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Invest your Rebates! Don't spend it.

Aug 8, 2020

During economic recoveries, business and credit grantors will offer you cash rebates when you spend and use a specific card.

This is your money they are giving back to you and typically is not considered taxable income but verify with your tax professional first.

Other advisors would tell you to pay down debt, but if you have no investment portfolio, this could be an opportunity for you to start investing?

Once you have transferred your cash rebate to your bank or debit card, you then want to open a account. The account permits you to invest as little as $1 in stocks and bitcoin.

Once your rebate is deposited into your account, you need to identify a stock (aka equity) to buy. If you are new to investing, a safe investing strategy is strongly recommended! Invest in blue chip, household name companies that have been operating since your grandparents days. Also adopt a buy-and-hold strategy for companies that pay regular dividends. If you need help locating dividend generating company investments, download the Free Suggested Stock Pick application.

Though you may initially only purchase a single or fractional shares in a company, do not stop until you have acquired at least 100 shares in each company chosen? You should also learn about dollar cost averaging, and research your investments thoroughly before investing any monies/


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Secret for a Good Cup of Coffee

Apr 4, 2020

Use more coffee grounds than usual, this is why k-cups make a great cup of coffee. If you are like me, you have your favorite coffee grounds and single cup coffee maker, you prefer to avoid buying k-cups. If this is the case, you don't skimp on the coffee when filling your single cup coffee holder. Fill it to the top. If you drink your coffee black, you can stop here!

For the rest of us, if you added sweetener to your coffee, add before your start brewing. The heat from the liquid will help dissolve the sweetener evenly.

If you use creamer, you add after the brewing, but leaving room for the creamer as not to overflow your cup. If you like half-n-half but don't like the high prices, try evaporated can milk like PET or Carnation. This milk has a longer shelf life, and when you open the can, you can pour into a dollar store container and refrigerate. My grandmother loved PET milk with her coffee.

If you like flavored coffee, you can save on by buying regular coffee and buy a bottle of flavorings from the dollar store.

This technique works on instant coffee, add the coffee, sweetener and any flavorings to your coffee cup, then add the hot water, followed by your creamer.

My friends would always have me make the coffee, because they have commented that I make a great cup of coffee. The above techniques are my secret.




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