Merry Christmas from the MwM Family

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Merry Christmas! I don’t have a regular post scheduled for today. We’ve had family in town since Friday and are hosting in our house for the first time. We’ll pick back up again with the Financial Fridays series at the end of this week. I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday week. Enjoy spending time with friends, family, or just some time to recoup. 2018 has a lot in store for the MwM family. I’m excited for how it’ll all shake out.

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Shop at Amazon? Do .5% Better.

Amazon Smile will donate money to charity when you make a purchase

FYI: This week is going to feature some shorter posts as I spend time with family in town for Thanksgiving. Please have a safe, fun, and happy holiday weekend if you’re in the US. As one of the largest companies in the world, chances are pretty good that you have shopped at Amazon at least once. As Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals roll around, many will take to their computers and find sweet details on the gigantic retailer. If you’re planning on shopping, PLEASE consider doing 0.5% better with your dollars. There’s no downside to you. Do 0.5% Better as a Shopper If you’re a shopper, swap out your bookmarks and instead go to and log in there. […]

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Guest Posting at The Dad Wallet

Good morning! Today I don’t have a regularly-scheduled post for Married with Money. Instead, you can head on over to The Dad Wallet where I have a guest post up. I will talk about transitioning from being in debt to saving and investing. If you’re in this stage, approaching it, or maybe already past it but not where you want to be on the saving and investing front, give it a read! Here’s a brief snippet:   You’ve slaved away at your debt for months – or in some cases years. Scrimping and hustling to knock out debt has been your focus for as long as you can remember. And then, perhaps anti-climatically, you find yourself gazing at the horizon, […]

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Alright, Equifax Got Hacked: What Should You Do?

In case you haven’t heard the news, Equifax got hacked. Like, a big security breach. For those of you unfamiliar, Equifax is one of the three Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies in the US. The two other ones are Experian and TransUnion. Equifax recently came out and notified the public of a security breach that resulted in the leak of personal information (SSN’s, addresses, credit card numbers, etc.), potentially impacting about 143 million consumers. Should You Check To see If You Were Impacted? When you hear a number like 143 million, the first question is probably: is my information safe? Equifax has set up a special page to check if you were impacted. But, there’s a potential drawback with this. In addition to rumors of […]

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How You Can Support People Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

In support of my readers and fellow personal finance bloggers in TX, I’m deviating a bit from my standard topics. As folks who are responsible with money, we have an incredible opportunity to help those in need. We often think about spending and saving for ourselves, or donating money to charities and causes that we care about. In times of crisis, the need becomes much more real. Even if you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve undoubtedly seen and heard of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, particularly in Houston and other areas of Southeast Texas. The damage is unprecedented; the pictures and videos show the extent of the flooding and damage. Millions of people displaced or effected by floods, […]

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