Archive for June, 2017


Chase Disney $200 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on June 30, 2017

If you are planning a trip to Disney soon, the sign up bonus on the Disney Visa card might come in handy! The Disney card is offering a $200 gift card right now. We recently picked up this card in our $4,927+ Credit Card Application Spree for Summer Travel. It’s this week’s Free Money Friday. […]

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What Might the 2018 Tax Rates Look Like?

Posted by Madison on June 27, 2017

What might the 2018 tax rates and 2018 tax brackets look like? President Trump proposed a new tax plan that will only have 3 tax brackets: 10%, 25% and 35%. No income levels are specified for the 3 tax brackets. September 27, 2017 Update: Trump’s new proposal now has 3 tax brackets at: 12%, 25% […]

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8 Money Mistakes to Avoid in Your 20s

Posted by Kristen on June 26, 2017

When I graduated, I was thrilled to be done with college, start working and move on. Then, a few months down the road, I got my first student loan bill. And suddenly all of the loans I took out over the past several years for tuition and living expenses were very real. Taking out too […]

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New Capital One Premier Dining $100 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on June 23, 2017

A reader just gave me a heads up on a new card from Capital One. The Premier Dining Rewards credit card offers a $100 sign up bonus. I know the easy $100 sign up bonuses are popular with readers! The card offers 3% cash back on dining, which is great if you don’t like switching […]

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A reader, Dave recently asked about the best way to offset the airfare expense to Hawaii. During my recent $4,927+ Credit Card Application Spree I mentioned the US Bank Skypass card. Most people will gloss over this card and Skypass bonus miles if you aren’t familiar with Korean Air. However, if you have ever wanted […]

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4 Low Cost Ways to Improve Your Home

Posted by Don on June 14, 2017

Our houses are our largest expense. While you might not be able to make you home your smallest expense, you can do some little things to improve your home. You will save money and ideally, increase your selling price should you decide to sell one day. I will walk you through 4 low-cost ways you […]

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10 Fun and Frugal Gifts Ideas for Father’s Day

Posted by Madison on June 12, 2017

Are you looking for the perfect gift for Father’s Day? A frugal gift for dad will be much more appreciated if you can match the gift to his favorite hobby! While I was browsing for the perfect gift for my kids to give their dad, I found lots of great ideas. Some of them are […]

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Southwest increased their signup bonus on the Rapid Rewards Plus credit card from Chase for a limited time to 60,000 miles. It was 40,000 bonus points. Last time we reviewed Southwest a longtime reader, Richard, sent us a survey that tested airlines for frequent flyer award seat availability. Southwest topped the list five years in […]

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15 Inexpensive Wedding Ideas

Posted by Kristen on June 7, 2017

Weddings are supposed to be about celebrating the love we have with the person we want to spend the rest of our life with. It’s about vowing to be together and celebrating that vow with our family and friends. Unfortunately, many times getting married becomes all about money. People become so caught up with weddings […]

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Chase Sapphire Preferred $500 – $625 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on June 2, 2017

I mentioned in my $4,927+ Credit Card Application Spree for Summer Travel that I was skipping the Chase Sapphire Preferred card because of the 5/24 rule (see more about that below). However, if you are just starting out in pursuing sign up bonuses on credit cards, or if you haven’t opened lots of new cards […]

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