Do You Have to Pay Taxes on Extra Income?

Posted by Amanda on October 17, 2013

There’s a growing trend in today’s wayward economy. It started before the actual Recession hit, but has certainly gained momentum in the five years since the stock market crashed. The trend is in bringing in side income. Not only are we being told to hold down a good-paying full-time job, but weekends and evenings should […]

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What is the Rule of 72?

Posted by Don on October 16, 2013

Have you heard of the Rule of 72? No it’s not something related to Breaking Bad. It’s a math formula. Before you go running from this page, hear me out. I’ll do my best to make this math lesson as easy and enjoyable as possible. What is the Rule of 72? At its core, the […]

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Holiday Grab Gift Ideas to Kick Off Your Holiday Shopping

Posted by Adrienne on October 15, 2013

Believe it or not, it’s already time to kick off our annual holiday gift guide series! Let’s get started with something easy to start the countdown to the holidays this year: grab gift ideas! The holiday season is soon upon us. Many of you are probably involved in one (if not more) holiday grabs. What […]

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Til Debt Do Us Part

Posted by Kristen on October 14, 2013

The CNBC television show, Til Debt Do Us Part, features renowned financial expert, Gail Vaz-Oxlade helping couples get out of debt and manage their money better. The financial author and columnist comes into their home to dissect their current financial situation. I love this show, and I’ve learned a lot about money. If you’re looking […]

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Finance Tips: How to Be a Landlord

Posted by Kate on October 13, 2013

Take a break from all that football watching you’ve been doing and check out some of this week’s awesome finance posts from around the web! Photo Credit: Ed Yourdon Finance Reads How to Be a Landlord: Helpful Tips From Experience – We at My Dollar Plan love the idea of making money from rental properties […]

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US Bank FlexPerks 20,000 Point Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Kate on October 11, 2013

This week’s Free Money Friday offer may look familiar because we showcased a similar one recently for individuals. This week we’re taking a look at the business version of the U.S. Bank FlexPerks® Business Travel Rewards Visa® Card, which is offering a sign-up bonus that could be worth up to $400! How to Get Your […]

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6 More Steps to Take Charge of Your Financial Future

Posted by Kristen on October 10, 2013

Over the last few weeks, you took steps towards improving your financial health. As we mentioned earlier in How to Improve Your Finances When You Don’t Know Where to Start, many don’t take action with their finances until they are in terrible shape. Getting out of debt or trying to save more money can be […]

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How to Get Started with Credit Card Sign Up Bonuses

Posted by Adrienne on October 9, 2013

Perhaps you’ve read through Madison’s articles on her Credit Card Application Sprees or Extreme Credit Carding and thought “wow – that sounds great but I could never pull that off”. I’m here to tell you that you can and you can make it easy too. There are some people who are so bad with credit […]

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35 Tips to Save Money on Food

Posted by Kristen on October 8, 2013

If you’re anything like me, you spend a lot of money on food each month. While food can be costly, the good thing about the cost is that it can be flexible. By making a few simple changes here and there, you can really add up the savings from the money you spend on food. […]

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I cannot get the Obamacare health insurance exchange website to work. Believe me, I tried. As the new health insurance exchanges rolled out as part of the affordable care act, I was interested in finding out what our Obamacare rates would be if we enrolled in the new marketplace insurance. Unfortunately, despite how easy it […]

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