What to Look for When Comparing Medicare Part D Costs + MORE

What to Look for When Comparing Medicare Part D Costs + MORE

10 Ways to Meet Minimum Spending Requirements For Credit Card BonusesSo you applied for that new credit card with the huge upfront spending bonus.
Now you’re left wondering “how the heck am I going to spend $xxxx.xx in x months.”
You might not have even made it that far.
You may look at those upfront spending requirements (e.g. spend $5,000 in 3 months and receive 50,000 bonus points) and never apply, thinking you’d never spend that amount of money…

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What to Look for When Comparing Medicare Part D Costs
One of the timeless ways to save money is to comparison shop, and switching to a Medicare Part D plan that costs the least amount of money would be a great way to save. But yet, only about seven percent of seniors who enroll in Medicare Part D changes plans each year, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services…

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Better Ways to Invest Your Tax Refund MoneyDid you get your tax refund money back yet? Did you know that the average person receives a refund of nearly $3,000? If you are receiving a check for three grand, what on earth do you plan on doing with that kind of money?
Investing Tax refund
I know some people would spend it foolishly by taking a lavish vacation in the Caribbean or for a season golf membership…

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Peer to Peer Lending Worked for Me!

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Peer to Peer Lending Worked for Me!This post was originally published on August 13, 2011. This is an updated version.
I don’t typically write first person stories about my own financial situation. However, I had a really positive experience with social lending. Although a lot of people have used peer-to-peer lending for both borrowing loans and investing money, there are still many people out there who don’t know if social lending is right for them…

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This is a post from staff writer Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. Like many important entities – including Weird Al, the Empire State Building, and CombustionSafety.com — he’s on Twitter…

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Money Quickies And Mall Smells For May 15,2013

– solvingthemoneypuzzle.com/

Money Quickies And Mall Smells For May 15,2013Last night I was exchanging frustrating emails with my future potential rental property business partner while watching several episodes of World’s Worst Tenants.  I would advise anyone who was considering becoming a landlord to avoid watching this show as the tenants are scary freaks who think they may be werewolves or who may engage in religious sacrifice in your rental unit…

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Average Tax Refunds

– freemoneyfinance.com

The Wall Street Journal lists the average tax refund as follows:

Income: $25k-50k; Average Refund: $2,774
Income: $50k-75k; Average Refund: $3,051
Income: $75k-100k; Average Refund: $3,657
Income: $100k-200k; Average Refund: $4,704

I’m wondering if these are too high or not. On one hand, it seems like a lot of money that’s “loaned” to the federal government each year…

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$45 Million Stolen in Hours With Prepaid CardsCelebrities from Justin Bieber to Kim Kardashian and even popular cartoon characters have been used to promote prepaid debit cards.But here are some mascots you’re unlikely to see gracing prepaid plastic: the eight guys indicted last week as part of an international cybercrime ring that authorities say stole $45 million from thousands of ATMs around the world…

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Feeling “Cheap” or “Poor”

– thesimepledollar.com

Anyone who strives to live frugally eventually comes across an experience that makes their frugality seem “cheap.”
They’ll serve a homemade meal that someone turns their nose up at because it’s not a prime cut. They’ll bring a thoughtful gift to a party only to find that everyone else paid out the nose for their shiny gifts…

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After 4-5 months of a Minnesota winter and a spring that felt just like winter, I decided that tonight was the night to give my car a washing. My luxurious Pontiac has been screaming for attention in recent months, but lately, I’ve been finding myself riding bike to work and walking to the local dollar store when they have what I need…

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The Top 10 Cheapest Cities for New College Grads (& Everyone Else)Catering articles to the young professional audience is a big part of what 20somethingfinance is all about, of course. And what better way to do that than to highlight some of the cheapest cities that new grads can move to?
Now, if you want cheap, you could move to the backwoods of northern Michigan, but:

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Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 5/16, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win prizes! Use #WBChat to participate.
This week’s topic: Having a frugal Memorial Day Weekend! Learn about taking advantage of sales, saving on travel, and throwing a frugal BBQ! Tell us about your Memorial Day Weekend plans and let us know your number one tip for keeping things frugal this Memorial Day!
For an easy way to keep track of the conversation, try using our special Tweetchat Chatroom…

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How to Make Productive Use of your Free Time – Part TwoThis is part two of a two-part series on making productive use of your free time. If you missed part one, check it out here.
Welcome to part two of our two-part series on making productive use of your time. Today I will share some more ideas of how to make productive use of your “extra” time each day…

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Competing With Yourself To Save On Utility BillsUnlike most people, I actually look forward to receiving my utility bills each month. Hard to believe? Let me explain.
I view each month’s bill – whether it be from the water company, the electric utility, or the natural gas provider – as a way to gauge how well I am doing in my efforts to both conserve energy and save money…

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Do you DIY or Pay for Help?

– canadianfinanceblog.com

Do you DIY or Pay for Help?When you’re thinking about doing home repair, renovation, or improvements, budget is usually at the top of the list. We all have dreams of what our house could look like – someday, if only we had the money. Money, however, is often the biggest detriment to our hopes and dreams.
It would be nice to add a third story to our house, or dig out the basement…

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Box of Books Giveaway: Round II

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Box of Books Giveaway: Round II
Okay, here we go – round two of giving away my finance books! Hopefully you or someone you know can use them 🙂 If not, pick the ones out you want and then donate/sell the rest!
And if you missed yesterday’s awesome shelf clearing, be sure to go back and check it out once you’re done entering this giveaway here today…
Here’s what’s in Box #2:

Your Money: The Missing Manual by J…

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New Horizons for Seniors Program

– milliondollarjourney.com

In 2011, the number of seniors (people aged 65 and over) totaled 14.8% of the Canadian population. With the first baby boomers reaching the conventional retirement age of 65 in 2011, the retired pool of the population is expected to increase in the coming years.
As more people retire, there is a good chance that many of them would want to remain active and still contribute to society in some new form by utilizing their well-developed skill sets…

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Thursday Poll: Housing

– punchdebtintheface.com

Coming at you with another poll. These seem to be wildly popular and that makes me happy. It’s one less day I have to think about writing and one more day you all get to see how you fare against the masses. Since we’ve done debt and income, figured we could use this poll to explore housing…

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