How To Make $500 Fast – 15 Ways To Make Extra Cash This Week

how to make $500 fast

We’ve all been in a position where we’ve had to figure out how to make $500 fast. Or maybe for you it was $100, or $1000. Quick cash isn’t going to set you down the road to lock-term financial success, but it might be just what you need to get out of a bind.

The problem isn’t that you’re lazy, it’s that you just need a great idea to get you off to a head start. Every idea I’ve included here has been used by my or somebody I know to generate quick cash. This isn’t an exhaustive list, these are simply the best ways I know of to make fast cash to get out of a financial bind.

You have the work ethic so strap on your steel toes and lets get you some cash!

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12 Tips For A Budget Kitchen Remodel – (How We Saved Over $10k)

budget kitchen remodel

If you read my post from earlier this week, you know that my family did an ‘unwelcome’ budget kitchen remodel last month due to a leaking dishwasher.

In December, our daughter fell on our open dishwasher lid and broke the machine. I decided to save some cash and buy used – a mistake I will never make again. The used machine that I installed had a slow leak that went undetected for several months until it had completely soaked our subfloor, meaning that we had to completely gut our kitchen.

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Why I Disappeared For Two Months

If you’re a regular reader of NB, you will have noticed that I have not put any new content up on this site for about two months now. Two months is a long time to let my site just sit with no effort, no new content, nothing. In blogging, this is a major no-no. So … Read more

11 Financial Habits I Wish I’d Started In My 20s

Financial Habits To Start Early

I wish I had…

It’s a sad statement that every one of us has said or thought at some point. Most of us could finish that sentence a dozen different ways.

The truth is, we all live with regret. Maybe your regrets are about money, many of mine are. I can think of a dozen things I wish I’d started doing 15 years ago.

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How We Paid Off $29,500 In 2016!

How We Paid Off Debt

This week’s post is by Jamie Griffin. Jamie Griffin is a Middle School Teacher and Blogger who runs the site MrJamieGriffin.com. He and his wife are working hard to pay off their student loans and teach others how to Do Money Differently.

My wife Jenna and I started our plan to aggressively pay off our student loans in 2013. Since then we have paid off nearly all of our debt, increasing our total amount paid every year. It has been a long road, and while the end is in sight, I want to reflect a little on how we got this far. I know that most people reflect sometime in January, but March is still pretty early in the year right? Better late than never! In 2016, we had our biggest year of debt crushing, paying off a crazy $29,586.55!!! Looking back at our year in review, I will show you how we did it.

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How To Make It As A One-Income Family

how to make it as a one income family

My wife and I have been living on one-income since our first daughter was born in 2011. Being at home with our children was something that she has always wanted and though I was sure at the time that it would mean we could never own a home, I reluctantly went along with her plan. (This turned out not to be true, we bought our first place, a townhouse, in October of 2014)

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10 Smart Ways To Use Your Tax Refund

ways to use your tax refund

Are you expecting a check this year around tax time rather than a bill? There are lots of ways to use your tax refund. If you’re like me, you might be tempted to trade your tax refund for a big TV, dinners out, a gaming console or if you’re getting a particularly large sum, a vehicle.

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Why I Started This Blog

Blogging is fricken hard.

Not hard as in it will make you break a sweat, but time-consuming, soul sucking hard.

If you have a blog of your own, you probably know what I mean.

It’s not enough to write posts and put them up. If you want your blog to grow, you need to be engaged on social media. You need to engage in the comments discussions on other blogs, keep on top of SEO, backlinking, networking, site security, design, email list blah blah blah.

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Why I Drive a $500 Car

Driving a $500 Car

I am 32 years old, and I’ve owned more than 30 vehicles.

This includes cars, trucks motorcycles and scooters that have varied in quality from not-even-close-to-roadworthy, through to brand-new off the lot.

For the last year and a half, I’ve been riding a brand new motorcycle. I bought it off the lot and justified the expense as “worth it to have something reliable”. I also told myself that I work hard (which is true), and I deserve a new toy (which is not true).

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How To Get Out Of A Car Loan

how to get out of a car loan

The day you financed your new car, it probably felt like a great idea.

Do you remember the new car smell? That was probably part of what drew you in. That mixed with a savvy salesman and the alluring idea of years of maintenance-free driving.

Trust me, that euphoric ‘new car’ feeling wears off after a few months, and making a car payment becomes a chore. In 2008 I financed a brand new Ford Ranger; It took about 5 months before my truck was scratched up and I deeply regretted that decision.

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