If you are looking for insight into how I save like a madwoman, you are in the right place! These are the services I use, love, and give my 5-star approval. I hope these recommendations bring value to your life and help you to build toward an epic expedition.

Disclosure: This page contains affiliated links (where I make a small commission at no cost to you) BUT rest assured, I only put services on here that I use. Even if I didn’t receive a small commission, I would still provide these recommendations because they are tried, tested, and very much approved.

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Discover: I use this card a lot with their fancy revolving 5% cashback rewards. It. Is. Amazing. I cash out my rewards monthly and roll it into my savings account.

At the end of the year, I have this pile of money saved in a high interest savings account which is a great way for money to make more money just by being, well, money!

It is a credit card, so use caution and your adulting “skills” as needed. Bonus Round: This card is annual fee free! Because annual charges are lame!

I have been in a relationship with my Discover card for 13 magical cashback years. It has helped me to crush my Fico credit score and achieve level: Exceptional! Aww, your too kind, Fico.

I recommend Discover not only for the cashback rewards but it has helped me to achieve an 800 Fico score too!

Want to Discover more rewards? Sign up here and increase your cash back and Fico score!

Ratuken: I love this site even if I don’t know how to say it. It pays you for shopping online. I know it’s bananas! This site has a variety of cash back percentages they dole out. 40% cashback is an option!

They have thousands of online stores like Amazon, Walmart, Target, etc. At this point, I think deserve to be rewarded for shopping online. Don’t you, BuLL Crew?

It’s free to sign up and you earn an easy $10 when you spend $25. Crazy name aside, Rauken is at the top of my money saving bookmarks because they make it so easy to earn money.

CardCash: Gift cards? More like great cards! This site is devoted to DISCOUNTED gift cards. Way better than paying full price for a gift card! Full price is so 1990!

This site has gift cards for every store you can imagine from Starbucks to Target and everything in-between. It’s like having a credit card but better!

What can be better than discounted gift cards? Getting an extra $5 as a thank you gift for signing up. I appreciate those kind of thank yous….

Checkout51: A picture of your grocery receipt in exchange for cash. That is the basic concept of this app. When you purchase items from the list, you select them, and then upload your picture. It’s an easy to make money on groceries!

As a bonus, they accept gas station receipts too! Be sure to select your station of choice before you try to upload it. I may (or maynot….) have learned that trick the hard way!

Ready to cash to sign up for free with Checkout51 and start making money on groceries? The saving starts here.

Sweatcoin: This app rewards you for walking. I. Am. Serious. Its handy motivational tool if you need to level up on your fitness or if your fitness is already at level: Marathon. The more outside walking you do the faster the rewards accumulate. Are you ready to get your sweat on?

Ready to be rewarded for walking? Ready, set, download!


These are my fav books. I read a lot. Did I mention I used to work in a library? It’s a fabulous place to work if you’re a book nerd. Though it does encourage book hoarding tendencies, not that I would know from experience. 😬

Personal Finance

These gems are the knowledge behind the personal finance drive. This book has helped to enhance my personal finances in a way that will allow me to save for the many items on my list list. I would hug this author if I could and if they weren’t weirded out by it!

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy

Worthwhile Expeditions

It just isn’t practical to travel 24/7, right? At least, that is what I am trying to convince myself of. We have to do adulting things at some point. Luckily, this book is here to regale us with their worthwhile expeditions. While we are doing boring things like standing in line at the post office or at a not-so-posh dinner party.

Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World