Found Money

For many years our main credit card has been the Hilton Honors Visa card, and because of that we’ve earned a lot of Hilton points over time. Those free hotel rooms were nice, but they weren’t the best way for us to reward ourselves for our spending. So in the spirit of this blog, where I […]

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I’m a big believer in little amounts of money. Two years ago, in July of 2012, I wrote about the $318 in proceeds from my garage sale and what I was doing with them. I didn’t realize it at the time but that was the first of what would become regular found money update posts. Since […]

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It’s past time for a found money update. In fact, I blew right past the three month mark and am now at the six. So what follows is an update for the months of October, 2013 – March, 2014. If you’re wondering what found money is, I summarized the concept here. But the basics are that […]

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One of the most powerful techniques I’ve stumbled on as a Family CEO is the concept of found money, and each quarter I summarize our found money totals. If you’re new to the updates, you can read more about found money here, but the important thing to know is that these are (often small) amounts of […]

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How I Make Money Blogging: A Q&A

by Julie on August 1, 2013 · 6 comments

Since I’ve started including blogging income in my found money updates, there has been some interest in exactly how I make money blogging. I’ve been dragging my feet in writing about it because I wasn’t sure exactly what information to include. I’ve spent over seven years blogging and learning about blogging and there is a […]

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The last time I wrote a found money update was at the end of February. It seemed to me then – as it does now – that I should probably do an update quarterly and that’s something I’ve put on the calendar going forward. Since this update needs to capture not only the second quarter […]

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Upromise As a Source of Found Money

by Julie on April 9, 2013 · 9 comments

Part of my next found money update will include a check from Upromise. If you’re a parent, chances are you’ve heard of Upromise, because it’s marketed as a way to earn money for college.  Although the money can really be used for any purpose you like, as you’ll see below. There are several ways to […]

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Found Money Update: $10,319

by Julie on February 27, 2013 · 17 comments

When I started writing this update, I meant for it to be a quick one, just letting you know what has happened in the time since I last updated. But I wanted to say a bit about each area of found money and, as I wrote, the post became longer and longer. I hope you’re […]

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I wanted to share with you all a comment from a reader named Amanda. Amanda commented on a recent Swagbucks post. She wrote: I love Swagbucks! My goal is $50 each month from it, and $50 from an app I use. I run Swagbucks TV in the background on my computer and get a lot […]

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Recently I took the found money method that I’ve used to help pay for my daughter’s college, buy a used car with cash, and pay off debt, and put it to work on the business side of our finances. First, a little background: The bulk of my husband’s business income comes in one lump sum […]

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