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Pinecone Research is accepting applicants!

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Pinecone Research is open to applicants again! But hurry — spots always fill up quickly each month.

Pinecone Research has some ! If you’ve tried in the past and haven’t been able to get in, you might be able to this time around, as they’ve opened their doors to more of a general population for a limited time only.

Pinecone Research is one of my and one that I found offered the most surveys for the best pay. You’re not going to get rich taking surveys, but you can earn a nice little stream of income from it.

legitimate paid online surveys

Looking for more opportunities to make money from home? See my list of recommended survey companies here.

3 Steps to Start That Blog You’ve Been Dreaming Of!

Have you been dreaming of ?

As a blogger, I remember what it was like trying to get my blog started without the help of someone who knew the ropes — the wasted time and frustration trying to figure it all out by myself.

I don’t want your frustrations and fears to keep you from starting that blog you’ve always dreamed of!

And that’s why I’ve decided to offer FREE lifetime access to my one-hour introductory blogging class !

7 Things Frugal People Never Pay For

7 Things Frugal People Never Pay For

Recently, I asked on for people to finish this sentence: “Frugal people never pay for _________.” Here were 7 things people said over and over again that I wholeheartedly agree with:

1. Magazines

I get so many magazines for free that I never need to pay for subscriptions. (Want to get free magazine subscriptions? Read my post on How to Get Magazines for Free.)

magazines on table

2. Books

Why pay for books when you can check them out from the library, download free ebooks, and download free audiobooks from Libby.

Tip: Read my post on How I Listen to Audiobooks for Free. Also, check out my post on 8 Ways to Get Books for Free.

colgate toothpaste

3. Toothpaste

It’s been a long time since I’ve paid for toothpaste. By combining coupons with sales, I can almost always get more toothpaste than we ever need — for free!

4. Interest

While I don’t have a credit card and have never had one, if you do have one, I recommend paying it off in full every single month so that you never pay interest.

cut up credit cards

5. Starbucks

I love earning Swagbucks points and cashing them in for free Starbucks gift cards. You can also earn free Starbucks gift cards from Shopkick.

6. Cable

There are so many great alternatives to paying for cable TV that are much less expensive — , Hulu, Sling TV, YouTube TV, and more!

(Need some motivation to get rid of cable? Check out this post on how one of my readers saves $700 on cable and how they still watch great TV.)

baseball game on television

7. Brand New Cars

We never, ever buy brand-new cars because they devalue by such a high percentage in the first year. Instead, we try to buy used cars that are in fantastic shape with low mileage that are only a few years old.

What would you add to this list? What do you never pay for? What do you think a frugal person should never pay for?

Earn money for taking surveys with Opinion Outpost!

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Looking for ways to make a little bit of extra cash from home? Sign up for Opinion Outpost to get paid for your opinion!

 to earn money for taking surveys!

Opinion Outpost pays in point rewards for every completed survey. You can cash these in for instant win opportunities, sweepstakes, or cash. There are also opportunities to do free product testing.

You can choose to get paid at $5 for an Amazon gift card or at $10 for cash. .

Surveys are a great way to make some extra income on the side! This is a great list of legitimate survey sites you can trust!

Looking for more opportunities to make money from home? See my list of recommended survey companies here.

Get a Budget-Friendly Cell Phone Plan with Gen Mobile!

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Looking for ways to cut your cell phone bill each month? Check out Gen Mobile!

If you’re looking for ways to save on your cell phone bill each month, you might want to check out ! They offer nationwide coverage through Sprint at a fraction of the cost.

They have several different plans to choose from, starting as low as $5 per month! You can pay month-to-month or to save 10-20% off the monthly price! Once your initial 3-month plan is up, you can either re-up at the same price, switch month-to-month, or cancel.

As an exclusive deal, you can also get an when you use coupon code MSM5OFF3MONTH at checkout — making the lowest priced plan just $8.55 per month!

You can (using their $5 bring your own phone kit) or . And because Gen Mobile is compatible with most Sprint, Verizon, Boost,Virgin, and universal unlocked devices, you should have no problem keeping your phone and existing number. It’s super easy!

They even have some . They’re perfect for kids because they’re simple with no frills — just straight talk and text with no camera or data plan.

Gen Mobile offers a 7-day money back guarantee and there are no hidden costs. If you decided not to continue after your first 3 months, you will NOT be charged since there’s no contract! They also pride themselves on superior customer service, and you can them at any time with questions via phone, email, or chat.