Fast Cash

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by mavmannate, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. mavmannate

    mavmannate New Member

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    Everybody has lived paycheck to paycheck at some point.
    Well I am at that point right now trying to claw my way up the ladder, broke as hell. To the point of counting change and rolling pennies...

    Anyone know of some quick cash ideas?
    I'm even saving my aluminum cans....LOL.
    I still have my job, but still wanna pay the bills on time like everyone wants too!

    Not payday loans, or other junk lol. already have plenty of debt! hehe.

    Anything would help!

    (PS... I am NOT asking for help, I am asking for ideas to get some fast cash)
     
  2. bubbajum

    bubbajum New Member

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    Monongahel
    Man do I know where your at !! I was among the working poor, if I wanted to be a total bum and just live off the state it would have been high on the hog compared to the standard I was living.

    I know some on the state silver spoon for no other reason than laziness, free food, free medical, they got a brand new furnace 5 grand...free and they get reduced rates on all kinds of stuff.

    I lived on tuna, 50 cents a can and Ramon noodles for 3 months, about 66 cents a meal.

    Ok... quick cash do what I did work 2 jobs and odd jobs for people. Now to save money if you smoke....quit I did, if you drink quit I did, don't eat out. A pound of lunch meat and loaf of bread will last days compared to a "value meal" at some fast food place.

    It's all about common sense choices...hope this helps in someway.
     

  3. mavmannate

    mavmannate New Member

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    Yeah, No more eating out, I dont smoke or drink... I dont get or want any gov assistance (unless its unemployment my POS job pays for)... But at this point it isnt too the ramen noodle points! lol. I just wanna avoid that. I have 3 dogs and 2 cats. They always get food. No matter what. And my fiance (in avatar) is gonna come first obviously LOL. So I just want to make sure we dont get in that sitiation.

    Second job...Im looking, im looking anything and everything. Craigslist, sell personal item on ebay/craigslist.... so on and so fourth. I got a boat awhile back 14 ft vhull with a 4hp evinrude, which i traded my laptop for. Laptop was only worth 150ish. So i traded and got me a boat, and now i can turn around and sell the boat for at least 350-600 depending on how fast i need the money...

    I also pondered the idea of building a trotline kit with weights and ALL you need for it accept the bait and sell it... but i figured i would buy all these supplies and be stuck with the cost and not find a buyer.
     
  4. bedbug jr

    bedbug jr New Member

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    Odd jobbing it is probably the best method for raising quick cash and there's always a market for a fix-it man and/or a jack of all trades. Not quite so quick but just as handy, I've got an old Xmas candy can with a lid on it and I throw my loose change in it at the end of the day and just forget it. You'd be surprised how fast it adds up. Don't count it till you really need it and I keep mine out of sight, out of mind. Last year I took it to the bank and they ran it through the counter and I had over $500 which I used to do some Xmas shopping. This economy has a lot of us pinching pennys and buying generic instead of brand name in some items. Stay safe and keep the faith!!!:wink:
     
  5. oh no

    oh no New Member

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    Indiana
    Come over here and help strip my roof,,, 10 dollars per hour,, cash money.
     
  6. mavmannate

    mavmannate New Member

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    De soto, Kansas

    Thats a heck of alot more than what I'm making now! lol... I wish I could!!!

    Im doing every odd job I can. My fiances mother just got layed off, but they are pretty well off for the most part, and they are painting there house, but cant afford to pay me to do it. And im on craigslist and posting signs and stuff all the time for hauling jobs and such. mowing. anything for extra cash. :smile2:
     
  7. bubbajum

    bubbajum New Member

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    Monongahel
    You sound like a motivated individual, just keep doing what your doing and things will get better....just remember you have to make it happen.

    Like Nike.....JUST DO IT:wink:
     
  8. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Consider starting you a car wash and detailing business We have a youth group that does it every Sat. and can't keep up with the demand from a small community.
     
  9. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    of course i got a bus load of kids but the biggest money saver we have is making a menu for the week ahead and shopping accordingly and nto straying. also try and plan out all of our trips to kill two or three stoned birds with one minvan
     
  10. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    Tennessee
    Odd jobs will make you alot of money. I do tree removal sometimes and make pretty good money at it.
     
  11. Hoopie

    Hoopie New Member

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    Ohio
    Odd jobs is the ticket..... my brother makes great extra money doing tree and shrub work and I do all right seal coating and repairing blacktop could do better just don't hustle up the work like I did when I was ten years younger.lol
     
  12. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Oklahoma
    Take a look at your needs and wants. I cut a bunch of fat from my budget this past year. Gonna be forced to cut more[like the satelite TV and internet ] if things get any worse. Good thing is my wife just got a job at a convience store for 7.50/hr so thats taking some of the pinch away.
     
  13. snakeman76

    snakeman76 New Member

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    I agree with Richard do away with the things you dont need.Sometimes we have to make hard choices but looks like your on the righ path just watch out for them git rich quick crap and you be ok:wink:
     
  14. SouthGADan

    SouthGADan New Member

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    Lyons, GA
    ^^ This. My uncle retired from the forestry service and started doing odd jobs to stay busy, and, well, he's staying busy alright. He now has to turn down/delay jobs. Clipping coupons and buying groceries on sale helped my parents out a lot when they where in that situation. I really hope it all works out for you.
     
  15. medic

    medic New Member

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    State:
    Georgia
    Well I'm a retired Paramedic , And My Dad had a window cleaning business that he's had for about 30 yrs . And about 3 yrs ago I started working with him and have took over the business and we get alot of Father and Son time together that we missed due to me having my own family and working 24 hr shifts and picking up a 16 hr shift at another ambulance services on my off days. But you was trying to figure out how to make some extra money.. Look around where you live and see how clean the windows are at local stores around town..If the windows look dirty talk to them you may be able to start cleaning them monthly and some places want it weekly.. Low start up cost get most anything you need at Lowes or Depot. About 30 dollar start up . And I can make that back in 15 mins..lol And the longer you get out there and hustle up business the quicker you will become and then you will start making more money. If it's a intrest you send me a private message and I'l help you figure out how to mix chemicals and some tricks of the trade....
    Good Luck,
    Anthony