Archive for September, 2013

Albert Einstein defines insanity as doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results. I find this most applicable when I hear people complaining about their finances and their money and the lack thereof. I know a lot of people who always seem to be saying they don’t have enough money, are […]

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How Does COBRA Work?

Posted by Amanda on September 12, 2013

I have been laid off twice in my short, post-college career. It’s not something that I like to advertise, and it does make me feel better knowing that both times the president of the company drafted and signed a letter stating that the circumstances of my lay-off had nothing to do with my performance. For […]

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9 Easy Ways to Save Money This Fall

Posted by Kristen on September 11, 2013

Some of us may be sad to see summer go while others are ready to embrace fall. Fall is one of my favorite seasons. I love the cooler temperatures, the changing leaves, and all of those pumpkin flavored delights that appear in the fall. Here are some of my favorite money saving activities to celebrate […]

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Updates on the Walmart Price Match Guarantee

Posted by Amanda on September 10, 2013

A year or two ago I wrote an article on Walmart’s new Price Match program. When I tested this new program out at my local Walmart, I was pleasantly surprised. Even though Walmart’s policy does not require that you bring an advertisement to do price matching at the cash register, I brought one anyways. CVS […]

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$1,800+ Fall Credit Card Application Spree

Posted by Madison on September 9, 2013

The kids are back in school! I finally have some time to prepare my next credit card application spree! It’s my husband’s turn for the applications since the last quick springtime application spree was mine. Here are the details from our previous application sprees over the past year. Our fridge broke, so we needed to […]

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BankAmericard Travel Rewards $200 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on September 6, 2013

Republished on: January 22, 2016: I picked up the BankAmericard Travel Rewards card last fall in my $4,420 Credit Card Application Spree. I’m revisiting this card since they just announced a Preferred Rewards program that will increase the bonuses on the card above the standard 1.5 points per dollar! The Bank of America sign up […]

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Bang-For-Your-Buck Home Renovations: What Pays Off and What Doesn’t

Posted by Guest Author on September 5, 2013

When you’re considering a home improvement, it’s important to determine how much of the cost you’ll recoup down the road. Which home improvements don’t pay off? And which home renovation projects do pay off? Chris Long, from Home Depot, shares exactly which home renovations work and which ones won’t. Home Renovations: What Pays Off and […]

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How to Rollover Your 401k to an IRA

Posted by Madison on September 4, 2013

These days switching companies, and even industries, a number of times throughout one’s career is the norm. In the process, your retirement funds may turn into a jumble of old 401k’s that you haven’t gotten around to organizing. What to Do With Old 401k Plans After leaving an old job, you can: Leave your 401k […]

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22 Free Finance Apps to Help Your Budget

Posted by Kristen on September 3, 2013

I recently got a new phone and have been trying to find the best apps that make life a little simpler and get the most out of my newly purchased device. And since I’m always trying to find ways to save money and improve my finances, I started searching for great money saving apps (for […]

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Finance Tips: What If Your Income Is Too High for an IRA?

Posted by Madison on September 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day! The back-to-school season is a great time for a fresh start. Let some of these great finance tips inspire you to get your financial house in order! Announcements: Don’t forget the Starwood 30,000 Point Sign Up Bonus expires tomorrow! Source: 401(K) 2013 Finance Reads What If Your Income Is Too High for […]

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