It's appearing my mom is so dang busy she's not in her apartment in the mornings to take her meds. Like dd says "she's a busy gal -ain't got time for taking pills!" LOL. Again, I tried calling her for a couple of hours yesterday morning after getting the notification. But, she must stay downstairs after breakfast and wait for wii bowling to start at 9:30. That must last about an hour, because I finally got a hold of her at 10:45 and told her she still needed to take her meds. She says "oh ok, I'll write myself a note, I'm heading down to exercise". I'm said just hang up and take them right now. She had plenty of time to get the 1minute trip downstairs in the elevator, LOL. But, she didn't. Then it was lunch time. I tried about 12:45 and still no answer. Finally at just before 1pm I got the notification she finally took them. I'm going to have to figure out a new time for her to take them, LOL. Maybe before breakfast, now.
The past 13-14 months I have done 2 credit cards where I got $200 cash back bonus, plus put most of the medical bills on one and earned quite a bit at 2% cashback. All my regular monthly expenses, as much as possible, I charge to my PayPal credit card, that earns 2% cash back. Plus, about once or twice a year they offer a short period where they do 4%. So, I looked to see how much in credit card cash back rewards I earned in the past 13 months: almost $2000. $400 of that was the 2 cards bonus and then quite a bit from medical expenses charged. Not a typical year. I earned a few dollars from my Paypal debit card, but I hardly ever use that card anymore. It earned 1.5% cash back, but once I got the credit card with 2% I just started using that and paying it off monthly.
In other income I earned $56 in 2021 from MTurks. As you can see, I gave up on that early in 2021. Very easy to burn out on. Though in the several years I did it, my total earnings was over $3200, so there is some money to be made from it. It's just you really need to be on your computer a lot to do it and catch all the hits. It was nice when I could do $5-10 a day, it would really add up, but the burn out of doing so many surveys comes on fast for me.
In other passive extra income, my blogging (because I'd do it whether I had ads or not) ads earned $615.30. Rakuten was $159.09. I think that was only because I had signed my mom up for Lifelock and got a $138 huge cash back from that. From also using the Honey app on my computer when shopping, I also earned $16.38 cash back. I think that is all I earn extra money from. Oh wait - I did also earn a $3 reward each month from Verizon UpRewards, which I cashed in for a $3 Amazon gift card code, each month. It seems much easier to just do a couple of those credit card offers with $200 bonus a year, rather than trying to earn the same amount from MTurks.
I do like my AmEx card, even though I hardly use it now. I just used it because I had about $15 in cash back, but can't cash in until there is $25. I will probably keep the AmEx to have on hand. It has a huge limit and seems like it would be good for an emergency. The Wells Fargo one, once I pay off the remaining balance of medical (0% interest for 15 months), I will most likely cancel this card. I read that if you are doing these credit card offers to take advantage of the bonus's, it's good to keep them a year or so, for your credit score.
DD just messaged me. Her company's annual reviews/salary increases just got done. She got a raise of $3600/yr and a $4200 bonus. She's doing so well. And here we sit at my company after 3 years of none. I don't even know what my company is thinking on this. I can't believe that some of the long term employees are happy with this. We have a bunch of new employees the past couple of years. How about at least give the one's who have gone 3 years without, some kind of raise. It makes me wonder if anyone has inquired...you'd think someone would have the nerve to, but if they did they haven't gotten one. Oh, I can't even talk or think about it - I'm getting too mad and frustrated. Really going backwards here now financially.