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Ways to make money without getting a job

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I need to start stashing away $$$ for our upcoming vacation and move. My husband wants to take a vacation before we relocate to GA, so that takes money. Moving expenses will all be reimbursed by the Army but require us to front some of the cost. So I am trying to come up with some creative ways to acquire extra cash. Here's what I have so far. Please feel free to add to my list. Getting a job is NOT an option, as child care is too costly and I home school my children anyway.

  • collect and recycle aluminum cans
  • keep up with my change jar. It's for Christmas presents right now, but after Christmas I can dedicate it to the vacation and move.
  • sell some things. For example, our 2 room air conditioners. We won't need them in GA where we will have central air conditioning, but there is a market for them here. I will wait until the weather is warmer, when I can fetch a better price.
  • make money by saving money. If I cut back the cable package we have, and stash the difference, I can save some money.
  • sell my plasma. This is not a keen idea for me, but it is a way to earn money. I am not going to start this right now. It's for backup.


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  1. beansthemama's Avatar
    collect and recycle aluminum cans
    keep up with my change jar. It's for Christmas presents right now, but after Christmas I can dedicate it to the vacation and move
    I thought I was the only one who did this! LOL THanks great ideas
  2. faxonfive's Avatar
    We collect the cans too!! Our kids save them all year and then the first week of December they turn them in and usually they get over $100.00 which they use for Christmas......
  3. angelnevaeh's Avatar
    Can you really sell plasma??
  4. DohDohBird's Avatar
    Yes, you can. And you can make a couple hundred dollars a month doing so. I just don't like it because it makes me woozy and it takes hours.
  5. mdowdy's Avatar
    I agree dohdoh plasma is a last on my list too. If you have a cell phone you could check there to see if you can cut any.
  6. mdowdy's Avatar
    how about selling some of the things around the house. Things you don't use or some of the toys and things the kids dont use anymore.
  7. DohDohBird's Avatar
    Don't really have anything to sell except my air conditioners, and I am waiting till late spring to do that because they will fetch higher prices when the temps go up again.

    Cell phone I have is the lowest plan available and is only used for important things when the house phone is not available. So I've cut that.

    I called Comcast and reduced my cable and got on a new package deal to lower my bill by $12 a month, which is nice.

    Keep the ideas coming!
  8. crankymae's Avatar
    Nowadays, people are letting go of house phones and just using their cells. We don't have a cell. One month we had $5 in long distance and over $17 for the privilege of using long distance-Arrrgh!! We canceled long distance service with our phone co. and bought a "minutes" card. If you don' make alot of long distance calls, it might be worth investigating and calculating your savings.

    We recycle our own aluminum cans-why let the county recycle get the money if you can? We average about $150 a year and it goes in our Xmas fund. With 3 cats and aluminum cat food cans, we're in the green! LOL
  9. starsinnight's Avatar
    So I guess a garage sale is out since you said all you have is the a/c's but maybe a bake sale?

    You can also do a work from home type thing that my friend's mom used to do where she would get paid for stuffing letters into envelopes. They'd mail her a box and she'd make us all help her! Not sure what company it was though.

    You can also make money by teaching classes from home (scrapbookings, couponing, crafts, etc). or could you take care of other children and charge a fee cheaper than daycare? Or offer tutoring services for neighborhood children?

    Do you have any books, cds, dvds you can sell on half.com or ebay?

    you could sell homemade crafts too like soap or candles? you could also make valentine's day gift baskets and sell those too.

    There's also that bank that rounds up all your purchases to the whole dollar and all the change gets put into savings. I always thought that sounded like a good idea!

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