Found Money

Found Money Update October – March: $13,731

April 14, 2014

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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Found Money Update, July – September: $7113

October 18, 2013

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

August 1, 2013

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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Where’s the best place to buy school supplies? My suggestion for convenience and savings.

July 29, 2013

I’ve always liked back to school time. I think it has to do with the possibilities of new beginnings. And I have fond memories of picking out new school supplies. Is there anyone that doesn’t remember the smell of a fresh box of crayons? But as I pass parents in the aisles of Target or […]

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Found Money Update, March – June: $7759

July 25, 2013

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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Found Money Update: $10,319

February 27, 2013

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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Get a $25 Account Bonus When Opening a Capital One 360 Savings Account

February 13, 2013

Update: I am all out of $25 savings account referral bonuses at this time. You can, however, get a $50 bonus by opening a Capital One 360 Checking Account here: checking account with $50 bonus (affiliate link). To get your bonus, open the 360 checking account and make a total of 3 debit card purchases within 45 days of […]

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How to Create Accounts for Individual Savings Goals at ING/Capital One 360

February 6, 2013

I’ve been a satisfied ING Direct (now Capital One 360) savings customer for at least five years now. One of the things I love best about my accounts is how easy it is to create additional savings accounts, once your first account is established. Why would you want to do that? For me it’s an […]

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Reader Email: Swagbucks and Found Money Success

December 3, 2012

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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Using the Found Money Method in a Small Business

November 5, 2012

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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