Frozen Pipes Roundup

January 30, 2011

Frozen pipes can be one of the hazards of living in the Midwest in the winter.  There’s a huge snow storm making it’s way into the heartland, to be followed by an “arctic blast” of freezing cold temperatures – as the weather people love to call it. Here are some tips our water company gave […]

TradeKing Promotion + Taxes & Mobile Apps

January 28, 2011

The TradeKing promotion they’re running this month is ending soon.  It’s pretty similar to bonuses the discount broker has offered in the past – open a brokerage account and make a trade – and they deposit a $50 bonus into your account. Stocks and Taxes When I was on the TradeKing site looking for more info about […]

Best Tax Breaks 2011

January 27, 2011

A new year is underway and that means that the tax return deadlines are getting closer. Many of us are figuring up what we owe on our 2010 taxes, and trying to decide how to do things for 2011. Some of the common evergreen tax breaks include a mortgage interest deduction, deductions for charitable contributions, […]

Free Financial Advice 2011

January 24, 2011

One of the best things my wife and I did for our money after we were married was sit down with a certified financial planner and hash out our finances.  I remember we weren’t crazy about spending the money but after we worked with our finanial advisor to come up with our financial plan we […]

Angies List Discounts

January 22, 2011

Angies List discounts are available periodically via coupon codes or promo codes – I just ran across a new Angies List promo this week.  This one is actually through a partner, the Angies List deal is available if you’re a member of the site BULX. It only runs for a few days but you can get an […]

Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Card – 2 Free Flights

January 19, 2011

The Southwest airlines credit card is one of the highlights of the new Rapid Rewards program from Southwest. I flew Southwest this week and learned that the new Rapid Rewards program will be based on points instead of miles and the Southwest rewards card offers ways, other than flying, to earn those points. Southwest Rapid Rewards […]

Don’t Get Bamboozled Like These Professional Athletes

January 17, 2011

This is a guest post by Jeff Rose. Jeff Rose is an Illinois Certified Financial Planner and co-founder of Alliance Investment Planning Group. He is also the author of Good Financial Cents, a financial planning and investment blog and he is currently working on his first book entitled Soldier of Finance. You can see more […]

Vacation Without Kids

January 16, 2011

With all the talk of rental car insurance and rental car rewards you might have been able to tell we’re going on vaction.  This is a monumental one, it’s the first time we’ll have been away from our daughter for more than a night since she’s been born. Our son is excited to visit his grandparents and be […]

Best Credit Cards for Rental Car Rewards

January 14, 2011

The best credit cards for car rentals combine some or all the travel perks of car rental deals, rental rewards, and rental car coverage.  The infamous rental car insurance episode on Seinfeld wouldn’t be so funny in real life – so here are some things to consider when searching for the best rental car credit […]

10 Credit Card Rental Car Insurance Surprises

January 13, 2011

Does your credit card offer rental car insurance?  In honor of Jerry Seinfeld using his only credit card that didn’t have rental car coverage, these are ten things you might not know about insurance when renting a car. It all started when I rented a car recently with my Blue Cash card and I called […]

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