During this time of global financial turmoil, it's necessary that we learn to conserve and grow our fiscal resources. If you're in a pickle and need a few ideas of how to earn some quick cash, you are definitely not alone! Read on for some surefire methods that will put you back in the black and keep you securely out of the red!
1) Burn your home for insurance money: Items needed are gasoline, matches, insurance policy, and airtight alibi. But if you're an apartment dweller, you may want to rethink torching the place, seeing that about 100 other people would be without shelter. Instead, take out a renter's policy and stage a burglary. Hell, leave your door and windows unlocked for a week or two and you may be lucky enough for a real burglary to occur!
2) Declare yourself holy and secure TV airtime: It's simple, reallyjust wear a weird suit and pretend that you're talking to God and healing the callers who call in for help. Flash a P.O. box on the screen and ask for cash and checks to be sent in your name. Just don't run into any scandals or there's sure to be trouble.
3) Sell blood, plasma, and/or semen: This is an old trick, but it's still a good one. Besides, it's much better than selling yourself on the street corner.
4) Borrow pets and sell them: This money making scheme would even be more perfect if you walk dogs for a living. Simply take the lovable critters to a busy shopping area and sell them to anyone who's willing to shell out the cash. If you really want to capitalize on this lucrative opportunity, create papers for the pets and sell them as purebreds!
5) Salvation Army bell ringer: Because we're in the middle of the holiday season, this moneymaking scheme is just about perfect! Have a bucket, a bell and a sign declaring you as a certified Salvation Army representative. Set up shop in front of a busy storefront and in no time you'll be hearing the sound of coinage rolling in! It's really not a lie: the money will be going to the needynamely you.
6) Sell suggestive pictures of yourself (or neighbors): Although you may have never seriously considered it before, there is quite a market for racy, homemade self-photos. You may not think you have the nerve, but after a few drinks and a peep at your bank account balance you'll be raring to go! Borrow a tripod and a digital camera, don something tight and slinky and be the seducer you've always fantasized of! But if you find yourself being too camera shy and decide to weenie out, try the next best thing: photo your neighbors. Remember, you're only a Peeping Tom if you get caught.
But if you really can't see yourself ringing a bell or seducing the camera, here's another idea: learn more about your credit and take better control of your finances.
With the introduction of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003, every United States citizen is given the opportunity to obtain one credit report annually completely free of charge. Though the process of actually receiving the report is simple, knowing where and how to get the report is vital to the procedure. Because of the importance of knowing and understanding your credit score, being knowledgeable of this process is necessary in taking control of your own credit future.
The three agencies responsible for generating credit scores, Equifax, Experian and Transunion, have combined their resources to create a single website that enables U.S. citizens to have their free credit report sent to them. The website, Annualcreditreport.com, offers a simple to understand format that enables those who qualify to view and print their report from the comfort of their home computer. The first step in the process asks for personal information such as name, address, date of birth, social security number and one past home address. Secondly, the site requests that the user choose a single company from which to receive their credit report; though every citizen is given a free copy of each of their three reports, they must choose either to receive them all at once, or in intervals throughout the year. After all information has been given and all query boxes filled, the report is generated and given in document form, giving the report holder the option of either saving and/or printing the report for their personal records.
Along with its main service, Annualcreditreport.com offers a number of resources for those who wish to learn more about credit reports and the process used to obtain them. Along with a brief description of the site and its founding companies, a thorough frequently asked questions section is included in order to help in answering the many inquiries that both users and potential users may have concerning Annualcreditreport.com, including the security measures the site employs, explanations of general terms, and tips on improving credit scores. But even though the site does offer a number of important extras, its main goal is to guide users through the simple steps of receiving and understanding their credit report and scores. Though the credit report is free of charge, a fee must be paid in order to receive your actual credit scores. The fee, though, is inexpensive, and generally less than fifteen dollars.