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If the lyrics to the Dolly Parton song “9 to 5” could be your autobiography, maybe it’s time to consider some unconventional ways to make money. After all, if you’re “barely gettin’ by,” you’re probably looking for creative ways to earn extra cash about now.
Whether you’re struggling to pay the bills or just looking to pad your savings account, check out some clever ways to earn a buck that are on the strange side.
When I spotted a garage sale sign yesterday, I had to circle the block after missing my chance to turn. By that time, the sign had blown over but I stopped to read the tiny address scrawled at the bottom.
I drove down the street but there was no sign of a sale. Then I looked way, way down the long driveway. A girl sat on a side door stoop next to a bunch of clutter dumped onto the driveway. I looked around for a few minutes and left. I could see a wasted weekend ahead for that family. But your sale doesn’t have to be a bust.
One time, a friend and I threw a sale that took up two front lawns. At day’s end, all that remained was a small box with plastic Easter eggs and a few books. I marked the box “free” and set it on the curb. Thirty minutes later, it was gone. So, how did I do that? The keys are good planning and knowing how to let go.
Here are some tips for getting people to your sale and watching them drive away with your old things while you count the cash.
Just because you’ve retired from your primary career doesn’t mean you’re finished working. In fact, some retirement advice is to keep working at least part time.
Whether you need the money to make ends meet or are just figuring out what to do in retirement, there are options, especially work you can do from your own home.
Click through to find out which jobs are perfect for retirees.
Congressional Republicans are touting their new tax plan as a wage-boosting, job-creating boon to the middle class – despite harsh criticisms from the public and experts.
Business Insider’s Lauren Lyons Cole reported that while take-home pay is set to rise under both plans, most Americans won’t see a ton of extra cash in their pockets. But how much you save also depends on how much you currently earn.
Career site Zippia provided Business Insider with data breaking down how different occupations fare under the Senate’s tax plan. The estimated federal tax savings below are for a single, childless taxpayer who claims the standard deduction.
Click ahead for a look at how people in a number of different occupations, from fast food cooks to pilots to anesthesiologists, could see their taxes change next year if the Senate’s tax plan becomes law.
Some people work 40 or more hours per week and then abruptly stop working altogether the day after they retire. But there are also a variety of ways to gradually reduce your hours as you transition into retirement. Consider these flexible work arrangements for people approaching retirement age.
Sometimes retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Maybe it’s boredom, loneliness, or just too much time on your hands — or the money runs short. There are plenty of reasons a job — especially part-time, flexible work (perhaps done remotely using a phone or computer) — can start to look good to a retiree. And there are plenty of jobs that seniors can pursue (with median hourly wages, where applicable, from PayScale).
Items to Avoid at Walmart
From staples like food and clothes to oddities like the famed yodeling pickle, Walmart has become a one-stop shop for just about everything. The retail giant is definitely a force to be reckoned with.
But while the company is known for its “everyday low prices,” Walmart isn’t the only place for saving money. Based on prices, quality and expert opinion, here are some of the worst items to buy at Walmart.