How to maximize the money you make from payments

Individuals can use similar methods employed by businesses to monetize payments made to vendors. For individuals that diligently optimize payments the results can generate hundreds, and even thousands, of dollars in extra cash with the same level of budgeted spending.    Continue reading “How to maximize the money you make from payments”

Investing in picks and shovels

I don’t profess to know much about digital currencies or marijuana, but I do know something about speculative investing.  If there’s one thing I know, it’s that you’ll see history repeat itself if you’re around long enough and paying attention.  As it relates to the current digital currency mania, seen in the astronomical price increase of bitcoin, we’ve been here a few times before.  I’m certain you’re not old enough to remember the 17th century tulip bubble crash in the Netherlands or the “gold rush” in the 1800’s, but the “digital currency rush” is similar.  The rapidly rising prices and a fear-of-missing-out creates a frenzy that drives investors to bet it all (or too much) in hopes of getting rich quickly.  Continue reading “Investing in picks and shovels”

4 ways to get free money from spending and saving

Free money does exist, but you need to know where to look for it and how to get it.   Free Money is available when you save by compounding savings and through employer-sponsored matching of retirement savings.  For spending, you can get access to Free Money through cash back credit card programs and federal grants for college. Technically, these methods are not entirely “free” in the true sense of the word since you need to give something to get something, but I consider using these methods like getting Free Money since you need to spend and save any wayContinue reading “4 ways to get free money from spending and saving”