Articles by Madison

Great Bridge Group $240 Cash Back

Posted by Madison on April 19, 2013

Ready for a new, easy cash back option? Great Bridge Group is offering us each $240 per year. It’s our Free Money Friday celebration. Great Bridge Group is a research company offering you rewards on all your credit and debit card purchases. How to Earn Your Cash Back Sign up for a Great Bridge Group […]

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How I Made $10,000 Selling on Amazon

Posted by Madison on April 16, 2013

Last fall I stumbled on a new project to make money: selling on Amazon. I promised I’d report back once I determined how profitable it was. I just finished our tax return, and I have some solid numbers to share! We got an email that we were a top 25% seller during the holiday season. […]

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Navy Federal $100 IRA Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on April 12, 2013

If you haven’t finished funding your IRAs before the tax deadline, here’s a quick and easy IRA bonus from Navy Federal. The $100 IRA bonus is our Free Money Friday. How to Earn Your $100 Bonus Open a Navy Federal IRA. Deposit $50 in an IRA within 45 days after account opening. Get up to […]

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2nd Quarter 2013 5% Rotating Cash Rewards Credit Cards

Posted by Madison on March 21, 2013

Spring is here! Which means 2nd quarter cash back is here! It’s time to reevaluate the cards you are carrying to take advantage of 2nd quarter 2013 cash rewards credit cards bonuses. Every quarter we reevaluate the cash back cards to make sure we get the highest cash back on each purchase including the credit […]

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Which Credit Cards Should You Pack for Vacation?

Posted by Madison on March 18, 2013

We’re busy planning our Spring Break vacation to take the family skiing for the week. Our hotels are booked, our lift tickets are purchased, and I’m on to making my packing list… but not just any packing list… the list of the credit cards I want in my wallet for our trip! By now, we […]

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Beginner Credit Card Application Spree Q & A

Posted by Madison on March 4, 2013

After detailing my friend Annie’s $825 Beginner Credit Card Application Spree, readers had a few questions about it. They are fantastic questions that many of you would like to know the answers to: I won’t say that I was disappointed after reading your article (I never am!) I just thought it was for those just […]

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Valentine’s Day Freebies

Posted by Madison on February 14, 2013

It’s Valentine’s Day! As with all holidays, retailers are celebrating today with Valentine’s Day freebies! Here are some free Valentine ideas and deals for Valentine’s Day 2013. Valentine’s Day Food Freebies Qdoba: Buy one, get one free entree when you kiss someone in line at the register. You don’t need the coupon. Pretzelmaker. Free Heart-Shaped […]

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Help a Reader: Figure out How to Eliminate PMI

Posted by Madison on February 11, 2013

I recently received an email from a reader, LC, who wants to lower her housing costs by eliminating their PMI, or private mortgage insurance. She says: “We have been paying $126.22 per month in PMI and feel like we are throwing the money away.” Obviously, it’s worth taking some time to figure out how to […]

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What is Modified Adjusted Gross Income?

Posted by Madison on February 9, 2013

So you want to contribute to a retirement plan, and you’re trying to find out if you are eligible? Then you arrive at the eligibility for IRAs and Roth IRAs and find they’re based on your modified adjusted gross income. What is that exactly? Let’s take a look! What is Modified Adjusted Gross Income? Modified […]

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$825 Beginner Credit Card Application Spree

Posted by Madison on February 4, 2013

It’s not very often that I come across a person in real life who shares the same passion for finding financial deals, especially considering that I spend the majority of my time at playgroups with other stay-at-home moms. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that another playgroup mom, who has also become a close friend, […]

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