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.
One of life's great ironies is that when you're younger, you can't
wait to get out of school, but as you get older, all you want is to
return to it.
Maybe that's because the world seemed simpler during those years,
but for me it's the growing realization that there's so much more
to learn about life, the universe, and everything--and a shrinking
amount of time in which to learn it. (Bonus points if you caught
that Douglas Adams reference.)
Alas, I lack the mountains of money usually required to go back to
Facebook, Inc, recently launched a brand-new ad format, called a
"Featured Story," which dumps paid content - rather than updates
from Great Aunt Lynn about her recent biopsy or one of those
internet memes - squarely into our news feeds. Worse, these paid
advertisements (a.k.a. "news feed) shows the actions of the
Facebook users friends and these ads are front-and-center on our
Facebook news feed.
Great. More ads.
I've been mildly annoyed by the ads (read: "Sponsored Stories") on
the sidebar of Facebook, but have been able to tune them out. Now,
when I'm blearily checking to see if I've gotten any response to my
"Which Disney Princess Are You?" post, I'm bound to accidentally
click a Featured Story.
You know what? I'm sick of ads.
Because I have to sell my firstborn son in order to see a movie
these days, I do it perhaps twice a year.
I know a ton of people who'd like to abandon their pricey home phone service, but still want the equivalent of a landline for convenience, emergencies--and the occasional marathon chat session (one that won't eat into their mobile minutes or drain their cell phone's battery).
If you recently formed an LLC or registered your business with your
state, you may have found your mailbox stuffed with business credit card offers.
But before you sign your name on the dotted line, consider how
you'll use the card.
Here are some tips on properly managing your business account and
keeping your finances in order.
Netflix subscribers were shocked and horrified to discover that their
cherished unlimited-streaming and unlimited-DVD plans had been split in
two; Now, if you want both, you have to pay Netflix roughly 60% more.