Happy Memorial Day weekend! I hope this post finds you relaxing with family and friends.
This is one of my regular Found Money Reports, this time covering the month of April, 2017.
You can find more info on what Found Money is and how I use it here. The job we’ve given our Found Money to do for the time being is to increase our savings. (Previous jobs included paying off debt and helping pay for our kids’ college expenses.)
Here’s where we found money in April:
$170.79 Mr. Rebates
I get a payment every month from Mr. Rebates, even when I haven’t done any shopping through them. That’s because of Mr. Rebates’ incredible referral program, where each time your referral gets cash back, you get a bonus equal to 20% of their rebate.
Over the years, I’ve referred a lot of people to Mr. Rebates (it’s an easy sell: getting cash back for online shopping they’re already doing), so each month I earn a number of these 20% referral bonuses. (Note: If you sign up for Mr. Rebates using the links above, you’ll be one of my referrals. You can use the site to get cash back for a lot of your online shopping, plus be able to refer others to the site too.)
While most of my Mr. Rebates payments consist of these bonuses, I do still go through Mr. Rebates for cash back on my online shopping. Like the 5% cash back on this year’s mom swimsuit I’m getting ready to order from Lands’ End. :)
$15.21 Blog Income
Occasionally I earn a little money through this blog. This amount was from Amazon’s affiliate program.
$52.55 Work Expense Reimbursement
Last July I took a part-time job doing marketing and development for a local private school. When I have expenses associated with that work, I submit them for reimbursement. This reimbursement was like many that we receive, in that I had already absorbed the original expense, so when the reimbursement came through so I was able to treat it as Found Money.
Total for April = $238.55
April wasn’t a huge Found Money month, but it has a way of continuing to come in, even if it’s just a trickle.
Here’s where we are with Found Money year-to-date:
- January $141.52
- February $44.65
- March $1998.74
- April $238.55
Total Found Money Year-to-Date $2423.46
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again (probably next month!): the Found Money strategy just continues to work for us. We save money in many other ways, but Found Money is like the income stream you didn’t know you had.
Are you capturing the Found Money in your life? Comment below or email me and let me know how it’s working for you!