Earth Day Freebies, New Writers, and More

Posted by Madison on April 19, 2012

Earth Day is coming up (on Sunday), so of course we have to list the Earth Day freebies! Announcement: New Writers But before we get to that, I’m excited to announce that we have our new writers on board! Beginning next week, you’ll start to see their articles and get to know each of them. […]

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One week from today my husband and I will be hosting my father and four of my aunts and uncles for an impromptu reunion at our home. This is truly a historic event, as my father’s side of the family lives all over the country (Michigan, PA, Arizona, and New Jersey) and rarely gets together […]

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Tax Day Freebies

Posted by Madison on April 17, 2012

The tax deadline is here, so that means it’s time to celebrate with Tax Day Freebies! But first, before we get to the free stuff, you need to make sure all of your tax related stuff is in order! Tax Day Checklist Last Minute Tips. Review Last Minute Tax Tips to make sure you covered […]

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TurboTax Review

Posted by Kate on April 15, 2012

In 2011, I sold some stocks and had some dividend income so I briefly considered using an accountant to file my taxes. However, since last year’s experience with TurboTax was so smooth, I decided to give it another try. Once again, I was impressed by the ease with which TurboTax handled my increasingly complicated tax […]

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Citi Forward $100 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Kate on April 13, 2012

Update: This offer is expired. Please see our credit card directory for current offers. We’re celebrating back to back Free Money offers this week! Citi is offering a $100 bonus on a really great card! How to Get Your $100 Sign Up Bonus Sign up for the Citi Forward card. Spend $625 and sign up […]

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5 Ways to Avoid Tax Refund Loans

Posted by Jill on April 11, 2012

Tax day will come a little later this year, but is still just around the corner. If you’re expecting a refund from the IRS, you may be tempted by a Refund Anticipation Loan (RAL), or Tax Refund Loan. These loans put your refund in your pocket sooner – but come at a hefty price. Some […]

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Merrill Edge $50+ IRA Rollover Bonus

Posted by Kate on April 5, 2012

Just in time for the tax deadline, we have another great Free Money offer on an IRA rollover from Merrill Edge! We’re celebrating Free Money Friday a little early this week because of the holiday tomorrow! How to Get Your Rollover Bonus Rollover or transfer your IRA to a new Merrill Edge IRA and receive […]

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With the recession, loss of jobs, and unwillingness of banks to give out loans like they used to, many Americans have turned to their 401K for a loan. Aside from the fact that I cringe at the thought of taking money away from retirement—even at the young age of 29, even though I know it […]

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TD Ameritrade $100+ IRA Bonus

Posted by Kate on March 30, 2012

Here’s some more Free Money for anyone looking to roll over their 401k into an IRA! TDAmeritrade is offering up to $600 as a rollover bonus. This is in addition to the TD Ameritrade $200 Sign Up Bonus for regular accounts, which ends tomorrow. How to Get Your $600 Open a new TDAmeritrade IRA by […]

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How I Earned $1175 Chase Cash Back Last Month

Posted by Madison on March 29, 2012

Remember last summer when I maximized credit card cash back for $885 using the Chase AARP card in one month? Well, I outdid myself! Just last month, we finished another run using a second Chase AARP card. I beat my old record! Here is a run down on what I paid last month to rake […]

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