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Check Social Security Benefits Online

We don’t get a lot of mail from the government. The one that we did get in the past were our Social Security benefit statement that arrived at our house every year. Since the statements were only issued on an annual basis, we didn’t pay any attention to them until they were in our hands, […]

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Take Control of Your Finances (Part 2)

Last week, I shared the first 4 steps to taking control of your finances. This week my article continues with 2 more steps: 5. Take stock and move money around.  Target the expenses you can have an immediate effect on. These likely include the monthly grocery bill, eating out, and – believe it or not – your tax […]

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American Express Green Business Rewards Card 5,000 Points Promotion

Here’s another choice if you are looking for a business credit card with rewards. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about a business card offering from Citibank, the CitiBusiness ThankYou Card, that allows new card members to earn $150 as a bonus after meeting the spending requirement. It’s quite common these days for card […]

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Take Control of Your Finances (Part 1)

It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that bringing more money in will solve your financial struggles, but it’s important to remember that those supposed “added” funds come with their own price tag. Make more money, you’ll pay more in taxes. Work more hours to bring in more pay, you lose valuable time […]

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No More Trips to the Bank

Well, almost. A while ago, shortly after we moved from New Jersey to Virginia, I wrote a post on why we still bank with Bank of America. In that article, I listed a few reasons for staying with the bank when there were a lot of talks about moving away from big banks such as […]

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How Honesty Pays You Back

The truth may indeed set you free, but it can help improve you bottom line, too, in very real ways. From honesty with others to ‘fessing up and coming clean with yourself, here are just a few of the specific ways that owning up to the truth will not only leave your conscience clean but […]

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British Airways Visa Card 100,000 Avios Points Promotion

[This is an updated offer from Chase for its British Airways Visa Signature Card. For a limited time you can earn up to 100,000 Bonus Avios Points with the current promotion.] If you travel a lot with British Airways, then the British Airways Visa Signature Card will help you rack up rewards points with the […]

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Discover Student Card $25 Bonus

The first ever credit card I got was a student card that I applied for using those credit card application forms commonly found on college campuses 16 years ago. Since I had never had a credit card before, there wasn’t any credit history of me at all to be based on for the credit decisions. […]

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