Archive for May, 2013

How to Increase Your Income

Posted by Kristen on May 30, 2013

Finding ways to save money and pinching pennies is a great plan to be able to put more money towards debt, or better yet, put more money in a savings account to prepare for the future. But increasing your income is another vital piece of the puzzle for improving your finances. If you spend less […]

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Use Bluebird to Pay Bills with a Credit Card

Posted by Madison on May 29, 2013

At any given time, I have stacks of gift cards purchased on my Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express to earn the 6% cash back. I experimented with Serve to Cash Out Gift Cards via ATM and consolidate cards to minimize fees while Paying Taxes with Credit Cards. However, I needed something a little […]

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5 Things You Should Always Buy New

Posted by Don on May 28, 2013

Previously, I wrote about 7 Things You Should Buy Used to save yourself money. Today, I am going to write about 5 things you should buy new, regardless of the price. We all like to save money, but sometimes, that savings ends up costing us more in the long run. For example, when I first […]

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Spring is finally here! Celebrate by doing some spring cleaning for your finances – you can gain some great inspiration from these great reads! Source: Details of the Day Finance Reads 6 Ways to Save Money on your Disney World Vacation. Being a parent usually means that a Disney World vacation is in the cards […]

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Citizens Bank 5% Cash Back Credit Card

Posted by Kate on May 24, 2013

This week’s Free Money Friday offer is a good one for anyone who has a lot of everyday spending planned in the next few months. Many of you noticed that the rotating 5% cards were missing some crucial cash back on spending at grocery stores and gas stations this quarter. Citizens Bank is offering an […]

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I recently caught up on my magazine reading for the first quarter of 2013. In doing so, I discovered a Businessweek article on a very distressing financial matter in Cyprus, one that we should all be concerned about (and particularly the savers among us). The Cyprus bailout is a good reminder for all of us […]

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First off, you are probably wondering what the heck the birth rate has to do with personal finance. Surprisingly, more than you would think. The main importance of the birth rate is related to Social Security and Medicare. If we travel back in time when Social Security was originally implemented, there were 5 workers for […]

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How to Improve Your Credit Score

Posted by Kristen on May 21, 2013

Your credit score and credit report may not be something you think about often, but the fact is, when it does come time to need your credit score, it really does matter. Your credit score and report is a reflection all of your past credit history. A credit card company or someone looking to give […]

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Are You Interested in Mystery Shopping?

Posted by Amanda on May 20, 2013

My friend Helen introduced me to Mystery Shopping about two years ago. I had heard about it, and was very curious (if not a little skeptical) about its potential in my money-saving toolbox. She mentioned in a conversation that she had not paid for an oil change in over three years. Boy did that pique […]

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Upromise MasterCard $50 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Kate on May 17, 2013

This week’s Free Money Friday offer is a good one for anyone who is saving for college because Upromise is offering a $50 sign-up bonus on their Upromise World MasterCard! Even if you don’t need to save for college, you can still get in on this bonus! How to Get Your $50 Open a Upromise […]

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