Articles by Madison

New Robinhood Brokerage Offers Free Trading

Posted by Madison on June 17, 2014

Since I have brokerage accounts scattered all around, I’m always on the lookout to find a company that will top our list of Best Online Discount Brokers. Update: When you sign up for an account, you can now get a Free Share of Stock from Robinhood. There’s a new broker rolling out free trading in […]

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10 Fun Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Posted by Madison on June 11, 2014

Adrienne put together a fantastic list of Father’s Day gift ideas a few years ago. As I was reading through it to get some ideas for my own shopping this week, I figured some of you might also like some ideas if you are stumped on a Father’s Day gift. Here’s what she wrote: Father’s […]

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Nest Thermostat Review of Savings: One Year Later

Posted by Madison on June 3, 2014

A year ago we looked into whether or not the Nest Learning Thermostat really saves money? It was pretty early on after our installation, so I thought it would be appropriate to see how it’s doing now that we have a year of data to show and find out is the Nest thermostat worth it? […]

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This Month’s Most Popular Finance Tips: May

Posted by Madison on May 31, 2014

This month was really busy, between buying gift cards, finding ways to make extra cash, guiding new grads on investing, maximizing the Citi bonus, getting free stuff at drugstores, and saving money studying abroad. In case you missed some of the most popular finance tips this month, here’s a recap: This Month’s Most Popular Tips: […]

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TradeKing $50 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on May 30, 2014

This week’s offer is a sign up bonus for those looking for a new online brokerage. I just logged into my TradeKing account looking for tax documents and saw the TradeKing $50 Refer a Friend sign up bonus is back. It’s Free Money Friday! How to Get Your $50 Sign Up Bonus Open a new […]

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I like to take advantage of easy opportunities to make money. And now I’m the proud owner of a stack of $200 gift cards I bought online to earn 8.5% cash back when I stacked it with Swagbucks. There are various methods to cash out the gift cards including paying our taxes, refilling Serve or […]

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Hilton 40,000 Point Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on May 16, 2014

Here’s another great Free Money Friday travel deal from Citi and Hilton! Citi is currently offering 40,000 bonus points when you sign up for the Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card. How to Get Your Free Hilton Nights Sign up for the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa. Spend $1,000 in purchases within the first 4 months of […]

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I like to read about strategies other Amazon sellers use to work on improving my Amazon business model. I’ve never used loans for inventory (however, sometimes I do float purchases on credit cards with 0% on purchases if it works out), but I heard about other sellers using Kabbage loans. When I found out Kabbage […]

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During my $1,720 + 267k Point Credit Card Application Spree I picked up the Citi ThankYou® Premier Card for the 50,000 point sign up bonus which is worth $500 or more depending on how you redeem it. A reader, Barry, pointed out that the sign up bonus on the Citi TYPremier card “is only 37500 […]

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How to Save 3¢ on Gas with Fuel Rewards Network

Posted by Madison on May 6, 2014

We’re always on the lookout for ways to save money on gas. What if I told you there was a program to save 3¢ per gallon every time you get gas? It doesn’t sound like much, but when you think of it over time, it has the potential to really add up! I just stumbled […]

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