How to stay on top of your budget and create extra cash during the Holiday Season!
The Holiday season is upon us. Who does not want extra cash!
With the excitement of this joyous time of year may also bring some stress. Travel, gift purchasing, and those awesome holiday parties can get pricey. Here are few suggestions that can assist in creating extra cash for the holidays.
Planning is essitenial. Create a Holiday Party Plan. Review your social calendar work, holiday and dinner parties. We often overlook the social aspects of our lives leaving our budget exposed to unwanted surprises. Sure…You can’t plan every aspect of your social calendar, but having a plan will help you to valuate and make adjustments when necessary.
Extra Money= Extra Bags
Review your current budget. If you don’t have a budget create one Now! Look at your monthly expenses, determine what expenses may have an open opportunity for recycled cash. One of these would be the weekly grocery bill. Going back to the social calendar look at travel dates and times where you will not be home. The average person spends $65.00-100.00 bucks a week on groceries. This could be a $50.00 recycled cash opportunity a week, by scaling back to accommodate your time on the social scene.
Phone: Use what you have to get what you need. A common statement used. In this case we are talking about your phone. There are several different apps that generate small monthly income that can be the buffer for over spending. One App is Swag Bucks (SB). Swag bucks is a rewards loyalty app where you earn points for performing a variety of online activities. It’s not a get rich quick or huge income opportunity, but you can earn points doing surveys and movie reviews right from your phone. The points can be redeemed for gift cards and PayPal cash. A new gift card means not spending from your budget to buy a gift. Who doesn’t want that?
The Scavenger Hunt. This is an ongoing opportunity to search your home for items you are no longer using. Letgo, The app where you can sell unwanted item, or Thredup up for your gently used clothes. These apps allow you to post and sell from your smart phone and create extra income with things you need to purge. Have unwanted books? Try Bookscouter the search engine that finds the best prices for your gently used textbooks or other books. Remember that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure and that can mean mega bucks for you. Enjoy your Holiday Season