Category Archives: money tips

Amazon Prime price increase to $99 a year

I received this in my inbox this morning: We are writing to provide you advance notice that the price of your Prime membership will be increasing. The annual rate will be $99 when your membership renews on August 28, 2014. Even as fuel and transportation costs have increased, the price of Prime has remained the same for nine years. Since 2005, the number of items eligible for unlimited free Two-Day Shipping has grown from one million to over 20 million.

Printable Chase Deposit Slips [SCAN/JPG/PDF]

I have been a longtime Chase customer but unfortunately they do not have ANY ATMs or branches around here. Deposit by mail can be pretty handy but the problem with that is that I often run out of deposit slips. The last time I checked the box on their deposit envelope for them to mail me more they sent me one deposit slip To remedy this situations, here is a printable scan of a Chase deposit slip: I have printed these

GoDaddy 2014 Renewal Coupon Code for .COMs

GoDaddy Renewal Coupon Code

Recently I needed to renew about ten domains names at GoDaddy and it took me forever to find a promo code that worked for RENEWALS. Finally I found one for discounted renewals: GDBBX1705 *copy and paste the code into the coupon section at the bottom of the GoDaddy checkout page You can apply the coupon code here: GoDaddy Renewal Discount It saved me $48.54 so that’s not too shabby

Use Thunderbird to find online transactions for Quicken

Search Messages dialog, and displaying the message

Tax time approaches. Thus around the Hodges household we are catching up on our Quicken data entry. We track every cent we spend and anything that can make that process easier/faster is appreciated :-) That is one reason why I like Thunderbird so much, it makes it very simple to find emails that contain online transaction info (invoices, receipts, etc.) Here is the basic process: #1 Download the latest transaction info using Quicken This will give us a list of transactions

Changes to the Amazon.com Associates Program

Annotated screenshot showing the Amazon affiliate program changes as of Feb 1st

Amazon associates/affiliates received the following notice recently: We are writing to notify you of some changes to the Amazon.com Associates Program Operating Agreement, which governs your participation in the Amazon Associates Program for Amazon.com. All changes are effective on February 1, 2014. https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/help/operating/compare And here is my summary of the changes: Magazines go from a 25% affiliate commission (fee rate) to none Video game console products go from a 4% commission (fee rate) to 1% Overall this continues a trend by

Block eBay buyers in countries you don’t ship to, or with 0 feedback

Set eBay Buyer Requirements

eBay recently streamlined their selling process but they sacrificed  some important features. Specifically, listing items is accomplished with a simpler interface than before and the buyer requirements seems to be missing in action on the new listing form. This is a real bummer as a listing can be ruined when a bum buyer beats out legitimate users Thankfully, you can regain your eBay buyer requirements by adjusting your eBay preferences. This means you can set some important requirements like: Block buyers in

5% Cashback with Chase Freedom: Amazon, department stores

Signup for 5% Cashback at Amazon and many department stores, promotion lasts from Oct 1st-Dec 31st:   activation link Qualifying department stores include: JCPenney® Kohl’s® Macy’s® NORDSTROM Sears® And many more: BASKINS® BEALLS BEITER’S BELK The Big Store bloomingdale’s Bon-Ton®, including Bergner’s® Boston Store® Carson’s® Elder-Beerman® Herbergers® PARISIAN Younkers® Boscov’s Bradley’s burke’s® Cayman’s® Cee & Cee Department Store CHARLES christensen’s CONWAY Cook Brothers Dillard’s FLEMINGTON DEPARTMENT STORE Getz’s® HUDSON’S JC’S 5 Star1 Jeffery JOE BRAND LOEHMANN’S Lord & Taylor Magic

Missing check number column in Quicken [SOLVED]

Show the missing reference number / check number field

Q. Help! I just upgraded from Quicken 2010 to a later edition and now I am missing my check number column for all my credit card accounts! (I use that field to store extra info) Where did my check number column go in Quicken and how do I GET IT BACK? A. Thankfully, you can easily re-enable the Reference # field! Here is how: #1 While at the register screen for the account you want to edit, click the ‘Gear’

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