02 January 2015

Ways to Earn Extra Money

Herro Readers! Thanks for stopping by! Today I'd like to share a few ways to make extra cash on the side. No, I'm not gonna be sharing boring tips like cheap jordans sell your belongings or clip coupons. I'm actually gonna talk about some concrete real ways to get more money in your pocket. So, get excited!

We already spend so much time on our computers and smartphones. Why not earn a little extra cash on the side while you're at it!

Bing Rewards
I personally really like this rewards program. It's something simple that you can really incorporate into your everyday. Just use Bing as your search engine and earn points. I've used this for over a year now and I've made over $300 in Amazon giftcards. You can use your points to redeem giftcards for other things, but for me I found it more beneficial to redeem Amazon $.

There are lots of ways to earn points with this site. You can do surveys, tasks, watch video, search, or play games. Since I don't like things that consume too much time I usually just do the daily poll and watch videos in the background. It's a little slower to earn that way, but I just keep in mind that I'm doing this for extra jump change.

Shop Kick
Want to earn rewards as your run errands? This is a mobile app that you use to scan barcodes on items at the store. For example, I open up this app when I go to Target. It cheap jordans free shipping lists products that it would like me to scan. I look for them in the store and then I scan. I already need to go to Target and I will already go through the whole store - who doesn't at Target. So it's a win/win!

My Points
This was one of the first rewards program I ever joined. I opt to get emails sent to me and I just click the links to earn points. Usually I just do this once a week. Easy and no hassle. You can also earn more points if you do their surveys, make purchases through their site, or redeem their coupons cheap jordan shoes.

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31 December 2014

100 Happy Days - Week 07

Last one of these posts for the year. I didn't quite make it to 100, but whatever. It's still fun looking back and remembering all the great adventures I had this year. I hope you guys enjoyed reading about my adventures. Hopefully I'll write more in 2015.

+ I went to my first haunted house. Naive, I thought it jordans for cheap would fun. Then I realized that I'm actually a scaredy cat. Still it was a fun experience and at least I didn't go through it alone. It's good to have friends that you can hold onto for dear life.

+ Had a late night boba run. Reminds me of my old college days.

+ The company had it's yearly event and took us all to Napa for a day at Castello di Amorosa. We got a tour of the castle, wine tasting, and a scavenger hunt.

+ We also had a team building event. Got to go rock climbing and put my life in the hands of my co-worker. Nothing like building bonds over the possibility of falling to your death!

+ They put up a real Christmas tree at work. Made it really festive!

+ I did a paint night with a cheap jordans for sale friend. I really do enjoy painting. I just wish I was better at it. 

+ Hubs treated me out to sushi at one of my fave places, Mikuni. Their sushi is really tasty and they're created unique rolls that have individual flavors.

+ I love breakfast/brunch. I took hubs to try this new place called "Bacon and Butter". The food was amazing, but I couldn't get over the fact that it was run by a bunch of hipsters.

+ We made a 2nd trip to Vegas this year. I feel like this cheap jordans online place is my 2nd home now. I really love Vegas during Christmas because of all the decorations.

30 December 2014

100 Happy Days - Week 06

+ Hubs and I went local wine tasting. We discovered this cute winery house in our own backyard. Now we don't have to drive all the way to Napa for some great tasting wine.

+ Celebrating a co-worker's baby's 7 month birthday - random! But who doesn't love homemade cupcakes?

+ Speaking of birthdays, this cheap jordans for women year hubs went all out for my birthday and surprised me with a trip to Napa/Calistoga. One our first day we ate at Morimoto's and now I'm in love with the place. The most delicious chirashi I've ever had!

+ I had my first ever mud bath for my birthday. My skin was smooth like a baby's bottom!

+ We had some very yummy treats for Halloween at work. This one was my favorite, creamy white chocolate filling with peanut butter. Yum!!

+ We attended two weddings in one day! It was crazy, but we made it. Congrats to the newly married couples! I hope there'll be more weddings in 2015.

+ My girl here did another Nike's Half Marathon!

+ Sometimes it's just fun to goof off at work.
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16 September 2014

100 Happy Days - Week 05

This summer sure has flown by, but I'm glad I got to have so much fun. Instead of worrying about the future, I tried to enjoy the little moments of life - enjoying the company of friends, good food, and the hubs. Hope you guys have had a great summer too!

I have been building a stock portfolio of dividend stocks outside of my retirement accounts that I will use to help produce income in retirement. This portfolio was valued at $166,479 as of the end of January.

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I will post my Top 20 Stock Holdings on Wednesday.

11 September 2014

A Yelper's Recommendation for Sacramento

This is part of my 10 Day You challenge, 6 places. I thought I would share 6 places to eat in Sacramento. Whenever I tell people that I'm an Elite Yelper, the first thing they always ask me is what my favorite restaurant is. That's sort of a loaded question to ask a Yelper.

As a Yelper I do know a lot of popular places, but what I like might not be what you like. So I'll generally respond to this question by asking what the person's favorite food is and then respond with a place that is reputable for that cuisine or dish.

If you ever visit or live in Sacramento, here are some places that I would recommend.

The Firehouse Restaurant
I recently discovered this place. Hubs and I celebrated our 3rd year anniversary here. We got their course meal which was amazing and a great way to try several of their dishes. Since we made reservations they gave us the best seat in the house which was intimate and had the perfect ambience. Their mousse bomb dessert is a must try here!

Yui Marlu
This year has really been all about the chirashi for me. Whenever I go to a Japanese restaurant I'll be more than likely to get a chirashi bowl. Yui Marlu has the best chirashi in Sacramento that I've had so far. The chef is a true artist and the fish is fresh! It's also a hole in the wall but I don't care. I'm here for the food. DROOL!

So can you tell that I like Japanese food? It's definitely one of my top 3 favorite cuisines. This is a modern and chic take on sushi. The rolls here are definitely unique. I love their combinations. If you're up for trying something new I would check out this place. Try their Sunshine Roll.

Café Rolle
Casual French lunch. That's the best way I can describe this place. They have really good smoked salmon. I love all their sandwiches. The food really makes you feel like you're in a street cafe in France. They bake their baguettes and smoke their salmon in house!

Tower Cafe
Best brunch place hands down! All the items on their menu are good. Omellete, fresh toast, egg benny, etc. I recommend the Madame Cristo. It's amazing! I've never had it anywhere else. The decor here is a little cooky too.

Ramen House Ryujin
Hubs loves ramen so we were trying to find a good ramen place up in Sacramento that would satisfy his cravings. While it's not even close to as good as the ones in the Bay Area, Ryujin is pretty good. I love their Kuro Tonkotsu which is the black garlic ramen.