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From time to time, I’ve been asked for my “valued opinion” by an online survey in my inbox. As I click through screen after screen, I’ve found myself quickly losing patience. Fifteen minutes later, I’ve earned a dollar. Yippee! Let’s put that towards the kids’ college accounts! Not. So I was surprised to learn that a friend of my husband’s, a former stock broker, makes up
Moving across the country or across the street is a huge hassle, but it doesn’t have to be expensive. Save time, stress, and most importantly, money, by getting rid of excess stuff first. The less you have to pack, the quicker and cheaper the entire move will be. Let alone the unpacking! So you’ll save money on both ends by lightening your load. Use this
Sometimes I procrastinate by watching cat videos (yeah, you know you do it, too). But it’s not just all fur and fluff – New York Magazine estimates Internet star Grumpy Cat is worth $1 million dollars. With merchandise, a New York Times Bestseller, another book on the way, a Friskies endorsement deal and a feature film in the works, Grumpy’s not just some cute cat, she’s
“Moooooooooom…can I have that?” “I WAAAAANT IT! PLEEEEEEEASE??!!” “All my friends have one; why can’t you buy me one?” Sounds familiar and annoying, doesn’t it? Your kids want something, and you want to say no. It’s not so much an issue regarding your money. It’s about teaching your kids about money: how to earn, save and spend it. You want to teach your kids about
Are there right ways and wrong ways to hold a yard sale? As a veteran yard saler, I can unequivocally tell you yes! If you really want to unload all those boxes of outgrowns and unwanteds from your garage, attic, and basement, and if you want to attract crowds and make money, do yourself a favor and learn from these mistakes and secrets! How to make
I’ve just completed my eighth bake sale for charity. It’s an annual event that benefits a local animal shelter. This year’s sale made $500! And no matter how much money the bake sale brings in, it’s always worth it, because aside from the time spent planning and baking, very little is spent on ingredients. Many of us have cherished causes deserving of cash. If you
You’ve got outgrown kid stuff or maybe your own clothes, shoes and bags you’re looking to get rid of. Should you have a yard sale? Is it easier to donate? Or is it worth the time and hassle to become a consignor at one of those twice-yearly consignment sales? What are the benefits of consigning? At what cost?
Who wouldn’t love to start the new year off with a little more money in their pocket? I know I would. Whether you’d like to travel more or save for your child’s education, a little extra income can make this possible. Earlier this year we shared 12 ways to make money quickly. With the holidays over I’ve got a little more free time and with
If you live in LA, hitting a garage sale means running into celebrities. Writer Rachelle Romberg talks about what celebrities she’s met – and how she has sold their junk for much, much higher prices. Rachelle is auditioning for a staff writer position on BargainBabe.com! Missed the audition announcement? Here it is. Each day this week we are running one audition post. Did this post
Reader Kate shared how she makes money from home through a site called MTurk, a branch of Amazon.com that connects workers with brief paid online projects. Kate’s work on MTurk led to another job! We haven’t written TOO much about making money from home, though we have covered making money at kids consignment sales, making money by watching ads, making money through spring cleaning, and