How Long Do You Really Need to Keep Those Papers?

Posted by Madison on May 16, 2017

How long do you need to keep records? When we don’t know how long to keep something, we end up keeping it forever… or not at all. Being organized is not the same thing as keeping all papers and financial records forever! How long do you need to keep bank statements? How long do you […]

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Are you interested in seeing where you stand when it comes to retirement? Do you want to see if you are on track or falling behind? Try a retirement calculator to help you answer these questions. In years past, to get access to powerful retirement calculators, you had to hire a financial planner who would […]

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Barclaycard CashForward $200 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on May 12, 2017

Barclays doubled the sign up bonus on their Barclaycard CashForward card from $100 to $200. The Cash Forward card earns 1.5% cash back plus bonuses on redemptions. The bonuses increase the cash back rate to about a 1.579% rate when you round. The $200 sign up bonus is our Free Money Friday offer this week! […]

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10 Inexpensive Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Posted by Adrienne on May 11, 2017

You should not stress over what to get mom for Mother’s Day. (Believe me mom doesn’t want you to stress out over her.) You can get a thoughtful gift for your mom without spending a lot of money. The key is to THINK about who you are buying for. For instance my mom likes flowers […]

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Investment Advice for Recent College Graduates

Posted by Don on May 9, 2017

Congratulations, you are a newly minted college graduate! Now that college is over and you are being pushed into the real world, it is time to think about your future. In order to do so, you need to think about investing. I know, investing can be confusing and therefore overwhelming at times. Investment Advice for […]

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There’s a new credit card out this week, the US Bank Altitude Reserve card. The card has a 50,000 point sign up bonus worth $750 in travel and earns 3x on mobile wallet purchases (ApplePay, Samsung Pay, Android Pay, etc). The new Altitude Reserve card from US Bank is available for current US Bank customers. […]

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2017 Discover Rewards Calendar

Posted by Madison on May 3, 2017

The Discover rewards calendar is out! Discover just announced the cash back categories for the rest of the year. Cash back calendars help to plan your purchases for 5% cash back. The cash back is specifically for the Discover It card, previously called the Discover More card. To help you accomplish your purchase planning this […]

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Best of My Dollar Plan: April

Posted by Madison on May 1, 2017

Last month our most popular finance tips were the results on a year of selling a private label product, details on the Social Security wage base increase, identifying your biggest expense and turning it into a profitable business and how to maximize and leverage the IHG hotel sign up bonus. If you missed the most […]

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Capital One Quicksilver $100 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on April 28, 2017

Readers often ask about easy sign up bonuses with a low spending requirement on cards that you can use for everyday purchases. The Capital One Quicksilver Cash Rewards Credit Card is just that, a no annual fee card that earns a flat 1.5% cash back without rotating categories and comes with a $100 sign up […]

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We found some great finance tips this week on how you are wasting your money, financial advice that changes your life, stockpiling groceries and more! Featured Finance Tip 7 Pieces of Financial Advice That Forever Changed My Life – “What is the single most significant piece of financial advice you have ever received? And how has […]

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