5 Ways To Scrounge Up Cash Fast
On a recent Sunday night, I stood in the dark beside a glowing IKEA lamp in the CVS parking lot near my home. Why? I needed extra cash fast.
I'd listed the lamp, which was sitting unused in my basement, on Craigslist the day before. On Sunday night, I got a text asking if I could meet. It was 8 p.m. and dark outside, but we met at the corner drug store. The buyer left with the lamp, and I added $20 to my weekend scrounge-up stash.
I wasn't broke, but my budget didn't allow for a few indulgences I wanted that week. I could have withdrawn money from my savings or paid for some things with a credit card. However, sometimes I like to see how much cash I can scrape up with what I've got on hand. Once I dip into my emergency fund, it's too easy to keep knocking it down by $50 here or $100 there. Also, I don't want to add to any credit card balance I might have.
Maybe you've been there yourself, trying to stick to a tight budget while waiting on payday. Next time, don't be so quick to whip out your credit card.
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