10 Minor Money Makers to help with your budget
Budgeting, saving and making money: tips, tool and e-book
Everyone needs to ensure that they are financially afloat. So make sure you have a clear understanding of your income and outgoings by using the free Divorce Answered Budget Tool. This tool helps illustrate whether you are saving or steadily moving into debt.
So, how else can you make/save a little money without having to cut corners on your little luxuries? Perhaps you could:
- Sell old wedding gifts that were un-opened and still in the box on Gumtree, Ebay, the classifieds or local markets
- Sell furniture that is just creating clutter and doesn’t have sentimental attachments on Gumtree, Ebay, the classifieds or local markets
- Sell clothes that you don’t need/wear on Gumtree, Ebay, the classifieds or local markets
- Sell children’s toys that are still in good condition and your children have out-grown on Gumtree, Ebay, the classifieds or local markets
- Sell your wedding band, engagement ring and wedding dress
- Offer your vehicle for car-share (like car-next-door or other) or become an Uber driver (don’t forget to declare this on your tax return)
- Offer to babysit your friend’s children in turn for them babysitting your children
- Trade skills with your neighbour – perhaps your neighbour can maintain your garden once a fortnight in return for you cleaning their house once a fortnight
- Trade skills with hired professionals by offering your skill (book keeping, graphic design, ironing etc) in lieu of music lessons, coaching/tutoring, yoga instructor and other required extra-curricular for the children or yourself.
- Instead of paying top dollar for a gardener or professional car cleaner, employ the services of a local child who wants to make an easy dollar mowing the lawns or cleaning the car
When considering trading skills with neighbours or professionals, be sure to have a clear understanding of what is being traded and make sure that you deliver on your end of the bargain. Don’t forget to review the agreement regularly to ensure that both parties are happy with the arrangement while being open and willing to end the agreement amicably at a moment’s notice.
Aside: Opening your home to boarders, renters and short-term stayers (like Air-BnB) is a popular way to save money if you have a spare room. However, it is imperative to exercise caution, especially if you have young children in the home. You don’t know who you are opening your home to and exposing your family to.
If you liked these tips, please feel welcomed to access your copy of 100+ ways to save ebook for more money saving tips