Archive for May, 2012

Free Amazon Gift Cards from My Dollar Plan Rewards

Posted by Madison on May 11, 2012

12/12/2012 Update: All of the gift cards have been redeemed at this time. We are evaluating the results of the program and will consider re-opening it in the future. Thank you to all those who participated! I’m really excited to roll out our new My Dollar Plan rewards program! Rewarding our most loyal fans and […]

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What is Inflation?

Posted by Don on May 10, 2012

You hear about inflation all of the time, yet many do not understand what it is or how it is measured. The definition of inflation is the rate at which the price level of goods and services rise. Historically, inflation has averaged around 4% per year. This means that something that costs $1.00 today will […]

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Free Apps for Business People

Posted by Amanda on May 9, 2012

Almost eight months ago now I traded in my slider phone for a Smartphone. My world changed drastically—both professionally and personally. Suddenly I could be “on call” through email, and a mini-obsession of checking my phone began (brought on by the little green light that beeps every time the world is trying to get a […]

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Roth IRAs: An Opposing View

Posted by Drew on May 8, 2012

Meet the new writers! Our next new writer is Drew. Drew has always had a fascination with varying strategies for handling finances and economics throughout the world. He loves to travel and has a goal of reaching all 50 states and at least 30 countries before he hits 40 years old. He is currently pursuing […]

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I finally made a decision on our mortgage refinance and we just finished moving all of our insurance to a new carrier so we won’t need our credit scores anytime in the near future… For long time readers, you know what that means; it’s time for a round of credit card applications to make some […]

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Frugal Foodie: 6 Alternatives to Dining Out

Posted by Kristen on May 2, 2012

As soon as people start making a budget or trying to save more money, the first item to usually take a dive is going out to dinner. And I don’t blame them. With appetizers, desserts, drinks, and the tip, one night out can quickly add up to being a whole week’s budget for food. But […]

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This is not an article about whether or not you can afford to pay for your child’s/children’s college education. Rather, this is an article from the perspective of a recent college grad (2005) on whether or not parents should pay for their child’s college education. What do I mean by using such a conditional and […]

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