Budget: Swagbucks — time sink for little return

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Swagbucks gets touted as a way to make  money but it functions better as a discount place for some major stores.  Honestly, watching 6 videos for 10 minutes total to earn 6 pennies is not my idea of making money.  And most of the times, it’s more than 20 minutes because usually during the 2-4th video, it stalls.

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5 ways to better secure your bank password and account

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5 ways to better secure your bank password/account

Before I start on how I linked Paypal to my bank, I think saying something about security might be good. Ok, I put down 7 things for security but 5 are strictly password-related plus 2 more things you can do for good measure. Continue reading 5 ways to better secure your bank password and account

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Budget: Ibotta, getting the money out. Yay!

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Yay, it’s time to get my money out of Ibotta.  I reached $28.50 for July. $20 is the lowest you can transfer out so we are good to go. The first $10 was for joining and another 50 cents for turning in any receipt.

(Quick aside, if you want to join, go to  http://www.ibotta.com.  Click register.  Put in my referral code ‘smtiuhc”, pretty please.  I will get $5 and you will get $10.)

First, hit the “account” button on the bottom.

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Budget: Ibotta and rebates

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If you join Ibotta, they send you a cash rebate if you buy certain items and complete tasks.  When you register, if you put in my referral code “smtiuhc“,   you will get $10 and I’ll get $5 as long as you turn in one rebate within 7 days of signup. Any store and any brand rebates don’t count.

Download free app to smartphone. Next you have to download the app onto your Android or Apple ios.

On my phone, I clicked googleplay, did a search for Ibotta and hit install.  It was pretty easy.

Registration.  when you first open the app, a registration screen will show. It’s pretty simple, just fill out the fields.
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