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Sustainable and frugal living with an emphasis on investing and practical entrepreneurship
Interests: Saving Money, Making Money, Investing Money, Coupons, Freebies
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7 tablespoons orange simple syrup, chilled (see recipe below) 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream 2/3 cup club soda, chilled In a glass, add the simple syrup and heavy whipping cream then top with the club soda. Stir well. Serve by itself or over ice. Orange Simple Syrup 1 cup sugar 1 cup water zest of 1 orange 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon orange extract 1/2 cup fresh orange juice In a small saucepan combine the sugar, water, zest and extracts. Cook over low for about 5-10 minutes, until the sugar is dissolved. Add the orange juice. Stir well. Strain the syrup into a glass container. Chill. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Cheapo Groovo
There are a variety of pre-paid, and even free, phone services out there that you can use. The frugality and savings you'll see will vary from provider to provider. Here's a list of ones that I've found that have some decent plans. (I personally use and love Tracfone). FreedomPop (Freemium Service) Republic Wireless UNREAL Mobile Ting Google FI Twigby Mint Mobile Boost Mobile TracFone Family Mobile Straight Talk Total Wireless Net10 Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2019 at Cheapo Groovo
We are being forced to pay 16 cents per kilowatt-hour by our homeowners association / power company. That is 4 cents more than the USA "average". This is the one we are purchasing. Going to negotiate two equal payments of $400. Here is the original model with setup instructions. Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2019 at Cheapo Groovo
I'm not convinced that the stock market drop is over. Today's rise is 401(k) money coming in. The December jobs report actually points to more monetary tightening and a flattening yield curve. I got burned by ticker symbol SMHD . They stopped issuing new shares (which means you pay a premium to own it), and it dropped 24% in one month! If I go back in, I will buy ticker SMHB right after it goes ex-dividend. Also in a much smaller amount (20 to 25 shares). I am also selling out of the money puts on ticker PSEC all the way out to January 2020. So I went back to something I owned in the past - ticker symbol PHK. But I took profits quickly after I got my payout. Only $26.27 over 2 months but I'll take it! Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2019 at Cheapo Groovo
My speculative play is to buy silver. Triple long silver to be exact. I had a good week. My safety play is short term bonds. I buy a little every time it pays out. I am using the barbell strategy which I really like in this volatile market. Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2018 at Cheapo Groovo
12/27/18 Dividend Vaneck Vectors Etf Tr Rare Earth Strategic Metals $168.50 TOTAL ==> $382.35 Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2018 at Cheapo Groovo
JOIN TODAY It is totally free. Advertisers pay for everything! If you lose they give you more bucks! And they pay out at $5! Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2018 at Cheapo Groovo
Posted Dec 19, 2018 at Cheapo Groovo
The difference between the lines you see in the graph illustrate that increasing productivity went to shareholders, executives, stock buybacks, and mergers. Wall Street won while Main Street lost! Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2018 at Cheapo Groovo
I prefer bullish put spreads, but you can also utilize bearish call spreads. $229.52 Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2018 at Cheapo Groovo
$110.96 so far for December plus I have 2 more calls I can sell. Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2018 at Cheapo Groovo
Natural Grocers is the way to go. A local grocery store offering: Digital Coupons Clip to load directly to your account. Just present your phone number each time you shop for instant savings! Two easy ways to clip coupons to your account: 1. The {N}power dashboard 2. Personalized email offers Coupons are available to use immediately once selected. Automatically applied with the next applicable purchase. Personalized Offers Deals that make sense for you, straight to your inbox. You will occasionally receive personalized offers from {N}power via email. These offers may contain instant dollars off, free items or select manufacturer coupons based on your interests. Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2018 at Cheapo Groovo
MINT aims to put your cash to work by earning you interest but still keeping risks relatively low. Made up of short-term bonds, it's likely to be steadier than most investments. The 30-day SEC yield is 2.9%. Here is a screen shot of my transactions/dividend. Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2018 at Cheapo Groovo
Mainstream media as well as the alternative media keep talking about the endless money printing by central banks. But that is simply adding zeroes to accounting software. With fractional reserve banking, electronic payments, direct deposits, and the like, we are lacking what is technically called the M0 money supply. M0 = the level of notes and coins in circulation. Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2018 at Cheapo Groovo
Nat gas has topped 4 year highs. It has been on a straight up tear due to low inventories and colder than normal fall weather. The natural gas futures curve is usually in contango = today's price is lower than future prices. That means you lose money when you use the natural gas long exchange traded products such as UNG, UGAZ, BOIL. The winter forecast is for El Nino and injection season starts in April. I'll take a shot at prices normalizing by then. Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2018 at Cheapo Groovo
Use ticker symbol UVXY. Be patient. The term structure of volatility futures is almost always in contango (where you make your money) $413 for me in this recent trade! Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at Cheapo Groovo
$332 for November. Stock must move about $2.50 before my shares get called away. Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at Cheapo Groovo
Results below do not include dividend income or option income. Steemit $294 Swagbucks $64 worth of Amazon Gift Cards AppTrailers $34 Steemitis a big pain in the ass for two reasons. First, you have to convert to another crypto currency, then sell that to get US dollars, then transfer that to your bank. Second, it is too complicated. People just want to earn from their content, not learn all the intricacies of the platform! Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at Cheapo Groovo