Archive for July, 2012

12 Ways the Olympics Teach You About Money Management

Posted by Madison on July 31, 2012

I originally published this article 4 years ago during the last Olympics. I thought it would be fun to revisit the list as we’re enjoying the 2012 Olympics! I updated a few of the news links, but as I was rereading it, ironically, most of the financial lessons still apply! What do the Olympics and […]

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Should You Save for College or Retirement First?

Posted by Nick on July 30, 2012

My wife’s parents paid for the four years she spent in college leading to her bachelor’s degree. I paid my own way. We both went on to earn masters degrees, which we paid for ourselves. In the meantime, we had been saving for retirement, as well as college for our daughter. My wife is very […]

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Finance Tips: Moving Costs and Getting Rid of Junk

Posted by Kate on July 29, 2012

If you’re in the midst of a move, this week’s finance tips on insurance, moving costs, cutting expenses & getting rid of junk are definitely for you. Read on for all that and more! source: Erwyn van der Meer Finance Reads Moving Advice: How to Save on Your Next Move – My apartment is in shambles […]

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Capital One $100 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Kate on July 27, 2012

This week’s Free Money Friday offer from Capital One is a good one – a nice, easy $100 sign-up bonus on a cash back card! A reader, Tim, first told us about the Capital One® Cash Rewards Visa for people with excellent credit. While we were checking out the card, we found a sign up […]

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Best Way to Maximize Citi Thank You Points

Posted by Madison on July 26, 2012

I’m working on redeeming all of our sign up bonuses from the Credit Card Application Spree. Next up is finding the best way to redeem Citi Thank You points! Last week I worked on the Best Way to Maximize American Express Points and now it’s time to move on to the Citi points. We have […]

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When people talk about fuel efficiency the number most often used is mpg (miles per gallon). Though this is a good number to use it can be confusing when trying to compare two different cars. Why do I think it’s confusing you say? You’d think that if I say “this car gets 5 miles more […]

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12 Things to Stop Doing to Save Money… Right Now!

Posted by Kristen on July 23, 2012

To get your finances in great shape and save more money, there are a lot of things you should start doing. For me, I started keeping better track of my spending, started clipping coupons and watching for deals, and started earning more than I spend. But with all of these things you can start doing, […]

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This week we have a great roundup of finance tips on everything from frugal living to retirement! source: Kristen Wall Designs Finance Reads Your Debt Free ROI: Why Interest Rates Don’t Matter – It’s always a good reminder to think about the psychological benefits of debt payoff since the numbers don’t always point to a payoff. […]

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Serve $25 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Kate on July 20, 2012

Have you heard of American Express’ Serve? It’s a digital prepaid account that gives you a safe way to pay in stores, online, and mobile. Right now they are offering a $25 statement credit on YouTube that is this week’s Free Money Friday offer. How to Get Your Sign Up Bonus Sign up for Serve. Make […]

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Are You Still Using Lending Club?

Posted by Jill on July 19, 2012

It’s been awhile since we’ve done a Lending Club update. If you’re not familiar, Lending Club is a peer-to-peer lending service. Regular people like you and me can use the site to borrow and lend money without using a bank. To run the service, Lending Club charges each party a small fee. But in general, […]

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