Cut Back on the Holiday Madness: Reassess for Next Year

Cut Back on the Holiday Madness: Reassess for Next Year

Budgeting
94/365 Since the holidays are almost over, it's a good time to reflect. Instead of waiting until next year, right now while you are putting away the decorations and cleaning up from all of the holiday madness, think about which traditions and activities brought the most joy to you and your family. Perhaps even have some discussions with family members…
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Increase Your Giving, Lower Your Tax

Increase Your Giving, Lower Your Tax

Budgeting, Saving Money
93/365 It's that time of year to evaluate your charitable giving for 2018 in order to reap the benefits on your taxes come April (or February if you're not a procrastinator). It seems counterintuitive, but you can actually save money in the long run by increasing your giving now. Standard Deduction Let me explain. The IRS has an allowance for…
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30% Back at Staples with Chase Offers

30% Back at Staples with Chase Offers

Disney, Saving Money
90/365 If you download the Chase app (or the Chase Pay app), you can browse offers that you can load to your card just like Amex Offers. Right now, there are several good ones available for 5, 10, 15, and even 30% back! Unfortunately, they are highly targeted, so you have to check your accounts to see which offers you…
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One More Disney Challenge for DMR’s Holiday Surprise Spectacular (Dead)

One More Disney Challenge for DMR’s Holiday Surprise Spectacular (Dead)

Disney, Earning Money
88/365 This promotion is over. In keeping with the pattern of a new bonus Disney Challenge every Monday during their Holiday Surprise Spectacular, Disney Movie Rewards has posted one more this time that will test your knowledge on Mary Poppins Returns. You can find the bonus game here, and it will be live through 12/30/2018. Don't worry if the Wreck-It Ralph logo…
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Mary Poppins Returns: Practically Perfect

Mary Poppins Returns: Practically Perfect

Disney
87/365 Yesterday afternoon, we used the tickets we bought earlier this week using the Atom and Chase Pay discount to see Mary Poppins Returns. It was practically perfect in every way! Watch the Original First We all watched the original movie the night before we went to see the new one. I highly recommend you go this route as well.…
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Southwest On Sale

Southwest On Sale

Saving Money, Travel
86/365 Southwest runs sales almost all of the time, so you know you will be getting a good deal no matter when you book. This is because whenever a flight you have booked goes on sale, you can check your information and rebook if the price has dropped. Checking My Flights I have two trips coming up with flights booked…
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