Being a parent is hard. First you have to take care of yourself, then you have to take care of a grown man who still wishes he was a kid, and then you get an actual kid. And you're left standing there thinking "huh, how did I get here". Obviously if you're in this predicament you know very well how you got here, but you realize just how much you were not prepared for it.
My son is now 17 months old, and I still don't know what the heck I'm doing. He needs me so much, and I don't even have my life together enough to take care of my house and feed myself, let alone two other people. And then there's the sleeping... or lack thereof. Did you know some children won't sleep through the night until the age of three? Because I sure didn't! Yeah, three years of little to no sleep. Unless you want to do the cry it out method (which I have honestly tried for several months, and he still didn't sleep) you and your little one will be up all the time.
But that's a bit off topic. I'm here today to talk about saving money. I'm not talking about sitting there Sunday morning and clipping coupons, or even scouring the net for the best deals. I'm talking about the lazy way, apps.
There are a ton of apps out there that will help save you money, but I have tested them for you and I have come up with the five easiest apps to save you money (and I'm currently testing a new one, but I'll talk more about that at a later time).
Now I know there are other money making apps out there. But honestly I don't use them. I should, but I don't. They take a lot more effort, like shopkick... you have to actually remember to check in when you're in the store. Which may not seem like a hard thing to remember, except I spend my shopping trips mostly lost in thought or in a heart to heart with my husband. I don't spend much time on my phone when I'm shopping, so naturally I don't think about apps that require me to use them when I am in the store.
After using each one of my lazy apps for a while, here is where I'm at;
On a side note, the best way I've been making money is by using the local yard sale pages on Facebook. Now since I live on a military base (and we're going to be moving soon anyway), I almost always ask for the people to come pick the items up from me. Though I do, on occasion, find a place to meet up. But, by selling items around my house that I don't use anymore I have made...
...over the last year.
I know, $1000 over a whole year? That's not a lot! But, it is. It's $1000 I didn't have before, $1000 I get to save away. The best part, it's ever growing! Especially since we're moving, I find more stuff to get rid of every day. My local yard sale page is currently flooded with items I'm selling. It is currently my favorite way to make some extra money.
So there you have it. Six different ways to earn a little extra money this year. And remember, every little bit helps.
Tune in next time for more money making apps!