Thursday, May 31, 2007
My sister Sarah told me to do this years ago, but I finally got around to it today.
I signed up with Upromise. It's pretty easy. They just had me link my credit cards and grocery store cards to my Upromise account, and then when I spend money at participating places, including a lot of online websites, they'll give me a percentage of the sale back into the account for my kids to spend on college. The money can sit there in a non-interest bearing account, or I can link it to the kids' 529 plans, and it will be invested. I really should have done it a long time ago.
For those of you who have been accumulating free money doing this for a while, I have some questions. Specifically, have you been able to earn significant cash or is it more like $3.74 over the course of 7 years? Regardless, I think it's way legit, so I am encouraging everyone out there who comes upon my little blog to sign up with Upromise so that all the purchases you make anyway can give someone (yourself or a child) a little bit of a kickback to go toward college expenses.
And if there's anyone out there who would be willing to link their purchases to my kids' accounts, I'd be most honored to accept.