Back in my university days and when I was just starting out on my savings journey I was always looking for ways to help my savings grow.
One thing I stumbled across from recommendations from a savings forum I was a part of, was to complete online surveys and to be members of cashback websites.
Now becoming members of these websites are not going to make you a millionaire, but what I did find was that throughout the year I was able to build up enough points or cash to redeem them around Christmas to help go towards gifts.
These days I use spare time, such as when I am travelling on the train, to complete a survey.
It is not something that is going to return a good hourly rate so I wouldn’t suggest spending hours a day on this but if you do get small pockets of time, it can be a nice little cash bonus.
This is a little gem that I discovered only recently. It is a cashback site rather than a survey site.
Basically the way it works is once you sign up to Cash Rewards if you make purchases from a large selection of online stores you will receive a percentage of cash back.
Have you ever heard the saying, ‘money won’t bring you happiness’ or ‘money is a necessary evil’?
This is the underlying negative message we hear a lot in society. Even in Hollywood films, characters with lots of money are often portrayed as the greedy and selfish villains.
So, our relationship with money begins.
Just the other day I experienced this on a Facebook Group that I am active in. It is a group for mums to chat about finances and one of the mum’s asked a straightforward question about whether the changes to childcare rebates for high income earners were based on pre or post tax income.
Well didn’t the knives come out! This lady was not being arrogant, not once did she big note herself, in fact she even acknowledged that she doesn’t begrudge people on low incomes doing it tough and thinks they deserve the assistance.
All she was trying to do was to see how her finances would be affected by the change.
Sure enough the post turned into a slanging match of people saying that she doesn’t deserve anyContinue Reading →