Archive for April, 2013

How to Get Started Selling on Amazon

Posted by Madison on April 30, 2013

When I shared How I Made $10,000 Selling on Amazon, I received lots of emails from readers who wanted to explore it some more, but didn’t know quite how or where to get started. When a friend of mine started selling on Amazon recently, I emailed her instructions on how to get started. Sharing those […]

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10 Free Smartphone Apps to Save You Money

Posted by Amanda on April 29, 2013

I purchased a smartphone for the first time a year and a half ago after attending a personal financial conference where all of the other writers were running circles around me on social media and the like. As a writer myself, I realized that having one could be very helpful for me as well. However, […]

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American Express Business Gold $300 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Kate on April 26, 2013

Note: This offer is no longer available. American Express is offering an awesome bonus that could be worth $300 – a great Featured Deal this week! In addition to the sign up bonus, American Express is adding a new benefit for holiday shopping, one year of Amazon Prime for unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping. How to Get Your $300 […]

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Afraid of a Spending Fast? Tips for Success

Posted by Kristen on April 25, 2013

I first heard about a spending fast a few years back while watching an episode in Oprah’s money class series. The couple stopped spending money on anything they didn’t need, and because of their sacrifice, they were able to save more than $10,000 for the year. In a nutshell, a spending fast or a spending […]

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Challenge: Can You Trim Your Grocery Budget By 15%?

Posted by Madison on April 24, 2013

I recently discovered that some of my friends feel like their grocery budget is out of control. We went around the room and shared our monthly grocery budget. We are all families of 5. Their monthly grocery budgets are $800, and well over $1,200. I shared that ours on average is $585 a month, but […]

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Just the other day, President Obama released his 2013 budget. I am not going to get into all of the details of the proposal. I am going to focus in on three interesting topics that pertain to retirement savings and my thoughts on them. Please note that there are many other aspects of his plan, […]

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Does the Nest Learning Thermostat Really Save Money?

Posted by Madison on April 22, 2013

There are a few products in my life that I think are incredible money savers. We all know the Ooma phone is my personal favorite. Last Christmas, I gave my husband a Nest Learning Thermostat which I am hoping will make my short list of products that save us money. To celebrate Earth Day, I […]

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Great Bridge Group $240 Cash Back

Posted by Madison on April 19, 2013

Ready for a new, easy cash back option? Great Bridge Group is offering us each $240 per year. It’s our Free Money Friday celebration. Great Bridge Group is a research company offering you rewards on all your credit and debit card purchases. How to Earn Your Cash Back Sign up for a Great Bridge Group […]

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How to Find the Best Deals on Electricity

Posted by Amanda on April 18, 2013

Do you live in an area where electricity has been deregulated, meaning you sift through hundreds of electricity offers every time your contract is up? From someone who does, I can honestly say that it is both a blessing and a curse. Trying to figure out the best cost per kilowatt in light of baseline […]

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Turn Your Spring Cleaning into Extra Cash

Posted by Kristen on April 17, 2013

Spring is one of my favorite seasons. Days are longer, weather is warmer, and the sun shines. I also love spring because it means spring cleaning. It’s a chance to get organized, reduce clutter and chaos, and it’s also a way to make extra money by selling items you’re not using anymore. Personally, spring cleaning […]

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