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Today, we have a great contributed post on family finances. Do you need to make money fast for your family? Here are some great tips to do just that. Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
If your finances are in worse shape than you imagined, you might need to think about raising some emergency cash to cover your living costs and invest into your business. Whether you are facing a higher than expected tax bill, or need to pay for a car repair, you can avoid getting into debt and raise money fast.
Below you will find a few tips on getting more cash when you need it most.
One of the best ways of getting money is taking part in clinical studies. While some take months to complete, some will only take up a few hours of your time. You might also want to give your opinion to marketing companies, and share your views in a focus group. You might have to attend a few nights a week, but you will be compensated for your time. Alternatively, you can sign up for online survey sites, but don’t expect a high reward for filling out only one questionnaire.
List the people who owe you money and find them, or get a solicitor to contact you. Think about that claim you never submitted about your personal injury, as you had no time or energy to follow it up. Check here for different types of personal injury claims and find out whether or not you are entitled to a compensation.
Being short of cash might give you an opportunity to declutter your home. List the things you haven’t used or touched for over a year, and try to sell them online. If you have larger items, you might want to hold a yard sale, and raise some money. This will get you cash faster, and save you time and money on posting the items to buyers.
If you live alone, or have a home that is too big for your family, you can rent out your room or garage. There are bound to be some students looking for temporary accommodation, and they will be happy with a clean home and bedding. If you have neighbors who are looking for a parking space, or could use your garage, you can offer it to them in exchange for a reasonable payment.
The simplest way of improving your financial situation is to refinance your existing credit and reduce your payments. If you can get a better deal on your mortgage and stop paying interest on your credit card by getting a zero percent deal, you could have more money staying in your account in the end of the month. You might even be able to release some equity from your home, so you can pay for unexpected expenses without having to take out extra credit.
Whether you are in a money trouble, or need to increase your income, you can raise extra cash using one of the above methods. Focus on your long term plans, and look for ways of getting some cash that don’t involve taking out a short term expensive finance deal.