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Money is hard to come by, so I try to find ways to save it everyday. We are a single income family and live on a pretty tight budget. We made the financial decision for me to stay at home about 6 years ago. It was an adjustment going into the “mode” of all day mom…then homeschool mom, but all in all I adjusted pretty good. It did leave on dilemna and that was “extra” money. As I said our budget is tight so for a little extra I had to think of quick ways to make some money in the time that allows.
My husband works very hard to give us a comfortable lifestyle, and by comfortable that means eating out occasionally. A lavish lifestyle would mean that I would be treated to dinner once a week. I will let you know when we get there. (smile). Since I do like to eat out or have a pizza on super busy nights my quick income had to be handy. I knew that it would not be $400.00, but it might be enough monthly to add income into our savings so that we could put a pizza or two into our budget.
Quick Ways To Find Money In The Laundry:
So, I like I said, I find different ways to help. I save all of my change ( and theirs) and put it in a jar. I figure that I do the laundry and clean the house, so I get dibs on what I find. In one year my various change jars placed strategically throughout the home has brought in close to $150.00. Yes….who would believe it!
Quick Ways To Make Money From A Hobby:
Since I am a reader I try to read one book per month, sometimes that is a far fetched goal, but the point is I love to read. Well, this can be a very expensive hobby. Each time that I buy a book, I sell two books to a second hand bookstore. No, I don’t go back and buy more books from the store I put the money in an envelope. When it hits $50.00 then I add it to our family savings. Most of the books are used on Amazon. I really never pay more than $6.00 for a book including S&H.
Quick Ways To Make Money With A Business:
Another way that I make money to save is through my AVON business. Even though I homeschool there is still a little bit of time to sell AVON and make money. Through loyal customers that order each time I am able to earn money each month that will go toward a bill, or into our savings accounts.
How do you save money to get a few extra’s into your budget? I would love to hear about it in the comments!