10 Ways to Bring in Extra Money

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Now that I have “cut the fat” out of my spending, it’s time for me to find ways to earn a little extra money. I am an emotional shopper and I love to buy gifts for people. I have always worked outside of the home and I enjoy making my own money.

I know. I know. My husband and I are a team and so it is still our money, but let’s be honest, it doesn’t always feel that way.  So, I have come up with ten different ways that I could help bring a little extra money into our household budget.

These things won’t make us rich, but they did pay for a belated honeymoon to Puerto Rico.  And let me tell you, we loved our couple time, and I was proud to be able to do something for him without using the money he was earning.

DSC00029When I looked at different ways to bring in extra money, I had to break it down into two categories: selling and earning.  Both are great options to help with the household expenses or maybe something special, like a belated honeymoon, in my case.

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4 Ways to Cut the Fat … out of the budget

Now that the decision has been made to be a stay-at-home mom, it’s time to cut the fat out of our budget.  Cutting our income in half, is tough, but with hard work and budgeting it is possible to still have a great life.  Going out to eat 4 days a week is now out of the question, but so far, I haven’t missed it.

When I say “cutting the fat” I am referring to really looking at what our family needs and loves, not just wants.  After looking at the budget, there were four main areas to focus on: Insurance, Cable/Internet, Groceries and Entertainment.

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