Archive for May, 2013

Have You Ever Been a Victim of Identity Theft?

Posted by Nick on May 16, 2013

You look at your credit card statement. There’s a charge for about $700 from a merchant you’re not familiar with. “Honey, did you buy something from so and so for $700 last month?” “Why no, dear, I would never spend that much without talking it over with you first.” “Hmmm; I wonder where that charge […]

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Financial Moves to Make as Newlyweds

Posted by Amanda on May 15, 2013

On account of our three year anniversary, I thought it would be a great idea to discuss the finances of a newlywed couple since it’s so fresh on my mind. Based upon the decisions that you made in the first article in this series, 6 Financial Topics to Discuss Before Marriage, there are several things […]

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6 Financial Topics to Discuss Before Marriage

Posted by Amanda on May 14, 2013

You’re engaged! Congratulations! I mean that from the bottom of my heart, as it was only three and a half short years ago that I was in your position. Announcing to everyone that we were engaged was such a fun time, and it was so nice to receive everyone’s genuine well wishes and excitement for […]

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26 Simple Ways to Save Money

Posted by Kristen on May 13, 2013

Saving money doesn’t have to be hard. When you start saving money, you’ll be able to put that money towards any debt you may have or be able to save for the future. Here are simple ways to save money. Photo Courtesy: Kristen Simple Ways to Save Money Be light conscious. Use daylight as much […]

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Capital One Business Checking $300 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Kate on May 10, 2013

This week’s Capital One Free Money Friday offer is a good one! They’re offering a $300 sign-up bonus for their business checking account. How to Get Your $300 Open a Capital One Business checking account by August 31, 2013. Deposit at least $3,000 within 30 days of account opening and make one online payment. Get […]

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3 Steps to Successful Investing

Posted by Don on May 9, 2013

It’s all over the news about how the stock market is now trading at all-time highs. For many investors, your portfolios should now be worth more than they were back in 2007 before the financial crisis hit. I say should for two reasons, the first being this assumes you actually stayed invested in the market. […]

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Is There a Student Loan Crisis?

Posted by Don on May 8, 2013

Dominating the news headlines currently is the topic of student loan debt and a possible student loan crisis. For the first time ever, the total amount of student loan debt has surpassed the $100 billion mark. This is more than consumer credit card debt and is second only to housing debt (mortgages). Many experts are […]

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New Pay As You Earn Student Loan Program

Posted by Amanda on May 7, 2013

One of the trendiest and most pressing topics in personal finances is the devastating amount of debt graduating with college students. Large debt loads saddle new graduates with large monthly payments. Couple this with sometimes unmarketable degrees that do not translate well in the workforce and a wavering economy, and we see that some students […]

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5 Overlooked and Expensive Home Repairs

Posted by Don on May 6, 2013

Buying a house is for many people the largest purchase we will make in our lives. During the home buying process, many of us get caught up in the excitement and don’t think about all of the increased expenses we will incur as a result of purchasing the home. For me personally, I didn’t realize […]

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Capital One 360 $50 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Kate on May 3, 2013

UPDATE: This offer is no longer valid. Capital One 360 has taken over ING Direct and they’re offering a $50 sign-up bonus. This week’s Free Money Friday may be just for you! How to Get Your $50 Open a 360Checking account. Make a total of 3 card purchases or Person2Person Payments (or any combo of […]

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