review

Posted by Kate on April 15, 2012

In 2011, I sold some stocks and had some dividend income so I briefly considered using an accountant to file my taxes. However, since last year’s experience with TurboTax was so smooth, I decided to give it another try. Once again, I was impressed by the ease with which TurboTax handled my increasingly complicated tax […]

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Citi Forward $100 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Kate on April 13, 2012

Update: This offer is expired. Please see our credit card directory for current offers. We’re celebrating back to back Free Money offers this week! Citi is offering a $100 bonus on a really great card! How to Get Your $100 Sign Up Bonus Sign up for the Citi Forward card. Spend $625 and sign up […]

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