Archive for January, 2015

Free $10 Amazon Gift Card from Personal Capital

Posted by Madison on January 30, 2015

The sign up bonus from Personal Capital is back! Their new sign up bonus is for a $10 Amazon gift card. This is a very easy bonus, the sign up took less than five minutes from start to finish. It’s our quick and easy Free Money Friday offer. Update: The $10 gift card offer has […]

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This Month’s Most Popular Finance Tips: January

Posted by Madison on January 29, 2015

This month our favorite finance discussion topics were how to save money on food, have a life on a budget, improve your finances, questions to ask yourself, when to file taxes, a DirecTV deal, and how to get a free membership to Jet. If you missed the most popular finance tips this month, here’s a […]

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2015 Chase Freedom Rewards Calendar

Posted by Madison on January 28, 2015

Each quarter I put together a list of the 5% cash back on rotating categories. If you have flexibility with the timing of your purchase and you know the purchase category will be on the list for a future quarter, you might want to hold off on your purchase until you can get 5% cash […]

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How and Where to Find Free Things to Do

Posted by Kristen on January 26, 2015

When you’re trying to save money and not spend so much, it can feel like you are doomed to days sitting on your couch. While dinner and drinks out and other types of entertainment can add up quickly, there are actually a lot of completely free things to do right under your nose. You may […]

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Tax Estimator to Calculate Your 2014 Tax Refund

Posted by Madison on January 25, 2015

The 2014 tax calculator is here! Do you want to get an estimate of how much your tax refund will be before you file? We just updated the 2014 tax calculator with the current tax brackets, credits, deductions, and everything else you’ll need to estimate your tax refund before the tax deadline. How to Use […]

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DirecTV $100 Statement Credit

Posted by Madison on January 23, 2015

DirecTV is offering a free $100 statement credit. The offer states it is for the business account, but my credit just came through today with a personal account! If you are a satellite subscriber, it’s a quick deal to try out for Free Money Friday! How to Get Your $100 Statement Credit Register a business […]

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2015 Discover It Rewards Calendar

Posted by Madison on January 21, 2015

Next up in our series of cash back calendars for planning your 5% cash back is Discover It, previously called the Discover More card. To help you accomplish your purchase planning this year, here is the Discover it cash back calendar for 2015. 2015 Discover It Rewards Calendar   1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter […]

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6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Make a Purchase

Posted by Kristen on January 20, 2015

We often don’t go a week or even a day without making some type of purchase. But for all of those times we make a purchase, how often do you think about it before you make it? Whether it’s a pack of gum or a new car, there are some questions you should ask yourself […]

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TurboTax Free Federal and State Tax Filing

Posted by Madison on January 16, 2015

TurboTax is rolling out a new program this year called Absolute Zero. For a limited time only TurboTax will offer free federal and state tax filing. This is the first time that TurboTax has offered completely free filing (with no extra fees for filing your state return). The free returns apply to simple returns using […]

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Maximize Credit Card Cash Back at the Grocery Store

Posted by Madison on January 13, 2015

Four years ago, I upgraded my old American Express Blue Cash card to the American Express Preferred 6% Cash Back Credit Card. However, all calculations need updating, and when I recently had to pay the $75 annual fee for my American Express Preferred card, it was time to reevaluate! As a rule, I keep very […]

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