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Finding Emergency/Quick Cash
8 years ago
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And who hasn't had a few of those? Some of us are ALWAYS in one! Here are a few suggestions I have, and I hope others will add some on: For emergency cash: (Remember, every $100 could be a bill paid off! And even $0.01 is a positive balance.) Yard Sale Time! (Your pets and kids and husband (heehee) don't need all their old toys and clothes.) E-Bay Auctions for anything in your home. www.Half.com: sell used books, CDs, DVDs, or video games. Cash in stock. Roll coins and deposit them in the bank. Go through old pockets and purses. (Seriously.) Call in debts. (Your sister owes you money, and she knows it. You need it now.) Recycle aluminum cans. (Yeah, it actually works!)
From Dody B
8 years ago
Pawn shops are a good LAST RESORT...only if you knwo you will have the money to get things out of pawn later. Liquidate any gold or silver coins. Pass out flyers that your opening a house cleaning business....charge 8-15 dollars an hour and have several people as references...IT REALLY WORKS. This is usually repeat business. Put flyers up at the local college promoting your typing skills for term papers at a buck or more a page. Good grades...offer to tutor. For a fee of course... If you have a special skill like piano offer lessons at 10 bucks an hour you could easily make 40 bucks a day part time. At 15 you could make 60! But don't get greedy. Also this is usually repeat income so you go...you have a small in house business.
From Wilma L.
8 years ago
I have sold on ebay off and on for several years, It is an excellent way to earn some extra cash. You can sale just about anything laying around your house. If anyone would like tips on buying or selling send me an email I will tell you what I can to help you get started.
Cancel!
8 years ago
Cancel a magazine subscription and ask for a refund. Cancel another service you're not using-get that refund. These are quick-but not immediate, usually, unless they have awesome customer service.
You have some great ideas...
8 years ago

Right now I am un-employed...desperately looking for work...

wanted to sell on e-bay and they wanted to charge me $10 to send me the kit....I kept trying to explain, I was unemployed and had no $$$.

They weren't listening!!!

Great ideas...keep up the good work.

Thanks!
8 years ago
I hope it helps you and others! Hosting this group is helping me to stay on track too. If you have suggestions of your own, don't hesitate to add them!
Yard Sales!
8 years ago
Yard sales are popping up everywhere in my neighborhood!  It's that time of year.  I hope you're all cleaning out your clutter and banking on it!
Half.com
7 years ago
I don't know if I've mentioned Half.com before (maybe even in this thread!), but I just made $40 by selling two old books I hadn't touched in ages. Paid for a night out with my husband, which was badly needed! Half pays out every two weeks (or twice a month, if there are five weeks in the month), and so I get the money almost right away. Give it a try. It's super-easy. You just register, type in your book's ISBN (which is usually on the bar code or the publisher's page), and price it. It's awesome. When it sells, you send it to the person who bought it: you're more organized, and you have $$ directly deposited into your bank account (or Paypal if you prefer). It's especially great for any old textbooks you've been holding onto but are never going to read again. This is the perfect time of year to be selling things like that: People buy books for the spring semester of college in December-January, and also for gifts for the holidays! Get them listed online NOW!! Best thing about Half: NO listing costs for the seller!

This post was modified from its original form on 11 Dec, 15:32
Ebay does work!
7 years ago
I sell on Ebay and it works much better that I got the compulsive gambler out of my life!!  HA HA!
how get slightly slower cash
3 years ago

 

1 Do not -repeat do not go into any shop

-see if you can get free delivery from a supermarket

if not possible try ringing local retailers see if with a big order they will deliver

failing that try on-line options

 

2Cut down food to basic diet below-

get this in largest amounts that will keep

1 meat(eg 1 roast lamb-cut up as chops as well as roasted for 1 for I month

one half hoggett with roast,corned cut into chops and minced for family(small family =2 week l larger family=1 week

2 greens-whatever is cheapest-cabbage is usually good value brocholli and sprouts and boch choy also possible

3 Roots-potatoes best,carrots can be mashed with them-turnips can be used

not as nice though

4 fruits-tomatoesbest or pumpkin -can add a few apples,dried raisons dries apricots if feeling greedy -bananas+apples + oranges make an a1 fruit salad with honwy and water added-basically one fruit will do but make sure youeat a root,fruit and greens with each big meal of the day

5 Butterif cheap-use as for cooking and also put on vegs and bread

6 A yeast extract spread with butter on bread,+ put in with vegetables when cooking

7 Honey-use on cereal ,in drinks,for cooking

8 Some sort of cereal-porridge is cheapest,muesli can be good

89 Areally good rye bread-do not stint on this-use as a staple filler


9Large pack lentils-red best as can instant cook ie no soaking overnight-however the soak overnight can also be used for generating sprouts--lentils are

for when you run out food


10 Tea or coffee-real coffee best-do not waste it-recycle it by adding a teaspoon to what is brewed already -if you can get one of those metal baskets used in old percolators you can just use a saucepan when making it-black coffee is very slimming and far better for you than nescafe and powdered stuff

1 dried milk


This basic diet can be used and has virtually no throw away bits

optional extras are:-

Yogart ,cheese , flour and jam can also be gooda

peel of oranges can be used to make marmalade

Optional extras  last items at end can be used to make cheese toast, cut into blocks as nibbles,grated with carrot to make a salad,flour can be used for pancakes

Yogart is easy to make from one packet you can generate a years supply if you have a thermos


3 See what you can do or make with your old clothes -do not buy anything-make it some way

repairs to clothesc an be done with thin fishing line or human hair-both are invisible

4 Start learning DIY and or hone up the skills you already earn with,entertain with

Learnt and enjoyed-start studying the new skill of swopping with your neighbors

even babysitting,coaching,dressmaking,old people minding,homework supervising ,gardening ,dyeing,dancing,sewing,carpentry,cleaning,old people minding

can be swapped-so can computer savvy or just plain muscle power,or any artistic or sport,or reading/writing skills .typing,maths skills,card playing skills,singing skills-Any sort of how to that you have under your belt can be swopped,accounting and business documentation and presentation/public speaking skills are also useful

how get slightly slower cash
3 years ago

 

1 Do not -repeat do not go into any shop

-see if you can get free delivery from a supermarket

if not possible try ringing local retailers see if with a big order they will deliver

failing that try on-line options

 

2Cut down food to basic diet below-

get this in largest amounts that will keep

1 meat(eg 1 roast lamb-cut up as chops as well as roasted for 1 for I month

one half hoggett with roast,corned cut into chops and minced for family(small family =2 week l larger family=1 week

2 greens-whatever is cheapest-cabbage is usually good value brocholli and sprouts and boch choy also possible

3 Roots-potatoes best,carrots can be mashed with them-turnips can be used

not as nice though

4 fruits-tomatoesbest or pumpkin -can add a few apples,dried raisons dries apricots if feeling greedy -bananas+apples + oranges make an a1 fruit salad with honwy and water added-basically one fruit will do but make sure youeat a root,fruit and greens with each big meal of the day

5 Butterif cheap-use as for cooking and also put on vegs and bread

6 A yeast extract spread with butter on bread,+ put in with vegetables when cooking

7 Honey-use on cereal ,in drinks,for cooking

8 Some sort of cereal-porridge is cheapest,muesli can be good

89 Areally good rye bread-do not stint on this-use as a staple filler


9Large pack lentils-red best as can instant cook ie no soaking overnight-however the soak overnight can also be used for generating sprouts--lentils are

for when you run out food


10 Tea or coffee-real coffee best-do not waste it-recycle it by adding a teaspoon to what is brewed already -if you can get one of those metal baskets used in old percolators you can just use a saucepan when making it-black coffee is very slimming and far better for you than nescafe and powdered stuff

1 dried milk


This basic diet can be used and has virtually no throw away bits

optional extras are:-

Yogart ,cheese , flour and jam can also be gooda

peel of oranges can be used to make marmalade

Optional extras  last items at end can be used to make cheese toast, cut into blocks as nibbles,grated with carrot to make a salad,flour can be used for pancakes

Yogart is easy to make from one packet you can generate a years supply if you have a thermos


3 See what you can do or make with your old clothes -do not buy anything-make it some way

repairs to clothesc an be done with thin fishing line or human hair-both are invisible

4 Start learning DIY and or hone up the skills you already earn with,entertain with

Learnt and enjoyed-start studying the new skill of swopping with your neighbors

even babysitting,coaching,dressmaking,old people minding,homework supervising ,gardening ,dyeing,dancing,sewing,carpentry,cleaning,old people minding

can be swapped-so can computer savvy or just plain muscle power,or any artistic or sport,or reading/writing skills .typing,maths skills,card playing skills,singing skills-Any sort of how to that you have under your belt can be swopped,accounting and business documentation and presentation/public speaking skills are also useful

Extra
3 years ago

The happy thing is, the healthier you eat, the less you spend, in most cases, as long as you're smart about it!