Archive for the ‘Rewards’ Category
In some parts of the country, there is still snow on the ground, and the temperature is below freezing. However, according to the calendar, spring has sprung. It’s a time to plant gardens, go on picnics and, most importantly, it’s time for spring cleaning. Nobody likes to clean; even clean freaks need a break. Maybe this year you can take a different approach to your spring cleaning. Instead of fighting against the drudgery, put a positive spin on your chores by using them to make easy money. You could do this by selling all of the detritus that you would normally throw out. Cast in this light, spring-cleaning can become very lucrative.
Want to take your money on a roller coaster ride? Invest in the stock market! That is what many folks feel about a market that on the surface appears to be driven by rumors, fear, and panic. Why would anyone want to put their money into something like that? Actually, the stock market is a bit more complex, and you really have to do your homework to become a smart investor. Fortunately, there are many brokerage firms who will be willing to guide you through the investment process. On some level, this takes away the stress of trying to figure out what specific company stock you should buy, and instead will help you build a portfolio. In fact, “portfolio” is the name of the game when it comes to stock market investment. Sure, if you just bought a bunch of Apple stock twenty years ago, you could be set for life. However, if you’re just starting out, you’ll want a portfolio. Here are some stock market tips to consider when investing to earn easy money:
The short answer to the question, “Would you like to make some extra money?” will always be a resounding, “Yes!” We all wish we could line our pockets with extra cash. That is why we’re all here at iPoll. In fact, when it comes to making money on the side, iPoll has got to be the sweetest gig out there. It doesn’t require a lot of time. Your day isn’t disrupted. And you can spend the cash in dozens of different ways. This puts iPoll at the top of the “How to Make Money On the Side” list. But since there is a list, you know there will be more ways! Consider taking on these side jobs to make extra money:
Will you be staying in a hotel in the near future? Perhaps you’re going away on business? Maybe you’ve got a family reunion coming up? Of course, nothing beats a romantic weekend getaway with your significant other. Let’s call it a date-night weekend! No matter where you’re going, you can benefit from some hotel hacks that have been developed by seasoned travelers. Here are some tips that can save you time, money, and aggravation. That sounds like the start of a great vacation!
Before the Internet came along, to “hack” meant to chop up something as in, “Why did you hack up the turkey instead of using an electric carving knife?” (true story). Now, thanks to the wide world of web surfing, “hacks” (also called “life-hacks”) are popping up all over. These are meant to make our lives operate more efficiently. Hacks are workarounds that let us take shortcuts to get the job done. Like using a rubber band to remove a stripped screw, or binder clips to keep your charging cables organized. Personally, I can’t make it through my day without a least three or four good hacks. That’s just how I roll. Of course, there is one daily function I perform that doesn’t require any hacks. That would be checking in with my iPoll app Mobile Mission list. This is the best way to earn a little extra cash–and you don’t need any workarounds.
When it comes to financial institutions, credit can be a wacky game. Credit card companies love it if you have a credit history because then they know whether or not to hook you in with their cards. Having a credit card can come in handy in an emergency, which is truly the best use of plastic. On the other hand, too much credit can be a red flag. If your credit history is bad, then those same companies who once wooed you will throw up brick walls quicker than you can say, “Finance charge.” Having bad credit can haunt you. It can stop you from getting an apartment, buying a car and will certainly put a ding in your plans for a new home. Luckily, there are some proven methods for improving your credit score.
There are many folks who hold dear the adage, “The best things in life are free.” Who can blame them? We all like free stuff, right? Why do you think the Food Sample Lady (official title) is so busy at Costco? It’s because even a small taste of something free is like getting a huge prize. Ironically, there are plenty of free things you could be getting every day. You just have to know where to look. And when it’s your birthday, you can be smothered in free stuff if you’ve registered at certain businesses. Free also means you’re saving money. Any time you don’t have to buy something, you get to keep your dough. Here are some of the free things you should be taking advantage of.
Are you ready for the Oscars? You don’t have to live in Hollywood, just minutes from the red carpet, to appreciate the Academy Awards (guilty). In fact, the annual Oscar giveaway has been a huge global ratings draw. Folks from all over the world tune in to see who will take home the gold and what they’re wearing. Plus, there is always the hope that on the live broadcast, something amazing will happen, like the time a streaker ran across the stage or Rob Lowe danced with Snow White. If you’re headed out to an Oscar party, make sure you have your picks for the pool lined up. You might also want to load up on some fun facts to help make you the smartest one in the bunch. This may be the second batch of Oscar trivia we’ve presented, but there is plenty of information to go around!
Maybe instead of going on a vacation this year, you’ll be spending your savings on a new car. What if you save enough on that purchase to allow you to indulge in a mini-road trip vacation? It can happen if you become a smarter car buyer. Don’t get suckered in by that new car smell. As seductive as that aroma might be, you want to make sure you’re getting the best deal possible on a new car even if it’s an old car. We’ve discussed that the best time to buy a new car is when next year’s models hit the showroom floor. That’s when you can get a better deal on this year’s model. Same car, still new. Now that you know the best time to buy, here are some money-saving tips to help you with that new car purchase.
Are you ready for a vacation? Obviously, we’re only a few weeks into the New Year and we’ve just come off a big holiday, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start thinking about our next getaway. In fact, if you start saving and planning now you could end up putting together a genuine dream trip. Let’s get some things out of the way first: if you’re working with a tight budget, chances are you won’t be able to plan an extensive European tour or book a first class cabin on a cruise. However, you could pick a single European destination or find a cruise bargain if you know where to look. It all comes down to the planning. Today we’ll help you explore some tips for affordable travel.