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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

RME: Referral Program Extended Until 05/15/08

If you still haven't jumped on the chance to get $25 for FREE and potentially earn up to $500 in referrals, click the button and get started!

Learn more about RME here.

Want the short skinny? RME is a new player in the online banking/transaction biz, trying to directly compete with PayPal. The FREE $25 is their way of getting as many people onboard with active accounts at RME.

I've earned $80 so far with my sign-up and referrals in case you need a bit of convincing. It's worth your time, especially if you already use PayPal when you shop online.

If you don't have a blog, you can still refer your family and friends by email.

Check it out, and as always, make your best, most informed decision!

**Revised 4/17/08:

I can't believe I forgot my good manners! I just wanted to say THANK YOU to all of you who have opened accounts at RME through my referral link. I certainly hope you earn some extra money through referrals, too!

Extreme Savers Story: Yahoo!, Try Again

As I speed-surfed this morning, I saw a link to a story on Yahoo! about Extreme Savers; read the full story here.

Of course, I had to click over and read it out of curiosity (maybe a new idea to share?) and to see just what the editors at Yahoo! had to say - are they truly in touch with the Frugal Faithful?

Um, no.

I'm sorry, but mentioning how one couple decided to forgo the "traditional" vacation at Beaches in Jamaica because it cost $8,000 - $10,000 and instead shared a house for the week (in Jamaica) with another family for a mere $5,000 is a wee bit off base.

The article mentions Craigslist and Freecycle and PaperbackSwap - all good ideas that many of us already use. It also talks about using a grocery co-op and getting your meat from local farmers (you can also do this by bidding on 4-H raised steers or hogs at your local county fair), but only mentions couponing once and not in any detail.

And there's really no mention at all of the simple idea of wanting less, of just deciding that life is about more than the stuff you accumulate.

No matter what you believe, you can't take it with you when you're gone; why let the Pursuit of Stuff become a living burden for you during the short time you spend here on Earth?

That's my two cents; read the article and comment with what you think, or, if you don't have time to read the article, what do you think about the mainstream media: are they in touch at all with us average Americans trying to live on less, pay off debt, and save for our financial goals?