5 Free Summer Date Night Ideas

Posted by Kristen on July 2, 2014

Many times when someone is trying to save money or get out of debt, they instantly think that their social life will have to suffer. But if you just get creative with things to do and places to go, it doesn’t have to limit your fun at all. Dating does not have to be cut […]

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Watch Out for These Insurance Scams

Posted by Amanda on July 1, 2014

Insurance is one of those necessary expenses in life. Perhaps we don’t like to see hundreds of dollars every month go towards premiums that we may not have submitted a single claim on (I don’t know about you, but I am grateful to not have submitted a claim on several types of the insurance we […]

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Capital One $25 Sign Up Bonus for Kids and Teens

Posted by Madison on June 27, 2014

We recently covered the Capital One 360 $25 Sign Up Bonus for adults. Something that sets Capital One apart from other online savings accounts is the ability for kids and teens to earn a sign up bonus. Kids can earn a $25 sign up bonus when they open a savings or bank account. We opened […]

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3 Benefits of Tax Loss Harvesting

Posted by Don on June 26, 2014

In order to be a successful investor, one has to learn how to buy low and sell high. This can be hard since many of us allow for our emotions to get involved. As a result, we tend to buy high and sell low. But even when the buy low, sell high strategy is followed, […]

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Quicken: The Personal Finance Tool I Use Everyday

Posted by Madison on June 25, 2014

Almost every single financial topic I write about, research, track, measure or explore always comes back to one program that I use on a daily basis: Quicken. I use it to track every financial move I make and it’s a tool I couldn’t live without. I highlighted my transition from MS Money to Quicken years […]

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Tips to Control Spending When Both Spouses are Spenders

Posted by Adrienne on June 19, 2014

We recently covered 5 Ways to Save Money When Your Spouse is a Spender. However, how do you save money when both spouses are spenders? Let’s tackle another money relationship question on our path to help you manage money in your marriage: What do you do if both you and your spouse are spenders? Photo […]

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Summer is right around the corner. For our family that means a few lazy afternoons spent on the shores of the Gulf, lots of iced tea to try and counteract the heat here in Houston, and watching tomatoes, basil and other summer specialties ripen in our backyard vegetable garden. Summer also means that the school […]

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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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5 Things to Consider When Buying a Used Car

Posted by Don on June 16, 2014

Read most financial publications and they will speak to you about why you should never buy a new car. The total cost of a new car, including the depreciation is a waste of money. And don’t even suggest leasing a car. You’ll be banished quicker than Napoleon. I’m not here to tell you any of […]

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How to Save Money on Vitamins

Posted by Kristen on June 12, 2014

Multi-vitamins may cost money upfront, but they are worth it in the long run. Taking a daily multi-vitamin fills in the gaps of any vitamins or minerals you didn’t get throughout the day. Even the most health conscious people, still may be lacking in a certain vitamin on any given day. Each vitamin or mineral […]

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