10 Fun Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Posted by Madison on June 11, 2014

Adrienne put together a fantastic list of Father’s Day gift ideas a few years ago. As I was reading through it to get some ideas for my own shopping this week, I figured some of you might also like some ideas if you are stumped on a Father’s Day gift. Here’s what she wrote: Father’s […]

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Recently, Amanda posted about using flexible CDs to access money quickly. She decided to go this route as opposed to investing in the stock market because: I believe the stock market is going to dip again. I am not an expert by any means, but I do watch the news and quite frankly, the world […]

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I am constantly on the lookout for new ways to save even more on our energy bills. Every year I take an overall audit of our spending (both natural gas and electricity) and try to beat our spending from the year before. This began in 2010 because of my need to know we had not […]

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Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

Posted by Amanda on June 5, 2014

We had a horrible thing happen to us in February of this year. I was sitting in our library, when my cat Lyla wanted to be let outside (evident by her impatient scratching at the front door). She is generally an inside cat, but likes to go outside each day for a few hours. I […]

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It’s always said that the number one thing couples argue over is money. Like with most fights, much of the disagreement about finances and money could be solved with proper communication. The problem is that many of us are taught that you don’t talk about money. You should not say how much you paid for […]

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Nest Thermostat Review of Savings: One Year Later

Posted by Madison on June 3, 2014

A year ago we looked into whether or not the Nest Learning Thermostat really saves money? It was pretty early on after our installation, so I thought it would be appropriate to see how it’s doing now that we have a year of data to show and find out is the Nest thermostat worth it? […]

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7 Passive Income Ideas to Make Extra Money

Posted by Amanda on June 2, 2014

Passive income is a force to be reckoned with. This is because it allows people to literally increase their income with little effort. Notice how I said ‘little effort’ and not ‘no effort’? The thing is, passive income is a bit mis-advertised. Does earning income on the side, without going to an office from 9-5 […]

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This Month’s Most Popular Finance Tips: May

Posted by Madison on May 31, 2014

This month was really busy, between buying gift cards, finding ways to make extra cash, guiding new grads on investing, maximizing the Citi bonus, getting free stuff at drugstores, and saving money studying abroad. In case you missed some of the most popular finance tips this month, here’s a recap: This Month’s Most Popular Tips: […]

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TradeKing $50 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on May 30, 2014

This week’s offer is a sign up bonus for those looking for a new online brokerage. I just logged into my TradeKing account looking for tax documents and saw the TradeKing $50 Refer a Friend sign up bonus is back. It’s Free Money Friday! How to Get Your $50 Sign Up Bonus Open a new […]

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How to Get Free Products at CVS and Walgreens

Posted by Amanda on May 29, 2014

I’ve got a secret for you: up until 2008, I made a point to avoid drugstores at all costs. This is because besides their loss leaders each week, the costs on all of the other products are much higher than what you would find at a grocery or department store. How to Get Free Products […]

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