When Businesses Do a Little Extra

In an age where customer service often seems to be a lost art, businesses that take the time to do something a little extra always get my attention. This Christmas season, three people/businesses stood out by taking an extra step to send a personal connection: The Short Story Book Club, The Switcheroo Kangaroo and Wild … Continue reading When Businesses Do a Little Extra

Under Cyber Attack: Subscribed to Thousands of E-mail Lists

A few days ago I thought I was being pranked when a bunch of random subscription notices started showing up. Then it became a flood of messages, at least 10 every minute. I suspected some kind of cyber attack and immediately turned to Google, where I discovered I was experiencing a Denial of Service Attack … Continue reading Under Cyber Attack: Subscribed to Thousands of E-mail Lists

Use it or Lose it with Ibotta

After writing this post, I was dismayed to find Ibotta removing money I'd earned from my account due to inactivity. So if I didn't use it in a month, they took out $3.99 each time. I didn't get any notification that this would happen! See my screenshot below, where the took out $12 over the … Continue reading Use it or Lose it with Ibotta

Check Your Receipts for Free Stuff

If you just toss your receipts in the trash without looking at them closely, you could be tossing out free stuff and discounts! A trend I’ve taken full advantage of is the receipt survey. Usually printed at the bottom of your receipt is a claim code and offer, and all you need to do is … Continue reading Check Your Receipts for Free Stuff

Turning Old Clothes Into Cash

There's money lurking in your closet, and how much you make just depends on what kind of effort you want to put in. There's several easy ways to turn those old clothes onto cash! When clearing out old clothes, I make 3 piles: Goodwill, eBay and consignment. Here's how I decide what goes where, what … Continue reading Turning Old Clothes Into Cash

Making Easy Money through Ebates

I’ve always been a big fan of the side hustle. I’m a points collecting, coupon clipping, app downloading, hustlin mama. So let’s kick things off with one of my favorites - Ebates! If you’re shopping online and not using Ebates yet, stop reading this and just go sign up now. Seriously, you need this in … Continue reading Making Easy Money through Ebates

10 Steps to Starting a Business with No Money and No Debt

I'm going to veer from my usual geek/parenting posts to talk about how I started my business without spending any money or taking on any debt. This is geared toward retail and craft business, but I think some of the principles could apply to any business. I started Three Muses Inspired Clothing in 2005, after … Continue reading 10 Steps to Starting a Business with No Money and No Debt