Free money time of year

Feb 22, 2011 by

I almost forgot that it was that time of year again.

Every year around late February or early March I get free money in the mail.  Today I got one of two checks that I get every year for doing absolutely nothing.  I do no extra work for these checks.  They just show up each year.   How do I do this?

This goes back to my Paying bills sucks… stop doing it post.  On that post I give you the simple 3 step process on how I do this.

The gist of it is simply get a credit card that pays you dividends or a percentage of what you put on the card each year.  I do this with an Amex card I use for eating out, travel and gas at Costco as I get 3%, 5%, and 2% respectfully on those things and 1% back on everything else I put on that card.

Then I also use my REI Visa card for everything else.   If you love outdoors gear I highly recommend this card.  Sign up for this card and if you use my REI member number you’ll get an extra $20 gift card from REI.  My REI number is: 03206230

If you haven’t read the Paying bills sucks… stop doing it post, I recommend it.  It lays out the instructions on how to do this and what to avoid.

Ben…

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Paying bills sucks… stop doing it.

May 5, 2010 by

I’m not a numbers guy.  Make me stare at a spreadsheet all day and I’ll poke my eyes out.   Another thing I don’t really like that much…paying bills. Its just not that much fun.  So I stopped doing it.

Thats not to say that the bills don’t get paid, its just not me that pays them.  Oh yeah, and I actually make money doing this.

Whats the secret and how can you do this to?  Well it will only cost you a one time low introductory price of… yeah just kidding.  Its all free.

Here’s what you do:

1.  Get a credit card that gives you rewards.
The one that I use is the REI Visa card.  If you love outdoors gear I highly recommend this card.  Sign up for this card and if you use my REI member number you’ll get an extra $20 gift card from REI.  My REI number is: 03206230

2.  Setup auto pay on all your bills to have them paid from your credit cards.

3.  Profit.

Here’s exactly how I do it

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