Our Travel Rewards Strategy: Brand Loyalty


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Note: This post contains my affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for more information. Our travel schedule has looked pretty much the same every year for a while now. Generally, Tom’s work (he’s in sales) earns us a trip or sometimes two somewhere in the U.S. or Canada (a great perk!), and we also […]

June 13, 2018

Enjoy fireworks and sparkling cash bonuses


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Offer details: 360 Checking®: Earn $100 when you open a 360 Checking® account. Sign up for fee-free 360 Checking®, make 5 Debit Card purchases or 5 mobile deposits with CheckMateSM within 45 days and snag a cool $100 on day 50. This has to be your and your joint account holder’s (if you have one) […]

June 30, 2014

How to Make Money as a Bookkeeper


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Note: A side income or extra stream of income can make a big difference in your ability to meet your financial goals. Sometimes that’s as simple as selling stuff around your house for extra cash, and sometimes it looks more like working a part-time job or starting a full-fledged side business. This post is about […]

June 4, 2014

How I Make Money Blogging: A Q&A


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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 […]

August 1, 2013

Ask the Readers: What Are Some Weekend Money-Making Ideas?


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I got an interesting email from a reader recently. She wrote: My name is Jessica and I’m 21. I’ve been recently engaged and currently my fiance and I are trying to save for a down payment on our first house. I recently read one of your articles about selling on craigslist, which I found very helpful but it sparked […]

July 11, 2012

Five Great Reasons to Buy Things Used


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Yesterday afternoon I did some shopping. The “store” was only open for two days, and at 12:30 on the second day everything was marked down to half price. I bought a set of three white serving bowls and a pair of decorative plate hangers. A woman in front of me — who was shopping with […]

August 22, 2011

Money Making Idea: Zazzle


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Most of the money I’ve made online has been through writing, but some of the people I’ve met and worked with online have made money in other ways. That’s why when I saw a CNN piece recently about a site called Zazzle, I was familiar with it. Zazzle is a site that allows users create […]

April 8, 2011