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  • New!Why Generosity Is Key to Everything — Including Your Career

    Why Generosity Is Key to Everything — Including Your Career

    True generosity means giving without expecting anything — zero, zilch, nada — in return. Generosity takes many forms, both tangible and intangible.You donate to a specific cause, voluntee…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 9:00pm -
  • New!Best Money Tips: The Home Edition

    Best Money Tips: The Home Edition


    - 4 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • New!19 Things Most Tourists Overpay For, and How You Can Avoid Them

    19 Things Most Tourists Overpay For, and How You Can Avoid Them

    It's almost a given that tourists overpay for things. Sometimes it's because we don't know the actual (local) cost, or are unaware of negotiating tactics. Sometimes we think we're getting a go…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 5:00pm -
  • New!Ask the Readers: How Do You Use Less Water?

    Ask the Readers: How Do You Use Less Water?

    Water conservation is a big deal here in California these days. But even if your area isn't suffering from drought, saving money and reducing our impact on the environment are still good reaso…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • New!5 Inspiring People Who Each Paid Off Over $100,000 in Debt

    5 Inspiring People Who Each Paid Off Over $100,000 in Debt

    Americans today owe over $11 trillion in debt and that number is on the rise. On a household level, that averages out to $15,191 in credit card debt, $154,365 in mortgage debt, and $33,607 in…
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 1:00pm -
  • New!The 10 Stupidest Things Smart People Do

    The 10 Stupidest Things Smart People Do

    Intelligence manifests itself in many different ways: financial success, fancy degrees from Ivy League schools, and the ability to solve problems may all indicate "smart."Perhaps most interes…
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • New!The 5 Best Photo Printers

    The 5 Best Photo Printers

    With the availability of online printing services and in-store photo kiosks, getting photo prints has never been easier. But if you want to get copies of your favorite photos whenever you want…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 9:00am -
  • Best Money Tips: The Technology Edition

    Best Money Tips: The Technology Edition

    Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we are featuring some of the best articles from around the web about technology, ranging from apps to smartphones to green tech and more!…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • The Guide to Staying at Hostels for People Over 30

    The Guide to Staying at Hostels for People Over 30

    While the term "hostel" seems synonymous with youth culture and student backpacking trips, I've met people of all ages and professions while staying in hostels. What many adult travelers don't…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 5:00pm -
  • Are You Smarter Than Your Sibling? (Your Birth Order Might Provide the Answer)

    Are You Smarter Than Your Sibling? (Your Birth Order Might Provide the Answer)

    Does birth order impact overall intelligence? It's a question researchers have been asking for centuries and continue to investigate today. And while there are many factors that contribute to…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 3:00pm -

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Get Rich Slowly

  • New!What the Fed’s monetary policy statement means for you
    This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Twice a year, the Federal Reserve’s Chair gives what amounts to the “financial state of the union” address to Congress, and it’s a good thing for everyone concerned with their finances to take fi…
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Change is hard: Willpower versus habit
    This post is by staff writer Honey Smith. Recently on GRS I’ve been exploring the concept of motivation. But what if you didn’t need to be motivated at all? What if you did what needed to be done automatically, without even thinking about it? Yo…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Ask the Readers: How can we improve Get Rich Slowly?
    This article is by editor Linda Vergon. I think 2012 was the last time we “checked in” with readers to ask “How can we improve Get Rich Slowly?” Last week, we asked the Facebook readers what they thought, and we got some great comments. Jenny…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Don’t let your emotions drive your car-buying decisions
    This article is by staff writer Sam, the Financial Samurai. I was in the 6th grade when I first laid eyes on her. She was a 1989 BMW 635i Coupe that did donuts in the school’s parking lot after class thanks to an obnoxious, rich 11th-grader who go…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Breaking the stress spending cycle
    This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. Lately, life has been a little hectic. I have a full schedule of work. I’m trying to plan a surprise party. I’m working on three different passion projects. My laundry needs to be washed. Hell, I need…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • How I paid less in property taxes
    This article is by staff writer April Dykman. Today I present the second and final installment of my property tax saga — the informal hearing. (You can check out the first post here.) To briefly recap, I’m a new homeowner and my assessed propert…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Working from home … with distractions
    This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. Although I have liked almost every job I’ve ever had, I decided early on in my professional career that the most important thing to me was schedule flexibility. And so, I gravitated toward jobs that were…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Reader Story: Update on a dad in need of retirement help
    This guest post is by reader Mike in New Hampshire. Mike wrote an Ask the Readers article last year, looking for ideas to help his dad get set for retirement. He wrote to us recently and asked if he could update their story. We were only too glad to…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Ask the Readers: Do singles need to plan differently for retirement?
    This article is by editor Ellen Cannon. I’ve been single since I was divorced in my 30s, and I’ve been planning my retirement on the assumption that I will be single till the end of my days. I’m feeling comfortable financially with where I am i…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Car payments: ‘Til death do us part
    This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. Your car breaks down on the side of the road … again. It’s rush hour and it won’t start. You have to have it towed and you’re not happy about it. At all. So what do you do? You head to the local…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Weird ways our brains control our money habits
    This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for money psychology studies. And it’s not just because I write about money. On a sheer curiosity level, they’re fascinating. But they also serve as a great reminder th…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Are you ready for a major power outage?
    This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Have you considered how your life would freeze to a standstill if a general outage cut electric power for more than two or three days? As every summer dawns, it’s a question more and more people ask, b…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • More on motivation and money
    This post is by staff writer Honey Smith. In my last post, I talked about motivation and money. Motivation is a huge yet under-discussed concept in personal finance, I think. While big wins may be the quickest way to wealth, that doesn’t mean you…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Reader Stories: 4 ways to make money with your old junk
    Sharon M. shared some of her personal finance journey with us this week. Some reader stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success or failure. These stories feature folks with all levels of financ…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Ask the Readers: Are there 1776 ways to get rich slowly?
    This article is by editor Linda Vergon. In honor of Independence Day, I thought it would be fun to see if we could come up with 1,776 ways to get rich slowly. After all, reaching “financial independence” these days does require some of the spirit…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • I was audited by the IRS!
    Note: This article is from J.D. Roth, who founded Get Rich Slowly in 2006. J.D. recently launched the Get Rich Slowly course, a year-long guide on how to master your money. His non-financial writing lives at More Than Money. When I was young, my fath…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Student loan debt: Learning to save yourself
    This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. In late 2008, Lance Cothern reunited with his high school girlfriend Tori after several years apart. Lance was almost ready to earn a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and Tori was a sophomore studying…
    - 21 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Cheap ways to enjoy the sunshine (or hide from it) this summer
    This article is by staff writer April Dykman. “You + me + swimming date at the springs.” That was the text message I sent to my friend Kacey last week. “Are you flirting with me?” she replied. “Let’s make this official.” See, every summ…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • Dissecting retirement savings
    This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. When I finally and completely quit my once-full-time job in May, something changed: Neither my husband nor I have access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan. With a significant drop in income, we’re…
    - 23 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 11:00am -
  • Ask the Readers: Are these good enough reasons to buy life insurance?
    This article is by staff writer April Dykman. There are a lot of really good reasons to have a life insurance policy, no doubt. If you have children, they’re dependent on your income. You want them to be taken care of should something ever happen t…
    - 26 days ago, 27 Jun 14, 11:00am -
  • Our brains on scarcity: Breaking out of the trap (Part II)
    This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. (This is a two-part series. Part I is “Our brains on scarcity: The trap of not having enough.”) For my last post, I wrote about the book “Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much.” To recap,…
    - 27 days ago, 26 Jun 14, 11:00am -
  • Our brains on scarcity: The trap of not having enough (Part I)
    This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. (This is a two-part series. Part II is “Our brains on scarcity: Breaking out of the trap.”) I recently discovered the book “Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much.” To be honest, I don’t…
    - 28 days ago, 25 Jun 14, 11:00am -
  • How close are you?
    This article is by staff writer William Cowie. A short while ago, our readers were asked (talking about your personal financial journey) “What is the next step?” J.D. offered an answer in his 2009 article: the third stage is… investing. Why?…
    - 29 days ago, 24 Jun 14, 11:00am -
  • Motivation and money
    This post is by staff writer Honey Smith. Especially for those of us like me who are in the midst of the long, hard slog of debt pay-down, staying motivated can be tough. How do you keep your excitement up and your determination high when financial i…
    - 30 days ago, 23 Jun 14, 11:00am -
  • Ask the Readers: How do you monitor and improve your credit?
    This article is by editor Linda Vergon. Holly Johnson’s post (“The high cost of keeping up with the Joneses”) got me thinking about a number of things this week, but mostly about how people manage their credit. Obviously, if you’re intent on…
    - 33 days ago, 20 Jun 14, 11:00am -

The Simple Dollar

  • New!Twelve Inexpensive Strategies for Saving on Medical Costs and Improving Your Family’s Health

    Twelve Inexpensive Strategies for Saving on Medical Costs and Improving Your Family’s Health

    According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the average American incurs $9,807.50 in medical expenses each year. Let me repeat that: according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the average American incurs $9,807.50 i…
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Questions on Windfalls, Identity Theft, Groceries, and Credit Cards

    Questions on Windfalls, Identity Theft, Groceries, and Credit Cards

    What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Credit cards and miles 2. Buy it for life: backpack 3. Lending Club? 4. Un…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Twelve Money-Saving Tactics for Disney World

    Twelve Money-Saving Tactics for Disney World

    In late June, my family went on a lengthy vacation through the south, including a long stop in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a large chunk of a day in Savannah, Georgia, a visit to a relative in rural northern Florida, and eventually a trip to…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Spend Less? Earn More? Which Is the Best Path?

    Spend Less?  Earn More?  Which Is the Best Path?

    Pretty much everyone who writes anything about personal finance will agree that the best way to get ahead financially is to increase the difference between what you earn and what you spend. There are, of course, two major ways to make that happen. Yo…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Home Cycling as a Financial Strategy

    Home Cycling as a Financial Strategy

    Home cycling is a pretty nifty financial strategy. At its core, the idea revolves around buying a low-end home, fixing and upgrading it, and then selling it for a profit off the back of your own time and energy investment in that home. It bears some…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • How to Build a Successful “Shopping Hierarchy”

    How to Build a Successful “Shopping Hierarchy”

    Last month, I wrote a popular article for U.S. News and World Report about “shopping hierarchies.” Here’s how I defined “shopping hierarchy” in that article: However, there’s stronger strategy you can apply that affects the price of almos…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • The Emotional Cycle of Change

    The Emotional Cycle of Change

    As many of you know, I had a bit of a financial epiphany in April 2006. I came home from work one day, picked up the mail, and sat down to pay our bills, only to realize that we didn’t have enough in our checking account to pay all of those bills.…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Questions About Clotheslines, Old Credit Cards, Pens, and $2 Bills

    Questions About Clotheslines, Old Credit Cards, Pens, and $2 Bills

    What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Buying a house for mom 2. Is Roth IRA enough? 3. Serenity prayer 4. Ice ma…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Eight Strategies for Preparing Your Kids Early for an Inexpensive College Education (or Other Options)

    Eight Strategies for Preparing Your Kids Early for an Inexpensive College Education (or Other Options)

    It’s a worry that pops into the mind of most parents not too long after their child is born. College. How on earth are we going to pay for a great education for our child? Prices at top-tier schools like MIT have seen annual tuition jump to over $5…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Personal Finance Data and Meaningful Decisions

    Personal Finance Data and Meaningful Decisions

    A few months ago, I read a great article by Bill Barnwell of Grantland.com entitled Bridging the Analytics Gap. First, some background. Over the past fifteen years or so, there’s been a huge shift in how sports are analyzed. The amount of data coll…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • The Six Pillars of a Strong Personal Finance Foundation

    The Six Pillars of a Strong Personal Finance Foundation

    Just last week, I shared my list of fifteen essential personal finance and career books (if you haven’t checked out that list, I highly recommend it). Each of those books has proven to be an inspiration to me in one way or another, but one book sta…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Tactics, Strategy, and Money

    Tactics, Strategy, and Money

    I love playing tabletop games – board games, card games, role playing games, pretty much anything like that. Ever since I was a little kid playing Acquire at my aunt’s house, I’ve loved sitting down at the table with other people and playing a…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Setting Powerful Short-Term Personal Finance Challenges … And 25 Examples to Get You Started

    Setting Powerful Short-Term Personal Finance Challenges … And 25 Examples to Get You Started

    Much of our day-to-day lives has personal finance implications. We’re constantly making choices that either directly spend money or use up resources that are going to have to be replaced. When we eat, we shop, we go to work – all of those things,…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Questions About Insurance, BPA, 529s, National Parks, and More!

    Questions About Insurance, BPA, 529s, National Parks, and More!

    What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Insurance and breast pumps 2. Donations and religious groups 3. Cosigning…
    - 15 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • How to Start a Blog: A Side Business Primer

    How to Start a Blog: A Side Business Primer

    One of the most common requests I get from readers is for detailed information on how to start a side business of some kind. With minimal equipment and ample time, how can a person construct a side business in order to earn a little extra money? This…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • How to Switch to Collecting Experiences Instead of Things

    How to Switch to Collecting Experiences Instead of Things


    - 18 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • 15 Essential Personal Finance and Career Books

    15 Essential Personal Finance and Career Books

    Over the years, I’ve read more personal finance and career books than I can possibly count. For the first several years of The Simple Dollar, I actually reviewed a book each week on the site. Yet, for all of those books, there were really only a fe…
    - 19 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • The Retirement Guide

    The Retirement Guide

    With the future of Social Security and pension plans as unstable as ever, saving for retirement carries a whole new meaning today. In 1950, there were 16.5 people paying into Social Security for every beneficiary. In 2010, that ratio became 2.9 to 1.…
    - 20 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 4:09pm -
  • How to Handle Being Ashamed of Being Frugal

    How to Handle Being Ashamed of Being Frugal

    The simple maxim of spending less than you earn stands at the heart of personal finance success. If you can consistently do that one thing, you’re going to succeed when it comes to personal finance. I repeat that idea all the time because it’s so…
    - 20 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Twenty Powerful Tips for Discussing Money Topics with Your Partner

    Twenty Powerful Tips for Discussing Money Topics with Your Partner

    Throughout our engagement and the first few years of our marriage, Sarah and I never really sat down and had a real conversation about money. We each just more or less followed the pattern we learned from our parents. We dealt with any shared issues…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 2:00pm -

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Money Crashers

  • New!6 Stock Market Investing Tips & Guide for Beginners – Checklist
    Bernard Baruch, known as “The Lone Wolf of Wall Street,” owned his own seat on the New York Stock Exchange by age 30 and became of the country’s best known financiers by 1910. Mr. Baruch, while a master of his profession, had no illusions about…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 3:15pm -
  • How to Find & Choose a Financial Advisor – 7 Things to Consider
    Choosing a financial advisor is one of the more difficult tasks that a person will make. If the choice is made correctly, the benefits are incalculable. But if the choice proves to be wrong, the results can be disastrous for you and your family. The…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • 10 Best Cities for Food Trucks and Quick, Cheap Eats
    Some parts of the country have a longer relationship with food trucks – or their predecessors – than others. The first mobile kitchen, the chuckwagon, catered to cattle drivers on the High Plains of Texas and Oklahoma from the mid-19th century o…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • 9 Reasons to Break Up With Your Bank – When Changing Makes Sense
    My husband and I have been mulling over a refinance over the last few months. Our mortgage was rolled over to Chase when Washington Mutual folded, and I’ve never really enjoyed the service. The clincher came when I called Chase to talk about option…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 5:30pm -
  • 6 Best Low-Risk Investments as You Near Retirement
    With age comes wisdom – or, at least, so those of us who are approaching the age of retirement hope. For many people, wisdom includes the recognition that prices of assets can go down as well as up, especially in the short-term. In addition, experi…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • 12 Ways to Volunteer Your Time and Give Back to the Community
    Do you feel a personal responsibility to help others? Randy Lewis, author of “No Greatness Without Goodness,” claims that all people, including businesses, have the responsibility to make the world a better place. In his case, he spearheaded a Wa…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 3:30pm -
  • 3 Benefits of Downsizing Your Life and Living Lean
    Americans born after World War II have grown up in a culture that seems to promise them everything. The greatest economy in history was built, in part, by creating an insatiable demand for “more.” Unfortunately, however, its consequences can be m…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 2:30pm -
  • Is Dental Insurance Worth It? – Affordable Plans, Types & Alternatives
    Parents spend thousands of dollars on orthodontics to ensure their children have what’s arguably the clearest physical indication of prosperity: a straight, white smile. George Washington was certainly prosperous, but he also endured the agony of p…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:15pm -
  • What Is Credit Counseling – How Debt Management Plans Work
    There are a number of reasons people get into debt. Whether you’ve dealt with insufficient income and mounting bills for years, or face a new, unexpected challenge such as a big medical expense or a lost job, it can be frustrating to watch the in…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 10:15pm -
  • How Technology Is Effecting Society and Ushering In a New Era of Manufacturing
    Technology has been both a boon and a curse throughout history, upsetting the apple cart of the established order with new opportunities for some and great losses for others. Consider the impact of the automobile, first on the horse and buggy industr…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • 14 Best Freelance Websites to Find Jobs Online
    Freelancing is in vogue. Established firms remain slow to hire full-time staffers, preferring instead to work with temporary or contract workers they don’t have to entice with benefits – and with whom it’s easier to cut ties when projects are…
    - 15 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 11:00pm -
  • Best New Bank Account Promotions, Offers & Free Money
    With many financial institutions experiencing a decrease in profits, banks are vying for your business. This is good news for you, because instead of just offering standard perks like no fees, free checking, or a free pen when you sign up for an acc…
    - 20 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 4:30pm -
  • What Are Debt Consolidation Loans – Benefits, Risks & Alternatives
    Dealing with debt can be a frustrating, emotionally taxing experience. Whether you carry high credit card balances, persistent medical debt, or a crippling mortgage, your financial obligations can interfere with your ability to live a balanced life.…
    - 22 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 3:00pm -
  • 12 Online Shopping Mistakes That Could Cost You & Put You at Risk
    Online shopping can seem like the ultimate in instant gratification. However, while the ability to buy pretty much anything you want from the comfort of your own home presents incredible benefits, it can also get out of hand pretty quickly. Overspend…
    - 22 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 3:00pm -
  • How to Choose the Best Investments for Your 401k Plan
    Employer-sponsored 401k plans are one of the best benefits available to employees. Because the money you contribute is deducted from your gross income before taxes are incurred, you’re not taxed on the money you put in. The principal within the fun…
    - 25 days ago, 27 Jun 14, 3:00pm -
  • 6 Tips to Start a Business Overseas in a Foreign Country Outside the US
    Starting a business in another country can be financially and emotionally rewarding if you do your homework, have realistic expectations for success, and avoid or compensate for the potential obstacles that inevitably accompany a new venture. All new…
    - 26 days ago, 26 Jun 14, 3:00pm -
  • How to Find a Good Doctor You Can Trust
    According to a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), cases of delayed, missed, or incorrect diagnoses are common – in the range of 10% to 20%. While some of these errors are due to misinterpretation of diagnosti…
    - 27 days ago, 25 Jun 14, 3:00pm -
  • “United States of Texas” – What America Would Be Like Under Conservative Tea Party Influence
    Few people are aware that, in 2008, Igor Panarin, dean of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s academy for future diplomats, predicted that the United States would break into four separate countries in 2010. He believed that the national and regional eff…
    - 28 days ago, 24 Jun 14, 3:00pm -
  • 10 Social Media Etiquette Tips for Personal & Business Accounts

    - 29 days ago, 23 Jun 14, 3:00pm -
  • How to Maintain Civil Discourse – Understanding Political Division
    “Let your conversation be without malice or envy, for it is a sign of a tractable and commendable nature: and in all causes of passion admit reason to govern,” thus proclaimed George Washington in his “Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour in Co…
    - 32 days ago, 20 Jun 14, 1:00pm -

Bargaineering

  • Whether you’re a novice saver or seasoned investor here’s how to make up to 3% on CDs this summer

    Whether you’re a novice saver or seasoned investor here’s how to make up to 3% on CDs this summer

    Amy FontinelleInterest rates are at record lows, but you’ve got to put your money somewhere. With most savings accounts paying a pathetic 0.10% APY CDs remain a better paying alternative. Believe it or not, you can earn as much as 3% on some local…
    - 37 days ago, 16 Jun 14, 8:00am -
  • Are hamsters the cheapest, yet cutest, pets ever?

    Are hamsters the cheapest, yet cutest, pets ever?

    Jen A. MillerWe shall now pause to consider one of the Internet’s most hotly debated financial topics: The relative worth of hamsters. Well, to be honest, we aren’t going to waste so much as a pixel on the curmudgeonly views of hamster haters. (W…
    - 44 days ago, 9 Jun 14, 7:00am -
  • Where to find the highest pay, lowest cost of living

    Where to find the highest pay, lowest cost of living

    Mitch StrohmWe often hear people say things like, “I’d be able to save more, if I lived in a cheaper city.” But a lower cost of living usually means lower paying jobs, too. So here’s the question you should be asking yourself: Which cities ha…
    - 51 days ago, 2 Jun 14, 7:00am -
  • Stop guessing about how much you’ll spend on gas

    Stop guessing about how much you’ll spend on gas

    Mitch StrohmIf you’re planning a summer road trip here’s a quick and easy way to see how much the gas will cost. FuelEconomy.gov, the official government source for fuel economy information, recently released My Trip Calculator. It’s a nifty to…
    - 58 days ago, 26 May 14, 10:00am -
  • How I earn credit card rewards responsibly

    How I earn credit card rewards responsibly

    Kristin WongThe topic of maximizing credit-card rewards seems to be a popular one lately, especially in the world of personal finance blogging. Many of us use our credit cards to pay our bills and monthly expenses. We earn cash back and rake in the r…
    - 66 days ago, 18 May 14, 9:00am -
  • Traveling abroad requires planning at home to avoid unexpected fees on credit card and cell phone bills

    Traveling abroad requires planning at home to avoid unexpected fees on credit card and cell phone bills

    Jen A. MillerMy big trip this year is a 10-day Italian vacation. I’m excited, but I’m also doing a lot of planning beyond where to get the best pizza and what shoes to bring. I’m making sure that I spend as little as possible on foreign transac…
    - 72 days ago, 12 May 14, 9:00am -
  • Manage your life like a CFO

    Manage your life like a CFO

    Mitch StrohmIf you want to save money, you’ve got to manage your life much like the chief financial officer runs the company where you work. J.D. Roth of the personal finance blog “Get Rich Slowly” just launched a course that can help you do ju…
    - 79 days ago, 5 May 14, 10:00am -
  • Turn tantalizing foreign cuisine into budget meals

    Turn tantalizing foreign cuisine into budget meals

    Cliff ONeill“Well, if I’m going to cook an authentic Argentinian meal, I’m going to have to buy grass-fed beef,” I said to myself. “But the spousal unit is totally going to kill me when he sees how much this meal cost.” It’s thoughts li…
    - 86 days ago, 28 Apr 14, 10:00am -
  • Can CDs be a good place for your emergency fund?

    Can CDs be a good place for your emergency fund?

    Darci SwisherIf your emergency fund is sitting in a savings account that pays virtually nothing you might consider investing those dollars in a certificate of deposit. CDs are just as safe and you’ll earn a little more interest. The only caveat is…
    - 93 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 7:00am -
  • Do loyal customers really get treated better?

    Do loyal customers really get treated better?

    Kristin WongWhether it’s through rewards programs or special invites, companies often tout an appreciation for customer loyalty. Yet, every few months, I find myself challenging my Internet service provider over a “promotional offer” that has e…
    - 100 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 10:00am -

MintLife Blog

  • New!My Mint Story: How I Paid Off My Student Loans, Fast!
    As the credits rolled on Adam Baker’s I’m Fine, Thanks documentary, tears streamed down my face. I had watched his TED Talk earlier that day about getting rid of your crap, paying off your debt, and doing what you love. I yearned to have the “f…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 8:37pm -
  • 2014 Midyear Checkup List
    While most people really only take a good look at their finances at the beginning of the year (Did you make resolutions to get out of debt? Save more?), and then again at tax time, it’s a good idea to review your monetary situation now. Why? We’r…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 14, 4:21am -
  • Simple, (Mostly) Free Ways to Lower Your Utility Bills This Summer
    Summer is here and with it comes lots of sun and relentless heat. It’s only natural to want to stay as cool as possible, but unfortunately, most of us don’t have the money to spend blasting the AC all summer long. The following infographic explor…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 8:01pm -
  • Twitter Chat: Wedding Budget 101
    Are you recently engaged and stressed about all of your upcoming wedding expenses? Are you in multiple bridal parties this summer/fall? Are you a newlywed who has questions about managing your finances as a married couple? We’re partnering up with…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • A Visual Guide to the American BBQ
    There’s nothing like the combination of outdoor cooking and perfect weather to make any summer complete. From America’s favorite BBQ foods to the world’s largest BBQ competition, the following infographic explores BBQs across America, and will…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 4:17pm -
  • Pay off student loans or invest more?
    Are you paying off student loans? If so, you’ve probably heard some version of this advice: “The sooner you start investing, the more time your portfolio has to grow through the magic of compound interest. But if you wait to get started until you…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 8:30pm -
  • American Family Budget: The Vacation Plan
    My kids got out of school last week, and they are thrilled to now be on summer vacation. But that doesn’t mean I get a break. In fact, it means my job is harder. Along with the regular things I do every day, now I also need to herd my seven- and ni…
    - 15 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • Wishing you a Minty 4th of July
    It’s that time of year again – time to fly the star spangled banner high, give thanks for our freedom, and let the fireworks sparkle. We know you have been working hard to reach those financial goals – from paying off student loans to saving fo…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • Father Knows Best – Financial Tips from Dad
    With Father’s Day rapidly approaching (Sunday, June 15th), why not honor your dad by adhering to his old school financial rules? They were applicable then, and now:   Start saving early                               …
    - 43 days ago, 9 Jun 14, 5:54pm -
  • American Family Budget: Can I Reduce Our Bills?
    It’s time for an audit. No need to panic. I don’t mean an IRS audit — believe me, those are a big pain. I know. I’ve been there. In this case I’d like a mock independent audit of our fixed monthly costs. As the family budget captain since t…
    - 47 days ago, 5 Jun 14, 3:30pm -

MoneyNing

  • New!Does America Have a Financial Literacy Problem?
    Not too long ago, CNN Money reported on an international assessment of teenagers and financial literacy. The test, which was administered to 15-year-old students in 18 countries, ranked the United States in the middle. The top results went to Chinese…
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • 3 Outdated Retirement “Rules” You Should Ignore
    I have a love-hate relationship with financial rules of thumb. On one hand, I recognize that not everyone is going to spend as much time thinking about and researching financial topics as they should, and rules of thumb give them easy-to-remember gui…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • Are You Failing to Budget for This Vital Element of Your Vacation?
    Financially prepping for summer vacation includes budgeting for hotels, flights, gas, and activities. Of course, it also includes an allowance for fun spending on souvenirs and memorabilia. What you might be forgetting is a vital, undetermined expens…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • A Story Proving “Free” Isn’t Always Worth It
    I love getting things for free, so I was excited when my wife said she’d won free movie tickets through a Facebook promotion by a local television station. The tickets were for a pre-release viewing of a comedy that wasn’t due to hit theaters for…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • 5 Ways to Lower Your Housing Costs
    During a recent money discussion, a couple of my online friends pointed out that their rent is half of my monthly income. Since I live in rural Ohio (and wouldn’t have it any other way), I always get sticker shock when I hear how much money other p…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • The Brutal Truth: Your House Probably Isn’t a Good Investment
    When my husband and I were looking for homes seven years ago, the real estate agent told us over and over again that we were making an “investment.” Even at the time, I was skeptical of these claims. I couldn’t see how, when we’d be paying $5…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • 4 Summertime Tax Moves That Will Make Next Year’s Filing a Breeze
    The lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are officially here, making it the perfect time to lounge by the pool, take a little vacation… and do a little tax preparation. Yes: tax preparation. While we think of tax season as being in the spring, planning…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • Can’t Afford a House? Try One of These Low-Cost Alternatives
    To this day, many people pursue the American Dream of owning a home. But if you can’t afford to buy a house, have lost your home, or are unable to sell without a loss, you’re probably desperate for lower-cost housing options. Here are a few alter…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • Teaching My Son the Art Of Negotiation
    Skillful negotiation is a great way to save money — if you do it right. Unfortunately, I’m not very good at it. Confrontation and conflict make me uncomfortable, so my goal is usually to complete the deal as soon as possible. But that didn’t st…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • 5 Ways to Save Money If You’re Living Paycheck to Paycheck
    For the first few years of our marriage, my ex-husband and I lived paycheck to paycheck. I barely made over minimum wage, and although he made significantly more than I did, it still wasn’t a lot. We had a mortgage payment, as well as a stack of cr…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • 5 Prepackaged Foods You Shouldn’t Buy at the Grocery Store
    The intersection of health and personal finance is clear: Take good care of yourself, and you’ll avoid some of the long-term costs associated with poor health. One way to get creative with your healthy choices is to change the way you shop at the g…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • 4 Ways to Save Money at the Amusement Park
    The summer I was 20, I managed the temporary tattoo booth at a Six Flags theme park — which meant I spent three months giving temporary tattoos to kids and inebriated college students. Though it didn’t make me a millionaire, my experience did hel…
    - 15 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 12:00pm -

Deal Seeking Mom

  • New!Fisher Price Rock a Stack $2.99

    Fisher Price Rock a Stack $2.99

    There are some new Fisher Price Toys printable coupons available that make for some great deals on Fisher Price toys at Walmart this week. Here are a few deal ideas: Fisher Price Brilliant Basics Rock a Stack, $4.99 ea. $2/1 Fisher Price Rock a Stack…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 8:35pm -
  • New!Chefmate Kitchen Tools & Gadgets $0.69 + Up

    Chefmate Kitchen Tools & Gadgets $0.69 + Up

    Here's a new 30% off Chefmate Tools and Gadgets (Target Cartwheel) that makes for some great deals at Target this week.  Bottle openers are on sale for $0.99 - or pick up a new strainer, whisk, or measuring spoons for less with your Target Cartwheel…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 8:25pm -
  • New!Kindle Fire HDX Tablet $229 + FREE Shipping

    Kindle Fire HDX Tablet $229 + FREE Shipping

    Today you can score a great deal today if you're in the market for a new Kindle! You can pick up this Kindle Fire HDX 7" Tablet for $229 (reg. $329 - save $100 today)!  You'll love the perfect-color HDX display, plus powerful quad-core processor for…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 8:15pm -
  • New!All You Magazine $1.66 an Issue + 2 FREE Gifts

    All You Magazine $1.66 an Issue + 2 FREE Gifts

    Don't miss this chance to get a 1-year subscription to ALL YOU for only $19.92 - only $1.66 an issue! Plus you'll get a FREE summer tote and a grilling guide full of tasty recipes! With tons of coupons and tips, this magazine pays for itself! All You…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 8:10pm -
  • New!Julep Nautical by Nature Beauty Box $2.99

    Julep Nautical by Nature Beauty Box $2.99

    Get your Julep Maven Welcome Box shipped to your door for $2.99 today! The Julep Maven subscription box is the perfect way to treat yourself to new nail color and beauty products each month. Just a few of the perks you get as a Maven subscriber inclu…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 8:00pm -
  • New!Custom Placemat $4.99 Shipped!

    Custom Placemat $4.99 Shipped!

    Right now new customers can create a Custom Placemat from Ink Garden for only $4.99 - Shipped to your door!  Customize your placemat to make a creative holiday or birthday gift. What a fun way to preserve a favorite summer memory!  Just use promo c…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 6:30pm -
  • New!FREE Vaseline (After TopCashBack Rebate)

    FREE Vaseline (After TopCashBack Rebate)

    Right now new and existing members to TopCashBack can score a FREE Vaseline tub! Visit Target through TopCashBackTopCashback, purchase a tub of Vaseline - priced at $3.69. Choose in-store pick up to avoid shipping fees too - or use your Target Red Ca…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • New!Children’s Books $2.17 and Up

    Children’s Books $2.17 and Up

    Want to wrap up summer with some great books for the kids? (Or pick them up now for some great winter reading!) Right now Amazon has some great deals on books for children. Frozen Little Golden Book, $2.17 Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You, $2.76 Blue Hat,…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 5:00pm -
  • New!FREE Pair of Eyeglasses

    FREE Pair of Eyeglasses

    You can score a FREE Pair of Eyeglasses from Coastal.com right now! Just use code FIRSTPAIRFREE (includes standard lenses) during checkout to get your first pair FREE.  Hurry though, this offer is for a limited time only. FREE Pair of Eyeglasses was…
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • New!Bigelow Plantation Mint Tea FREE Sample (Facebook)

    Bigelow Plantation Mint Tea FREE Sample (Facebook)

    "Like" Bigelow Tea on Facebook to request your FREE Bigelow Plantation Mint Tea Sample today!  Complete the request form and your FREE sample and bonus coupon will be on the way.  Available only while supplies last, so hurry on over! Bigelow Planta…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • New!Lysol Cleaners $1.13 at Target

    Lysol Cleaners $1.13 at Target

    Here's a new $0.50/1 Lysol Multi-Purpose Trigger, Pour, Kitchen, or Bathroom Cleaner printable coupon that helps make a great deal at Target this week. You'll find the Lysol Cleaners on sale at Target this week - buy two, get one FREE. Combine this s…
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 1:00pm -
  • New!Starbucks Treat Receipts are Back!

    Starbucks Treat Receipts are Back!

    Starbucks Treat Receipts are back! When you make a purchase before 2 p.m., you'll receive a special stamp on your receipt that will allow you to purchase a grande cold drink for just $2 after 2 p.m. the same day.   Starbucks Treat Receipts are Back!…
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • New!Combo Deal! Consumer Reports + ShopSmart Magazines $33.95

    Combo Deal! Consumer Reports + ShopSmart Magazines $33.95

    Right now, you can order a 1 year subscription to BOTH Consumer Reports (13 issues) and ShopSmart (6 issues) magazines for only $33.99 just use  code DEALSEEKINGMOM at checkout. This offer expires Tuesday night (July 22nd, 2014) at midnight EST…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 4:57am -
  • Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner $1.50 at Walgreens

    Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner $1.50 at Walgreens

    Here's a new $1/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Bath Cleaning Product Printable that makes for a great deal at Walgreens this week. Walgreens is offering 1,000 Balance Rewards Points when you buy two participating Scrubbing Bubbles products. Combine this offer w…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 10:00pm -
  • Dial Complete Soap FREE at CVS

    Dial Complete Soap FREE at CVS

    Here's a new $1/2 Dial Complete Soap printable coupon that makes for a great deal at CVS this week. You can pick up some FREE Dial Soaps at CVS this week when you combine your coupon with some Extra Care Bucks offers and an Ibotta rebate offer too. …
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 8:52pm -
  • Protect Your Family’s Laptops with Staples EasyTech Total Support

    Protect Your Family’s Laptops with Staples EasyTech Total Support

    Our school district has been steadily integrating online assignments into the curriculum, and just this past year they implemented wifi access in all of our schools, along with adding policies to allow students to bring laptops and other technology d…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 8:52pm -
  • An American Girl: Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight $12.99 on DVD

    An American Girl: Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight $12.99 on DVD

    Reminder - this movie gets released tomorrow! You can pre-order An American Girl: Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight for $12.99 on DVD (reg. 19.98) or choose the Blu-ray + DVD + DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet Copy for $17.99 (reg. $26.98). My youngest d…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 8:40pm -
  • My Little Pony Rainbow Friends $2.47 at Target

    My Little Pony Rainbow Friends $2.47 at Target

    Here's a new $1/1 My Little Pony Rainbow Friends Assortment Toy Printable that you can combine with this $1.50/1 Hasbro My Little Pony Rainbow Power Pony Figure (Ibotta Deposit) offer to score a My Little Poiny Rainbow Friends toy for as low as $2.47…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 8:35pm -
  • Matlaw’s Seafood FREE with Coupon

    Matlaw’s Seafood FREE with Coupon

    Take this quick survey to score a $4.99/1 Matlaw’s Seafood Product printable coupon! You should find some Matlaw's Seafood Products priced at $4.99 or less at your favorite grocery stores - like ShopRite, Price Chopper, and some Walmart stores too.…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 8:30pm -
  • Enter the Brew-Over-Ice Keurig K-Cup Coffee Giveaway

    Enter the Brew-Over-Ice Keurig K-Cup Coffee Giveaway

    Enter the Brew-Over-Ice Keurig K-cup Coffee Giveaway brought to you by Cross Country Cafe! You could win 4 full size boxes of refreshing Brew-Over-Ice Keruig K-Cups! Hurry, this giveaway is valid through 7/31/14 only. Enter the Brew-Over-Ice Keurig K…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 8:25pm -

Credit.com Blog

  • New!Possible Data Breach at Goodwill: What Should You Do?

    Possible Data Breach at Goodwill: What Should You Do?

    Goodwill Industries International is investigating a series of apparent data breaches at its stores across the country, KrebsOnSecurity reports. If confirmed, it would be the latest in a slew of credit-card data breaches at major U.S. companies in th…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 3:33pm -
  • New!The Surprising Reasons You Could Lose Out on Student Loans

    The Surprising Reasons You Could Lose Out on Student Loans

    Here’s something you won’t hear often – or ever: “Student loans are a privilege.” (I Googled it: Six results.) Considering loans make it possible for millions of people to get a college education, they’re something to be thankful for. Ye…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 4:01am -
  • New!Sen. Rubio Proposes New Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

    Sen. Rubio Proposes New Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

    There’s a new bill in the Senate aimed at making student loan payments more affordable. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) introduced the Dynamic Student Loan Repayment Act on July 16, which proposes an automatic income-based adj…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 4:01am -
  • New!The Best Secured Credit Cards in America

    The Best Secured Credit Cards in America

    In America, we believe that everyone deserves a second chance. If you’ve seen your credit suffer due to bankruptcy, joblessness, medical bills or just a pattern of poor decisions, there is always a way for you to re-establish your credit. The probl…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 4:01am -
  • New!10 Terms You Need to Know If You Ever Plan to Retire

    10 Terms You Need to Know If You Ever Plan to Retire

    In the modern economy, the responsibility for retirement largely falls to the individual. Being educated about this process can mean the difference between spending your retirement in vacation mode and working an additional decade. To secure the futu…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 4:01am -
  • New!We Paid Off $90K of Debt in 4 Years

    We Paid Off $90K of Debt in 4 Years

    Paul and Joan Ostroff went into debt trying to give their son, Andrew, a shot at getting past a learning disability so that he might be able to go to college. Joan, a preschool and elementary teacher, knew something wasn’t right and that their son…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 4:01am -
  • Flight MH17 Victims Targeted By Scammers

    Flight MH17 Victims Targeted By Scammers

    Amid reports of looters raiding the crash site of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight in eastern Ukraine, the Dutch Banking Association announced it is taking steps to prevent misuse of the passengers’ credit and debit cards. Of the 298 people who…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 4:13pm -
  • Evicted Funeral Home Left Dead Bodies Behind

    Evicted Funeral Home Left Dead Bodies Behind

    At the start of the foreclosure crisis, struggling consumers got into the trend of trashing their houses. People poured paint on the carpet, let their animals defecate indoors and punched holes in the walls as a sort of retaliation for the banks taki…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 4:01am -
  • Debt Collectors Harass Debt-Free Woman for Years

    Debt Collectors Harass Debt-Free Woman for Years

    It’s amazing Frances Marshall hasn’t disconnected her phone service yet. The North Carolina woman says she has received harassing debt-collection calls incessantly for the past two years, even though she says she has no outstanding debts, report…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 4:01am -
  • The Smart Ways to Go Into Debt

    The Smart Ways to Go Into Debt

    You’ve been warned about the evils of debt, and there is plenty to be wary of. But debt isn’t always bad. “There’s a difference between good debt and bad debt,” says attorney Garrett Sutton, founder of CorporateDirect.com. “Bad debt takes…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 4:01am -
  • America’s Favorite Banks

    America’s Favorite Banks

    Americans’ satisfaction with their banking services has improved significantly during the past few years, but banks are struggling to meet the needs of young people, minorities and the affluent. Midsize banks are having a particularly difficult t…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 4:01am -
  • 6 Items You Should Consider Buying Used

    6 Items You Should Consider Buying Used

    Tightening your budget doesn’t have to mean cutting out the things you need or even want. Thrift shops, garage or yard sales, online resources, flea markets and pawnshops are great sources of savings. Turning to these options can bring you the most…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 4:01am -
  • Is My Credit Card Hurting My Credit?

    Is My Credit Card Hurting My Credit?

    Having excellent credit has never been more important than it is right now. Credit history is used to decide applications for apartment rentals, home mortgages, car loans and new credit cards. It even can be used to set insurance rates and be checked…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 4:01am -
  • 9 Ways to Eat for Free

    9 Ways to Eat for Free

    Getting your vitamin C is going to cost a little more this year. National Geographic reports that the price of Florida citrus is expected to rise nearly 23 percent from what it was last May. You’ll probably pay more for pork, beef, and for othe…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 14, 4:01am -
  • 5 Kinds of Mortgages: What’s Right for You?

    5 Kinds of Mortgages: What’s Right for You?

    Home buying can be a whirlwind and, unless you are a lottery winner or heir to a fortune, likely includes taking out a mortgage. Choosing the right mortgage loan for your budget includes assessing your income, lifestyle, credit history and qualificat…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 14, 4:01am -
  • How to Turn Your Hobby Into a Business

    How to Turn Your Hobby Into a Business

    Do what you love and the money will come, it’s often said. And it’s often true. But if you’re already committed to a boring full-time job, you likely can’t see how to make the transition. In fact, the idea seems so farfetched that each year…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 14, 4:01am -
  • What Is a Short Sale?

    What Is a Short Sale?

    The world of real estate can be confusing, and sometimes, even with careful planning, mortgage payments can be difficult to make. If you find yourself faced with options like foreclosure, bankruptcy or a short sale, it’s important to understand you…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 14, 4:01am -
  • We Bought a House at the Worst Possible Time

    We Bought a House at the Worst Possible Time

    America: What’s your money story? Credit.com contributor Bob Sullivan is hitting the road to ask the people he meets across the U.S. that very question. Whether it’s your struggle with student loans, what you did when you lost your job, how you d…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 3:21pm -
  • I’m a Professor Who Used to Live on Food Stamps

    I’m a Professor Who Used to Live on Food Stamps

    When I was 11, I frequently dreamt that my parents won the lottery. This was despite the fact they rarely played, because we didn’t have money for “that kind of crap,” as my dad would say. Still, they bought tickets every now and then, usually…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 4:01am -
  • 5 Ways to Save Money on a Gluten-Free Diet

    5 Ways to Save Money on a Gluten-Free Diet

    Almost three years ago, I gave up foods with gluten. I wasn’t diagnosed with celiac disease, but I had heard that gluten could be triggering my migraine headaches, so I gave it a shot. It didn’t do much for my headaches, unfortunately, but I felt…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 4:01am -

Consumerism Commentary

  • Does Getting Married Increase Wealth and Income?

    Does Getting Married Increase Wealth and Income?

    The Urban Institute has issued a report stating the Millennial generation will have the lowest rates of marriage by age 40 than any previous generation. The report contemplates a variety of reasons for this shift, including a reduced role of marriage…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 6:54pm -
  • Overcoming Competitive Inertia: Stop the Comparisons!

    Overcoming Competitive Inertia: Stop the Comparisons!

    I grew up in competition. It was a part of my life, all over the place. And sometimes competition moved me to push my self far, motivating me to be excellent, and in other cases, competition broke down my will to excel. An individual reacts to compet…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 3:50pm -
  • Microsoft to Lay Off 18,000 Employees: How an Acquisition Affects Your Job

    Microsoft to Lay Off 18,000 Employees: How an Acquisition Affects Your Job

    Over the next year, Microsoft’s executive management plans to lay off 18,000 employees, including factory workers and those in professional positions. Redundancy. As Microsoft acquired new companies, at least according to the news reports that tend…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 2:09pm -
  • Wealthy Shanghai Teens Are More Financially Savvy Than Average Americans

    Wealthy Shanghai Teens Are More Financially Savvy Than Average Americans

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently conducted a study, presenting a financial literacy test to fifteen-year-olds around the world, and has now published the group’s findings. The sample included 29,000 teens f…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:04pm -
  • If All Investments Are Expensive, Where Can You Invest?

    If All Investments Are Expensive, Where Can You Invest?

    Neil Irwin at the New York Times points out that all asset classes around the world are expensive compared to their historical prices. If that’s the case, is there any investment class available that has the potential to provide great returns over…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 3:30pm -
  • If You Don’t Like Your Job, Get Another One

    If You Don’t Like Your Job, Get Another One

    This "duh" advice is handed out frequently, but it may not be applicable to everyone who hears it.If You Don’t Like Your Job, Get Another One is a post from Consumerism Commentary. New to Consumerism Commentary? Start here.
    - 14 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 4:18pm -
  • Grow Your Dough Throwdown: Second Quarter Results

    Grow Your Dough Throwdown: Second Quarter Results

    Here's my latest Grow Your Dough Throwodwn update as well as some information about the companies I'm investing in.Grow Your Dough Throwdown: Second Quarter Results is a post from Consumerism Commentary. New to Consumerism Commentary? Start here.
    - 15 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 6:15pm -
  • What Is the Best Savings Rate?

    What Is the Best Savings Rate?

    People like rules of thumb and quick answers. When a complicated question can be answered by an authority with a simple response, the reaction is likely to be one of two possibilities: a feeling of well-being and satisfaction if the questioner is mee…
    - 20 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 9:16pm -
  • Self-Proclaimed Experts and Other Potential Bad Choices

    Self-Proclaimed Experts and Other Potential Bad Choices

    Who do you know that calls himself or herself an expert in order to gain customers? Should you avoid people who market themselves aggressively in this fashion?Self-Proclaimed Experts and Other Potential Bad Choices is a post from Consumerism Commenta…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 4:24pm -
  • Naked With Cash: Betsey S, May 2014

    Naked With Cash: Betsey S, May 2014

    Betsey S presents her latest financial reports and analysis for Naked With Cash.Naked With Cash: Betsey S, May 2014 is a post from Consumerism Commentary. New to Consumerism Commentary? Start here.
    - 25 days ago, 27 Jun 14, 8:03pm -
  • What I Learned on Father’s Day

    What I Learned on Father’s Day

    I met my dad for dinner on Father's Day earlier this month, and we had a deep and somewhat difficult discussion.What I Learned on Father’s Day is a post from Consumerism Commentary. New to Consumerism Commentary? Start here.
    - 26 days ago, 26 Jun 14, 5:15pm -
  • Naked With Cash: Laura and Leon, May 2014

    Naked With Cash: Laura and Leon, May 2014

    Laura and Leon offer their latest financial update for Naked With Cash, a series on Consumerism Commentary where readers track their finances.Naked With Cash: Laura and Leon, May 2014 is a post from Consumerism Commentary. New to Consumerism Commenta…
    - 26 days ago, 26 Jun 14, 3:22pm -
  • Naked With Cash: Brian, May 2014

    Naked With Cash: Brian, May 2014

    Brian offers his family's latest financial update for the Naked With Cash series on Consumerism Commentary.Naked With Cash: Brian, May 2014 is a post from Consumerism Commentary. New to Consumerism Commentary? Start here.
    - 27 days ago, 26 Jun 14, 3:35am -
  • Naked With Cash: Jake and Allie, May 2014

    Naked With Cash: Jake and Allie, May 2014

    Jake and Allie present their latest financial reports for the series Naked With Cash.Naked With Cash: Jake and Allie, May 2014 is a post from Consumerism Commentary. New to Consumerism Commentary? Start here.
    - 27 days ago, 25 Jun 14, 7:07pm -
  • 5 Tips for Paying for Health Care During Early Retirement

    5 Tips for Paying for Health Care During Early Retirement

    The issue of healthcare is one that keeps people in jobs far longer than they’d like. I’ve seen up close how someone with chronic health issues must deal with these choices, and in certain situations, the choices can be difficult. Medicare covera…
    - 40 days ago, 12 Jun 14, 11:57pm -
  • How United’s Frequent Flier Program Change Affects Travelers

    How United’s Frequent Flier Program Change Affects Travelers

    United Airlines is making significant changes to its MileagePlus frequent flier program. Here's how your points will change.How United’s Frequent Flier Program Change Affects Travelers is a post from Consumerism Commentary. New to Consumerism Comme…
    - 42 days ago, 10 Jun 14, 7:42pm -
  • Can “The Rich” Teach Us Anything About Money Philosophy?

    Can “The Rich” Teach Us Anything About Money Philosophy?

    I can think of two fairly recent instances in publishing that elucidate just how “the rich” or “the one percent” are different from everyone else, and we should all do ourselves a favor by studying their approach to money so we, too, can be m…
    - 46 days ago, 6 Jun 14, 1:00pm -
  • Growing My Dough: The Latest Look at My Portfolio

    Growing My Dough: The Latest Look at My Portfolio

    CNN is sounding the alarm bells. The “Fear and Greed Index,” which is a strange measure of market sentiment, has passed the threshold into the “extreme greed” level.CNN is sounding the alarm bells. The “Fear and Greed Index,” which is a s…
    - 47 days ago, 5 Jun 14, 6:39pm -
  • Naked With Cash: Betsey S, April 2014

    Naked With Cash: Betsey S, April 2014

    Naked With Cash is an ongoing series at Consumerism Commentary in which readers share their households’ finances with other readers. These participants benefit from the accountability that comes from tracking their finances publicly and the feedbac…
    - 55 days ago, 28 May 14, 7:47pm -
  • Naked With Cash: Laura and Leon, April 2014

    Naked With Cash: Laura and Leon, April 2014

    Naked With Cash is an ongoing series at Consumerism Commentary in which readers share their households’ finances with other readers. These participants benefit from the accountability that comes from tracking their finances publicly and the feedbac…
    - 57 days ago, 26 May 14, 2:24pm -
  • Don’t Let Contractors Rip You Off

    Don’t Let Contractors Rip You Off

    It’s the height of home repair season, a time when established contractors are often in demand and unavailable. That’s a big opportunity for the fly-by-night operators to step in. Hiring a contractor to do work on your home, whether it’s a rela…
    - 60 days ago, 23 May 14, 1:00pm -
  • Naked With Cash: Brian, April 2014

    Naked With Cash: Brian, April 2014

    Naked With Cash is an ongoing series at Consumerism Commentary in which readers share their households’ finances with other readers. These participants benefit from the accountability that comes from tracking their finances publicly and the feedbac…
    - 62 days ago, 21 May 14, 2:41pm -
  • Naked With Cash: Jake and Allie, April 2014

    Naked With Cash: Jake and Allie, April 2014

    Naked With Cash is an ongoing series at Consumerism Commentary in which readers share their households’ finances with other readers. These participants benefit from the accountability that comes from tracking their finances publicly and the feedbac…
    - 64 days ago, 20 May 14, 12:57am -
  • Get the Most Value From Frequent Flyer Miles

    Get the Most Value From Frequent Flyer Miles

    Whether you’re the most frequent of frequent flyers or someone who is more likely to have miles expire, understanding the real value of what you’ve earned is the key to making the right choices as a consumer. With miles programs constantly being…
    - 74 days ago, 9 May 14, 1:00pm -
  • Should You Become an Angel Investor?

    Should You Become an Angel Investor?

    Two years ago I wrote about how I was “winding down”, whatever that means, after selling Consumerism Commentary, in the sense that I was looking to involve myself in new projects. I was considering, among other things, investing a portion of my a…
    - 75 days ago, 8 May 14, 4:30pm -

Christian Personal Finance

  • How Churches Can Find Relevance Through Giving

    How Churches Can Find Relevance Through Giving

    There’s no shortage of church buildings in America. I know this may not be true of every city, but I am surprised when I drive around my community at how many unique gathering places are present for Christians. A lot of resources have been given to…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • 4 Keys to Break Free from Your Debt

    4 Keys to Break Free from Your Debt

    Getting out of debt can be tough, but these principles can help you get through it much easier.
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • 30 Money-Saving Decor Ideas for Dorm Rooms

    30 Money-Saving Decor Ideas for Dorm Rooms

    Although many college students are enjoying their Summers, July is a perfect time to start thinking about how you want to decorate your dorm room. There are a few topics that must be addressed when thinking about donning your dorm room. First, space…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 3:58pm -
  • 15 Fantastic Jobs for 15-Year-Olds (Did You Try Any of These?)

    15 Fantastic Jobs for 15-Year-Olds (Did You Try Any of These?)

    In today’s job market, it can be hard for a teenager to find a job. I remember looking for jobs when I was 15 – they were hard to come by! Don’t let the idea of not having a car keep you from finding work. If you’re willing to work, you can f…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • 5 Things to Consider Before Quitting Your Day Job

    5 Things to Consider Before Quitting Your Day Job

    You’ve had enough with your job and are two steps from walking out and never coming back! Besides, you always wanted to ‘be your own boss’ and this might be the step you need to get those entrepreneurial juices flowing, right?
    - 11 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • 20 creative ways to use Pallets

    20 creative ways to use Pallets

    Pallets!  What can I say, they are amazing. Companies use them to ship their products on. Often, stores will give away pallets… yes give them away. Generally, a pallet is not used again to ship. And what would a store do with all those pallets?? I…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 4:50pm -
  • 3 Simple Steps to Building Wealth

    3 Simple Steps to Building Wealth

    Why do we seem to make the simple things in life more difficult? Take getting out of debt for example. At the core, it's pretty simple – stop racking up debt, and start paying more on the balance to knock it out!
    - 15 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • 4 Habits of Millionaires (Have Any of These?)

    4 Habits of Millionaires (Have Any of These?)

    The book The Millionaire Next Door analyzes the financial habits of millionaires. It shares the results from interviews and surveys with millionaires. The goal of the book is to give an accurate idea of what characteristics make a millionaire. I foun…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • 30 Everyday Products You Can Make Instead of Buying at Walmart

    30 Everyday Products You Can Make Instead of Buying at Walmart

    I am in need of Walmart rehab! Walmart has been my go-to source for my household and pantry needs. Not only do their superstores carry almost every product I need, but often times their prices can’t be beat. I got to thinking, there has to be a bet…
    - 20 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 4:07pm -
  • 5 Common Characteristics Of Those Who Thrive (How Are You Doing With #2?)

    5 Common Characteristics Of Those Who Thrive (How Are You Doing With #2?)

    I've been advising and counseling others on how to build true wealth for nearly two decades. I have seen my personal share of ups and downs and witnessed thousands of others. Here are some lessons learned . . . .
    - 22 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 4:00pm -

The Krazy Coupon Lady

I Will Teach You To Be Rich

  • Examples of spending on the things you LOVE?

    Examples of spending on the things you LOVE?

    I was reading this Reddit thread where people talk about their biggest discretionary expenses and it got me thinking. It’s so rare to see that kind of honesty, where people talk about what they really enjoy, guilt-free. It’s very different … Co…
    - 7 Apr 14, 4:36am -
  • Real success stories from TINY online businesses

    Real success stories from TINY online businesses

    When I started my business, I just assumed I would have to build up a beautiful website (to match my beautiful eyebrows), have a huge email list, get tons of followers, and ONLY THEN could I have a real business. … ContinuedReal success stories fr…
    - 28 Mar 14, 12:06pm -
  • How to overcome your fear of starting an online business

    How to overcome your fear of starting an online business

    I fell down at a bowling alley. The best part of this video is that, seconds before I fell, I literally walked over to my friend, said, “Record this,” and handed them my phone, like I was some world-champion bowler. … ContinuedHow to overcome…
    - 26 Mar 14, 6:03pm -
  • 3 essential systems for starting an online business

    3 essential systems for starting an online business

    . I’m going to do something unusual in this post. You’ve never heard me talk about how much revenue my business generates. But today, I’ll share some of those numbers with you. And I’ll reveal even more to my private … Continued3 essential…
    - 24 Mar 14, 10:33am -
  • How to conquer self-sabotage

    How to conquer self-sabotage

    You’re about to get advice from a guy who was recently listening to Pandora, heard an awesome song come on, loved it enough to search for the lyrics, and paused when he realized it was by Miley Cyrus. Then he … ContinuedHow to conquer self-sabot…
    - 20 Mar 14, 10:34am -
  • The Zig/Zag Technique to finding an online business idea

    The Zig/Zag Technique to finding an online business idea

    Think about the average guy approaching the average woman at a bar. What does he say? “Hi…do you come here a lot?” “Hi, my name’s John…” “Hi…what are you drinking?” These seem like normal things to say, right? The problem … Cont…
    - 17 Mar 14, 11:56am -
  • Online business: From my first sale to a $12,000 product

    Online business: From my first sale to a $12,000 product

    In this post, you’ll learn how I went from a $4.95 ebook to launching a $12,000 flagship course. This isn’t the same sort of tactical minutiae you’ll find on other “online business” sites. I don’t tell you that you NEED … ContinuedOnli…
    - 13 Mar 14, 6:01am -
  • Business ideas: Which online business should you start?

    Business ideas: Which online business should you start?

    By the end of this post, you’ll know exactly which kind of online business to start. But first, I love how 1000+ of you responded to my question, “What excites you about starting an online business?”… …with a bunch of … ContinuedBusiness…
    - 11 Mar 14, 11:18pm -
  • Straight truth about starting an online business

    Straight truth about starting an online business

    Alright, today is the beginning of an entirely new chapter of IWT. I just got back from a last-minute weekend ski trip and I’m ready to finally talk about the #1 REQUESTED IWT TOPIC OF ALL TIME. Last-minute ski trip … ContinuedStraight truth abo…
    - 10 Mar 14, 1:00am -
  • The #1 most requested topic on IWT

    The #1 most requested topic on IWT

    I decided to take a last-minute ski trip this weekend. Here’s a quick email I sent to my friends: Last-minute ski trip So you won’t hear from me for the rest of the week. Which might be a good thing, … ContinuedThe #1 most requested topic on I…
    - 5 Mar 14, 12:52am -

Frugal Dad

  • Report Predicts STEMM Jobs Growth Will Outpace STEMM Graduates

    Report Predicts STEMM Jobs Growth Will Outpace STEMM Graduates

    The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology estimates there will be 1 million fewer graduates in the fields… READ MOREThe post Report Predicts STEMM Jobs Growth Will Outpace STEMM Graduates appeared first on Affordable Schools O…
    - 57 days ago, 27 May 14, 9:00am -
  • Enrollment Shortfalls Breed Competition For College Students

    Enrollment Shortfalls Breed Competition For College Students

    Many private colleges depend on tuition for their annual budgets. As summer rolls in, colleges that are not on target… READ MOREThe post Enrollment Shortfalls Breed Competition For College Students appeared first on Affordable Schools Online.
    - 64 days ago, 20 May 14, 9:00am -
  • You Don’t Always Have to Accept the First Financial Aid Award You’re Offered

    You Don’t Always Have to Accept the First Financial Aid Award You’re Offered

    If you are like nearly half of all college students today, you count on financial aid to attend college. In… READ MOREThe post You Don’t Always Have to Accept the First Financial Aid Award You’re Offered appeared first on Affordable Schools Onl…
    - 93 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 9:00am -
  • Student Loans: Think Before You Borrow

    Student Loans: Think Before You Borrow

    On average, a college graduate earns just over $47,000 per year. On the other hand, individuals who possess only a high… READ MOREThe post Student Loans: Think Before You Borrow appeared first on Affordable Schools Online.
    - 96 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 9:00am -
  • These Libraries Elevate the Studying Experience

    These Libraries Elevate the Studying Experience

    Often times, the library on campus is a dark, windowless building filled with rows of dusty, little-touched books. Quiet, institutional,… READ MOREThe post These Libraries Elevate the Studying Experience appeared first on Affordable Schools Online.
    - 98 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 9:00am -
  • Lousiana Paves Way For Education-Business-Government Synergy

    Lousiana Paves Way For Education-Business-Government Synergy

    Gov. Bobby Jindal’s plan to create a $40 million incentive fund to direct dollars to high-demand programs that will fill… READ MOREThe post Lousiana Paves Way For Education-Business-Government Synergy appeared first on Affordable Schools Online.
    - 4 Apr 14, 9:00am -
  • New Program Seeks to Reimagine College Life

    New Program Seeks to Reimagine College Life

    I’ve written quite a bit about students’ lack of preparation for both college and the job world. College-level educators complain… READ MOREThe post New Program Seeks to Reimagine College Life appeared first on Affordable Schools Online.
    - 31 Mar 14, 4:18pm -
  • Digital Badges Over Degrees?

    Digital Badges Over Degrees?

    These days, skills are increasingly valued over education, employers complain that college grads are unprepared for the real world and… READ MOREThe post Digital Badges Over Degrees? appeared first on Affordable Schools Online.
    - 27 Mar 14, 6:34pm -
  • Likely 2016 Rivals: Higher Ed Less Accessible

    Likely 2016 Rivals: Higher Ed Less Accessible

    JStone / Shutterstock.com Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jeb Bush, from opposing political parties, are likely the leading potential presidential candidates… READ MOREThe post Likely 2016 Rivals: Higher Ed Less Accessible appeared first on Affordable S…
    - 26 Mar 14, 3:12pm -
  • It’s Time To Start Looking For Your Summer Job

    It’s Time To Start Looking For Your Summer Job

    One great way to get some money in your pocket for college expenses is to work over the summer. Whether… READ MOREThe post It’s Time To Start Looking For Your Summer Job appeared first on Affordable Schools Online.
    - 20 Mar 14, 9:00am -

Savings.com Blog

  • How to See Your Favorite Bands Below Face Value
    I go to concerts the way most people go see movies- it is my favorite way to simultaneously get pumped, unwind, and let my limbs go loose while I connect to something bigger. People are always asking me, Lamps! How do you do it? How do you afford to…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 8:00am -
  • The Weirdest & Cheapest Vacation Ever!
    The Eiffel Tower is boring. The Hollywood Sign, been there, seen that. The White House, more like the Yawn House. Sure, when you head out on your summer vacation this year, you could be a typical tourist. You could get packed tightly into an overcrow…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 6:00am -
  • Trick Out Your iPhone with The XiStera XS Plus Multitool

    Trick Out Your iPhone with The XiStera XS Plus Multitool

    Like any red-blooded American male, my heart beats faster when I hear the word “multitool.” Of course, my iPhone is already the ultimate multitool, good for everything from photography to text messaging to Flappy Birding.  What more could it pos…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 5:42pm -
  • More Ways to Gender Swap And Save

    More Ways to Gender Swap And Save

    It really should be no secret anymore that advertisers love splitting us up into smaller, easier-to-market-to groups.  And most of the time when they do, we end up spending more for the same product.  The plus side to this though is that once we’…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 6:00am -
  • Get an iZon Home Video Monitor for $79.99
    Here’s everything I know about security cameras. They’re expensive. They’re a pain to install. They require lots of wiring. They’re the opposite of decor-friendly. As Ygritte would say to Jon Snow: “You know nothing.” The iZon 2.0 is a d…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 6:06pm -
  • Stop Getting Ripped Off When You Buy Video Games Online
    If you’re buying video games online, then you’re probably paying more than you should. It’s much easier to download a game than get in your car and drive all the way to a dumb store. That’s sort of the problem with buying games on-line. Being…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 8:00am -
  • Working Out Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive with These Proven Methods
    Whenever I need to tighten up my spending habits, I notice that things like gym memberships and pricey exercise classes seem to be the first to go. I tell myself, “I’ll just go for more runs” or “I’ll work out at home,” knowing good and w…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 5:54pm -
  • Three Free Web Services You Should Start Using Right Now

    Three Free Web Services You Should Start Using Right Now

    In the schlocky TV show “Once Upon a Time,” which I watch only because my kids make me, there’s a frequent refrain: “Magic always comes with a price.” (If you watch it as well, you know it’s usually followed by a “dearie.”) Here in t…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 3:33pm -

My Money Blog

  • New!Infographic: Income for Maximum Happiness For All 50 States

    Infographic: Income for Maximum Happiness For All 50 States

    You may have read that a Princeton University study by Deaton and Kahneman found that people were more satisfied with their life as their income rose, but only until about $75,000 a year. After that, higher income did not result in greater happiness.…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 3:31am -
  • New!Current Amex Special Offers: Whole Foods, JC Penney, Best Buy

    Current Amex Special Offers: Whole Foods, JC Penney, Best Buy

    Updated 7/21/04. This post will be updated to include selected recent special offers from American Express that are widely available to their cardholders. These promotions often offer the opportunity for easy savings without changing your spending ha…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 2:37am -
  • New!Groupon Deal: Sam’s Club Membership

    Groupon Deal: Sam’s Club Membership

    Available again. Groupon has a special Sam’s Club Plus membership deal where for $45 you get: One-year Sam’s Club Savings membership ($45 value), which includes a membership card for the primary cardholder and a complimentary membership card for…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 2:35am -
  • Kindle Unlimited Review: Personal Finance and Investing Books

    Kindle Unlimited Review: Personal Finance and Investing Books

    Amazon has just announced Amazon Unlimited, an eBook and audiobook subscription service that costs $9.99 a month (30-day free trial) and not included in Amazon Prime. They claim over 600,000 titles in their library, although that number is padded by…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 6:45am -
  • Free FICO vs. non-FICO Credit Score Comparison

    Free FICO vs. non-FICO Credit Score Comparison

    Updated with new scores. There are many free credit scores are available nowadays, but how do they compare in real life? There are three major credit bureaus – TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian – which all may have slightly different information…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 7:30am -
  • Non-Traditional Retirement Story: 50% Savings Rate and Year-long Vacations

    Non-Traditional Retirement Story: 50% Savings Rate and Year-long Vacations

    Rarely are people who achieve a non-traditional retirement profiled on mainstream media, and when they do it’s usually with a “omigosh look at these crazy people” type of article. So I was surprised when I ran across this couple who talk casual…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 7:15am -
  • Manything: Turn Your Old iPhone, iPad, or iPod Into a Free Home Security Webcam

    Manything: Turn Your Old iPhone, iPad, or iPod Into a Free Home Security Webcam

    In order to keep an eye our house on longer trips as well as monitor our dogs anytime, we bought Samsung WiFi cameras a while ago that stream directly to our phones. We decided not to go with Dropcam in order to avoid recurring monthly fees. Our cams…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 7:15am -
  • Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card: $100 Statement Credit + Two Free Weekend Nights $500+ Value

    Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card: $100 Statement Credit + Two Free Weekend Nights $500+ Value

    Update – This promotion is now EXPIRED. Citi has a new promo for its premium Hilton Hotels card, the Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Reserve Card. The sign-up bonus now includes a $100 statement credit in addition to 2 Free Weekend Nights (details below).…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 7:47am -
  • Pentagon Federal Credit Union Free FICO Credit Score (NextGen)

    Pentagon Federal Credit Union Free FICO Credit Score (NextGen)

    Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) now offers a free credit score to select members. It may be offered only to members with a credit account with them (auto, checking overdraft, mortgage, etc.). I was offered the free FICO score and only have the…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 7:38am -
  • Quizzle Review: Free Equifax Credit Score and Credit Report

    Quizzle Review: Free Equifax Credit Score and Credit Report

    Quizzle.com is a website that offers a free credit score and your official Equifax credit report every six months. You can now monitor your credit scores from all three credit bureaus for free. It has been six months for me, so I just grabbed my 2nd…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 4:09am -
  • Top 10 Best Dirt Cheap Beater Car Models?

    Top 10 Best Dirt Cheap Beater Car Models?

    In 2006, Jay Lamm organized the first 24 Hours of LeMons (official site, Wikipedia) in which cars picked off the street that cost under $500 (not counting safety equipment) raced each other for 24 hours straight. The name and format parodies the lege…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 6:46am -
  • Spirit Airlines Free 8,000 Miles = 80% of One-Way Flight Award or Free Magazines

    Spirit Airlines Free 8,000 Miles = 80% of One-Way Flight Award or Free Magazines

    Spirit Airlines is a budget airline that charges for things like carry-ons and printing a boarding pass at check-in. They have the highest number of complaints per passenger. But they’re cheap – they claim 40% lower on average. They are also know…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 7:40pm -
  • Book Review: Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting and Running a Business

    Book Review: Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting and Running a Business

    I believe that entrepreneurialism is, like many things, a combination of talent and learned skill. Some people will take to it naturally, but a great many more can become successful and independent business people with the proper inspiration and guid…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 7:40am -
  • Net Worth Breakdown: Saved Income vs. Investment Returns 2004-2014

    Net Worth Breakdown: Saved Income vs. Investment Returns 2004-2014

    I’ve talked about the importance of savings rate, but remember that investing that savings prudently is also part of the process. Here’s a question – What percentage of your current net worth is saved income, and what is investment growth? This…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 7:04am -
  • Why Vanguard VNQ is the Best REIT ETF

    Why Vanguard VNQ is the Best REIT ETF

    Real estate investment trusts (REITs) offer the ability to invest in commercial real estate within the comfort of your brokerage account. ETFs in turn offer the ability to invest in a diversified basket of REITs. The Morningstar article This REIT ETF…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 7:09am -
  • ShareBuilder Promotion Codes: Free Stock Trades (Updated 2014)

    ShareBuilder Promotion Codes: Free Stock Trades (Updated 2014)

    Added a new code. Here are some promotion codes for ShareBuilder, a discount brokerage now owned by the same folks behind Capital One 360. Real-time trades are now $6.95 and automated trades are $4. They give out codes for various promotions, and lik…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 2:38am -
  • Fandango Movie Ticket Discounts: 2-for-1 Fridays + 20% Off Gift Cards

    Fandango Movie Ticket Discounts: 2-for-1 Fridays + 20% Off Gift Cards

    Only six Fridays left! Fandango has brought back their Visa Signature summer promotion from April 25th to August 8th. 2-for-1 movie tickets on Fridays! You can also get 20% off Fandango gift cards which can be used any day of the week and can be inst…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 6:48am -
  • Money is Independence.

    Money is Independence.

    As we celebrate the anniversary of our nation’s Declaration of Independence, I wanted to quickly share this excerpt from an article The Millennial Definition of Success by Adam Nash, CEO of Wealthfront: Increasingly, as I talk to Millennials, some…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 6:45am -
  • Rewards Dining Programs and Avoiding Airline Miles Expiration Policies

    Rewards Dining Programs and Avoiding Airline Miles Expiration Policies

    As I am now a father of two in diapers and no longer an active traveler, I am again faced with the possible expiration of my frequent flier miles due to inactivity. The easiest and cheapest way for me to keep my miles alive has been to using dining r…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 7:22am -
  • Do You Need International Bonds In Your Portfolio?

    Do You Need International Bonds In Your Portfolio?

    Bonds are supposed to provide both income and stability in your portfolio. International bonds, especially Emerging Markets bonds, are becoming more popular. But do you need them in your portfolio? Respected author/money manager William Bernstein doe…
    - 21 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 7:49am -
  • Australian “Social Security” to Raise Retirement Age to 70 by 2035

    Australian “Social Security” to Raise Retirement Age to 70 by 2035

    The current “full” retirement age for Social Security is 66, although you have the option to start taking benefits at a permanently reduced rate at age 62 (did you know that over 35% of people take this permanent ~25% cut in benefits!). The full…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 7:23am -
  • Capital One 360 Financial Independence Day Promo 2014

    Capital One 360 Financial Independence Day Promo 2014

    Capital One 360 is running their annual Financial Independence Day promotion, with what is traditionally the best bonus of the year for their 360 Savings and 360 Checking accounts. (Formerly known as ING Direct.) These online bank accounts offer no m…
    - 23 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 9:09am -
  • Expedia $50 off $200 Coupon Code

    Expedia $50 off $200 Coupon Code

    Expedia has a 4th of July promotion where if you use their mobile app you can get $50 off a $200 hotel booking. That’s up to 25% off. Pretty simple… go to link, enter mobile phone number, receive both unique coupon code and mobile app download li…
    - 24 days ago, 29 Jun 14, 7:42am -
  • 5% Cash Back Credit Cards: Rotating Categories Update 2014

    5% Cash Back Credit Cards: Rotating Categories Update 2014

    3nd quarter activation now open for all cards.  Chase Freedom $200 bonus ends 6/30. The cards below offer a hefty 5% cash back on certain categories that rotate each quarter. With a little extra attention, I can easily rack up hundreds of dollars in…
    - 25 days ago, 28 Jun 14, 12:12am -
  • Amazon App Store: Over $100 in Paid Apps Free 6/27 6/28 Only

    Amazon App Store: Over $100 in Paid Apps Free 6/27 6/28 Only


    - 25 days ago, 27 Jun 14, 8:40pm -

PT Money

  • Why I Use OptionsHouse for Trading and Options

    Why I Use OptionsHouse for Trading and Options

    I know many of you are interested in beginning a taxable investing account and so I’m back with a quick review of another online stock broker to help you do your cheap stock trading. OptionsHouse is an options-focused broker that also offers extrem…
    - 43 days ago, 9 Jun 14, 6:30pm -
  • What to Do If Your Tenant Breaks the Lease

    What to Do If Your Tenant Breaks the Lease

    Sooner or later, you’re going to get the dreaded notice from your tenant that they have to break the lease. No matter how much you prepare, it’s usually not fun to stop down and turnover a rental unit ahead of schedule. But there are some things…
    - 56 days ago, 27 May 14, 7:55pm -
  • What You Need to Know About Disability Insurance for the Self-Employed

    What You Need to Know About Disability Insurance for the Self-Employed

    Disability insurance is hardly a sexy topic of conversation, or even a common worry. After all, it’s not like most of us do anything more strenuous than checking our email on the average day, so how likely is it that we will need disability insuran…
    - 68 days ago, 16 May 14, 3:09am -
  • PTM 037 – How to Create The Economy of You with Kimberly Palmer of US News

    PTM 037 – How to Create The Economy of You with Kimberly Palmer of US News

    This episode of the podcast features fellow money writer, Kimberly Palmer. She just released a new book, The Economy of You. In this show we talk about her book, her business (Palmer’s Planners), and what she learned from others profiled in the boo…
    - 74 days ago, 9 May 14, 8:59pm -
  • These Simple Car Care Tips Can Help Save Money – Even for Non Gear Heads Like Me

    These Simple Car Care Tips Can Help Save Money – Even for Non Gear Heads Like Me

    These days everyone is trying to save a little bit extra here and there. One of the most overlooked (or avoided) ways to save is in the proper care of your car. Given that April was National Car Care month I thought I’d share a few simple car care…
    - 76 days ago, 7 May 14, 4:58pm -

Five Cent Nickel

  • Who’s the Boss of Your Finances?

    Who’s the Boss of Your Finances?

    When it comes to financial decisions, do you feel like the boss or like it’s your first day on the job? If you don’t feel in command, it’s understandable. Millions of people with no background in finance are called upon to make a series of very…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 8:00am -
  • Silence Not Golden in Intergenerational Family Finance

    Silence Not Golden in Intergenerational Family Finance

    The last time I ran into one of my favorite cousins, the conversation soon turned to which far-flung family members she had recently heard from. She divulged she hadn’t yet heard from my youngest cousin, her younger brother, about his recent trip t…
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  • The Cost of More

    The Cost of More

    We have become a nation of “more is better.” We want more of everything — more toys for our kids, more cars in the driveway, more shoes in the closet, and more bathrooms in the house. Our houses, garages, dumpsters and lives are filled with St…
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  • 5 Creative Backyard Summer Activities for Kids

    5 Creative Backyard Summer Activities for Kids

    This post comes from Rachel Beger at our partner site Zing! School’s just about out for the summer, and that can only mean one thing: “Mom, I’m bored!” Ideas run out fast, especially when you’re not looking to leave the house every day, an…
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  • What to do When the Stock Market Crashes

    What to do When the Stock Market Crashes

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average index hit 17,000 in the last week — a new record — and the S&P 500 Index followed suit. As is usual any time a stock market record is reached, the boo-birds make their appearance. “This is it!” they cry. “Th…
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  • How We Use Our Time

    How We Use Our Time

    I’m a financial analyst, not a philosopher, and yet in my writings about money I often touch on the subject of time. Generally, this is because the two are somewhat interchangeable with one another — some people sacrifice their free time to plun…
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  • Tips for First-Time Campers

    Tips for First-Time Campers

    This post comes from Lilly Keyes at our partner site Zing! Since June is National Camping Month, I’m sure you’re desperate to get out there and start roasting marshmallows. If you’ve never been camping before, there are some things you should…
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  • A Pearl of Wisdom About the Burden of Wealth

    A Pearl of Wisdom About the Burden of Wealth

    I don’t know how the reading list looked in your high school English classes. But in mine, the teachers clearly believed we kids should absorb books that achieved, to quote Woody Allen, “total heaviosity.” These serious message novels were chos…
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  • Essential money tips for new college grads

    Essential money tips for new college grads

    Graduation is the theme all around my neighborhood. It is a time of excitement and big dreams. Unfortunately in most cases, personal financial sense is not a taught at college. Once out of college, going from living broke to a big paycheck every mont…
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  • Must-Have Websites and Apps for Parents

    Must-Have Websites and Apps for Parents

    This post comes from Dawn Jamison at our partner site Zing! One of the most exciting things about being a new parent is learning about all of the wonderful toys and technologies that exist for kids! The apps and websites my friends have told me about…
    - 26 days ago, 27 Jun 14, 8:00am -
  • What’s Your Clean Energy Future?

    What’s Your Clean Energy Future?

    Do you think it’s a good idea to get away from fossil fuels for our energy needs? If so, you’d be one of millions. Fact is, we are totally dependent on energy for our daily lives, especially electricity. (You can’t read this post without electr…
    - 28 days ago, 25 Jun 14, 8:00am -
  • Making time for money

    Making time for money

    One can’t give financial advice for very long without realizing that most of it is not earth-shattering insight. It usually comes down to common sense. So then the challenge becomes one of analyzing why people don’t apply common sense to their fi…
    - 30 days ago, 23 Jun 14, 8:00am -
  • A new career stepping stone? More apprenticeships coming to companies near you

    A new career stepping stone? More apprenticeships coming to companies near you

    This post comes from Jenny Paxton at our partner site LearnVest. Apprenticeships—formal programs that consist of on-the-job, paid training, mentorship and related classroom education—may be the solution to the pressing skills gap between employe…
    - 33 days ago, 20 Jun 14, 8:00am -
  • Don’t look a gift employer in the mouth

    Don’t look a gift employer in the mouth

    Even if you’re not a news junkie like me, I’d be willing to bet that you’ve seen or heard one news item ad infinitum over the past several years. That nugget is the story about Americans’ retirement readiness, or lack thereof. We are endlessl…
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  • 10 tips most first-time home buyers don’t consider

    10 tips most first-time home buyers don’t consider

    It’s been exactly one year since my husband and I purchased our first home. As one might expect, we’ve learned a number of valuable lessons this past year. There are plenty of articles full of useful tips for first-time home buyers. I am not goi…
    - 37 days ago, 16 Jun 14, 8:00am -
  • Flex or Fiction: How Accommodating Is Your Job?

    Flex or Fiction: How Accommodating Is Your Job?

    This post comes from Anna Williams at our partner site LearnVest. When it comes to work perks, flexibility is one of our favorite nice-to-haves—whether that means occasionally telecommuting from home, working variable hours or being part of a job…
    - 40 days ago, 13 Jun 14, 8:00am -
  • Is The American Dream Dead?

    Is The American Dream Dead?

    Is the American dream dead? A majority of people say it is, according to the recently announced CNN Money survey, as well as several others done at academic institutions like Xavier and Youngstown universities and other private organizations. Alt…
    - 42 days ago, 11 Jun 14, 8:00am -
  • The economics of running out

    The economics of running out

    In a sense, personal finance is a battle of conservation. People manage their resources in the hopes they won’t run out of the essentials — only what people find essential can differ. This centers around the fear of losing money or some other asp…
    - 44 days ago, 9 Jun 14, 8:00am -
  • Overwhelmed at Work and Home? You May Be Living on ‘Contaminated Time’

    Overwhelmed at Work and Home? You May Be Living on ‘Contaminated Time’

    This post comes from Colleen Oakley at our partner site LearnVest. “There just aren’t enough hours in the day.” “I’m crazy busy.” “My to-do list is a mile long.” If you’re like most Americans, you likely say one (or all) of the abov…
    - 47 days ago, 6 Jun 14, 8:00am -
  • Sensational Way to Triumph in Negotiations

    Sensational Way to Triumph in Negotiations

    Before reading this post, please grab a steaming cup of coffee, and recline in the most comfortable chair you can find. If one is near, lift a warm puppy to your lap and stroke the soft, furry pet as you read. All set? Proceed. When professor and aut…
    - 49 days ago, 4 Jun 14, 8:00am -
  • How to save money on dental insurance

    How to save money on dental insurance

    When I transitioned from a full-time job to being self-employed, one of the biggest hurdles I faced was finding low-cost health insurance. Finding affordable dental insurance proved to be even more difficult. First, I couldn’t find any dental insu…
    - 51 days ago, 2 Jun 14, 8:00am -
  • In Sickness and in Wealth: Why Today’s Couples Keep Separate Accounts

    In Sickness and in Wealth: Why Today’s Couples Keep Separate Accounts

    This post comes from Shana Lebowitz at our partner site LearnVest. It’s hard to find a more romantic topic than banking—but nearly every couple eventually faces the question: Should we combine our money or keep separate accounts? According to a…
    - 53 days ago, 30 May 14, 10:47pm -
  • Are You A Prius Lover or Hater?

    Are You A Prius Lover or Hater?

    When is the last time you got into a heated argument about cars? Cars in general are not controversial. Yes, there is the odd low-key Chevy vs. Ford thing from days gone by and that sort of thing, but most people generally don’t get worked up about…
    - 56 days ago, 28 May 14, 8:00am -
  • The side effects of credit cards

    The side effects of credit cards

    While I’m not a fan of all the pharmaceutical advertising on television, I have to admit that they can be brutally frank about disclosing potential side effects. If you take something for chronic indigestion, a variety of things could happen which…
    - 58 days ago, 26 May 14, 8:00am -
  • The Post-College Outlook: A New Money Worry for 20-Somethings?

    The Post-College Outlook: A New Money Worry for 20-Somethings?

    This post comes from Anna Williams at our partner site LearnVest. College seniors graduating this spring are more optimistic than ever … but should they be? According to Accenture’s 2014 College Graduate Employment Survey, a full 84% of the clas…
    - 60 days ago, 23 May 14, 10:11pm -

$5 Dinners

  • New!31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Beef Roast with Apple, Carrots, Onions, and Red Potatoes
    You might be wondering what I was thinking with this beef roast. But it works. It just works. You’re just going to have to try it yourself and see. Get the full recipe for Slow Cooker Beef Roast with Apples, Carrots, Onions and Red Potatoes here. W…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 6:30pm -
  • New!Restaurant Coupons & Deals – 7/22
    The latest coupons, freebies and deals from your favorite restaurants...  Related StoriesRestaurant Coupons & Deals – 7/15Sunday Coupon Preview – July 20Checkout 51: Save on Fresh Bananas, Prego Pasta Sauce, Dole Pineapple Juice + More
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 3:35pm -
  • Peaches & Cream Baked Oatmeal {with gluten free version!}
    Please. I beg of you. Stop what you are doing right now and run to the store to buy some ripe peaches. They must be ripe, slightly soft to the touch with a bit of give when you gently squeeze it. Buy a bunch of them. And then make this. And then come…
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  • 31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Curried Coconut Chicken
    This past weekend, I was in Portland and dined out at an Indian restaurant. I might have drooled while I ate my Tandoori. But mostly because it has thinly julienned pieces of ginger. I really could have just eaten a bowl of julienned ginger and the m…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 4:30pm -
  • Printable Coupons for Summer Cleaning
    Normally we highlight a variety of new printable coupons including savings on grocery items.  However, this week, they’ve released a TON of household cleaning coupons that can help you replenish your supply for summer cleaning and organizing inclu…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 11:54am -
  • Free Weekly Meal Plan with Printable Grocery List – 7/20
    The $5 Dinners Weekly Meal Plan with Printable Grocery List Every week I will post 5 links to archived recipes, plus an additional 1 or 2 recipes for breakfast, snacks or batch cooking recipes.  You can click through to see the original recipe and p…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jul 14, 10:30pm -
  • Updated! Grocery Coupon Match-Ups – Week of July 20
    {Pin by clicking the Pinterest Button below!} This is your weekly (and friendly) reminder to check out the latest coupon matchups for the following grocery stores, drugstores, and big box & warehouse stores like Target and Costco…click on each link…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jul 14, 6:28pm -
  • 31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Macaroni & Cheese
    Yes, it can be done. And you should try it. It’s pretty simple and straightforward…let me know what you think! Get the full recipe for Slow Cooker Macaroni & Cheese here. Welcome to our 31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals! July is a HOT month for most o…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jul 14, 3:30pm -
  • 31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Maple Chicken with Sweet Potatoes
    I don’t ask you to do this often, but I’m going to have to ask you to trust me on this. Not only is this a super mom-friendly recipe (given that all the ingredients cook together in one dish!), it’s also a super kid friendly dish. The maple giv…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jul 14, 6:30pm -
  • Drugstore Coupon Matchups & Best Deals – Week of July 20
    Which drugstore has the best deals this week on food?! Find out...  Related StoriesDrugstore Coupon Matchups & Best Deals – Week of July 13Drugstore Coupon Matchups & Best Deals – Week of July 6Updated! Grocery Coupon Match-Ups – Week of Ju…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jul 14, 2:30pm -

Money Talks news

CreditCards.com Blog

  • My furry student loan debt reality check
    I made my 3-part student loan repayment budget. I selected my payment plan. I was starting to come to terms with the monthly sacrifices I'd be making to pay off my student loan debt over the next decade. And then I saw a shelter dog's big brown eyes.
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  • High-cost child care: Pushing families into debt?
    In many states across the country, infant child care is more expensive than a year of tuition at a four-year public university. But unlike college students, most parents don't have access to low-interest loans for day care.
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  • Consumer protection bureau goes all Yelp
    Publishing complaints on the Web -- as proposed by a federal regulator -- will help consumers pick financial services more wisely. And it might even encourage companies to fix their problem areas.
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  • Feds working to build cybersecurity defenses
    After writing about a study that revealed consumers want more federal government involvement in cybersecurity and data breach resolution, I wanted to learn what, if anything, is happening on the federal government level that addresses these concerns.…
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  • Some lenders getting antsy about household debt
    If you're already carrying a hefty amount of student loan, mortgage or credit card debt, you may have a tough time convincing your lender you deserve another loan. A new survey from the Professional Risk Managers International Association and FICO fo…
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  • Consumers want national data breach notification policies
    In the case of a data breach, what consumers don't know can hurt them.A study conducted by the National Consumer League and Javelin Strategy and Research revealed that many victims of fraud don't know how their information was compromised. As a resul…
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  • Terrorists make Isis too toxic a brand
    Isis,the mobile payments venture, pondered, "What's in a name?" The answer came quickly: too much baggage. The company announced Monday it will shed its name and come up with another, since the acronym ISIS has been contaminated by the terrorist grou…
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  • TSA: No card-shaped shanks on a plane
    It was bound to happen: Once the credit card form factor was adapted to house the ultra-thin, 21st century version of the Swiss Army Knife, its days as an unrestricted carry-on for domestic and international air travel were numbered.As handy as it…
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  • Study: Minimum payment warnings prompt some to pay less
    New research suggests that credit card minimum payment warnings could be prompting some consumers to pay less than they would otherwise.
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  • Louisiana law takes a step toward protecting student data
    The state of Louisiana has joined the growing ranks of public and private entities looking to protect sensitive student information from potential data breaches and identity theft.
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For the Mommas

  • New!MVP Deals 7/20/14 – Best Prices on Meat, Veggies & Fruit

    MVP Deals 7/20/14 – Best Prices on Meat, Veggies & Fruit

    MVP Deals for week of 7/20/14 This list will provide you with a starting point to buying Meat, Vegetables and Fruit! Each week we will have a list that will feature these stores: Weis Giant Redners Shoprite Acme Markets Bottom Dollar Target Chicken B…
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  • New!Send FREE Coke to Our Troops

    Send FREE Coke to Our Troops

    Help Kroger and Coca-Cola in supporting our troops by sending 100,000 Free Coca-Cola cans to America’s troops . All you need to do is simply  share the offer by email, Twitter, sharing on Facebook, or pinning on Pinterest.  
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Jul 14, 10:00pm -
  • New!Rite Aid – Quilted Northern $.32, Brawny Towels $.48

    Rite Aid – Quilted Northern $.32, Brawny Towels $.48

    Rite Aid Shoppers! You have a deal on Quilted Northern Bath Tissue & Brawny Paper Towels this week. Purchase $15.00 and you’ll get back $5.00 in UPR.   Deals: Buy (6) Brawny Paper Towels 8 pk $11.99 B1G1 Free Use (3) $1/1 Brawny Paper Towels, exp.…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 9:30pm -
  • New!Giant- Kashi Instant Savings Deals

    Giant- Kashi Instant Savings Deals

    Giant Shoppers , don’t forget this week’s instant savings deal on Kashi Products. Purchase five participating products and you’ll get $5.00 off instantly. My Deal: Buy (2) Kashi Cereals $3.00 each Buy (2) Kashi Snack Crackers $2.59 Buy Kashi Hu…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 9:17pm -
  • New!Target – Free Suave Shampoo and Conditioner

    Target – Free Suave Shampoo and Conditioner

    Stop by Target and pick up free Suave Shampoo and Conditioner. You will need to print a coupon and use a Target Mobile Coupon for this deal. To get the Target Coupon, text PACKITBACK to 827438. Deal: Buy Suave Shampoo $.94 Buy Suave Conditioner $.94…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 9:01pm -
  • New!$1 Chili Cheese Coney or All American Dog At Sonic

    $1 Chili Cheese Coney or All American Dog At Sonic

    In honor of National Hot Dog Day on July 23rd, and Sonic is celebrating it by offering $1Chili Cheese Coneys or $1 All American Dogs all day long!  
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 9:00pm -
  • New!Free Kindle Books: Eco-Friendly Cleaning, 100 Easy Recipes in Jars And More!

    Free Kindle Books: Eco-Friendly Cleaning, 100 Easy Recipes in Jars And More!

    H.E.R.O. – Metamorphosis kicks off the most extensive, continuous and ongoing superhero series of the last decade, if not longer! This novel is a standalone book, but it introduces the new world, the city of Metrocity, and the core heroes involved…
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  • New!Dove Advanced Hair Care Coupon | Pay $1.62 at Walgreens

    Dove Advanced Hair Care Coupon | Pay $1.62 at Walgreens

    Dove Advanced Hair Care Coupon There is a new printable Dove Advanced Hair Care Coupon available to print. This high value coupon is for $1.50 off Dove Advanced Hair Care. Print $1.50 Dove Advanced Hair Care Walgreens Shoppers,  purchase two Dove Ad…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 8:26pm -
  • New!Nudges Dog Treats Coupon | Pay $.99 at Shoprite

    Nudges Dog Treats Coupon | Pay $.99 at Shoprite

    Nudges Dog Treats Coupon There is a new Nudges Dog Treats Coupon available to print.   This coupon is good for $.75 any Nudges Dog Treats . Print $.75 Nudges Dog Treats Coupon Shoprite Deal: Nudge Dog Treats $2.49 use $1.00 Nudges Dog Treats Coupon…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 8:00pm -
  • New!Target – Gerber Good Start Formula $17.06

    Target – Gerber Good Start Formula $17.06

    This week at Target , purchase three Gerber Good Start Baby Formula and you’ll get free $10.00 Target Giftcard. Use  a $3.00 Gerber Good Start Coupon with this deal to get them for just $17.06. **To print your coupon, go here and change your zip c…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 7:30pm -
  • New!John Green Audiobook Collection $10.00

    John Green Audiobook Collection $10.00

    Here is a HOT deal for John Green Audiobook Collection.  Get the collection for just $10.00 for a limited time.  This offer is available while supplies last and then its gone! John Green Audiobook Collection on MP3-CD: Looking for Alaska, An Abunda…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 7:20pm -
  • New!{HOT} $8.00 in New Fisher Price Toy Coupons

    {HOT} $8.00 in New Fisher Price Toy Coupons

    Fisher Price Toy Coupons There are $8.00 in New Fisher Price Toy Coupons available to print.   These coupon never last long, you will want to grab them while they are available.  If needed, **go here** and change your zip code to 90210 $3.00 Fi…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 6:35pm -
  • New!Newest Printable Coupons: Kellogg’s Pop Tarts, Gillette And More

    Newest Printable Coupons: Kellogg’s Pop Tarts, Gillette And More

    Newest Printable Coupons!! Today, a special Kellogg’s coupon is out today. Check it out and many more of the newest coupons. Foods $1.00 off 3 Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts toaster pastries $1.00 off two DINTY MOORE beef stew products Household $1.00 off a…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • New!Childrens Place – $6.00 Long Sleeve Shirts, $8.00 Jeans

    Childrens Place – $6.00 Long Sleeve Shirts, $8.00 Jeans

    The Children’s Place is offering 20% off all purchases with coupon code TWENTY2  at checkout.  Right now, all basic denim is on sale for  only $8.00 each after your coupon code.  You can also pick up long sleeve tees for only $6.00 each.   Shi…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • New!Target Mobile Coupons: Energizer, Axe Deodorant, Burt’s Bees and More

    Target Mobile Coupons: Energizer, Axe Deodorant, Burt’s Bees and More

    Target Mobile Coupons There are new Target Mobile Coupons with $19 in savings are available now. To get these coupons, text PACKITBACK to827438. These coupons expire 7/11/14. Here are some of the coupons you can find: $1 off Kingsford Charcoal 4.2 l…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • New!Crocs Backpacks Only $12.99 + Free Shipping

    Crocs Backpacks Only $12.99 + Free Shipping

      Pick up Crocs Backpacks on 6pm as low as $12.99, shipped free. These are regularly priced at $28.00 each.  You can also pick up the Crocs Lunchbag Combo for only $14.99. Click here to see all of the Crocs Backpack Deals 
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 5:31pm -
  • New!Walmart: 3 Piece Rocking Outdoor Bistro Set $83

    Walmart:  3 Piece Rocking Outdoor Bistro Set $83

    This 3 Piece Rocking Outdoor Bistro Set  is on sale for only $83.00 at Walmart, after sale and cashback. If you make your purchase today using Shopathome.com, you’ll get $15.00 cashback in your Shopathome.com account. Click the Buy it Now button…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 5:30pm -
  • New!Starbucks: Treat Receipt Returns – $2.00 Grande Beverages

    Starbucks: Treat Receipt Returns – $2.00 Grande Beverages

    If you have a Starbucks addiction (not saying any of you do) … Starbucks Treat Receipt is back. Many of you remember how it works – save your morning receipt and come back the same day to a  participating Starbucks after 2 pm and get any hand…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 5:00pm -
  • New!Free Family Fun Magazine Subscription

    Free Family Fun Magazine Subscription

      Enjoy a one year subscription to Family Fun Magazine. No strings attached. You’ll never receive a bill. FamilyFun is the magazine for parents with children ages three to twelve. Family Fun is an ideabook for all the exciting things families can…
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 4:31pm -
  • New!HOT! Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs Blu-ray $9.99 + FREE Lunchbox

    HOT! Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs Blu-ray $9.99 + FREE Lunchbox

    Best Buy has Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 Blu-Ray 3D for just $9.99. When you add this movie to your cart, a free collectible metal lunch box will be automatically added. Available while supplies last!
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 4:16pm -
  • New!Rite Aid – Free Oral B Battery Powered Toothbrush

    Rite Aid – Free Oral B Battery Powered Toothbrush

    Are you counting all the upcoming deals we have at Rite Aid? Here is another to add to your list. Oral B Battery Powered Toothbrushes will be free after coupon and UPR. Deal Idea (starts 7/27/14( Buy Oral-B Battery Powered Toothbrush $6.00 Use $2/1…
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • New!Free Dixie Crystals Sugar Coupons (3,500 will Win)

    Free Dixie Crystals Sugar Coupons (3,500 will Win)

    Hurry over here and enter to win one of 3,500 free sugar vouchers good for up to $3.75 off of any Dixie Crystals product. Dixie Crystals is sold in stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Georgia. Imperial Sugar is sold in stores in Tex…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 3:12pm -
  • New!Kroger – Lady Speed Stick $.50

    Kroger – Lady Speed Stick $.50

    Be sure to print this new Lady Speed Stick Coupon and get if for only $.50 at Kroger.   They will be on sale for just $1.00 each starting 7/23/14. Deal: Lady Speed Stick Deodorant $1.00 (sale price) use $.50 Lady Speed Stick Coupon $.50 after coupon…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • New!Rite Aid – Free Crest Pro Health Rinse

    Rite Aid – Free Crest Pro Health Rinse

    Here is another great deal you can pick up at Rite Aid next week! Rite Aid Shoppers can pick up free Crest Pro Health Rinse starting Sunday 7/27/14. You will want to print your coupon now to get it free. Deal: Buy Crest Pro-Health Rinse $3.99 Use $1.…
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 2:30pm -
  • New!HOT DEAL: Save $100.00 On Kindle Fire HDX !!

    HOT DEAL: Save $100.00 On Kindle Fire HDX !!

    Today only, save $100 on Kindle Fire HDX 7″ 4G LTE at Amazon. It’s perfect for work or play, with an ultrafast quad-core processor, the latest graphics engine, world-class Dolby audio, and a highly portable design.  
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • New!Walmart – Free Butterball Turkey Bacon

    Walmart – Free Butterball Turkey Bacon

    You can pick up free Butterball Turkey Bacon at Walmart starting next week. Walgreens will have Butterball Turkey Bacon n sale for only $.99 and you can price match it at Walmart. Use a $1.00 coupon to get it free. Walmart Deal (price match) Buy Butt…
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • New!Acer Chromebook $179.00

    Acer Chromebook $179.00

    Amazon has a nice deal on an Acer Chromebook. You can pick up one for $179.00 (reg $199.00) shipped free. Built-in dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n Intel Celeron 2955U 1.4 GHz (Haswell micro-architecture) 16 GB Solid-State Drive 11.6-Inch Anti-Glare Sc…
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 1:58pm -
  • New!Rite Aid – Free EPT Home Fertility Kit

    Rite Aid – Free EPT Home Fertility Kit

    Starting next week at Rite Aid, you can pick up an EPT Complete Home Fertility Kit or Ovuulation Test free. They will be on sale for $14.99, plus you’ll get $10.00 back in UPR. Use a printable coupon to get it free. This deal starts the week of 7/2…
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 1:30pm -
  • New!Magazine Deal: Weight Watchers, Natural Health & Good Housekeeping Bundle $11.99

    Magazine Deal: Weight Watchers, Natural Health & Good Housekeeping Bundle $11.99

    Today only, subscribe to Saveur Magazine for only $4.99 per year (74% off)! You can order up to 3 years at this price! Just enter coupon code FORTHEMOMMAS. This offer expires at Tuesday 07/22/14 11:59 PM EST.   Today only, subscribe to Weight Wa…
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 1:00pm -
  • New!Huggies Simply Clean Wipes -648 ct – $6.78 Shipped

    Huggies Simply Clean Wipes -648 ct – $6.78 Shipped

    This offer is back again on Amazon and it is $1.00 cheaper than before! Amazon has Huggies Simply Clean Fragrance Free Baby Wipes Refill on sale for $10.97  .  In addition, there is a $2.00/1  Huggies coupon to clip making them  $8.97.  They shi…
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  • New!Windex Touch Up Cleaner Coupon | Pay $1.85 at Target

    Windex Touch Up Cleaner Coupon | Pay $1.85 at Target

    Windex Touch Up Cleaner Coupon There is a new Windex Touch Up Cleaner Coupon available to print.  The coupon is good for $.75 off any Windex Touch Up Cleaner. Print $.75/1 Windex Touch Up Cleaner Coupon Target Deal: You can use the coupon with a Tar…
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 12:33pm -
  • New!Free Schiff Move Free Ultra Omega Supplement Sample

    Free Schiff Move Free Ultra Omega Supplement Sample

    You can get a free sample of Schiff Move Free Ultra Omega Supplement Sample. Just complete the short form on Facebook to get your free sample. Free samples often come with high value coupons, so be sure to request yours.
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 12:20pm -
  • New!Grapes Coupon – Save 20% on Grapes

    Grapes Coupon – Save 20% on Grapes

    SAVING STAR HEALTHY OFFER Savingstar has a new healthy offer available. Save 20% on any single purchase of Grapes. You will need to register your store card and click on “I Want This”. Clip:Grapes Savingstar Coupon Valid on purchases up to $10 (m…
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • New!Newest Coupons: Lindsay Olives, Dinty Moore & More

    Newest Coupons:  Lindsay Olives, Dinty Moore & More

    Newest Printable Coupons Good Morning!!  Check out all of today’s newest coupons, including Dinty Moore, Scrubbing Bubbles, Pledge, Gillette and More. Foods $1.00/2 Lindsay Olives Coupon (zip 46901) $1.00/1 Lindsay Olives Coupon  $1.00/2 Perdue…
    - 22 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 1:13am -
  • New!Home Depot – Home Services Installation

    Home Depot – Home Services Installation

    Are you considering updating your home or starting a new home repair project?     Home Depot is offering  is offering top-rated home installation services: Sign up today and let Home Depot help you with costs and installation.  Professional inst…
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 12:36am -
  • New!Giant Deal – Huggies Diapers $2.99

    Giant Deal – Huggies Diapers $2.99

    Update: This deal is at Giant! There is a great deal on Huggies Overnite Diapers at Giant.  Check your store for a clearance sale on Huggies Overnites, marked down as low as $4.49 each. Please note:  clearance prices will vary from store to store.…
    - 24 hours ago, 21 Jul 14, 11:50pm -
  • Stockpile for Less Scenario: Week of 7/20/14

    Stockpile for Less Scenario: Week of 7/20/14

      This weekly post will show you how to build a stockpile! This involves maximizing your scenarios by rolling your rewards. CVS Rolling Scenarios for 7/20-26/14Transaction #1: Buy (2) Dial bar soap 3 pk. or Complete hand wash 7.5 oz., 2/$4 Limit 1-u…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 11:00pm -
  • Kroger – Horizon Mac & Cheese $.44

    Kroger – Horizon Mac & Cheese $.44

    Kroger Shoppers can pick up Horizon Mac & Cheese as low as $.45 per box!   They are on sale through 8/19/14. Print $.55 Horizon Mac & Cheese Coupon Kroger Deal: Buy Horizon Mac & Cheese $1.00 use $.55 Horizon Mac & Cheese Coupon $.45 after coupon Th…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 11:00pm -
  • Walmart Coupon Matchups: Week of 7/20

    Walmart Coupon Matchups: Week of  7/20

      Walmart Coupon Matchups: Week of  7/20   Here are the Walmart Deals & Coupon Matchups for the week of      7/20/14. You can see the entire Walmart Coupon Policy here. Walmart prices can vary by location, so please double check your prices be…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 10:00pm -
  • Walgreens: Glade Twin Refill $.50

    Walgreens: Glade Twin Refill $.50

    Walgreens has Glade Plugins Scented Oil Twin Refills on sale two for $5.50, and you will also get  $1.50 in Register Rewards. Stack this  a coupon and a checkout and Ibotta offer to get it as low as $0.50! Deal Idea: Buy (2) Glade Twin Refills $5.…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 9:30pm -

Frugal Living NW

  • New!Safeway Deals for July 23-29 {DOUBLE COUPON DEALS}

    Safeway Deals for July 23-29 {DOUBLE COUPON DEALS}

    Here are the best deals at Safeway this week. The Safeway ad runs Wednesday-Tuesday in the Pacific Northwest. Find the full list of this week’s Safeway deals, including a printable list feature, here. Please note that at this time, the list does no…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • New!Brother Personal Labeler for just $9.99

    Brother Personal Labeler for just $9.99

    Amazon has the Brother Personal Labeler Machine, White (PT90) for $9.99 right now. This is the lowest price available on the internet. Perfect for labeling kids stuff for school! 3 interchangeable face plates for personalizing Easy view, 12-character…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 6:30pm -
  • New!Safeway: Horizon Organic Mac & Cheese $.20

    Safeway: Horizon Organic Mac & Cheese $.20

    Safeway: Horizon Organic Mac & Cheese $.20 Most Safeway’s have been doubling internet printed coupons lately because their coupon policy states that you can! If your Safeway will double these coupons you can get organic mac & cheese for just $.20!…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • New!*UPDATED* Amazon School Supply Deals

    *UPDATED* Amazon School Supply Deals

    Amazon school supply deals have started! There are a bunch of deals that rival the big box and office supply stores, plus you don’t have to get in the car! You can search for your child’s specific school supply list if their teacher has submitted…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 5:30pm -
  • New!*REMINDER* Enter to win a pair of race entries for an upcoming Color Run race (Portland, Tacoma, Spokane)

    *REMINDER* Enter to win a pair of race entries for an upcoming Color Run race (Portland, Tacoma, Spokane)

    Just a reminder that you have one more day to enter to win a pair of entries to an upcoming Color Run race. Leave your entry on this post. You can also get $5 off any race entry when you use the code SAVE5NW at checkout through August 2, 2014! Regist…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 5:20pm -
  • New!*HOT* Scott Choose-A-Size Mega Roll Paper Towels for as low as 68¢ each shipped

    *HOT* Scott Choose-A-Size Mega Roll Paper Towels for as low as 68¢ each shipped

    Amazon has Scott Choose-A-Size Mega Roll Paper Towels on a stock-up price right now — just 68¢ per roll shipped! This is definitely a “buy it now” price, especially if paper towels are on your child’s school supply list for the fall. Here’…
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 4:55pm -
  • New!Target: Gerber Good Start formula just $17.06 after coupons & gift card

    Target: Gerber Good Start formula just $17.06 after coupons & gift card

    Target has a great deal on Gerber Good Start formula. Here’s how to do the deal: Gerber Powder Formula on sale $25.99 Buy 3, get $10 Target gift card Buy 3 Use (3) $3/1 coupon — zip 34142, 38301 or 15905* Use 10% off Cartwheel offer Pay $61.18, g…
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 4:30pm -
  • New!Serta Hanover Fixed-Side Convertible Crib just $140 shipped

    Serta Hanover Fixed-Side Convertible Crib just $140 shipped

    Amazon has the Serta Hanover Fixed-Side Convertible Crib, Classic Cherry for $140 shipped right now. This is the same price as Walmart but if you’re not into shopping there than this is a good option. This crib converts to a toddler bed and then…
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • New!One-year subscription to Saveur Magazine for $4.99 today only (7/22)

    One-year subscription to Saveur Magazine for $4.99 today only (7/22)

    Get a one-year subscription to Saveur Magazine for just $4.99 today only (7/22). Use the code FRUGALNW at checkout and your total will drop from $19.95 to $4.99. Saveur Magazine is an award-winning food and travel publication that covers the world of…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 3:30pm -
  • New!Top 10 Drug Store Deals for July 20-26

    Top 10 Drug Store Deals for July 20-26

    Here are this week’s top 10 deals at Rite Aid, Walgreens and Target. RITE AID Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Enamel on sale $2.99 after discount Use $1/1 coupon from 7/13 RP insert Use $2/1 Rite Aid Video Values store coupon FREE after coupons *RP…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • New!Sherpani Luna bag 70% off — just $15.91

    Sherpani Luna bag 70% off — just $15.91

    Amazon has the Sherpani Luna, My World for $15.91 right now. Crazy good price for a quality handbag. 100% Nylon Imported synthetic lining zipper closure 23″ shoulder drop 10″ high 10″ wide Shipping is FREE with Amazon Prime or a qualifying o…
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 2:30pm -
  • New!PLAYMOBIL Carrying Case Band Playset on sale $9.98 *Lowest price*

    PLAYMOBIL Carrying Case Band Playset on sale $9.98 *Lowest price*

    Amazon has the PLAYMOBIL Carrying Case Band Playset for $9.98 right now. This is the lowest price. Fun gift for a kid into music. We bought a carrying case set last Christmas and it’s great to store other toys in for car travel. Rock out even whe…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 4:00am -
  • New!Earthwise Electric Tiller/Cultivator $72.25 shipped *Lowest price*

    Earthwise Electric Tiller/Cultivator $72.25 shipped *Lowest price*

    Amazon has the Earthwise 11-Inch 8-1/2 Amp Electric Tiller/Cultivator for $72.25 shipped right now. This is at least $10 lower than other retailers and half off Amazon’s price.  A tiller is fantastic for quickly getting rid of weeds and prepping…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 3:34am -
  • New!3 Simple Dairy-Free Breakfasts using Silk Almond Coconut Blend

    3 Simple Dairy-Free Breakfasts using Silk Almond Coconut Blend

    When I think about summer during the cold winter months, I imagine lazy mornings spent enjoying a huge breakfast with my kids, but then summer actually arrives and I’m reminded once again how busy we get. It’s often difficult to maintain healthy…
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 12:41am -
  • July: Produce in season for the Pacific Northwest

    July: Produce in season for the Pacific Northwest

    July: Produce in season for the Pacific NW * Thanks to the warm weather we had in late May/early June this year, crops are about 1-2 weeks ahead of last year’s schedule. We will update this post as crops ripen through the summer. * Blueberries (my…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • *HOT* Huggies Natural Care Baby Wipes for just 1.4¢ per wipe shipped

    *HOT* Huggies Natural Care Baby Wipes for just 1.4¢ per wipe shipped

    Amazon has Huggies Wipes for a stockpile price right now — as low as 1.4 cents per wipe shipped! This is the “buy even if you don’t need them” price. I suggest you pick up one box as this deal comes around only every couple of months! Here’…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 6:30pm -
  • Bed Bath & Beyond: Hand soap deal

    Bed Bath & Beyond: Hand soap deal

    Christy found this awesome deal at Bed, Bath & Beyond. These giant 33.8 ounce hand soaps are on sale for $1.99 each. Combine that with the $5/$15 coupon from the back of their mailer and you pay $10.92 for eight of these.  That’s like paying $.30…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • Statement necklace just $3.05 shipped

    Statement necklace just $3.05 shipped

    Amazon has the statement necklace for $3.05 right now. I recognize the photo says ‘Cheap Cheapness’ and there are no reviews. However, I’m pretty sure this is the same type of necklace you would buy at Forever 21 or a like store for around $9…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 5:45pm -
  • Kellogg’s Family Rewards: Up to 200 points!

    Kellogg’s Family Rewards: Up to 200 points!

    Kellogg’s Family Rewards Codes Get exclusive coupons and earn rewards from your favorite Kellogg’s® brands when you sign up for Kellogg’s Family Rewards. Purchase participating Kellogg’s products and enter the 16-digit code to earn coupons a…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 5:30pm -
  • Rite Aid: Banana Boat sun care just $3.89 + FREE Sally Hansen nail enamel

    Rite Aid: Banana Boat sun care just $3.89 + FREE Sally Hansen nail enamel

    Rite Aid has Banana Boat sun care products on sale buy one, get one free this week and there are four different Ibotta offers available on select varieties.  Even though you aren’t technically paying for one product, you should still get two separ…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 5:00pm -
  • $1 off International Delight Iced Coffee

    $1 off International Delight Iced Coffee

    Print off this new $1/1 International Delight iced coffee coupon. I love this coupon because Safeway and Fred Meyer will often mark these down for clearance and if I have the coupon on me I save even more or possibly get it for FREE. Make sure you pr…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 4:30pm -
  • Thermos FOOGO Phases Stainless Steel Straw Bottle on sale $11.79 *Lowest price*

    Thermos FOOGO Phases Stainless Steel Straw Bottle on sale $11.79 *Lowest price*

    Amazon has the Thermos FOOGO Phases Stainless Steel Straw Bottle for $11.79 right now. This is the lowest price this has been and is a much better deal than you are going to get at Target and Walmart. Great for travel and for lunch boxes. The $11.79…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • One-year subscription to Popular Photography Magazine for $4.99 today only (7/21)

    One-year subscription to Popular Photography Magazine for $4.99 today only (7/21)

    Get a one-year subscription to Popular Photography Magazine for just $4.99 today only (7/21). Use the code FRUGALNW at checkout and your total will drop from $13.97to $4.99. Famed for its comprehensive coverage of the latest equipment, inspiring imag…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 3:30pm -
  • One-year subscription to Natural Health Magazine for $4.99 today only (7/21)

    One-year subscription to Natural Health Magazine for $4.99 today only (7/21)

    Get a one-year subscription to Natural Health Magazine for just $4.99 today only (7/21). Use the code FRUGALNW at checkout and your total will drop from $14.95 to $4.99. This magazine is for people interested in alternative health, natural living, th…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 3:30pm -
  • Target Deals for July 20-26 + toy clearance update

    Target Deals for July 20-26 + toy clearance update

    Here are the best deals at Target this week. Target prices vary by store and region. Some deals are unadvertised and may or may not be found in your store. Find the full list of this week’s Target deals, including a printable list feature, here. Th…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • Shish Kabob Set just $6.97 *Lowest price*

    Shish Kabob Set just $6.97 *Lowest price*

    Amazon has the Brinkmann Shish Kabob Set for $6.97 right now. This is an awesome low price. The benefit of this is even cooking without burning the meats or sticking to the grill. Grill accessory for cooking meat, shrimp, vegetables, and more Space…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 4:19am -
  • FREE web class: How to save money with coupons + get discounted subscriptions to the Sunday Oregonian

    FREE web class: How to save money with coupons + get discounted subscriptions to the Sunday Oregonian

    I’ve got great news for those of you in the Portland Metro area — I have the green light to offer my fantastic deal on the Sunday Oregonian again, but only for a very, very limited time! Join me for a free 30-minute web class as I share 4 ways to…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jul 14, 11:30pm -
  • New cleaning coupons – Windex, Shout, Scrubbing Bubbles & more

    New cleaning coupons – Windex, Shout, Scrubbing Bubbles & more

    New cleaning coupons! These are awesome to stack with Cartwheel offers at Target and Checkout 51 offers. $1/2 Shout products $1/2 Windex products $.75/1 Windex Touch-Up Cleaner $1/2 Pledge Furniture products $.50/1 Scrubbing Bubbles All Purpose Clean…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jul 14, 10:00pm -
  • Elmer’s Washable All-Purpose School Glue Sticks (60 pack) just $.35 each

    Elmer’s Washable All-Purpose School Glue Sticks (60 pack) just $.35 each

    Amazon has the Elmer’s Washable All-Purpose School Glue Sticks for $21.42 right now making them just $.35 each. We aim for $.25 each but if you need a ton and don’t want to drive around this is a great deal. Target does have 6 packs for $.99 t…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jul 14, 9:33pm -
  • *Lightning Deal* Graco Slim Spaces Highchair just $89 *Lowest price*

    *Lightning Deal* Graco Slim Spaces Highchair just $89 *Lowest price*

    Amazon has the Graco Slim Spaces Highchair for $89.99 right now. This is a lightning deal today (7/20) and is 56% claimed at the time of posting. I would bust on this deal if you’re in the market for a highchair. This is a quality brand that will…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jul 14, 8:37pm -

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Free Money Finance

  • Help a Reader: What to Do with Cash
    Here's an email I recently received from a reader: My wife and I are both 30 with no kids and we have a dilemma. We are planning to retire by 45 and have no debt except our current primary mortgage...
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 9:29am -
  • Is Buying a Business a Good Retirement Income Strategy?
    My retirement plan is based on my assets generating enough income for me to live off without having to spend any principal. To do this, I need to save up a good amount of assets plus earn a good amount...
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 9:29am -
  • Capital Gains Tax Gets More Complicated
    The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. I have made my share of tax mistakes when selling assets, but have also used market downturns (like 2008) and charitable donations of stock (as he notes below) to strategically...
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 9:29am -
  • Is Rental Real Estate Really Passive Income?
    Fox Business has an interesting post on passive income in general and rental real estate as passive income in specific. After having been a rental real estate investor for two years now, I definitely have some thoughts on this issue....
    - 9 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 9:29am -
  • Net Worth Gains through the Years
    I love, love, love Quicken and have been using it for years -- almost two decades now. One thing I like so much about it is that it allows me to track my net worth and see my progress over...
    - 12 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:29am -
  • Buy Term and Invest the Difference
    I've written a couple times about buying term life insurance and investing the difference. For those of you unfamiliar with the phrase "buy term and invest the difference," it simply suggests that you do not buy permanent life insurance and...
    - 14 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 9:29am -
  • An Example of How to Save a Bundle on a New Car
    I've previously detailed my process for saving a fortune on a new car (and for those of you wondering, here's why I buy new cars). I've used this system to purchase three cars (four now) in the past 10 years,...
    - 16 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 9:29am -
  • Almost Infinite Investment Return
    I was browsing through my Amazon affiliate sales the other day and noticed that I had sold copies of two great books: The Millionaire Next Door and The Richest Man in Babylon. I got to thinking about these books, what...
    - 19 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 9:29am -
  • I Just Cashed in $1,600 in Credit Card Rewards
    I haven't written much about credit card rewards lately, but that doesn't mean I haven't been using cards that pay rewards. I have been using them -- and as much as possible. I've discussed previously that I prefer to use...
    - 21 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 9:29am -
  • The Power of Working Your Career
    On a recent post, one reader left the following comment: As an aside, in reference to your comment on the link you posted, I want to thank you for the emphasis on working to raise your salary level. It was...
    - 23 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 9:29am -

Bankaholic

  • New!Top 5-Year ARM Available In 49 States
    After a three-year absence, we're bringing mortgage deals back to Bankaholic. Here's a top 5-year adjustable-rate mortgage.
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 7:30pm -
  • New!Advancial FCU: 5-Year CD Pays 2.41%
    Advancial Federal Credit Union has three top CD rates for its 65,000 members in five states.
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 1:43pm -
  • Everything We Buy Costs More
    More dollars are flowing out of our wallets, but that doesn't necessarily mean we're splurging.
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • Top 5-Year CDs Pass A Milestone
    We've seen a teeny, tiny downward shift in the best 60-month CD rates we track for our CD Rates Leaderboard.
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • First Citizens Bank $150 Checking Bonus
    Residents of 17 states and the District of Columbia can earn an easy $150 after opening a new checking account at First Citizens Bank.
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • Highest CD Rates Roundup For July 18
    May was the most active month of the year for CD rate changes among the top nationally available deals with a whopping 52 rate changes among the six terms we track.
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 6:30pm -
  • CD Complaints: How Do Banks Rank?
    We decided to take a look at the complaints in the bureau's public database to see which banks and credit unions consumers have had the most problems with.
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • Credit Card Interest Rates Are High. Why?
    If there's one thing this country's gotten used to, it's low interest rates.
    - 5 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • Here’s Another Good CD Rate In California
    California isn't what you would call a magnet for hot CD rates, but we've found a few good deals lately, which is encouraging.
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 2:08pm -
  • Bay Ridge Federal Credit Union: 5 Top CDs
    By ponying up a little more than the typical minimum deposit, Bay Ridge Federal Credit Union’s members have their pick of top CD rates.
    - 7 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 7:30pm -
  • N.Y. State Deal: 3.04% Checking Account
    If you take a couple of simple steps, you can earn an impressive 3.04% APY on a rewards checking account with Adirondack Bank in Utica, N.Y.
    - 7 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • 3-State Deal: 15-Year Mortgage, 3%
    We've brought mortgage deals back to Bankaholic. And our 15-year fixed-rate deal for July is about as inexpensive as they come.
    - 8 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 9:00pm -
  • Test Your Financial Literacy With These 3 Questions And Feel Better About Yourself
    Most people can't answer these three questions correctly. We bet you can.
    - 8 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • 12-Month CD: The Most Competitive Term?
    For the second consecutive month, the very best 12-month CD rates have improved, and now three banks share the top spot on our CD Rates Leaderboard.
    - 9 days ago, 13 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • It’s A One-Horse MMA Race
    If this were a horse race, EverBank’s (www.everbank.com) competitors would still be back at the starting gate.
    - 10 days ago, 12 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • Highest CD Rates Roundup For July 11
    When it comes to low-paying certificates of deposit, you can count on the nation's biggest banks to set the bar even lower.
    - 11 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:30pm -
  • When The Fed Boosts Rates, Then What?
    Six years after the Federal Reserve put a choke hold on interest rates, you can be forgiven if you can't remember a time when the nation's central bank actually raised rates.
    - 11 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • Long Island Deal: 22-Month CD Pays 1.5%
    Summer’s heating up on Long Island, with special 22-month CD rates available for Bethpage Federal Credit Union’s 232,000 members.
    - 12 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 7:30pm -
  • 30-Year Mortgage: Nationwide 4% Rate
    After a three-year absence, we're bringing mortgage deals back to Bankaholic. And, boy, we've found a good pick for our first 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage.
    - 13 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • 33-Month CD Pays 2.3% In Massachusetts
    While we’re typically not fans of relationship rates, we think Everett Co-operative Bank’s special 33-month CD rates are worth the hassle for Boston-area savers.
    - 13 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 7:30pm -

MainStreet.com

How to Get Out of Debt

  • World Law Group Still Slogging It Out With North Carolina
    It was just brought to my attention that the issue between the debt settlement group World Law and The State of North Carolina is still going on. There was even a recent amended complaint filed by the State. In the latest round of public documents th…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • Student Loan Service Managers – Consumer Complaint – July 18, 2014
    Consumer Statement: I have $23,000 of student loan debt from my last year in undergrad and two semesters of graduate school. My loans are managed by NelNet and are currently in forbearance until I begin school again in the fall. In the spring of this…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 2:06pm -
  • Guys and Gals With Guns Raid Mortgage Assistance Law Firm
    Yesterday The Hoffman Law Group in Florida was raided by armed law enforcement officers after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and The State of Florida obtained a temporary restraining order against Michael Harper, Benn Willcox, Marc Hoffman,…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 3:02pm -
  • It’s Official Now, Student Loan Assistance is the New Debt Settlement
    This week has been a big week for the student loan assistance niche. Not only were groups like the New York Times and Wall Street Journal publishing articles about this vertical but a tipster (send in your tips here) just pointed out the Scott Law Gr…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 10:57pm -
  • Should We File a Class Action Suit Against Sallie Mae and the Art Institute?
    “Dear Steve, I’m a graphic designer that graduated in 05 with a bachelor of science in graphic design from none other then the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. I just read an article about paying back Sallie Mae loans and felt it was really enlig…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 8:32pm -
  • Morgan Drexen Gets Slapped for Millions in West Virginia
    On July 15, 2014 a West Virginia court came down hard on the Morgan Drexen business model. You may recall that Morgan Drexen was a big player in the national debt settlement business but felt they could charge advanced fees for services since it was…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 10:44pm -
  • Frederick J Hannah & Associates Collection Company of CFPB Shit List
    Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed a lawsuit in a federal district court against a Georgia-based firm, Frederick J. Hanna & Associates, and its three principal partners for operating a debt collection lawsuit mill that uses…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 9:16pm -
  • Student Loan Rescue Offers Draw Growing Concern and AG Suit
    Just recently more press has appeared about the growing market of student loan assistance companies. One article even said, “For the debt settlement industry, all this means a tantalizing gold mine of new customers. “Your entire student loan can…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 4:44pm -
  • Phony Payday Loan Lenders Lose Rolls Royce and Ferrari
    The operators of a Tampa, Florida-based payday loan broker scheme have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they falsely promised to help consumers get loans, but instead used consumers’ personal financial data to take money from…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:28pm -
  • Hoffman Law Group Labeled Scam by Former Lawyer
    The Hoffman Law Group, who promised all sorts of mortgage relief for troubled homeowners, is certainly in the hot seat. Both the Palm Beach Post and WKMG in Orlando have recent articles about allegations and activities. The Orlando story was interest…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 3:38pm -
  • Loan Modification Victims of Lucas Law Center Get Money Back
    The Federal Trade Commission is mailing refund checks totaling $499,701.84 to 229 consumers who paid the Lucas Law Center an advance fee for mortgage loan modifications the company falsely claimed it would obtain for them. Lucas Law Center allegedly…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 4:43pm -
  • Cockburn and Associates – Consumer Complaint – July 8, 2014
    Consumer Statement: I tried to get a personal loan with a bank to pay off my high interest credit card debt. But, got rejected, so I started to search for other ways. I saw a website for Cockburn & Associates, and filled out the form for more info. I…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 5:45pm -
  • NSLAC National Student Loan Assistance Center – Consumer Review – July 8, 2014
    Company Name: NSLAC National Student Loan Assistance Center Describe the Service You Received: I was offered a loan debt relief where my student loans would be forgiven after 10 years and that I would be able to consolidate both student loans and pay…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 2:02pm -
  • SLS Managers – Consumer Complaint – July 2, 2014
    Consumer Statement: “Jeff” told me he could get my payments reduced and a substantial amount of my student loans forgiven because I work for a non-profit organization providing needed services in an underserved area. He said he could do this at n…
    - 20 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 3:27pm -
  • What Can Sallie Mae Do to My Mom? – James
    “Dear Steve, My mother has no clue what she is doing when it comes to finances and there is no question that my Mother’s student loans are going to default very soon (213 days and counting). She is 65 years old and a part-time hairdresser who wor…
    - 25 days ago, 27 Jun 14, 4:29pm -
  • My Private Student Loan Debt is Not Being Eliminated Because of My Disability. – Wayne
    “Dear Steve, I am a 62 yr. old male. I am disabled since approximately 1977. Have been on Disability from work and on SSDI forever. I have tried schooling twice, but my disability has kept me from getting and keeping work. I am on limited, fixed in…
    - 27 days ago, 25 Jun 14, 5:29pm -
  • Vantage Acceptance – Consumer Complaint – June 25, 2014
    Consumer Statement: I filled out aapplication for consolidation of my cards. They quoted a payment of 297.00 amonth. I have paid this amount for five (5) months. NO Notice OF Settlement. Now I am in the process of going to court. I can not get respon…
    - 27 days ago, 25 Jun 14, 4:23pm -
  • Can Halifax Bank in the UK Keep Me Out of the Country? – Niko
    “Dear Jon, I owe UK Halifax bank £2,000, I now live outside the UK. I do not have UK passport. Will I be denied Visa if I try to enter back into the UK? The VISA I usually get is a 6month visa on entry as I am a common wealth citizen (Belize count…
    - 28 days ago, 24 Jun 14, 6:24pm -
  • So What Can I Do About My Private Student Loans So I Don’t Default? – Temple
    “Dear Steve, I have an excessive amount of private school loans. My parents did not necessarily help me during college and so my loan amount was requested at a little more than my tuition in order to sustain other college expenses. At this time I h…
    - 28 days ago, 24 Jun 14, 6:15pm -
  • I’m an International Student in the UK With Debt. – Ali
    “Dear Jon, I am an international student in the UK. I will leave the UK next week with 3k debts divided between Santander master card and Barclaycard and Vodafone contract. I am just worried and wondering would these creditors chase me in my home c…
    - 29 days ago, 23 Jun 14, 3:51pm -
  • National Employee Benefits Group – Consumer Complaint – June 23, 2014
    Consumer Statement: Responded to a fax to my work, I first thought it was from out uinion seiu or uhw. after contacting these people they first appeared they were interested in helping us out on debt consolidation, over 2 years, they handle one small…
    - 29 days ago, 23 Jun 14, 3:09pm -
  • Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Settles Charges With WV
    According to the West Virginia Record Legal Helpers Debt Resolution has settled charges with the State of West Virginia and not only has to pay $135,000 but is also barred from engaging in debt relief services in the State. “This settlement sends a…
    - 33 days ago, 19 Jun 14, 9:04pm -
  • Financial 180 – Consumer Complaint – June 19, 2014
    Consumer Statement: I have 5 checks that were 4 payment from a debt collection company Financial 180. The total is $5000. All the checks were returned NSF. All phone numbers disconnected. Consumer Action Taken: Tried to call and sseaarch business in…
    - 33 days ago, 19 Jun 14, 8:59pm -
  • Advanced Fee Credit Repair Still Bullshit
    Yesterday the Federal Trade Commission announced a very successful action against RMCN Credit Services for charging consumers for credit repair services. Over the years some readers have insisted in arguing with me that charging advance fees for remo…
    - 33 days ago, 19 Jun 14, 6:20pm -
  • Why is the Department of Education Being so Opaque on Student Loans?
    Over the past few months I’ve attempted to gets statistics, facts, and figures from the Department of Education to better understand the performance of their income based repayment programs and get better clarity on their collection process for del…
    - 36 days ago, 16 Jun 14, 4:48pm -
  • New Obama Student Loan Proposal – Swing and a Miss
    Yesterday President Obama made an announcement that a good federal student loan repayment program would be expanded to allow up to five million more people to take advantage of Pay As You Earn (PAYE). Certainly on face value it seems like a grand adv…
    - 42 days ago, 10 Jun 14, 3:19pm -
  • FTC Goes After DebtPro123 for General Debt Relief Bullshit
    Over the years DebtPro123 has come up from time-to-time, but not like this. Yesterday the Federal Trade Commission made a bold move in the debt relief space. It surprised me because I thought they’d moved on to other things. Just feels like since t…
    - 49 days ago, 4 Jun 14, 10:52am -
  • Perplexing Suit Filed Against Consumer Protection Counsel and Others
    A reader brought a recent lawsuit filed by Betty Bennett against Otto Berges, Berges Law Group, Consumer Protection Counsel, Debt Be Gone, Paralegal Staff Support, and United Legal Group. What had me scratching my head was the complaint says, “In o…
    - 53 days ago, 30 May 14, 6:26pm -
  • How to Get a Co-Signer Off a Private Student Loan
    Private student loans are bad news all by themselves but when you add in a co-signer, things can get very financially messy. Co-signers think they are doing a nice thing for their relative or child when they co-sign. They think they are helping to fu…
    - 54 days ago, 29 May 14, 4:40pm -
  • Letters to Release Co-Signer From Private Student Loan
    Sample Letter on How a Borrower Can Release a Co-Signer You may use the sample letter on the next page to ask your loan servicing company for more information about how to release a co-signer. How to use this sample letter: Read the background below.…
    - 54 days ago, 29 May 14, 4:38pm -

Generation X Finance

  • How I Became a Used Car Dealer, for a little while

    How I Became a Used Car Dealer, for a little while

    This is the beginning of our 2003 update.  This update I am doing a little bit different, I am breaking it up into several consecutive posts and on the last one I will post the net worth update for 2003 followed by a glance at our 2003 budget. By do…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 4:30pm -
  • How Much Should You Spend on an Engagement Ring?

    How Much Should You Spend on an Engagement Ring?

    How much will you spend on your wedding ring? Jewelers recommend you spend 2-3 months of your salary on a wedding ring. Back in the day, when I was a single college student in love, I remember asking myself this question. I was all set to propose to…
    - 50 days ago, 2 Jun 14, 12:35pm -
  • How I Became A Millionaire Yearly Update 2002

    How I Became A Millionaire Yearly Update 2002

    Starting with a net worth of less then zero to having a net worth over a million before I was 30, this series will show you how my family and I did it. This is the first of the series of my journey to becoming a millionaire in eight years, or shoul…
    - 6 Feb 14, 11:51am -
  • Maximum 401k Contribution for 2014 Has Been Announced

    Maximum 401k Contribution for 2014 Has Been Announced

    Each year the Internal Revenue Service sets the maximum amount of contributions a person can make toward their 401k plan. On Thursday October 31, the IRS announced that the contribution limit will remain unchanged for 2014, here. The amount maximum c…
    - 20 Nov 13, 2:30pm -
  • Credit Karma Review

    Credit Karma Review

    I have had a number of people ask me about Credit Karma. I have used it a number of times to check my credit score and like it, so I figured I would go ahead and write a Credit Karma Review for all of you. When people start to repair bad credit or e…
    - 31 Oct 13, 6:33pm -
  • Save Money by Regularly Obtaining Auto Insurance Quotes

    Save Money by Regularly Obtaining Auto Insurance Quotes

    Auto insurance is one of the necessities in life, and unfortunately it can be quite costly. Of course, you could try to skimp by going without insurance, but you risk losing everything, there are several types of insurance that everyone must have. So…
    - 15 Oct 13, 3:18pm -
  • How to Sell Your Car for the Most Money

    How to Sell Your Car for the Most Money

    Next to selling your house, selling a car will be one of the larger sales you’ll make in your lifetime, and you’ll probably do it many times over the years. In many cases this also means there are thousands of dollars on the line so it’s crucia…
    - 19 Sep 13, 4:49pm -
  • Are Precious Metals Good Investments?

    Are Precious Metals Good Investments?

    When you are looking for a retirement investment strategy, the options available to you can become overwhelming. An IRA will work for most small business owners (read: individual contractors), but businesses owners and employees will want to start co…
    - 11 Sep 13, 5:50pm -
  • What Does ETF Stand For?

    What Does ETF Stand For?

    Ever wondered what does ETF stands for? ETF is the abbreviation of exchange traded fund, sometimes people will refer to this as electronic traded fund but the first is more correct. So that is it, that is all you wanted to know, you can click away fr…
    - 28 Aug 13, 11:41pm -
  • Saving Too Much For Retirement? Is It Really Possible?

    Saving Too Much For Retirement? Is It Really Possible?

    Conventional wisdom tells us it’s impossible to be saving too much for retirement, but is this really true? We’ve been hearing about the need to save more for retirement, and for good reason. Ask many of the Baby Boomers who are getting ready to…
    - 23 Aug 13, 3:37pm -

Mom Advice

  • Sundays With Writers: Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf

    Sundays With Writers: Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf

      I have been a huge fan of Heather Gudenkauf since her first book,  The Weight of Silence and had been looking forward to her next book so very much.  When her publicist reached out to me about reviewing her new book, Little Mercies,  I jumpe…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • It’s the 3 Little Things: World’s Best Toast, No Boys Allowed, & Crimes Against Words

    It’s the 3 Little Things: World’s Best Toast, No Boys Allowed, & Crimes Against Words

    Happy Friday, friends! It has been a happy week, indeed. It has been unseasonably cool here, but just perfect weather for flinging open windows and enjoying good books outside. Speaking of good books, I hope you have been following our Sundays With W…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 1:27pm -
  • Freebie Friday July 18, 2014

    Freebie Friday July 18, 2014

    Happy Freebie Friday, everyone! We would like to thank Couponing 101 for assisting us with our freebies each week for loads of deals, savings, and freebies! This week on MomAdvice I’m beyond excited to share the transformation of our little shed…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Amy’s Notebook 07.16.14

    Amy’s Notebook 07.16.14

    Source: Studio DIY   DIY gumball drink stirrers- fast & cute. Make this fun patterned floor with…linoleum! So inspired by this beautiful, colorful, modern work space. This chocolate chip cookie recipe intrigues me. Keep the kids occupied on road t…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Cars, Trains, Bikes, and Feet: How to Get Around for Less

    Cars, Trains, Bikes, and Feet:  How to Get Around for Less

    From our money & finance contributor, Kelly Whalen. Transportation costs are often the second largest expense after our homes. For cars, the cost of ownership goes beyond the sticker price and includes everything from oil changes to replacing tires…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Apron Full of Giveaways 07.15.14

    Apron Full of Giveaways 07.15.14

    Source: Belle by Jessi,  $25.00   Welcome to our Apron Full of Giveaways! I hope everyone is having a great week this week! As we do each week, here is our round-up of giveaways for our readers. We hope that this is beneficial to you and your famil…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 10:55am -
  • Make the Most of Your Marriage by Making Memories

    Make the Most of Your Marriage by Making Memories

    From our marriage & parenting contributor, Mary Carver. My husband and I have friends who have known each other their entire lives. I’m not even exaggerating. They have a photo of themselves as toddlers, playing together. And sometime in their ear…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Sundays With Writers: A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable

    Sundays With Writers: A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable

    I am always looking for a sweet escape in the summer and this month I read a beautiful book called,  “A Paris Apartment,” by Michelle Gable.  I call books that send me hours afterward looking up images and more information on the “true” sto…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • How to Makeover a Shed Into a Bonus Room (Tour Our Shed!)

    How to Makeover a Shed Into a Bonus Room (Tour Our Shed!)

    Today I wanted to share with you how we transformed our outdoor shed into a bonus room. Shed makeovers are one of my favorite things to look at, but I had never considered our own shed a bonus room until this summer.  This transformation from a shed…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Jul 14, 5:53pm -
  • It’s the 3 Little Things: Lining Those Eyes, Making it Sleek, & Tea That’s Just Right

    It’s the 3 Little Things: Lining Those Eyes, Making it Sleek, & Tea That’s Just Right

    Happy Friday, friends! I missed sharing this post last week with you, but it was nice to take a break over the 4th of July weekend. There has been so much happening over here that I can’t wait to share with you. If you are following me on Instagram…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 1:59pm -

Bargain Briana

  • New!Livingsocial: Hurry! 10% Off Tonight Only!

    Livingsocial: Hurry! 10% Off Tonight Only!

    Ready, set, GO! Beat the clock tonight over at Livingsocial and save 10% with code 10TUESDAY from 6pm ET through 11:59pm PT. Find your perfect Escape or check out the best things to do in your city. With an additional 10% off you can […]Living…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 9:55pm -
  • New!Intex River Rat Inflatable Floating Tube Raft 47″ for just $12.16 + FREE Shipping!

    Intex River Rat Inflatable Floating Tube Raft 47″ for just $12.16 + FREE Shipping!

    Right now over on Amazon you can score this Intex River Rat Inflatable Floating Tube Raft 47″ for just $12.16 + FREE Shipping! Beat the heat and grab this float and hang out in the water!! Features Sturdy vinyl construction […]Intex River Rat In…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 8:00pm -
  • New!ALL YOU Magazine For Only $1.66 an Issue Plus a Free Summer Tote & Grilling Guide

    ALL YOU Magazine For Only $1.66 an Issue Plus a Free Summer Tote & Grilling Guide

    ALL YOU is offering a hot deal for you right now! Get a 1 year subscription for just $19.92, only $1.66 an issue plus receive a free summer tote and our grilling guide full of tasty recipes! Plus, with tons of coupons […]ALL YOU Magazine For Onl…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • New!Save on Your Summer Celebrations

    Save on Your Summer Celebrations

    The beginning of the summer marks an exciting time for many. The weather is awesome for being outdoors and the kids are out of school. The end of the school year, whether it be just for summer or because of […]Save on Your Summer Celebrations firs…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 6:44pm -
  • New!$0.75/1 Fiber One Cereal = $1.24 at Walgreens

    $0.75/1 Fiber One Cereal = $1.24 at Walgreens

    There is a coupon to save 75¢ off ONE BOX Fiber One cereals (68130) available for you to print right now. Grab this coupon and score some great savings on these at Walgreens this week!  Here’s a great Walgreens deal for you: […]$0.75/1 Fiber…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • New!Free Customized Disney Park Map

    Free Customized Disney Park Map

    Here’s a fun freebie for you! Create and print or order a FREE customized Disney Map. Highlight your family’s favorite park activities and attractions and have them delivered to your door. Would be a fun way to announce a family […]Free Custom…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 5:20pm -
  • New!$1.00/1 Gillette Antiperspirant/Deodorant = $1.47 Mach 3 Deodorant at Walmart

    $1.00/1 Gillette Antiperspirant/Deodorant = $1.47 Mach 3 Deodorant at Walmart

      There is a $1.00 off one Gillette Antiperspirant/Deodorant Coupon that is available to print. Grab this coupon and a score a deal at Walmart on these Gillette Mach 3 Deodorants! Here’s a great Walmart deal for you: Buy Gillette Mach 3 […]$1…
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • New!$1.00/3 Pop Tarts = $1.05 at Target

    $1.00/3 Pop Tarts = $1.05 at Target


    - 8 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • New!Dollar General Store Ad & Coupon Match-ups 7/21 – 7/26/2014

    Dollar General Store Ad & Coupon Match-ups 7/21 – 7/26/2014

    Dollar General Store Ad & Coupon Match-ups 7/21 – 7/26/2014 Here’s the highlights from this week’s Dollar General Deals, you can find a complete Dollar General Coupon Match Up here. Click here to see the complete list Prices may vary […]Doll…
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 2:30pm -
  • New!Big Kmart {Back to School} 7/20 – 7/26/2014

    Big Kmart {Back to School} 7/20 – 7/26/2014

    Big Kmart {Back to School} 7/20 – 7/26/2014 Have you signed up for Kmart’s loyalty program? Earn rewards on all your purchases at Kmart, Sears, and Land’s End. Below I’ve listed the best deals for the week. Visit the Kmart Weekly […]Big K…
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 1:57pm -
  • New!New Balance Men’s Running M3090GR2 shoes – $34.99 (61% off!)

    New Balance Men’s Running M3090GR2 shoes – $34.99 (61% off!)

    Score these New Balance Men’s Running M3090GR2 shoes for just $34.99. This is 61% off the original price of $89.99 Powered by REVlite and ground contact EVA, 3090v2 redefines the go-to-running shoe. Inspired by a molecule, we minimized the midsole…
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • New!Weight Watchers, Natural Health & Good Housekeeping Bundle – $11.99/year + Other Deals

    Weight Watchers, Natural Health & Good Housekeeping Bundle – $11.99/year + Other Deals

    Discount Mags has these magazine deals for today when you use coupon code BARGAINBRIANA at checkout. Esquire Magazine for only $4.99 per year (37% off)! You can order up to 3 years at this price Saveur Magazine for only $4.99 per year (74% off)!…
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Crayola.com: Save 50% OFF Storewide!

    Crayola.com: Save 50% OFF Storewide!

      Check out the sale going on right now over at Crayola.com! HUGE 50% off storewide* sale that is going now right now – just in time for Back to School season! Enter the code SUMMER50 at check out to receive the savings. […]Crayola.com: Save…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 10:00pm -
  • The Children’s Place: Extended 1 Day Only 30% OFF Everything + FREE Shipping!

    The Children’s Place: Extended 1 Day Only 30% OFF Everything + FREE Shipping!

      The Children’s Place has extended this awesome deal! One day only Friends & Family 30% OFF Everything + FREE Shipping!! Head on over and get a head start on back to school shopping score some great deals! Shop Here—->>Extended […]The Childr…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 9:00pm -
  • Walmart Best Deals List 7/21 – 7/27/2014

    Walmart Best Deals List 7/21 – 7/27/2014

      Here’s a few highlights from the Walmart Weekly shopping list and coupon match up.  You can see complete list of Walmart Deals here. Walmart doesn’t double coupons but they will price match the exact same item. Just take your ad with […]…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 8:00pm -
  • Printable Coupons: Pantene, Dove, Dial, Clairol, and MORE!

    Printable Coupons: Pantene, Dove, Dial, Clairol, and MORE!

    Here’s several new printable coupons worth printing. Print these while you can! $1.00 off two DINTY MOORE beef stew products $1.00 off ONE Gillette Antiperspirant or Deodorant $0.75 off any one Nudges brand product $1.00 off any TWO Shout products…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 7:33pm -
  • Celebrate Anti-Boredom Month with Dollar General

    Celebrate Anti-Boredom Month with Dollar General

    This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. What I'm about to tell you will not be surprising to most moms. We already know that July is the […]Celebrate Anti-Boredom Month with D…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 4:40pm -
  • Slim Snack Reusable Container Set of 4 Only $13.95! Great for Back to School!

    Slim Snack Reusable Container Set of 4 Only $13.95! Great for Back to School!

    Right now over on Amazon you can score these Slim Snack: Fits in Lunchboxes Where Bulky Lunch Containers Don’t. SNACK BAG & POPSICLE ALL IN ONE! Bring Snacks to Work, School, Gym & Make Blender Pops! (Pack of 4) for […]Slim Snack Reusable Contai…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • $1.00/1 Crest Pro-Health Rinse = $1.79 at CVS (Starting 7/27) Print Now!

    $1.00/1 Crest Pro-Health Rinse = $1.79 at CVS (Starting 7/27) Print Now!

    There is a $1.00/1 Crest Pro-Health Rinse 500 ml+ to grab right now. Score a great deal on these at CVS, starting on 7/27! Be sure to print this coupon while you can! Here’s a great CVS deal for you: Buy […]$1.00/1 Crest Pro-Health Rinse = $1.7…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • $0.75/2 Jet Puffed Starmallows Marshmallows = $0.67 at Target

    $0.75/2 Jet Puffed Starmallows Marshmallows = $0.67 at Target

    There is a $0.75 Off when you buy any (2) bags of JET-PUFFED STARMALLOWS Marshmallows available right now. You can score an awesome deal on these at Target after this coupon stack deal! Please note the size on the Cartwheel states 24 […]$0.75/2…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • $0.50/1 Angel Soft Facial Tissue = $0.67 at Walmart

    $0.50/1 Angel Soft Facial Tissue = $0.67 at Walmart

    There is a $0.50/1 Angel Soft Coupon available for you to grab right now!  We also have a Walmart deal for you to score some savings on! Here’s a great Walmart deal for you: Buy Angel Soft Tissues $1.17 - $0.50/1 Angel Soft […]$0.50/1 Angel…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 1:00pm -
  • New Balance Women’s Walking Shoes WW496WP for $32.99 (45% off)

    New Balance Women’s Walking Shoes WW496WP for $32.99 (45% off)

    Get these New Balance Women’s Walking Shoes WW496WP for just $32.99. This is 45% off the original price of $59.99. The New Balance 496 Walking Shoe helps you take your fitness routine to the next level, equipped with Walking Strike Path® technol…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • Magazine Deals: Popular Photography, Natural Health, Disney Princess, and More!

    Magazine Deals: Popular Photography, Natural Health, Disney Princess, and More!

    Discount Mags has these magazine deals for today when you use coupon code BARGAINBRIANA at checkout.  Popular Photography Magazine for only $4.99 per year (64% off)! You can order up to 3 years at this price Natural Health Magazine for only $4.9…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Using the Garden Veggies | Fresh Radish Recipes

    Using the Garden Veggies | Fresh Radish Recipes


    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 1:57am -
  • LivingSocial: Pay Only $10 for a $20 Sports Authority Voucher

    LivingSocial: Pay Only $10 for a $20 Sports Authority Voucher

    Deal  from LivingSocial for just $10 for a $20 voucher to The Sports Authority! Another great deal to save on Back to School! Here’s How: :: Sign in or register for a LivingSocial account. :: Then Search “Sports Authority” (Miami, FL if [……
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jul 14, 9:00pm -
  • K’NEX Classics 4 Wheel Drive Truck or just $9.99 + FREE Shipping!

    K’NEX Classics 4 Wheel Drive Truck or just $9.99 + FREE Shipping!

    Right now over on Amazon you can score this K’NEX Classics 4 Wheel Drive Truck or just $9.99 + FREE Shipping! Regular retail price is $24.99! Grab it now and save 60%! Product Details  Includes 313 durable, colorful plastic K’NEX […]K’NEX C…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jul 14, 8:00pm -
  • $1.00 off 1 Birds Eye® Recipe Ready Item = FREE at Walmart

    $1.00 off 1 Birds Eye® Recipe Ready Item = FREE at Walmart

      There is a new coupon to save $1.00 off 1 Birds Eye® Recipe Ready item and redeem at Walmart to get the item for free! Most Walmart stores sell this item for $1 making it free with the coupon. Here’s a […]$1.00 off 1 Birds Eye® Recipe Rea…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • Today’s FREE Kindle Book Roundup

    Today’s FREE Kindle Book Roundup

    Here’s a listing of today’s best Amazon FREE Kindle downloads.   Prices change often on Amazon so check to make sure this is still FREE before downloading. Amazon just settled a large eBook Antitrust case. I checked my credit and […]Today’s…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jul 14, 6:40pm -
  • Free Shake at Arby’s on 7/23

    Free Shake at Arby’s on 7/23

    To celebrate their 50th Anniversary, Arby’s is offering a FREE Value Size Shake (12 oz) on July 23, 2014. No purchase necessary. Visit a participating Arby’s location and choose from the available shake flavors including Arby’s Classic Jamocha.…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jul 14, 6:30pm -
  • Top Retail & Restaurant Coupons: Carrabba’s, Denny’s, OshKosh B’Gosh, and MORE!

    Top Retail & Restaurant Coupons: Carrabba’s, Denny’s, OshKosh B’Gosh, and MORE!

    The Top Restaurant and Retail coupons are brought to you from Surviving the Stores. You can find more Restaurant and Retail Coupons in past posts. Top Restaurant Coupons Beef O Brady’s - $3 Off $15 or $5 Off $25 Purchase (exp: 7/31/2014) […]To…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jul 14, 6:25pm -

Wealth Pilgrim

  • New!How to Avoid Family Probate

    How to Avoid Family Probate

    Unless you are gluten for punishment, do everything you can to avoid family probate.   Jim didn’t and it cost him over $200,000. Before I tell you Jim’s story, let me give you some background. What Is Probate? When you die, there needs to be a…
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 8:42am -
  • How To Start A Second Career

    How To Start A Second Career

    If your current career is fading or leaves you unsatisfied, there is no reason to feel stuck. There are plenty of ways to start a second career no matter what your age is. And the good news is you can be creative and make some serious cabbage at the…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 8:01am -
  • The Misdirection Of Mutual Fund Long Term Track Records

    The Misdirection Of Mutual Fund Long Term Track Records

    If you want to grow your money for the long-term you should probably avoid buying funds solely based on their 10 or 20 year track record. That’s because it’s highly unlikely that they will turn in a winning track record over the next 10 or 20 yea…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 8:01am -
  • The Absolute Best Way to Invest $10,000 Now

    The Absolute Best Way to Invest $10,000 Now

    With market indexes hitting all time highs these days, it’s tough to know what to do with your money. If you are sitting on $5,000 or $10,000 (or more) you are probably wondering what to do.  Who wants to invest at the top and then get whacked by…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 7:11am -
  • Why You Do Not Need Life Insurance After You Retire

    Why You Do Not Need Life Insurance After You Retire

    If you are like most people, you probably won’t need life insurance after you retire. Many life insurance argue that you do of course. That’s OK. In 95% of the cases they are wrong. Here’s why. 1. Protection Life insurance is a fantastic way to…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 8:01am -
  • Is It OK to Make Less Money than You Could?

    Is It OK to Make Less Money than You Could?

    From the time we are tiny Pilgrims, many of us get the idea that it’s important to make as much money as possible when we grow up. Many of us hold on to that idea for a long time.  While maximizing our potential is super important,there are many…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 9:33am -
  • How to Make Investments and Make Money — The Secret Revealed

    How to Make Investments and Make Money — The Secret Revealed

    If you want to make money with your investments, keep your emotions out of the mix. Investment mistakes happen easily when your emotions run high.  And your mindset is the greatest determinant of your financial success. The problem is you can become…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 8:17am -
  • How Much Money Do You Need To Retire?

    How Much Money Do You Need To Retire?

    How much money do you need to retire? Of course, part of the answer depends on how you invest your money and how much income those investments generate. But you may be surprised to discover that a far more important determinant of retirement success…
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  • How to Create Safe Income from Mutual Funds

    How to Create Safe Income from Mutual Funds

    There are many ways to create income from mutual funds. But there are only a few that are really safe over the long-run (which we’ll get to). Many people think that they can buy mutual funds that buy bonds or preferred stocks and that by so doing t…
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  • Helping Other People – A Guarantee of Personal Wealth

    Helping Other People – A Guarantee of Personal Wealth

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Good Financial Cents

  • New!How Much Does it Really Cost to Rent a RV?

    How Much Does it Really Cost to Rent a RV?

    “That There’s an RV” - Cousin Eddie, Christmas Vacation As a child my mom and step-dad would take me on RV trips all across northern California and Nevada during the summer. I remember it being some of the best memories of my childhood. I knew…
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  • GF¢ 33: 15 Reasons Why You Won’t Be Able to Retire Early

    GF¢ 33: 15 Reasons Why You Won’t Be Able to Retire Early

    Who doesn’t want to retire early? Unfortunately, many people won’t be able to. Even worse, many people don’t have a clue that they won’t be able to retire early. Such was the case with this couple in their mid-30′s that planned on retiring…
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  • Grow Your Dough Throwdown (Mid-Year Update)

    Grow Your Dough Throwdown (Mid-Year Update)

    It’s time for another Grow Your Dough Throwdown update. We’ve reached the midway point, and the competition is definitely heating up. The Dow Jones shows no sign of letting go, hitting that phenomenal 17,000 mark. Side note – isn’t that freak…
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  • GF¢ 032: How Betterment Grew From Zero to $500 Million in Under 4 Years

    GF¢ 032: How Betterment Grew From Zero to $500 Million in Under 4 Years

    “There has to be a simpler way to invest.” That’s what the Jon Stein, the CEO of Betterment thought to himself not too long ago when he was beginning his investing journey. Well that thought has turned into a $500 million dollar investment comp…
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  • 14 Reasons to Not Listen to Suze Orman

    14 Reasons to Not Listen to Suze Orman

    Oh Suze…. You either love her, hate her or really hate her. In truth, a lot of her advice is really good stuff. But some of it is teetering on the edge, and some advice is just plain bad. Even though I questioned some of her advice I still respecte…
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  • My “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” Experience

    My “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” Experience

    We all have them, those moments in our lives where we are presented with a crossroad. Where each path has the potential to lead us into a totally different result. We all wish that we could fast forward to see which path is the best option, but, unfo…
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  • GF¢ 031: Is Universal Life Insurance a Ripoff?

    GF¢ 031: Is Universal Life Insurance a Ripoff?

    Sell them what you want, not what they need. Unfortunately, this happens A LOT in our industry. Shady financial advisors will sell mutual funds, annuities, REIT’s, cash value life insurance — basically anything that might make more sense for the…
    - 35 days ago, 18 Jun 14, 4:08am -
  • Happy Father’s Day – Wife Hijack

    Happy Father’s Day – Wife Hijack

    Hello everyone! This is the wife reporting in. I’m not here to give you any personal finance advice…in fact, I get all of mine from the man behind this blog. But, I AM HERE to tell you that he’s MUCH more than just a guy who knows a lot about…
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  • GF¢ 030: What You MUST Know Before Hiring Your First Coach

    GF¢ 030: What You MUST Know Before Hiring Your First Coach

    This podcast episode is a continuation to support Operation: #investNOW where I’m inspiring 1 million people to invest in themselves.  Check it out here.  This podcast is all about one of the best investments I’ve ever made, but I’m not just…
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  • 15 {Surpisingly Simple} Money Saving Tips for Families

    15 {Surpisingly Simple} Money Saving Tips for Families

    Before we had our first son I was terrified on how much it was going to increase our monthly expenses. We were decent at managing our finances, but I suddenly felt that I holes in all my pockets and all our money would just fall off into the new baby…
    - 44 days ago, 9 Jun 14, 6:37am -

Free Snatcher

  • Free Dial Hand Soap at CVS
      Head on over to your nearest CVS store and you can pick up free Dial hand soap.  All you need to do is use the deal scenario below.  This is the perfect time to stock up. CVS Deal Scenario Buy Two Dial Bar Soap (6 pack) for $3.00 each Buy Two Di…
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  • Men’s Health and Women’s Health Magazines for $9.99
    Today only you can get up to three years of both Men’s Health and Women’s Health magazines for just $9.99. You will need to use coupon code Freesnatcher at checkout. This is good for new or renewal subscriptions. You can also give these as a gift…
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  • Dollar General Printable Coupon
    Dollar General Coupon Heading over to Dollar General this weekend to do some shopping?  Make sure you take a long the newest Dollar General printable coupon available to help you save $5 off a $25 purchase.  This coupon will be valid on July 19 onl…
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  • Five Pairs of Baby Leg Warmers from Baby Leggings for $2.00
    Right now you can get five pairs of baby leg warmers from BabyLeggings.com for just $2.00 shipping.  Use coupon code ENBABY at checkout. Buy BabyLeggings     Related StoriesMarc Anthony Hair Product Coupon – Save $1.00Disney Frozen Sparkle…
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  • Five Magazines for Just $20 from DiscountMags
    Through July 20 DiscountMags. com is running a sale where you can choose five magazine subscriptions for just $20.  No coupon code is required for this promotion.  Each of these magazines are good for new or renewal subscriptions. Auto Category Car…
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  • Aeropostale Printable Coupon and Coupon Codes
    Aeropostale Printable Coupon Planning on heading to the mall this weekend to do some shopping at Aeropostale?  If you are make sure you take an Aeropostale printable coupon along with you so that you can save a little money.  You can also find Aero…
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  • Pampers Rewards Codes
    Pampers Rewards Codes For those of you who collect Pampers Rewards points, here is the latest available points for you to use.  You can redeem your points for a variety of great items.  Some choices include donations to charities, product coupons,…
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  • 10% off Groupon Getaway Deals
      Are you thinking about taking a summer vacation?  My a week on a beach or just a long weekend away from home?  Through July 19 you can save 10% off Groupon Getaways.  Use coupon code SUMMER10 at checkout.  This past February my family used a…
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  • Kellogg’s Family Rewards Codes
    Below you will find a bunch of available Kellogg’s Family Rewards codes. Collect as many points as you can because they can be redeemed for awesome rewards including coupons.  Click the image above to get exclusive coupons and earn rewards from yo…
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  • Giveaway Round-up for July 19, 2014
    There are several giveaways going on right now for some great products.  I have listed a few of them below.  Make sure you sign up for each of them.  You never know when you could be a big winner.  Just click the images below to get started. …
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    Today only you can sign up now for up to four years of Road & Track magazine for just $7.49 per year.  Use coupon code Freesnatcher at checkout.  This is good for new or renewal subscriptions.  You can also give this magazine as a gift. Subscribe…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 1:30pm -
  • 2014 Entertainment Book for $5.99
    For a limited time you can pick up a 2014 Entertainment Book for just $5.99 plus free shipping.  This is a huge savings and you still have plenty of time left to use the coupons this year. Buy 2014 Entertainment Books     Related StoriesMarc…
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  • The Mel Brooks Collection For as low as $18.99
    Today’s Gold Box deal of the day on Amazon is for The Mel Brooks Collection on Blu-ray for just $21.99 or DVD for $18.99.  You will receive free shipping with Amazon Prime or with any $35 purchase. Buy The Mel Brooks Collection Product Description…
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  • New Printable Coupons for July 18 – Free Keebler or Cheez-It Snack Cups
    There are a few new printable coupons available this morning.  You will be able to print these twice each. Coupons.com $2.00 off any one BOOST Nutritional Drink $1.00 off any one SnackWell’s Product Saving Star Save 100% when you buy any ONE (1) K…
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  • Hotels.com Discount Code 2014
      Hotels.com Discount Code 2014 My wife and I do a lot of traveling throughout the year and my goto place when I need to book a hotel is Hotels.com.  I find that their prices and service are the best in the industry.  If you are going to be travel…
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  • Prevention Magazine Subscription for $6.99 – New or Renewal
    Today only you can get up to four years of Prevention magazine for $6.99 per year.  Use coupon code Freesnatcher at checkout.  This is good for new or renewal subscriptions.  You can also give this as a gift. Subscribe to Prevention Magazine About…
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  • Barnes and Noble Printable Coupon and Promo Codes
    Barnes and Noble Coupon I will be the first to admit that I am a sporadic reader. I love reading, I just find it hard to find the time to really get into a book.  It will usually take me a few months to get through something.  When I do read it i…
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  • Sports Authority Printable Coupon and Coupon Codes
    Sports Authority Printable Coupon and Coupon Codes I am a big sports fanatic and have been since I was a kid.  One of my favorite places to go for new sports equipment or apparel is Sports Authority.  Not only do they have a great selection, but th…
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  • Apple Products Event on Groupon
    Starting today through July 20, Groupon is running an Apple event where a bunch of products are on sale.  You can get a 32 GB Apple iPad Mini with WiFi for $329 (normally $399).  You can also Pick up an Apple TV for $89.99 (normally $99.99).  They…
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  • Pure Via Coupon – Sweetener for $0.29 at Target
    Pure Via Coupon As I right up this posting I am drinking my morning coffee which is strong and black.  I am not a fan of using any cream or sugar.  If you are a sugar fan then you might want to check out the new Pure Via Stevia coupon that is avail…
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  • Radio Flyer My 1st Scooter for $23.99 (Normally $39.99)
    Right now on Amazon you can buy a Radio Flyer My 1st Scooter for $23.99 down from $39.99.  You will receive free shipping with Amazon Prime or with any $35 purchase.  Keep in mind that prices on Amazon can change at any time. Buy Radio Flyer My 1s…
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  • Pierre Cardin Signature 4 Piece Spinner Luggage Set for $175.47
    If you have been thinking about buying new luggage then now might be your perfect chance.  LuggageGuy.com is running a summer sale and you can pick up this Pierre Cardin Signature 4 piece spinner luggage set for just $175.47.  This normally would c…
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  • New Checkout 51 Offers for July 17 – Prego, Bananas and More
    It’s Thursday which means there are a new group of Checkout 51 offers available this morning.  All of these will be good through 11:59 pm EST on July 23. $1/1 Suave Professional Natural Infusions (Any variety. Excludes trial and travel sizes) $0.2…
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  • Smokey Bones Printable Coupon
    Smokey Bones Coupon If you are going to be heading to Smokey Bones to pick up any food you won’t want to leave home with out a Smokey Bones printable coupon. There are usually new coupons each week so make sure you stop back and see what is new be…
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  • Free PGA Digital Golf Academy Newsletter
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  • Two Year Cosmopolitan Magazine Subscription for $8.99 – New or Renewals
    Today only you can get a two year subscription to Cosmopolitan Magazine for just $8.99.  Use coupon code Freesnatcher at checkout.  This is good for new or renewal subscriptions.  You can also give this as a gift. Subscribe to Cosmopolitan Magazin…
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  • Macy’s Printable Coupon and Coupon Codes
    Macy’s Coupon I am a big fan of shopping at Macy’s because they have some really awesome brands.  I have purchase Ralph Lauren dress pants for a really good price after using a coupon.  If you are going to be doing any shopping at macy’s then…
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  • AC Moore Printable Coupon
    AC Moore Printable Coupon How many of you love to do crafting projects?  My wife has been in a real kick lately and I am kind of liking it.  By doing all of these projects herself she is saving so much money compared to buying things at say Pottery…
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  • Outdoor Life Magazine Subscription for $4.99 – New or Renewals
    Today only you can get up to a four year subscription to Outdoor Life Magazine.  Use coupon code Freesnatcher at checkout.  This is good for new or renewal subscriptions.  You can also give this as a gift. Subscribe to Outdoor Life Magazine About…
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  • Dennys Printable Coupon
    Dennys Coupon Thinking about heading over to Denny’s for a Grand Slam breakfast?  Maybe a big plate of french toast?  Make sure you don’t leave home with out a Dennys coupon. Dennys has a great breakfast menu but there is no sense in spending a…
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