Found Money Update October – March: $13,731


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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 […]

April 14, 2014

Black Friday $75 Savings Account Bonus


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I wanted to pop in on this Black Friday and quickly tell you that, in addition to all the holiday shopping everyone is doing, there’s an opportunity to save some money and even earn a little while you’re at it. Capital One 360, the bank I use for my online savings accounts, is offering a […]

November 29, 2013

Found Money Update, July – September: $7113


Found Money

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 […]

October 18, 2013

Found Money Update, March – June: $7759


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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 […]

July 25, 2013

Found Money Update: $10,319


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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 […]

February 27, 2013

Capital One 360 Bonus: Get a $25 – $100


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Recently I shared with you how I used multiple savings accounts at Capital One 360 for different savings goals but I wanted to share with you some info about getting a Capital One 360 bonus when you open a new account. (Full disclosure: I also receive a referral bonus for everyone I refer.) The bonuses […]

February 13, 2013

Using the Found Money Method in a Small Business


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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 […]

November 5, 2012

Found Money Source: SwagBucks


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This week I redeemed $15 in Amazon gift cards from a found money source I had forgotten about: Swagbucks. I was a daily user of Swagbucks before my computer crashed last December. When I replaced it with a Mac and started using the Safari browser, I never made the switch back to SwagBucks. Then Melissa […]

October 1, 2012

Two Sources of Found Money Are Even Better in August


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One concept I’ve become the most passionate about since starting The Family CEO is  the one of found money. Found Money = Taking small amounts of money from different sources and putting them to work meeting a larger financial goal. I find myself thinking a lot about found money these days, because: I’m in the […]

August 13, 2012

Found Money Update: Garage Sale Edition


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I’ve written a lot about getting rid of things by selling them online: on Craigslist: My Weekend Selling on Craigslist, on Amazon: The Money Hiding in Your House: Textbooks on eBay: Top 5 Reasons I Love Selling on eBay at Cash 4 Books: Cash4Book Review I’ve also written about donating your stuff and taking the tax writeoff. But […]

July 5, 2012