Make Money With Ibotta

This is my very first blog post with an affiliate link to kick off the ‘How to make money with blogs’ part of my story. I have been using Ibotta and have been happy with the offers and payout I get just for shopping for things I buy anyway.

I started in 2016, made $24 pretty fast, but never got around to transferring it to my bank account. When I started this blogging journey, and when I saw how much debt our liabilities added up to, I decided to check it out again.

Started using it a week ago and made $7 already. Which admittedly is not much, but on the other hand I spent 10 or 15 minutes working on it, taking pictures of receipts and bar codes. $7 for 15 minutes of work is $28 per hour.
Today I transferred my full balance ($31) to my paypal account and from there to my bank account, so I can report that that works fine too. Planning on using this ‘free’ money towards debt and get a baby step closer to being debt free 🙂

My next goal is to refer my friends, or my readers to sign up for ibotta. Whoever signs up gets a free $10 start once they redeem their first offer, and I get a kickback to kick off my journey to financial independence. Click here if you want to try ibotta and support me.

Update 1/28/2018: Ibotta only works for readers in the USA. Too bad.

‘Free’ money!

Mastering Our Money: Debt Inventory

There have been times in my life that I was totally on top of my money, knowing exactly how much I owned and owed at any given moment. And there have been times that I kind of lost track, being lulled into a false sense of security and wishful thinking that sure, who cares about money anyway.

Time to get back to mastering our money and step one today is an inventory of our debts so we can make a plan on how to pay it off as quickly as possible.

I will make a list of how much, which bank, interest rate, minimum payment and how long it will take to pay off with that minimum payment. Then I can start playing with it and deciding where to apply extra payments to get the best bang for our buck in our quest for financial independence.