How to find money
«Money doesn’t grow on trees» goes the old adage. With this struggling economy, oh how we wish it to be so.
There are some ways however, to find and get access to money you may have never thought of before.
If you are in need of a little cash, here are some ways to increase your cash flow.
Look through those bills
Believe it or not, a simple detailed overview of your monthly bills may reveal a hidden cash flow that you never knew existed.
The next time you open up a cell phone bill, water bill, light bill, cable and Internet provider bill, take the time to see where you can cut back and what you can do without.
Simple things as bundling your cable, Internet, and cell phone bill will save you a bundle — no pun intended.
Providers such as AT&T and Verizon offer such services for a fraction of the price consumers are paying for these commodities separately.
Rebates, rebates, rebates
They may be a hassle to fill out and send in, but they can quickly add up to a nice chunk of change.
Therefore, don’t give up too quickly on fulfilling those rebate qualifications — it’s a great way of finding and getting free money through the mail.
Online survey sites
Legitimate on-line survey sites that include Lightspeed Panel.com, Survey Spot.com, and American Consumer Opinion.com, will pay panelist money for their opinions.
Simply sign up and start taking surveys. You may not get rich, but it is a quick way to make a few extra bucks.
Websites such as www.unclaimed.org, www.missingmoney.com, and FDIC provide the curious with a free way to search for any unclaimed money as well as unclaimed property owed to them.
Simply visit the site, click on the state you live in, put in your name, and see if you have any money owed to you.
While there are numerous sites that claim to offer this same service, these sites are among the more reputable.
Keep your nose to the ground
Believe it or not, there are millions of discarded coins left on the street and sidewalks of cities and towns, and once they have been collected over a period of time they really add up.
For instance, one Canadian high school student recently sent $600 worth of discarded change to a student in Guatemala, enabling the recipient to finish high school!
While some of the money was raised by donations achieved through recyclable goods, the other portion was a results of discarded and thrown away coins.