Archive for July, 2012

Best Way to Maximize American Express Points

Posted by Madison on July 18, 2012

After the Credit Card Application Spree to Maximize Sign Up Bonuses I ended up with a bunch of American Express membership rewards points. The next challenge: finding the best way to convert the Amex membership rewards points to cash (or something else of value). Specifically, the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card gave us 25,000 […]

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How to Calculate the Total Cost of a New Car

Posted by Don on July 17, 2012

I am in the market for a new car purchase. My current car is slowly preparing herself for the car graveyard and I have begun to do my research on what I want. I have narrowed my choices down to two cars: a diesel hatchback and a hybrid hatchback. While the sticker prices for both […]

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6 Ways to Deal with Student Loan Debt

Posted by Kristen on July 16, 2012

When I graduated with a degree in Journalism, I was thrilled to be done with college, start working, and move on. Then, a few months down the road, I got my first student loan bill. And suddenly all of the loans I took out over the past several years for tuition and living expenses were […]

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Finance Tips: Home Buying, Budgeting, and More

Posted by Kate on July 15, 2012

As summer heats up, things like house-buying, student loans and home improvement are on our minds. Read on for some great finance tips on all that and more! source: 401k 2012 Finance Tips A Home Buying Checklist: Organize Your Wants and Needs – Some helpful advice if you are about to buy a home for the first […]

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The Aftermath of Debt Payoff

Posted by Amanda on July 12, 2012

I remember a conversation I had with one of my college professors several years ago. It was an exciting night; as a senior in the International Studies department I had been chosen to attend a reception at the college president’s home to honor a guest speaker. On the car ride from the dinner to the […]

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What Are Treasury Inflation Protected Securities?

Posted by Don on July 11, 2012

Inflation affects us every day. Rising food prices, higher gas prices, and higher clothing costs are just a few of the examples of inflation. It’s easy to see these examples because we deal with them in the day to day. The effect inflation has on our investments is another story. While you look at your […]

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The Basics of Home Ownership

Posted by Jarrod on July 10, 2012

I recently got on Twitter to ask my followers what they would like me to talk about next. One friend told me they wanted to know about home ownership. That is a very broad subject so I’ll start with the basics of owning a home.  Here are the basics on home ownership for the first time home […]

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Low Paying Part Time Jobs are Worth More Than You Think

Posted by Adrienne on July 9, 2012

Something that is often recommended to people who are in debt is to get a part-time job. Many disregard this advice as not being worth their time. The thinking is “I make $40 an hour at my regular job. It’s not worth my time to get a part-time job for $10”. I would argue that […]

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Discover Escape 25,000 Mile Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on July 6, 2012

Time for 25,000 bonus miles on your Discover credit card with frequent flyer miles. Happy Free Money Friday! Discover is offering a 25,000 bonus miles for the Escape by Discover Card. How to Get Your Bonus Miles Open a new Escape by Discover Card. Earn 1,000 bonus miles by making one purchase each month for […]

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There’s a new company in town, Wallaby, planning to deliver on something all credit card rewards junkies will love: one credit card that can maximize your credit card earning cash back! No more rotating our credit cards every quarter! We can carry one card and know that we’re earning the most cash back on every […]

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