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Amazon Smile and Swagbucks: Two New Ways to Stretch Your Money

I recently discovered two very good ways to stretch your money. They are two different websites: one enables you to donate to your non-profit of choice at no cost to you and the other allows you to earn points toward gift cards while searching the internet. How good is that!

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile is the same Amazon we all know and use, but if you designate a non-profit of your choice through and make your purchases through that portal, Amazon will give .5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to your chosen charity. Everything else about your Amazon account is the same.

For instance, my husband and I are missionaries with Xtend Ministries International ( and this is what he recently posted regarding Amazon Smile:

This is a new way you can help us spread the gospel among the nations. It’s the same Amazon you are used to but when you enter through this portal and designate Xtend Ministries International as your charity your purchases will result in support of XMI with no cost to you. Thank you for participating and for helping to declare God’s glory among the nations.

If you do not already have a non-profit you would like to contribute to, we would appreciate your indicating Xtend Ministries International as your non-profit. It only takes a few seconds.


I do a lot of internet searches for information related to my writing as well as just general information. I discovered recently. If you search through their portal (they use the Yahoo search engine), you can earn points toward various gift cards. There are other ways to earn points as well, but I don’t take time to do surveys, etc. I just have that site as one of my favorites and use it each time I want to do a search.

For instance, the money images below were obtained through a search on for public domain images of money.

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“Money: How to Be Rich Without It and How to Stretch It Using Ten Hints from the Past and the Technology of Today”

Since I have created this blog to help you stretch your money, I have decided to do just that and have put new pricing on my book.

Check out Amazon and Smashwords for new pricing. There are reviews and a sample chapter on this site. Check out tabs above.

I would love to hear from you after you read it. 41NydAJhNoL._SY344_PJlook-inside-v2,TopRight,1,0_SH20_BO1,204,203,200_

Here is a preview of Money: How to Be Rich Without It and How to Stretch It Using Ten Hints from the Past and the Technology of Today

“Money is often on my mind. Chances are it is on your mind, too. Whether we have a lot of it, just enough of it, not much of it or none at all, money is on our minds.”

With frugality in her DNA, the author explains her lengthy title in the foreword: “Since your perception of riches has a great deal with how you approach your handling of money, the best starting place is Money, How to Rich Without It. In this book, I talk about millionaires who don’t fit the profile you would normally expect as well as some people I know who are rich beyond description although they don’t have any money. In these two extremes, I found a common denominator: the right attitude toward money.

… perhaps it’s time to rethink the wisdom of those who have gone before us. A miserly attitude is not the answer, but because they survived during some very rough times, maybe their advice is worth another look, thus the reason for a look at Money: How to Stretch It Using 10 Hints from the Past.

We do, however, live in the 21st century and have advantages that our ancestors could not have even dreamed of, thus the addition of and the Technology of Today. The appendix has an abundance of websites and resources that will help you stretch your dollars.”

Written from a Christian perspective, the book also includes an overview of what the Bible says about money.

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