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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29 Financial Tips for New College Graduates

Posted by Madison on June 1, 2017

Years ago readers shared their favorite financial tips for new graduates. While some things change over the years, some things stay the same. Financial advice for new grads is apparently timeless. There were lots of incredible tips for new grads; here are 29 of the best financial tips for new graduates to get started on […]

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Best of My Dollar Plan: May

Posted by Madison on May 31, 2017

This month our most popular finance tips were how to manage money as a couple, retirement calculators you should try, investment advice for recent college grads, figuring out how long you should keep all your financial documents and the new sign up bonus on the US Bank Altitude Reserve card. If you missed the most […]

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During my $4,927+ Credit Card Application Spree earlier this week I stumbled on a card with a sign up bonus worth $455. I’ll be honest; I was really surprised since this card is rarely mentioned. The only reason I found it was because I already have Citi cards in all the other categories! The Expedia+ […]

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Three months goes by quickly! That means it’s time for an application spree. Sign up bonuses from credit cards are one of my huge money makers. The cards with travel bonuses also fund our family travel. I’m continuing on with the third application spree in a row for myself to see how far I can […]

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