10 Ways to Make Extra Money During the Holidays

10 Ways to Make Extra Money During the Holidays

During this time of year, it’s easy to overextend yourself with buying gifts, decorating, and special meals. If you haven’t saved for the Holidays all year long you may be strapped for cash. What if you could make some quick cash to pad your account and come out on the other side of the Holidays debt free? Here are a few ways to make extra money during the holidays or any time of the year. NOTE: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. I will receive a small referral fee which helps keep this site going and growing for you! 🙂

1. Uber Eats Delivery Driver

People gotta eat right but many are too busy or exhausted from work and after-work holiday shopping to cook. They reach for the phone, open up the Uber Eats app, and order a hot meal for delivery. They are probably in your neighborhood or city which makes it super easy to deliver their food and make extra money a night. If you can go to a restaurant, pick up food, and find an address with a GPS app you can be an Uber Eats delivery driver. You can use your car and it doesn’t matter what year, make, or model it is; unlike what the Ride Share programs require. The great thing about the Uber Eats program is you can take your kids with you so no looking for a babysitter to pay all the money you just made. Deliver with UberEATS and earn on your own schedule.

2. Sell Your old diamond wedding rings

This way to make extra money during the holidays is both cleansing and practical. This is the perfect time to let go of the diamond engagement ring you have been holding on to for so long after your breakup. The holidays can be hard especially after a fresh divorce. It’s even harder years down the road if you get depressed every year around this time. Selling your diamond ring is empowering and releases you to get on with your life. You can also get yourself and your family wonderful gifts that hold a special sentiment or begins a new tradition for your family. If you are ready to begin the process of selling your diamond engagement ring check out Worthy and let them help you get the highest price possible because God knows you’ve earned it after all you have been through!

3. Be an Uber or Lyft driver

The Holidays is a perfect time to be an Uber or Lyft driver. People do not want to fight traffic or parking at the shopping centers so they will pay for a ride in a clean car. Your car. People are also going to the airport, train stations, and bus stations to travel for the holidays. They are going to need a ride so they don’t have to worry about maneuvering through traffic or paying parking fees.  I use Lyft and Uber a lot when I travel and it is such a convenience! You have to have a newer model car and insurance so if you meet the criteria you should sign up. The approval time varies from city to city but it might be worth your while. You will be able to drive any time you want during and after the holidays so this is a legitimate side hustle for making extra money as a single mom.

4. Holiday Prep and/or Clean up service

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The holiday parties are in full swing. Why not make some extra cash as a holiday helper? Private homes, caterers, and hotels hire extra help for the pre- and post-holiday party chores. Check out the Task Rabbit app or Craigslist for gigs in your area. You can also place your own ad on Craigslist or other free local papers offering your services.

5. Create and Sell merchandise on Gear Bubble, Sun Frog, or Spreadshirt

If you are a graphic designer or simply have a sarcastic (or funny) wit you can design and sell T-shirts, mugs, and other merchandise online. This is one of my favorite ways to make money. Head over to Gear Bubble, Sun Frog, or Spreadshirt, create an account, then follow the steps to create your designs. You can decide how much you will sell them for and then add them to the marketplace. When your shirt sells you get paid. If people use your design you get paid. It’s a win-win for everyone.

6. Babysitting during holiday parties 

Holiday Babysitting to make extra money | RichSingleMomma.comPlace an ad on Craigslist or create a flyer to post in your local grocery store or bakery. People are going to company parties and New Years Eve parties so they need a reliable childcare service that is available at night. Since you are a mom you are the answer to their prayers. Check out the Care.com website. You can add yourself to the site as a provider and when you include that you do holiday childcare in your profile you could get more opportunities.

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7. Gift wrapping service

Gift wrapping service to make extra money during holidays | RichSingleMomma.comAre you a fantastic gift wrapper? Use your skills to wrap holiday gifts and get paid. Get gigs at the mall or contract yourself out to bookstores, grocery stores, or corporate offices a few days a week. Busy executives need their gifts wrapped so they don’t look like a complete failure on Christmas morning. Place an ad, call friends, or visit places of business to offer your service. You will need a counter or table to work from, sharp scissors, tape, and a selection of wrapping paper, ribbon and bows.

 

8. Baked goods sales

Baked goods to sell for extra moneyThe smell of baked cookies, cakes, and pies are what makes the holidays special. If you have a gift for baking you can clean up during the holidays. Package your goods and sell them to family, friends, and co-workers who want last minute gifts. You can bake from scratch or from a mix but just don’t buy ready-made baked goods and pass them off as your own. Put the baked items in pretty paper, cellophane, and tins then top it with a bow. Sell it at a higher rate than store bought goods because of the labor and supplies you used to make those yummy treats.

9. Gift Basket sells

If you have a talent for pulling together themed gift items the gift basket business is calling your name. You can make money creating and selling gift baskets of baked goods, spa treatments, movie night, and other themes baskets for people who don’t know what to get their loved ones. Create a sample basket of at least three themes then photograph them. Post your pictures in the Facebook swap and sell groups along with a description and price for the baskets. You can also repeat on your page or in local business groups on Facebook and also on Instagram. If you are feeling adventurous go to car dealerships, and other businesses that have salespeople or caregivers standing around. They will buy from you because it’s one less thing they have to do at the last minute.

10. Donate goods for a tax break

Donate for tax credit extra money in tax refundThis is not exactly a make extra money idea for the holidays but it is a get more money at tax time idea. There is still time to donate clothes, furniture, and kids items to your local charity to get a tax credit. But If you are like me you procrastinate and mess around and don’t get your stuff to the donation center in time. What if there was an app you could use to schedule a donation pick up? The good news is there’s an app for that! You can download and schedule a pickup through the Resupply app. There has never been an easier way to donate your stuff. The best part is the app keeps track of your donations and the value you give it so at tax time you don’t have to remember or gather up scraps of paper you gathered throughout the year. Here is the link to learn more, download the app, and schedule a donation pickup as early as today.

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11 Kid Entrepreneurs You and the Shark Tank Should Watch in Business

11 Kid Entrepreneurs You and the Shark Tank Should Watch in Business

Business is the status quo for adults but when it comes to kid entrepreneurs, we love hearing about them doing big things. I wanted to highlight extraordinary children who have started a business and have set out to change the world. They are making a difference in the community and influencing other kids around them.

This is just the beginning of my Kids in Business posts. I plan to highlight them at least once a quarter. If you have a kid in business, submit them here and perhaps they will show up on this list.

In the spirit of being supportive, be sure to click on their website and social media links to buy their products and follow them too!

KidNewsMaker

Media outlet by an award-winning kid reporter with a print magazine, videos, and app on the way.

About Kidpreneur Alejandra Stack

Alejandra Stack is an award-winning journalist, speaker, and activist. She’s the NAACP Youth Council President, an actress, and daughter of a reporter who started her media outlet after seeing that kids were not being highlighted in her local paper. While she has interviewed celebrities, she prefers highlighting everyday kidprenuers, community helps, scholars, athletes and more. “We’re not waiting, we’re creating!”

Kidpreneur Website

Visit www.kidnewsmaker.com to learn more about the magazine and order a subscription for your kids.

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Destiny Adams International

Destiny provides fun educational & interactive workshops & classes to youth by teaching them how to code. Coding is a fundamental skill within Computer Science. It is the “language” of technology & the foundation of our world.

About Kidpreneur Destiny Adams

Destiny is a budding teen Entrepreneur! She aspires to be a Computer Scientist. She has traveled around the world locally & internationally teaching & studying Steam (Coding). Her passion to help others learn this vital skill. She is excited about her future mission & future!

Kidpreneur Website

Coming 1/1/2018

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Dream Big Podcast

About Kidpreneur Eva Karpman

Kidpreneur Website

Visit http://dreambigpodcast.com/ to listen to the latest episodes by Eva and her mom.

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Mia’s Treats Delight

Mia’s Treats Delight provides homemade baked goods all made with love. Cookies, brownies, and cupcakes can be purchased for events or for your own personal consumption. 🤗

Cookie prices (sold by the dozen)—> Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies: $11 Specialty Cookies: $15 *Brownie prices (sold by the pan)—-> Regular Brownies: $12 Specialty Brownies: $15 *Cupcake prices—-> Basic (yellow & chocolate): 1/2 dozen – $11 1 dozen – $21 Specialty: 1/2 dozen: $15 1 dozen: $24

About Kidpreneur Tamia Hawkins

Tamia, founder & CEO of Mia’s Treats Delight, is an 11 year old baker from St. Louis, MO. She started her business in 2015 at the young age of 8 years old. She’s always had a love for baking, but decided to take it to the next level by becoming an entrepreneur and being her own boss.

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Daddy’s Girl Author

Daddy’s Girl is a book based on a true story. It’s about a tough time in Jakayla’s life when her parents separated and her Daddy moved out of the home. Moms and Dads are not the only ones going through a separation when the family unit is broken. It is also a tough time for the children. Jakayla writes about how she was able to cope with the help of Daddy-Daughter Dates. This book will help any child who may be going through parent separation or divorce.

About Kidpreneur Jakayla Green

Jakayla Green is the 9 year old author of Daddy’s Girl. She is a straight A student in the 3rd grade. She is from Bennettsville, SC, but currently resides in Columbia, SC. Jakayla is the host of Kayla’s Korner on Jojo’s PersonaliTV and also serves as an assistant creative director and co-host for other shows on Jojo’s PersonaliTV. Jakayla is an avid reader. One of her favorite things to do is to read to her baby brother, JJ. She is also an award-winning track star with SC Express. When Jakayla grows up, she wants to become a scientist and an artist. She is the daughter of Jason and Tamell Green and has one older sister, Jasiya and a baby brother, JJ.

Kidpreneur Website

Visit https://www.jakaylamgreen.com to learn more about her book and purchase a copy for your child or another child.

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Precious Designs TX

Precious Designs is a redesign and refurbishing home furnishings company (pillows, trays and vases collections). Additionally, the kidCEO owner, Jasmine Benton, also offers design upgrades for chairs and ottomans, along with special event design services.  She is also an Amazon.com Best Selling co-Author, as a contributor to newly published book, KidCEO.

About Kidpreneur Jasmine Benton

Jasmine Benton started her business at the age of 11 by opening her own retail home furnishings center in the Allen Antique Mall in Allen, Texas. Her work has been seen on Steve Harvey Show and she was the youngest professional to intern with HGTV’s Mikel Welch, former designer for Steve Harvey Show and the Obama’s. Jasmine is a speaker and Best Selling Author, Certified STEMpreneur, and Credentialed Interior Decorator.

Kidpreneur Website

Visit https://PDesignsTX.com to learn more about this interior decorating service and to be inspired. To purchase Jasmine’s book, please head over to Amazon.com to purchase KidCEO for $19.99.

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K-lock

K-lock is an identification locket custom designed and personalized to prevent misidentification of children in schools and daycare. Lockets are $10 other items $2 and up.

About Kidpreneur Kennedi Harris

Starting this business helped Kennedi cope with the effects of being misplaced and having a total mistrust of the school system. It took her mind away from things as she enjoyed adding a personal touch to each product. K-lock also has African American dolls coming soon. K-lock’s inception began when Kennedi was misplaced by school officials due to a mix up in names. She created these lockets to properly identify kids in school, daycares and on field trips. She also has signature t-shirts, hats, lip balm, and lotions.

Kidpreneur Website

Visit the K-lock website to learn more about the safety lock system for kids.

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Soap and Soothe by Jammy Girl, LLC

A line of soap, sugar scrubs, lip balm, lip scrubs, body butter, liquid soap and the much-coveted bath bombs and bubble bars created by Zori Thomas.

About Kidpreneur Zori Thomas aka Jammy Girl

Zori, a 13-year-old entrepreneur, has been in business since she was 11 years old making bath and beauty products and recently designed her own pajama line. She calls herself “Jammy Girl” because she likes to make products while in her “Studio Only” pajamas. She was adopted when she was 5 months old and suffers from a learning disability and severe anxiety. While looking for an activity to help her cope with these issues, she discovered the art of soap making and eventually turned her hobby into a business. Her mission is to inspire others to Choose greatness and Crush life’s obstacles while feeling confident in the skin they’re in.

Kidpreneur Website

Visit www.Jammygirl.net to learn more about Zori’s products.

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Joy’s Yummy Cupcakes by Delphine

Delphine makes cupcakes made from scratch and is the author of Kid-trepeneur

About Kidpreneur Delphine N. Dauphin

Delphine is an 8-year-old entrepreneur and published author. She is making a difference in her community by sharing success tools to her peers. She was a panelist at the Miami Book Fair on kid-trepreneurship. She is a princess and Pearl Ambassador.

Kidpreneur Website

Visit www.princessdelphine.com to learn more about Delphine’s cupcakes and order some for your special occasions.

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Bubbly Bricks and Beyond

Bubbly Bricks and Beyond is a Soaps and Fragrance Satchels company started by Xavier Morgan. Xavier makes fun, playful, and practical soaps and fragrance satchels. The soaps are shaped like Lego Bricks and Minifigures. They come in a rainbow of colors. What makes his bricks different is that he invented a way for you to play with and stack the bricks. Now when you take your bath you can use his soap to get clean and you can build something great all at the same time. He also makes superhero soap for men. The superhero soap is designed using the different superhero logos. The superhero soaps have a special fragrance for men.

Finally, are his fragrance satchels. You can hang these up anywhere. In the bathroom, in your car, in your gym bag, even in your shoes. His fragrance satchels go anywhere you want to smell fresh. Coming up in the soap collection are more superheroes and characters. What makes Xavier’s soaps stand out is that he also created a toy with which kids can play. Parent’s can use the soaps and the satchels to decorate their homes. This is an inexpensive way to get your kids to take a bath and give them a toy. Everyone will love Bubbly Bricks and Beyond’s products because it all smells so good!

About Kidpreneur Xavier Morgan

Xavier is aspiring to become an engineer. He loves to put together puzzles and build with bricks in his spare time. He has mastered putting together most 150 pieces in 15-25 minutes. Recently, he decided to turn his hobby into a business and become an entrepreneur. Xavier is a 3rd-grade student living with his mother in Georgia.

Kidpreneur Website

Visit www.bubblybricksandbeyond.com to see all the design and fragrance choices. The price ranges from $5 – $15

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The Dream Chasers

The Dream Chasers is a Kids investment club started by Chase Robinson-Simmons. Chase is smart about her money. She loves to save and invest in stocks. She recently just saved over $544 and purchased 3 quarter candy vending machines.

About Kidpreneur Chase Robinson-Simmons

Chase is smart about her money. She loves to save and invest in stocks. She recently just saved over $544 and purchased 3 quarter candy vending machines.

Kidpreneur Website

Coming Soon

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The Two & Fro Clothing Co.

A Unique Afrocentric and empowering clothing, shoes and accessories line created by sisters Madiah & Maliah.

About Kidpreneur Madiah & Maliah

Owned and operated by 14 and 16 y/o sisters who love martial arts, reading, fashion and rocking their natural hair. Their two unique styles are reflected in their one-of-a-kind designs.

Kidpreneur Website

Check out and order their merchandise at www.TwoAndFro.co. Prices start at $18+

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13 Powerful Money Lessons Every Single Mom Must Learn

Introduction This little guide is an introduction to the 13 money lessons that will bring you peace, prosperity, and a brand new outlook on money. I have learned these lessons my life as a single mom. Being financially responsible for my children basically forced me...

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When Should You Give Kids Cellphone?

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Empowering My Teens to Save for Now and the Future

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How to Protect Your Child’s Identity

I've heard of and know a few people who have had their identity stolen as children. It's mostly family members who where the culprit. Please do not use your children's identity to open accounts for any reason. They deserve a financial future that hasn't been ruined by...

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Tooth Fairy Calculator

Just when you thought you heard it all someone comes out with a tooth fairy calculator. How cute is that?!?! If your little ones are going through the tooth lose phase you might as well pony up the  money, ma’am. You can get the Tooth Fairy Calculator on your iPhone...

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How to Create a Holiday Spending Plan

How to Create a Holiday Spending Plan

The Holiday season has official begun and the shopping season is right around the corner. My family and I are already planning our meals, decorations, gifts, and travel. This, of course, costs money so I have to make a holiday spending plan and decide how much I want to budget.

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Years ago it freaked me out to think about all the money that was flying out of my bank account. These days I feel calmer because I know that giving (spending) only means I’ll be receiving that much more in return. That is a mindset shift I hope to share more with you in the coming year. But back to the holiday spending plan.

Decide How Much to Save for Christmas Shopping

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The first thing to do is decide how much you want or have saved to spend for the holidays. If you were smart you opened a holiday savings account at the beginning of the year. I honestly didn’t do that but I will next year.

You can follow my lead if you didn’t do it but opening a free savings account with Ally bank or Capital One. Both are online and you can move you money in and out quite easily. You can also set up automatic drafts so the money comes out of your paycheck and it’s out of your mind so you don’t miss it. What a surprise it will be when you check the account in November and see all that money sitting there.

Decide How You Will Spend the Money (Make a List)

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Now that you know how much you want to spend you can list all the categories you will be using the money for. Will you be cooking meals, decorating your home, buying gifts for anyone other than the kids, or traveling? List all the activities and then move on to the next step, dividing the money.

How much you choose to spend for each category is completely up to you. You might decide to do an even split across the categories. You may decide to use 50% of the money for the gifts then split the rest across the other categories. You have options.

Look for Savings and Discounts

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For food you could use coupons and shop the sales to keep costs low. You may only have to buy a few ingredients because you are going to eat with family and only need to bring one dish. There will be sales all during the month of November and December so head over to your top three favorite stores’ website and look at the flyers and/or download their app.

For decoration you can use what you had last year and simply add a few items that rounds out the look you are going for. Making decorations with the kids is a fun activity. You can make snowflakes, ornaments, and garland with material you have on hand. You can also make decorated gifts to give to teachers, grandparents, and friends. The kids would absolutely love and feel they are a big part of the gift giving process. It doesn’t have to cost much but the value of a handmade gift is priceless!

If you are planning to travel be sure to check out travel deals on Groupon Travel, Expedia, or your favorite airline website. If you are traveling by car map out your trip using AAA’s travel planner or simply download the Waze app from the App Store or Play Store to get you to your destination. With the Waze app you can add stops and look for gas stations and food options along the way. It is my favorite GPS app. You should look me up and friend me on it.

Finalize Your Holiday Spending Plan

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Now that you have a budget, have set your categories, and know how to look for savings you can finalize your holiday spending plan. It does not have to be a long process but it does require you to be decisive so you remain in control of your purse strings. You can face the Holiday with confidence know you will not be in debt repayment mode for the new year.

If you need additional help creating a budget you can use the budget calculator below. Just enter your numbers and click the calculate button at the end.

I wish you a very happy holiday season and many blessings in the new year!


7 Ways to Support Charities, Even If You’re Broke

7 Ways to Support Charities, Even If You’re Broke

When college student Kara Skinner was short on cash, she started the blog Lover’s Quarrel, reviewing romance novels and including affiliate links in her posts. Thanks to her posts, she earned $60 from those links. But instead of splurging on pizza and a night out with friends, Kara decided to use her money in a different way: she donated it.

“I read I Am Malala and was so inspired,” Kara says. “Not everyone can get an education like I can because of where they live or their gender.”

Since launching her blog, Kara has donated to organizations like the Malala Fund and the Arbor Day Foundation. Because she uses her earnings from her website, she never has to dip into her bank account to contribute to charities.

Kara isn’t alone in her outlook: millennials are extremely generous when it comes to nonprofit causes. In fact, the majority of this age group donate to charity—an especially notable feat when you consider that debt is the biggest money-related stressor millennials face.

7 Ways to Donate to Charity

While that charitable mindset is admirable, finding the extra money to donate can be difficult. Between bills and debt payments, there’s often very little left over to give away.

However, a lack of money doesn’t have to hold you back from helping your community. You can make a big difference by doing one or more of the following things, without hurting your monthly budget.

1. Sign Up for AmazonSmile

If you shop on Amazon, you can help nonprofit organizations just by making routine purchases. Once a charity signs up with AmazonSmile, Amazon customers can select that organization to receive donations.

To take part in the program, visit Smile.Amazon.com instead of Amazon.com, and do all of your shopping from the new link. After you check out, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charity you choose.

That number might not sound like much, but it can add up over time. If you spent $1,000 on the site on regular purchases like toilet paper, laundry detergent, and other essentials, AmazonSmile would donate $5 to your selected charity.

2. Sign Up for Rebate and Reward Apps

If you’re short on cash, you can earn extra money to donate just by signing up for rebate and reward apps. Sign up for apps such as Ibotta and Checkout 51 and turn your receipts into cash.

These apps offer rebates for shopping at select stores or purchasing specific brands. After you’re done shopping, take a photo of your receipt with the app of your choice. Money will be deposited into your account.

Those rebates could add up to a hefty amount of cash. In fact, some people rack up hundreds with rebate and reward apps. With that money, you can make a sizeable donation without digging into your savings.

3. Donate Blood, Plasma, or Bone Marrow

If you’re a healthy adult, you can make a lifesaving donation. Those with severe illnesses or who have been in accidents often need blood, plasma, or bone marrow donations to recover. However, thousands of people cannot find a match, and there are sometimes donor shortages.

Donating your blood, plasma, or bone marrow can be a lifesaving act of charity in itself. In many cases, centers will pay you to donate plasma, allowing you to help someone in need while you earn extra cash to donate. When it comes to bone marrow, however, you’re not likely to be paid for donating—but you can still help save someone’s life.

To find a collection center near you, visit the American Red Cross, Donating Plasma, or Be the Match.

4. Cut Your Hair

Do you get compliments on your long, beautiful hair? You can use those lovely locks to help someone else going through a rough situation.

Children and adults with alopecia or those undergoing chemotherapy can experience hair loss. They often turn to wigs to cover their scalps and feel more confident. Human-hair wigs are the best you can buy; they look the most natural and can be washed and styled like regular hair.

However, human-hair wigs can cost thousands, and they are often unaffordable for many families. Several organizations try to ease the burden by collecting human hair to make wigs for both adults and children.

Locks of Love, Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths program, and Wigs for Kids all accept hair for wigs. While each organization has its own requirements, in general, you must meet the following guidelines to donate your hair:

  • Your hair must be securely fastened in a ponytail.
  • If your hair is in a ponytail, the tail must be at least 8 to 12 inches long to be useable.
  • Your hair cannot be bleached or highlighted. In most cases, dyed hair that does not have any bleached sections is acceptable.

5. Donate Gently Used Clothing or Household Items

If you have old clothes, furniture, or household items lying around, you might be able to help someone in need.

You can donate items to organizations such as Goodwill, which can sell those items in thrift stores and use the proceeds to fund other programs—such as employment training and job placement services—for people in your community.

Use Goodwill’s locator tool to find a donation site near you.

6. Use Side Income to Fund Donations

If you’re like Kara and don’t have much money to donate with your current budget, you can start a side hustle to make extra cash. Side hustles allow you to work as much as you want, when you want. If you want to make a donation around the holidays, you can take on seasonal work to get the money.

Because it’s extra income, you won’t miss it after you give it away. And you won’t fall behind on your rent or student loan payments, either.

7. Collect Spare Change

Even your piggy bank can be turned into a source of donations. At the end of each day, empty your pockets and bag and deposit any loose change into a jar.

You can also boost your donations by looking for forgotten change on sidewalks or streets. One blogger collected $27 just by looking around at car washes, in gutters, and in parking lots.

Once your change jar is full, take it to the bank to turn it into cash before donating it to a charity of your choice.

Donating to Charity

When you’re broke, it’s hard to scrounge up the money to help others. But if you’re determined to help your community, thinking creatively can help you make a tangible difference. Try accounting for donations in your monthly budget to make it a regular part of your spending habits or try looking for credit cards that make it easy to give to charity. By taking on extra work or sacrificing your time, you can help change someone’s life.

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How to Be a Kick-Ass Single Mom w/ Emma Johnson

How to Be a Kick-Ass Single Mom w/ Emma Johnson

I had the pleasure of interviewing Emma Johnson, the author is The Kick-Ass Single Mom and founder of WealthySingleMommy.com. We talked about parenting, child support, and the importance of quality vs. quantity time with your kids.

Emma shared why she wrote the book and encourages single moms to practice radical self-care and to find their inner queen. When you own your power you can do anything you want.

This conversation is 30 minutes long so grab your coffee or tea and relax while watching or listening to us pour a bit of our power all over you!

You can buy the book at your local bookstore or in Amazon.com.