Can My Spouse Get My 401k in a Divorce?

Posted by Amanda on March 6, 2014

Over 46 million Americans currently have some type of retirement plan through work. These plans are governed by the rules of your particular employer, but also by federal laws. And rightfully so, as saving for retirement is a very important thing to do (especially considering the current state of social security). In general, Federal law […]

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Tips to Make Money Selling on Amazon: Reader Q & A

Posted by Madison on March 5, 2014

I was excited to share How I Made $50,000 Selling on Amazon Last Year. However, I was even more excited to hear from readers who gave it a try and are also making money selling on Amazon! Reader Questions About Amazon Selling The discussion generated lots of questions from readers about selling on Amazon and […]

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Can You Claim Your Parents on Your Taxes?

Posted by Amanda on March 3, 2014

Are you part of the generation that is feeling the financial squeeze? I am talking about those of you who both took in elderly parents to take care of them, as well as still have children living at home. It can be tough to make ends meet and to meet everyone’s needs when there are […]

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Citi 100,000 American Airlines Miles Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on February 28, 2014

During my $1,720 + 267k Point Credit Card Application Spree, I added a new card at the last minute, the Citi Executive card for 100,000 American Airlines miles! Up to this point I’ve been shy about adding airline miles, but I just couldn’t pass up this offer! The offer also includes a $200 in statement […]

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5 Popular Crowdfunding Websites

Posted by Amanda on February 26, 2014

Crowdfunding has become quite trendy. In fact, even people with a lot of money like Zach Braff and Spike Lee are turning to these platforms to fund a project that they want full artistic control over. And having full control over your project is just one of the benefits of these sites (aside from the […]

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Would You Go to a Group Doctor Visit?

Posted by Amanda on February 25, 2014

There is a sharing economy out there that is quite helpful in saving money. I’ve detailed before my own family’s circle of savings in which things like OTC medicines, shampoo, and chicken breasts have crossed state lines in order to save each of us money. When my grandmother flew down to visit us and we […]

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21 Money Saving Beauty Tips

Posted by Kristen on February 24, 2014

“When you look good, you feel good.” There’s a good chance that you have heard that quote hundreds of times. I’m not a high maintenance woman by any means and not really into makeup and things of that nature, but I do agree that it’s nice to look put together and have healthy habits. But […]

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Barnes and Noble $25 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Kate on February 21, 2014

This week’s featured deal from Barnes and Noble is great for our avid readers out there! They’re offering a $25 gift card as a bonus for the Barnes and Noble Mastercard. If you shop at Barnes and Noble often, the 5% cash back will add up quickly, something Madison realized while planning her recent credit […]

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How is Investment Income Taxed?

Posted by Don on February 20, 2014

The income that investments pay investors is a great thing. Dividends are essentially free money to investors as we get “paid” for investing in certain stocks. Capital gains are a nice bonus at the end of the quarter or year that allows us to enjoy the benefits of a rising stock market or smart moves […]

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$1,720 + 267k Point Credit Card Application Spree

Posted by Madison on February 19, 2014

After I spent the last few weeks planning for my application spree, I’ve made most of my decisions and I’m finally ready to get started. It’s back to my turn for the applications since our last $1,800 application spree was under my husband’s name. I mentioned that I’m making a transition from focusing only on […]

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