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Discover it Miles Review

If you’ve been looking for a simple way to earn travel rewards on all of your purchases, the brand new Discover it® Miles credit card might be exactly what you’re looking for. Unlike other popular cards that force you to keep track of rotating categories, the Discover it® Miles card promises to award you with …

Best Frequent Flyer Programs of 2015

Other than shopping around, there are few ways to save money on airfare – that’s where the best frequent flyer programs come in. Fortunately, many airlines have created and implemented frequent flyer programs that aim to foster a sense of loyalty among their clients- and reward them with airline miles that can be redeemed for …

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How to Find the Best CD Rates in 2015

Are you searching for the best CD rates? If you’re frustrated with savings accounts’ low interest rates but are wary of high-risk investment strategies, you’ve probably identified Certificates of Deposit as an ideal middle ground. Your money will be safe and you’ll receive a better return than a savings account would offer, though the best …

Best Rewards Credit Cards of 2015

Featured Cards Chase Sapphire Preferred® Chase Freedom® Apply Now Apply Now My Favorite Rewards Credit Card combo for 2015 Chase Sapphire Preferred® + Chase Freedom® 2015 marks a big year for changes to many of the best credit cards in the U.S. By October of this year, you will most likely be issued new cards …

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Best Travel Credit Card for 2015

Featured Cards Chase Sapphire Preferred® Chase Freedom® Apply Now Apply Now If you’re looking to plan an upcoming summer vacation, the best travel rewards credit cards can help you come up with some extra savings on airfare, hotels, and general travel. All of these top travel cards offer lucrative points bonuses and superb options to …

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Best No Annual Fee Credit Cards

Featured Cards Chase Freedom® BankAmericard Travel Rewards® Credit Card Ink Cash® Business Credit Card read more read more read more Apply Now Apply Now Apply Now If you’re looking for a credit card you can keep for the long haul, the best credit cards with no annual fee should be at the top of your …

Best Unsecured Credit Cards for Bad or Average Credit

Getting an unsecured credit card is one of the best – and easiest – ways to begin building your credit. Unfortunately, some of the best unsecured credit cards are only available to those with long credit histories and excellent credit scores. That’s why we created this list of unsecured cards for people with bad credit. …

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Best Home Security System for 2015

The best home security systems have a proven track record in protecting homes and their valuable contents. Unfortunately, many people don’t address home security until it’s too late — after they’ve already had a break-in. According to the FBI, just under 2 million burglaries were reported in 2013, resulting in roughly $4.5 billion in losses. Homes with alarm …

Best Small Business Loans for 2015

Right now could be the best time to find a small business loan since the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis. Better economic conditions and a big increase in competition mean lenders are willing to slash their rates for good prospects. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean it’s easy to obtain a small business loan from traditional banks. You …

Best Low Interest Credit Cards for 2015

Before searching for the best low interest credit card, you should first understand what “low interest” really means. Most credit cards offer interest rates that fall somewhere in between 4.9% and 24.99%, with the highest interest rates charged to individuals with the worst credit. If you have good or decent credit, you should aim for …

TurboTax Discount Code – Free Offer Promotion

Tax preparers usually need a TurboTax discount code to get a great deal on the software for tax season. However, due to a PR mix up earlier this year TurboTax has slashed prices on its Premier and Deluxe packages. As usual, you can is running a limited-time offer that could get simple filers to complete …

Take These Steps to Deal With Massive Student Loan Debt

Dealing with any student debt is challenging, but what about when the amount is simply overwhelming? About one in five borrowers owes more than $50,000 in student loans, and 5.6% owe more than $100,000. It’s no wonder studies are showing that this generation of debtors is putting off marriage and having children, forgoing homeownership, and unfortunately defaulting on their …

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Why the Fed’s New ‘Rate Checker’ Doesn’t Check Out

By Peter Miller The government is out with a new mortgage rate site, a resource that’s been greeted with cries of outrage from many within the mortgage industry. So what is this site, does it help borrowers save money, and why has there been so much controversy? The government routinely posts information regarding just about …

The Best Deals We Tell Our Friends About

All deals are not created equal. As a frugal community, we know there are the “daily deals” and then there are the real deals – deals that are so good, you just have to talk about. Since we view it as our duty to help save people money, we decided to get very selective with …

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Thrifty Thursday: No Hot Water, No Problem

Last week, we introduced a new reader-inspired series called Thrifty Thursdays. We want to hear your most ingenious buck-stretching strategies, stories about your famously frugal family and friends, or embarrassing tales of taking thrifty too far. Send your stories to thrifty@thesimpledollar.com, and we may mention you in an upcoming Thrifty Thursday post. Each week, we’ll select our favorite entry, and the winner …

TurboTax Refund for Deluxe Customers

Taxpayers and investors alike have expressed outrage this tax season over recent changes made by TurboTax. The company’s “Deluxe” package, a popular choice in recent years, has reduced critical features forcing some users to upgrade to a higher-priced package. TurboTax Issues $25 Refund to Deluxe Customers Now, TurboTax is responding to the screw-up by issuing a …

Best Health Insurance Companies in 2015

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), Obamacare, the individual health-care mandate, health savings accounts, high deductibles — how in the world are you supposed to find the best health insurance companies? Unfortunately, picking a top health insurance company isn’t as straightforward as finding a low rate on car insurance, for instance. The best company and plan …

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