Archive for April, 2015

This Month’s Most Popular Finance Tips: April

Posted by Madison on April 30, 2015

This month our most popular finance tips were finding ways to save money on DIY home renovations, avoiding comparing yourself to others, paying taxes with a credit card, buying a second home, redeeming rewards for an emergency and foolish money mistakes. If you missed the most popular finance tips this month, here’s a quick overview: […]

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How to Make Sense of Interest Rates, APYs and APRs

Posted by Amanda on April 29, 2015

Have you noticed that interest is not interest is not interest? There are so many different types of interest rates for finances that it gets a bit confusing (even for me). Honestly, before writing this article I didn’t know what each type of interest rate meant. For example, what is the difference between an APR […]

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How to Get Your Student Loans Forgiven

Posted by Kristen on April 28, 2015

Are you struggling to find ways to deal with your student loans? We highlighted several ways that you can get rid of your federal student loans without paying them all off yourself in How to Get Rid of Your Student Loans (Without Paying Them Off). (Photo Credit: jjinsf94115) How to Get Your Student Loans Forgiven […]

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Do you give your children an allowance, or plan to do so in the future? I remember one of the coolest times in my childhood: when we began to get an allowance. It was $5 a week, and boy did we earn it. Then again, who doesn’t “earn it” on a dairy farm? Most days […]

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Discover it Miles 3% Cash Back Card

Posted by Madison on April 24, 2015

The new Discover it Miles is rolling out with a first year offer to double your miles. During the first year, you’ll earn 3 miles on each dollar. They call it a miles card, but the redemption for cash back and travel is the exact same. A mile is worth of 1 cent, which makes […]

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It’s time to see what is happening in personal finance outside of My Dollar Plan! Here’s a great collection of finance tips featuring saving money, making money, going to school and retirement. Featured Finance Tip Here’s How Rich You’d Be if You Stopped Drinking Expensive Coffee – $5 a Day for 40 Years Could Buy a […]

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6 Things to Consider Before Buying a Second Home

Posted by Don on April 22, 2015

My wife and I are dreaming. We would love to own a second home. Not for rental income purposes, but for a place to get away. While the idea sounds simple enough, it really isn’t. There are many other things to think about before jumping in and buying a second home. Below are a few […]

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Do you know the difference between an ETF and a mutual fund? When it comes to investing, there are many options for what type of investment to invest in. Your options include: Stocks Bonds Mutual Funds ETFs REITs Commodities Alternative Investments Most investors are familiar with the first three on that list. ETFs have become […]

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7 Ways to Save Money on DIY Home Renovations

Posted by Amanda on April 20, 2015

My husband and I purchased our home in 2009. It was built in 1975, and still had the original vanities, carpet in the bathroom (yuck!), non-working intercom system in most of the rooms, and some other fun relics. Even though we were determined to do most of the work ourselves, we had several companies come […]

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Get a Free Ride from Uber

Posted by Madison on April 17, 2015

We’re getting ready to head off on a trip soon, and I’m finally getting around to researching Uber! Uber is the crowdsourced alternative to a taxi ride. You can request a driver from an app on your mobile phone. The payments are processed directly so you don’t need any cash to pay the driver. Uber […]

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