Archive for September, 2016


Marriott 80,000 Point Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on September 30, 2016

We’ve stayed at some amazing Starwood properties during ski vacations and in Disney World to get free trips. I thought the days of huge Starwood points were over. However, the recent merger between Marriott and Starwood means you can now transfer points between them. (3 Marriott points = 1 Starwood point). All of a sudden, […]

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Best of My Dollar Plan: September

Posted by Madison on September 29, 2016

This month our most popular finance tips were lots of ways to eliminate financial clutter in your life, recovering from a financial failure, reviewing the benefits from living on a budget, a financial checklist to complete after getting married and taking advantage of an Amazon $10 promo with a gift card purchase. If you missed […]

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Worthwhile Benefits from Living on a Budget

Posted by Don on September 27, 2016

When you think about your budget or even hear people talk about budgets, you probably cringe. This is because many of us think of budgeting as boring and a way to limit or restrict our spending. Making and following a budget is actually a good thing. I will show you that there are many benefits […]

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Discover it $100 Sign Up Bonus & 10% Cashback

Posted by Madison on September 23, 2016

Now that the holiday 4th Quarter 5% cashback offers are posted, it’s time to start planning our spending. Discover is once again featuring 5% cashback at Amazon and department stores during 4th quarter. With their Cashback Match program, you can earn double cash back, or 10% cashback during the holidays! My last year with Discover […]

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New 4th Quarter 2016 5% Rotating Cash Rewards Credit Cards

Posted by Madison on September 21, 2016

4th quarter cash back is here! I can’t believe it’s already time to begin planning our 4th quarter. It’s time to organize, activate and put your cards into a regular rotation. Reevaluate Quarterly Cash Rewards It’s our quarterly check-in to reevaluate the cards we are carrying to take advantage of the best 4th quarter 2016 […]

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22 Ways to Eliminate Financial Clutter

Posted by Madison on September 19, 2016

My brain and my workspace are very cluttered. I tell myself this is an acceptable behavior for someone who is juggling multiple businesses and taking advantage of great financial opportunities. But in reality, I may just be messy and scatterbrained. Some distinct areas are very organized, like tracking my credit card application sprees, however, other […]

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Financial Checklist to Complete after Getting Married

Posted by Don on September 15, 2016

Getting married is a great time in your life. Not only are you committing to the one you love, but you also get to celebrate with close friends and family. While you are busy with your vows and planning everything, don’t forget about your finances. Financial Checklist for after the Wedding No, this isn’t about […]

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Amazon $10 Promo Code with a $50 Gift Card Purchase

Posted by Madison on September 9, 2016

It’s back again this month! Amazon is giving out $10 promo codes again when you buy an Amazon Gift Card for someone. Like most Amazon offers, it is targeted, so you’ll have to see if you qualify first: Amazon Gift Card offer. If you do, it’s an easy way to earn a free $10 if […]

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What is Cancer Insurance?

Posted by Amanda on September 7, 2016

A few years ago a company selling cancer insurance came to our place of work. They advertised free consultations around the office, flyers, handouts when we came through the door, an email and what clinched the deal were the free donuts they were giving away to anyone who showed up. Okay, the free donuts and […]

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Fidelity $100 Spending Bonus for Existing Cardholders

Posted by Madison on September 2, 2016

Fidelity is sweetening the deal for you to start using your recently converted Fidelity Rewards 2% Cash Back Credit Card. After the switch from American Express to Elan this summer, they just sent out mailers reminding you to activate your card. Open it! I almost threw it away since it just looks like a reminder […]

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