The holidays are often considered the most wonderful time of the year when Christmas decorations go up and people begin to go caroling, but it can also be the most expensive. Between the cost of family dinners to Christmas gifts, many people find it a struggle to afford everything that they need to celebrate the season. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to save extra cash to ensure that you’re able to enjoy every part of the festivities without cutting corners.
1. Cut Coupons
Cutting coupons is a quick and easy way to save some extra cash with inserts available in the Sunday newspaper for household items and grocery products that you likely already use. It ensures that you won’t have to cut back on shopping, but can instead reduce your overall budget and put that extra money towards the holidays. Many coupon blogs are also available with daily posts on the latest deals and how to score lower prices by using a coupon or two.
Many common products also become discounted during the holiday season and even allow you to use both a store coupon and a manufacturer coupon on a single item to lower the overall cost significantly.
2. Get a Car Title Loan
A car title loan is the quickest way of getting extra cash without having to sell your assets. This is a form of a cash advance that allows you to borrow large sums of money by signing over a title to secure the loan and ensure that you’ll repay it with time. It’s a straightforward process that is easy to complete within a single visit.
3. Have a Yard Sale
With Christmas quickly approaching, it’s the perfect time to make room for new gifts in your home by getting rid of unused items that no longer serve a purpose and are simply creating clutter. You can easily hold a yard sale on a weekend for a great way of earning hundreds of dollars on outdated items that won’t be missed.
You can even hold a virtual yard sale with your friends on different social networking websites or post the items online.
4. Take on a Seasonal Job
The holiday season is often the easiest time to find a job as many department stores and restaurants are looking for extra employees as they become busier during the months of November to January. Taking on a part-time seasonal job will ensure temporary employment that won’t overwhelm you and will provide a consistent stream of cash every two weeks that can go straight to your Christmas gifts.
5. Sell a Service or Products
If you’re great at cleaning homes or have a knack for cooking homemade meals, offer your services online and through posters posted locally for a great way to make money doing something that you love.
You can also sell a product that you’re great at making, between knitted scarves to baby blankets. Most people are looking for the perfect Christmas gift to buy during this time of the year, which will make it easy to sell a large quantity of items and have the extra income that you need to purchase all of your gifts for your closest family and friends.
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