When James and I got married we had one major goal in mind: get out of debt ASAP! I am so very happy to announce that while we projected to be debt-free by the middle of January 2014 we were actually debt free by the middle of December 2013! A whole month early!!
Over these last few years, I have tried all kinds of websites and applications that were “money savers” or “money makers.” I like to think that some of these websites or applications helped us reach our goal early. I do know that the gift cards or Paypal cash I have earned has saved us more money on gifts, formula for Pie, and other household items. During the next few weeks I am going to share my absolute favorite ones. These are the websites and applications that have saved or earned me actual money and are easy and simple to use.
First, here are my requirements for a money saving or money making website or application:
- Free – it must be free to use or sign up for. I am not going to spend money signing up for a website or downloading an application just to save a few pennies.
- Easy – it has to be easy and simple. My life can be pretty crazy at times so I need these websites and applications to be easy and simple to use.
- Time – it can’t take a lot of time to do. Again, life is crazy, and I do not want to spend more than a minute or so trying to save 50 cents. Not to mention I have a toddler and a baby to deal with while trying to use these websites and applications.
- Worth it – the rewards have to be worth it. There are tons of money saving/making websites and applications out there with reward programs, but the rewards have to be worth my time in order for me to use them.
Some of the websites or applications I will be sharing are “money makers” some are “money savers.” Websites or applications that I consider “money makers” are ones that do not require purchases in order to make money or rewards that can be turned into gift cards (money). While “money savers” are websites or applications that save money (in the form of cash or gift cards) on purchases. A few of the websites and applications are both “money makers” and “money savers.”
Also, some of the websites have applications that can be used while on the go or in conjunction with the website. Not all of the applications have websites that can be used though. I will distinguish between the websites with applications and the applications with no websites.
Do you use money saving or money making websites and applications?
Have a blessed day!
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