Acorns (internal link) announced new “found money” offers today from Mod Cloth, The Body Shop, Michael Kors. Vitamin World and KiwiCo. Investopedia (external link) defines found money as: “A sum of cash or financial account that the holder controls, has forgotten about, then rediscovered. Found money can refer to something as simple as leaving cash in a warm coat and finding it the next season, or a utility deposit that was uncollected after moving to a new address. Each state operates an unclaimed property agency to connect forgotten funds with rightful owners and many belong to a national database.” On Acorns, found money is essentially a rebate, except, rather than find money you previously held, here, the partner companies invest aRead More →

Ebates (internal link) is an easy and good passive income stream. It works like normal rebates – you shop at a partner store and you earn a percentage back on each purchase. There are two important differences, however.  One: it’s automatic, nothing to mail in, nothing to clip, no actions needed. Two: it doesn’t interfere with any other promotions the store might have.  For example, I earn 2% back at Target from Ebates – but I can still use my 5% Target Red Card discount on each purchase. Joining Ebates is a no brainer for me.Read More →