Abby HayesAbby Hayes is a freelance copywriter and blogger who writes on everything from personal finance to health and wellness. She spends her spare time bargain hunting and meal planning for her family of three.

Review of the New Fidelity Credit Card – 2% Cash Back

Recently, Fidelity announced the release of its new Fidelity® Rewards Visa Signature® Card. It replaces the Fidelity American Express card that had become very popular. Th new cash-back credit card option may be the flexible rewards card you’ve been looking for. Fidelity Credit Card Review–The Basics This easy-to-use cash back card offers unlimited 2% cash […]

Published or Updated: May 24, 2016

How to Determine If Your Salary is Worth the Cost of Childcare

The cost of childcare is high and it’s only rising. For example, the average two-parent, two-child household in Maine devoted over 12% of their annual income to childcare in 2015. Even in less expensive states, like Louisiana, the same family could expect to put around 7% of their annual income toward childcare. With those whopping […]

Published or Updated: May 25, 2016

Tax Credits and Deductions for a College Education

If you’re a college student, are paying off student loans, or have a child in college in 2016, be sure to look out for education-related tax deduction and credits when you file your taxes next year. The IRS names several available deductions and credits related to college expenses, including student loan interest. I’ll break down […]

Published or Updated: May 21, 2016

Roth IRA Contribution and Income Limits for 2016

The IRS recently released its 2016 update to income and contribution limits for Roth IRAs. As detailed below, the contribution limits for a Roth IRA are unchanged for 2015—still $5,500. The catch-up contribution for those 50 or older, which is not indexed for inflation, remains $1,000. The income limits to qualify for a Roth IRA, […]

Published or Updated: May 19, 2016

Baby on the Way? How to Make a Money Plan for Your Maternity Leave

It’s a well-known fact that the United States sits rock bottom on the list when it comes to paid parental leave, compared to other developed nations. In many countries, moms (and sometimes even dads!) get paid leave of ten to thirty weeks, or even more. In the United States, though, new moms aren’t entitled to any paid […]

Published or Updated: May 21, 2016

Book Review: What Do You Need to Know Before You Buy a House?

Recently, blog author and financial coach Jonathan White contacted us about the new book he’s releasing, A Tale of Two Houses. Interested in the premise of the book, we decided to give it a read. The Content Jonathan’s book starts out with an attention-catching introduction that points out how often home ownership becomes a burden instead […]

Published or Updated: May 7, 2016

How to Save Time and Money with these 7 Grocery Delivery Services

My family is fairly frugal when it comes to groceries. We don’t clip coupons or always shop sales, but we do come in well under the USDA’s moderate-cost food plan. However, we recently hit a super busy patch with renovating our home, working two full-time jobs, raising a preschooler, and gestating a baby on the […]

Published or Updated: May 9, 2016

Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card–50,000 Bonus Points Are Back

Update: For a limited time, the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card is again offering a 50,000 point bonus for new card members. Check out details here. If you love to fly Southwest and travel often, the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card might be the travel card for you. With excellent rewards and […]

Published or Updated: May 5, 2016

A Review: How to Earn a $750 Bonus with Chase Ink

With the Chase Ink card, you could earn up to a $750 bonus, plus cash back on everyday purchases. These cards, targeted at business owners, are a great option if you’re a big business spender. But each has its own strengths, so read on to find out which Chase Ink card would work best for […]

Published or Updated: May 2, 2016

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