Thursday, January 6, 2011

What do you do with your money?

For the purposes of wealth building, income doesn't matter that much.... it matters less how much more you make than what you do with what you already have." - The Millionaire Next Door, by Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D. & William D. Dunko, Ph.D

Wow. Is that a profound or what?

I've heard Dave Ramsey talk about this book for years and am just now getting around to reading it. I'm actually reading a very old edition of it and am probably going to go ahead and buy the newer edition on Amazon (I waited this one out from my usual source -  Having read just 30 or so pages I think it's more than worth the money.

One major think it's reminding me is that you are where your time goes.  If you think about your future, plan for your future and think about how you can make your money grow, it will.  If you think about now, and spend like now is all that matters, your money will go away.  It was this realization to a large degree (that we were only thinking about now and our money was going away) that drove us to change our ways.  Reading this book makes me sick to think about how much time and money I've wasted, and how much further along we'd be if I'd just done something years ago.

Lots of New Coupons on has some great new coupons listed, including quite a few in the health & beauty categories. There are several from Aveena including a FREE Full Size product WYB 3 mail in rebate coupon.


Wow! Free Full Size Aveeno Coupon in Sunday's Paper

This will be a good week to make sure you grab a paper or three. There will be a coupon in Sunday's Paper (1/9) for a free FULL size Aveeno product. Sweet! Along with $25 in other savings from Aveeno.

For more on what to expect in this Sunday's Coupon Inserts Click Here.

Thanks for the heads up MojoSavings

Mega SwagBucks Friday

So, last night my hubby and I went out to dinner, using a 50% off voucher we'd purchased on Groupon.  As if that isn't good enough, I was telling him how not only did we get our $20 meal for $10 but I also earned enough points for half of ANOTHER $5 Amazon card.

"How did you do that?"

"I just went through Swagbucks to purchase the Groupon deal."

"So this Swagbucks thing.... you are wracking up some Amazon cards? You won't have to pay for anything on there?"

"Yeah, pretty much!"

"So you get points for buying things?"

"Well, yeah, you get a big bump in points for buying Groupon deals.  But, most of my points I get just from searching the web and opening my browser."

"Searching the web for what?"

"Anything!  Whatever I'd normally search for on Google I just search for on Swagbucks.  Of course, I've found that I'm more likely to get points if I do a "real" search with like a phrase, instead of just one word.  And sometimes it takes several searches in a row to get points.  But, I can earn points for searching twice a day.  AND, I average about 20 points a day JUST doing searches."

"Wow.  Maybe I need to sign up for this too."

"Yeah, and when you do make sure you click on one of my posts on Facebook when I get points, then I'll get your points too and we can get Amazon bucks even faster"

So, that's the story of how my husband finally signed up for Swagbucks.  He even did his first search last night and got his first points.  I got his points on his search too.  Another great feature of Swagbucks.

Not a Swagbucks user yet?  Go sign up here.  Already a Swagbucks user? Have your family members signed up under you yet?  If not, go to their computers and create accounts for them.  Do their searches for them if you have to.  Oh, and Friday is Mega SwagBucks Day so make sure they (and you) do the searches on those days because you can win even more points than usual.

Now - Go Sign Up!

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