I must say that when I first went to the Swagbucks website, I was a little confused and somewhat skeptical. It mentioned things like being a “premier rewards site” and a leading online search engine. But if they were a search engine, then how does one generate the rewards from? And why have I never heard of them? Well, it turns out that Swagbucks is indeed pretty legit.
I recently had a chance to have a conversation with Kimberly Palmer, author of Generation Earn, and writer for the US News. What an insightful, personable, and refreshing interview! I could tell after only a few minutes that Kimberly has combined both her personal experiences in “life” and extensive knowledge in personal finance to formulate her opinions. And some of her answers may surprise you! I’ve included an excerpt of the interview below:
OK, so we all know that we can find out what the hottest movie start had for breakfast this morning on Twitter. Personally, I find this type of information on the nauseating side. A lot of the stuff that I see on Twitter is an absolute waste of time to me. Also, I think that Twitter has run its course in a lot of ways as a marketing avenue. I mean, sure, it is an option and can be an effective tool, but trust me, it takes a long time to build up a list of followers and the “return on investment”is quite low.
One of the latest products to be rolled out by the insurance industry is divorce insurance. Yes, you heard me correctly, divorce insurance. The question is, what exactly is it and should you consider it?
Is Divorce In Your Future?
First of all, let’s be clear on one thing. Divorce insurance is not something you should consider if you are currently in a divorce proceeding or if you think that divorce may be on the horizon for you. It’s not that simple. If it were, I think that people would be signing up left and right for it.
I recently came across the website ThreeJars, where you can set up an allowance account for your children. I found the site to be both intriguing and innovative, so I thought I would crystallize and share what I found out about it with you.
The Basic Concept
About the only thing that I hate more than common household bugs is the money that I have to spend to rid my house of them. The house that I live in is getting up there in age (it’s about 15 years old), so there are plenty of cracks and crevices throughout. I already do my best to go green with natural household cleaners which can help with the cause, but getting rid of these household bugs can get expensive.
A co-worker of mine recently came into work with one of those viral emails that stated that our local law enforcement was going to pull over one driver for every hour they worked for various traffic violations starting in the month of September. The message stated that the government would raise $8 million in revenues based on this project.
I immediately dismissed the whole thing as a bunch of crap, and teased her about it for the next several days.
One thing that really drives me, that motivates me like you wouldn’t believe, is trying to find ways to be frugal when it comes to the “everyday” and “mundane” stuff. Saving money on things that you would never think that you could save money on is very motivating for me.
For those of us that have children, I think it’s pretty common knowledge that the cost of raising a child is by no means cheap. Also, for us first-time parents, we don’t have the luxury of “hindsight” so I am sure there are quite a few things we have “wasted” our money on during a child’s lifetime. Therefore, what I want to do in this post is identify as many ways as I could to save on the expenses of raising a baby.
One of the biggest benefits that I have ever gained from getting myself out of debt is to have the financial means to travel internationally. Of course it is a matter of personal taste, but if my choices are driving a brand new sports car or taking several trips to foreign countries, it’s an easy decision. Buy the latest flat screen TV or take a sightseeing trip through Europe? It’s a no brainer. There is nothing as fulfilling to me as being able to experience a new part of the world.