Bang-For-Your-Buck Home Renovations: What Pays Off and What Doesn’t

Posted by Guest Author on September 5, 2013

When you’re considering a home improvement, it’s important to determine how much of the cost you’ll recoup down the road. Which home improvements don’t pay off? And which home renovation projects do pay off? Chris Long, from Home Depot, shares exactly which home renovations work and which ones won’t. Home Renovations: What Pays Off and […]

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How to Rollover Your 401k to an IRA

Posted by Madison on September 4, 2013

These days switching companies, and even industries, a number of times throughout one’s career is the norm. In the process, your retirement funds may turn into a jumble of old 401k’s that you haven’t gotten around to organizing. What to Do With Old 401k Plans After leaving an old job, you can: Leave your 401k […]

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22 Free Finance Apps to Help Your Budget

Posted by Kristen on September 3, 2013

I recently got a new phone and have been trying to find the best apps that make life a little simpler and get the most out of my newly purchased device. And since I’m always trying to find ways to save money and improve my finances, I started searching for great money saving apps (for […]

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Finance Tips: What If Your Income Is Too High for an IRA?

Posted by Madison on September 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day! The back-to-school season is a great time for a fresh start. Let some of these great finance tips inspire you to get your financial house in order! Announcements: Don’t forget the Starwood 30,000 Point Sign Up Bonus expires tomorrow! Source: 401(K) 2013 Finance Reads What If Your Income Is Too High for […]

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KeyBank Checking $200 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on August 30, 2013

This week’s Free Money Friday offer is another option for anyone looking for a new checking account. KeyBank is offering $200 for switching your account to their Key Express Checking account! Getting your Sign-Up Bonus Open a qualifying KeyBank checking account by September 20, 2013. Enter offer code MASC0713. Make at least one direct deposit […]

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Alternatives to Long-Term Care Insurance

Posted by Amanda on August 29, 2013

In a recent article on Long-Term Care Insurance, I discussed the LTC insurance plan I purchased while an environmental investigator for the state of Texas. For $22 per month, I was given a sort of peace of mind whenever my job sent me onsite at toxic and potentially dangerous chemical, metals, and recycling plants. Up […]

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Convert Credit Cards Instead of Paying Annual Fees

Posted by Madison on August 28, 2013

When I recently shared my secret obsession with extreme credit carding, one of the comments was from a reader, Bill. Bill, who shares my love of making money from credit cards, averages about $2k in credit card bonuses per year. Nice work Bill! He pointed out that he is constantly cycling through bonus-offer cards, but […]

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Free Healthcare and Discounts if You Are Uninsured

Posted by Amanda on August 27, 2013

In a previous article, I discussed the medical freebies from the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (typically referred to as “Obamacare”). Some of these new freebies that I have already taken advantage of include some types of free preventive care (I found this out when my doctor actually sent me a […]

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24 Restaurant Birthday Freebies

Posted by Kristen on August 26, 2013

Since entering adulthood, the excitement of my birthday has dwindled a bit. It’s not the idea of getting older, or even another year going by, but it’s the financial burden. Somehow I end up spending more money than I would on a normal day. Going out to dinner or out for drinks with friends adds […]

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What is Long-Term Care Insurance?

Posted by Amanda on August 21, 2013

I carried my first long-term care insurance policy through my employer at a cost of $22 per month. I was an environmental investigator, and found myself onsite at facilities in the chemical, metals, and recycling industries about once a month. It didn’t take long for me to figure out (especially after each safety briefing provided […]

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