Making and Spending Money Wisely During the Holiday Season

Monday, January 4, 2016, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

If you are alive, chances are that you find the holidays a little stressful. There are many reasons for this. Many people travel great distances to see relatives, some of whom they do not even enjoy being around.

Some of these same people spend great sums on gifts for these people, and for friends, and for children, and for coworkers, and for their bosses (?!), and for…well you get the idea.

We eat differently over the holidays. We sleep differently over the holidays.

In short, things can get a little crazy and have us longing for the days of early January when the whole thing winds down to a slow grind and we can crawl back into our cozy rut.

But in the midst of all of this holiday hubbub, there are plenty of opportunities to let you finances get totally out of whack.

If you find that it’s tough to make ends meet this holiday season, there are a bunch of ways to make some extra money.

And no, Casino games aren’t the only way to make some cash during the holiday season.

First of all, why not turn your home into a marketplace! Through the power of Amazon seller accounts, eBay, Etsy, and all the other web merchant brokers out there, there are plenty of ways to sell just about anything that you own to bring in a little extra cash over the holidays.

Take a second from starting at this screen and look about the room around you. Tell me what you see. A dog dish? A stove? A set of glassware? A stylish chair, only slightly used?

All of these things and more could be hawked online, with a friendly neighborhood Craigslist buyer knocking on your door in just minutes to trade your belongings for sweet sweet cash.

This may be the easiest of all ways to make extra money at this time of year, because people who live near you are looking for inexpensive gifts at this time of year as well.

You could also take your side hustle or burgeoning business venture into overdrive.

There are plenty of ways to make money using skills you already have.

Maybe you could write web content (wink wink…it works). Maybe you could bake gluten free cookies to ship to needy celiacs around the country.

Maybe you could offer personal training services online, providing videos and tutorial and personalized advice to a handful of people who want to get fit in the new year.

Finally, you could play casino games online for money. If you love gaming or if you have a mind for numbers, this could actually be the most efficient cash-getting method around.

Games like Craps actually have pretty good odds if you know a thing or two about the way they are played.

Learn the ropes of your favorite casino games and rule the boards this holiday season.

This works if you are visiting a real live casino on holiday, or if you’re home alone on your computer.

Either way you can monetize and have fun doing it.

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