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Interest and Extra Money

December 8th, 2018 at 03:02 pm

I like to report the amount of interest we earn each month. This is the quick breakdown for November.
Navy Federal CU $20.97
FNBO Direct $89.18
Total $110.15

I redeemed my 300 points with Pinecone Surveys over a week ago for cash and have yet to receive my Paypal deposit. Usually it is the next business day. Maybe the move and change of address are factors?

We usually get some cash back back from USAA for our insurance. They call it a distribution from our Subscriber's Savings Account. This year the amount we received was $82.83. We will take whatever they want to give back, and yes, it has been added to the Big Goal.

I did get my $10 Amazon gift card from Swagbucks. I expect I have a little more online shopping to do for Christmas, so that will reduce the final amount I spend.

I hit the $20 threshold with Ibotta. I hadn't been using it much this year, but with a little effort was able to apply some rebates for things I had already purchased and meet the minimum. I'm debating redeeming now, or waiting until the end of the year. Anything over $20 can be redeemed, but once you redeem back to zero, it takes awhile to get to redeem the next $20. I guess in the end it's all the same!

5 Responses to “Interest and Extra Money”

  1. Homebody Says:

    I do some surveys and have been for years. I finally looked at my points and got two gift cards not long ago. I don't know if it is my age or what, but I just don't feel like doing surveys about brands and brand recognition or what do I think is a good value. Are Pine Cone any different? I suppose I should get over it.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I went over a year without a Pinecone Survey. This one was a surprise. I do think that survey companies aren't quite as interested my kids at home. Unless you really need the money, or want to actually spend the time, I don't think it is something to seek out.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    I still do Swagbbucks, using it as a quick break between grading etc.
    It usually ends up at about $25-30 each month to throw towards the big goal or the France trip.

  4. Beawealthywarrior Says:

    I'm moving money around to take advanatge of higher interest. Just opened up a 1 year ceriticate at Pentagon Federal earning 2.85 Smile

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Good job on getting those Swaybacks. And it seems like Ibotta takes forever since so many of the things I buy are not eligible. That, and I don't shop all that much.

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