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Posted by Megan on 21st July 2014

Monday Motivation

The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Posted by Megan on 18th July 2014

Weekly Wind Down: Malibu Good Life Sunrise

Each week, I’ll be introducing a new cocktail to try out over the weekend.

While I have received pitches for these, I am not being compensated in any way…these are just my favorite picks!

Good Life Sunrise2 parts Malibu Black
1 part orange juice
Splash of grenadine
Build over ice. Stir and serve.

Posted by Megan on 15th July 2014

3 easy ways to make side money when sales are slow

beerfundWe’ve all been there. There’s accounts that are late paying bills, or the retail sales have been low and you need some pocket money. Here are a few ways to get it! NOTE: These are definitely not going to replace your main income but if you need some cash to get subway fare or lunch for a couple of days, here are some options.:

1. Surveys online. There are a couple of places to go for these: SurveySavvy, Mturk, and Pinecone Research are a few. Their payouts range from .01 – $5 depending on the work. Don’t turn your nose up at the lower paying surveys, though! There are some that are very fast and their pennies and nickels add up quickly. I like to visit Hits Worth Turking For on reddit to help me weed through.

2. SwagBucks. They’ve got a lot of different ways to earn money through them: surveys, using their web search, watching TV through them. I’ve only used the web search but I’ve heard of people that set up the TV app on a secondary phone or tablet and just let it run all day for passive income. Also if you like them on Facebook they often post bonus codes for easy points.

3. Peko! Peko is a phone-based game where users collect points by playing something like a cross between Plinko and Roulette on their phones with other players. Once you hit 100,000 points, they’ll send you $10 via PayPal (well, $9.70 after fees). It’s easy to add up the points when you’re waiting around and the games are quick.

Are there any other ones I should know about? Post them in the comments!

 

Posted by Megan on 14th July 2014

Monday Motivation

There is only one success–to be able to spend your life in your own way.
Christopher Morley

Posted by Megan on 11th July 2014

Weekly Wind Down: SVEDKA Mango Carnivale

Each week, I’ll be introducing a new cocktail to try out over the weekend.

While I have received pitches for these, I am not being compensated in any way…these are just my favorite picks!

SVEDKA Mango CarnivaleSVEDKA Mango Carnivale
1.5 parts SVEDKA Mango Pineapple
..5 part SVEDKA Vanilla
..5 part fresh lime juice
..5 part simple syrup
8-10 mint leaves
3-4 dashes of angostura bitters

Combine mint leaves, simple syrup and fresh lime juice in a Collins glass. Add crushed ice and swizzle. Fill three quarters of the glass with more crushed ice and add SVEDKA Mango Pineapple and SVEDKA Vanilla-then swizzle again. Top with crushed ice and then float a layer of bitters on top. Garnish with mint sprigs.