If there's one time of year when most people could probably use a bit of extra cash in their wallets, this would be the one. Gifts. Holiday parties. Secret Santa Swaps. A fabulous new outfit to go with the fabulous little holiday soirée.
It all adds up.
One way to help lighten the proverbial holiday load is to make some extra cash. We're not talking a second job or taking out a mortgage on your house. There are tons of easy ways for you to make money these days, some of which require very little actual "work" from you.
Here are five of our favorite, easy ways to make some extra moolah this holiday season. Just try not to spend it all in one place.
If you're anything like us, the arrival of spring conjures up images of open windows, sun-filled days and, of course, spring cleaning our finances.
Even if that last one's not on your list of 'Top 10 Reasons to Celebrate Spring', it should be. That's because the arrival of a new season is a great excuse to do some tidying up—both in your house and with your finances.
Spring cleaning your finances doesn't have to take a long time, either. In fact, here are five things you can do right now to help your finances, each of which would take five minutes or less to accomplish.
Keeping track of coupons can be tedious and time consuming. Using paper coupons requires that you find, clip and then store them in a place where they can be used when needed...before they expire. It can also be tough to find coupons for items you really need among the pages of coupons for things you never use. Trying to remember you have a coupon is a chore in itself. Companies like Offermatic have been working to take advantage of the digital aspect of shopping. These companies will monitor your spending habits and send you savings based on the items you tend to buy most often.
Imagine getting coupons for items you actually could use?
With summer fast approaching, many of you are likely in the midst
of planning family vacations. And if your trip will take you
overseas, logistics like booking airfare and hotel reservations as
well as packing and planning an itinerary are not the only things
you must accomplish before departure. Interestingly, and
perhaps counter-intuitively, in order to prevent surprisingly high
costs and other purchasing problems associated with traveling
abroad, a call to your credit card company is also a pre-trip
It's easy to get lazy during the winter. When it's cold and gross outside, staying in shape both physically and fiscally can take a back seat to convenience. You go home instead of going to the gym. You grocery shop nearby even if the prices are higher. You buy lunch out so you don't have to carry that lunch bag on the train.
Here are five new habits to start so you can get in better financial shape this summer:
By Kyle_PsatyGuest Blogger
Money Saving Tips
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