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Money and Stress-Saving Vacation Hacks

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If you’ve been paying close attention over the past couple of months, then you should have gotten some great ideas about saving money. We’ve suggested ways to get a household budget up and running. We’ve also shown how you can make extra money on the side. There was even a great list of things you could sell from your home. If you put any of those plans into action, then you could be sitting on a nice bundle of savings. Time for a vacation, right? Actually, it is, but that doesn’t mean you need to spend everything you’ve worked hard to earn. Just because you’re going on a holiday doesn’t mean you can’t continue with the money saving. Because there are also plenty of vacation hacks that will go a long way towards reducing your spending and stress levels. After all, you’re supposed to be chilling out, right? Take a gander at these great vacation hacks for your upcoming summer trip:

 

Beach Time

Mom and dad are chilling. The kid is occupied. Perfect vacation. | Image Source: flickr user Ian D. Keating

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Written by Rick B.

May 26th, 2015 at 5:45 pm

Mobile Army Monday: Earn Fast Cash Rewards Every Day

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Are you a planner or procrastinator? If you have to think of the perfect answer to that question, then you’re probably a planner. If you’ll get around to answering later in the day, then you’re probably a procrastinator. But when it comes to scoring cash with iPoll, you might want to bring out your planning tendencies. That’s because a lot of the Mobile Missions and surveys have time limits on them. In other words, if you snooze, you lose. It would be horrible to miss out on a huge cash reward because you didn’t plan out your Mobile Missions. Perhaps the following guide can help:

New Flavor

Oreo Red Velvet: Perfect product for scavenger hunt and tasty, too! Image Source: flickr user: Mike Mozart

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Written by Rick B.

May 18th, 2015 at 9:21 am

Smart and Affordable Gift Ideas For Toddlers

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Every new parent asks the same question: “Are the terrible twos really terrible?” The resounding answer is; “Yes.” Actually, whether or not the terrible twos are, in fact, terrible depends a lot on the two-year-old in question and their parents. However, one thing you can count on is that once a kid becomes a toddler, they love to explore; this usually involves a lot of chasing on mom and dad’s part. It also means a lot more of, “Don’t put that in your mouth,” “Give daddy back his cell phone” and “Go find mommy.” This newfound energy is the reason your kids need to be occupied with safe and engaging toys during the waking hours. If you have a toddler in your world that has an upcoming birthday, you might consider these affordable gifts (we say “affordable” because you really shouldn’t spend a lot on a toddler’s gift. Chances are it will end up broken long before their next birthday).

 

Birthday Cake

When this kid is done with the cake, he's going to want presents STAT! Image Source: Flickr user James Emery

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Written by Rick B.

May 5th, 2015 at 7:16 pm

Mobile Army Monday: Share Your Opinion and Earn Easy Cash

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If there is one thing we can all agree on, it’s that we all have a lot of opinions and, therefore, tend to disagree. Try counting up all the times you shared an opinion during the course of any given day. Such opinions can address everything from The Walking Dead season finale (amazing!) to mushrooms on your pizza (not a chance!). Some of us are more vocal about sharing those opinions. Thanks to the wonderful wide world of the Internet, we can now share every opinion about local restaurants, the latest comic book movie adaptation, or even which flavor potato chip is your favorite (crab seasoning!). Even more exciting, there is one amazing website that offers cash in exchange for your opinions: iPoll. You might not even have thought about some of these topics, but once iPoll poses the question, you can’t keep your opinion to yourself. Why should you? You can earn easy cash with every share!

Driverless Car

Google's driverless car making a test run around the track. Image Source: Flickr user Steve Jurvetson

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Written by Rick B.

March 30th, 2015 at 6:03 pm

Mobile Army Monday: The Quickest Route to Earning Extra Cash

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Most pre-packed foods that we purchase in the grocery store come with microwave instructions. Snacks and dishes like popcorn and macaroni and cheese have been transformed by microwave use. Let’s not even get started on all the complete meals that can be prepared in the microwave. Does microwave food taste better? From a purely subjective standpoint, perhaps it does to some. It’s undeniable that in microwaving our food, we’re sacrificing something in terms of freshness. Because of all this microwaving, we now demand everything in the amount of time that it takes to turn a tuna sandwich into a tuna melt (a convenient 60 seconds). We now expect our computers to load faster, our Internet streams to run faster, and we balk at the injustice of having to wait in a traffic jam.

Of course, wouldn’t it be great to earn money in the same amount of time that it takes to microwave a meal? Just push a button and you earn ready cash. This hypothetical is actually a reality. With every iPoll Mobile Mission, you can earn reward money in minutes. iPoll makes it possible to complete a Mobile Mission and earn significant cash in less time that it takes to microwave some popcorn (2:40). I have certainly reaped these time-efficient benefits by completing my own color-coded missions.

New Cheetos

Mobile Missions lead you to unexpected discoveries. Image Source: Flickr user Mike Mozart

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Written by Rick B.

March 23rd, 2015 at 9:00 am

Mobile Army Monday: No Need for Hacks with iPoll Rewards

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Before the Internet came along, to “hack” meant to chop up something as in, “Why did you hack up the turkey instead of using an electric carving knife?” (true story). Now, thanks to the wide world of web surfing, “hacks” (also called “life-hacks”) are popping up all over. These are meant to make our lives operate more efficiently. Hacks are workarounds that let us take shortcuts to get the job done. Like using a rubber band to remove a stripped screw, or binder clips to keep your charging cables organized.  Personally, I can’t make it through my day without a least three or four good hacks. That’s just how I roll. Of course, there is one daily function I perform that doesn’t require any hacks. That would be checking in with my iPoll app Mobile Mission list. This is the best way to earn a little extra cash–and you don’t need any workarounds.

Pretzel

All you need is some mustard and you're good to go. Image Source: Flickr user slgckgc

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Written by Rick B.

March 2nd, 2015 at 11:00 am

Mobile Army Monday: Take iPoll Anywhere to Earn Rewards

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Don’t be jealous: I went to Hawaii in December. I said don’t be jealous! Truth be told, this was probably the first real vacation I’ve had in I don’t know how many years. Took the wife, left the baby behind with all the grandmothers, an aunt, and assorted cousins. Of course, we only stayed for a few days because we can’t be apart from our cutie for too long. I bring all this up to state emphatically that iPoll not only works in other cities and time zones, but also across the Pacific Ocean. While in Oahu, I had location alerts going off left and right. At first, I wasn’t sure who would be sending me a text in Hawaii but once I saw that they were pings from iPoll, I was ready to dive in for some surveys, Hawaiian style.

Waikiki Beach

Don't you wish you could be here right now? Image Source: Flickr user Steve Bozak

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Written by Rick B.

February 16th, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Mobile Army Monday: Stuck Inside? Spend Your Snow Day Earning with iPoll

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If you can look out your window now and see mounds of white frozen stuff, you have my sympathy. Full disclosure: I grew up on the East Coast, so I know the joys of snow days (if you’re a kid) and the agony of shoveling snow (if you’re a kid or anyone else who lives at home). Now, I’m happy to report I’m living in sunny Los Angeles. When the snow reaches epic proportions for my friends and family back east, I try not to rub in the fact that I’m wearing shorts, a T-shirt, and have the windows wide open. In my defense, I can hear the leaf blowers with the windows open, so it’s not all a bed of roses. However, if you are snowbound you might be prevented from venturing forth for a Mobile Mission. Fear not! There are still plenty of ways to score some cool cash with iPoll surveys.

Snow Shovel Project

If you see this outside your window, just go back to bed. Image Source: Flickr user: Joe Shlabotnik

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Written by Rick B.

February 2nd, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Mobile Army Mission: Get Into the iPoll Survey Habit

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At the beginning of the year, we delved into the topic of resolutions. When you get right down to it, making a resolution is all about swapping out a bad habit for a good habit. Whether that means quitting smoking, or cutting back on chocolate or TV (heaven forbid!), the idea is to benefit from embracing that new habit. Your life should be better once you’ve adopted routines that are more positive. There is one habit that you can start which can actually earn you money: the daily check-in with iPoll. I know I can’t start my day without checking my iPoll app. Some of the Mobile Missions require a little legwork, while others can be accomplished while I slurp on my smoothie (which I am literally doing right now). Let’s do a rundown of what my iPoll app has in store for me:

Maple Glazed Bacon

Life is always better with bacon. Image Source: Flickr user jeffreyw

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January 19th, 2015 at 2:05 pm

Fulfilling Resolutions to Consider in 2015

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I don’t like avocados, but I love guacamole. It’s one of my many quirks. I mention this because yesterday the news was all a flutter about a recent study linking avocados to lowering your cholesterol. In fact, it only takes a few weeks of eating avocado to bring the numbers down. This fits in nicely with my New Year’s resolution of getting into better shape. My last check up put me at the borderline of bad cholesterol, so bring on the guacamole!

Yesterday we also talked about how time management can help with increasing your family time. If the only two resolutions you keep this year were to get into better shape and spend more time with the family, then you would be doing all right. However, why stop there? There are some other great resolutions you can add to your list that are actually quite easy to keep. Consider adding these changes to your resolution portfolio:

Learning To Cook

Learning something new and getting a meal. Win/win! Image Source: Flickr user jwalsh

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Written by Rick B.

January 8th, 2015 at 12:15 pm