Post # 1
been trying to find ways to make more money with the wedding and saving for a house and my sister’s house I was able to make $540! I’m also moving so trying to sell all my stuff too
sold my orphan earrings (missing the other pair) and silver jewellry I dont use–$180
sold my tires–$40
sold my mirror–$40
sold my table$50
need to sell another mirror, shelves
I’m holding another garage sale before summer ends
Post # 3
awesome nycmissie! I haven’t really done anything to get more cash but I’ve been pinching pennies and saving in a lot of new ways (well new for me). Mostly — I rediscovered my love for the library! I walk just about everywhere (every chance I can – this has help me lose about 13 lbs too!) and I pack my own lunch!
Post # 4
Definitely spending less, and selling things like clothes/bags that have never seen the light of day! It’s kind of liberating getting rid of all this excess stuff 🙂
Post # 5
For me, it was just spend less. Now that we’re combining a lot of stuff, we’re looking at having a garage sale or donating, depending on if it’s clothes or furniture. We’ll juswt wait and see what fits.
Post # 6
Yep, I didn’t/don’t have much at all to get rid of, but now that the wedding’s over I plan to sell a lot of wedding items in the Classifieds, and on Craig’s list! It’s a great way to make a little extra cash. Good for you!
Post # 7
I’ve been applying/signing up for focus groups/interviews/testing, etc. I just made $100 doing some testing for airport security devices. Straight into the wedding fund!
Post # 8
me too I gte approached to do surveys for cash;
I got an extra $60 for one survey and another $5 for another
every little counts
I bargain wherever i can
I am a bargain whore and I’m proud of it
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery
I have contacted my old nanny customers and offered my services on weekends and evenings…Also, been contemplating a yard sale or craigslisting some old things.
Post # 10
I wish I was makin’ money – I feel like all I am doing is spending lately!! I wanted to sell my old furniture because we bought new stuff for our new condo. Alas, I have a poor younger brother who is moving to a new apt. who I could not say no to. Oh well!
Post # 11
I love this thread! Way to go, thrifty bees!
Erin, you got paid in karma which (though less practical) is way better than money. You’re a good sister!
Post # 12
I’ve been saving credit card points. I was going to cash them in and treat myself to a massage or new books — instead I decided to save them and cash them in for a Visa Giftcard close to the wedding. It will be great $$ to go toward parent/attendant gifts or hair/nails/make up for the wedding!
I’ve also really been considering getting a part time job. I’ve been in school for the past 6 years straight. The free time is almost overwhelming now that I’m done — and FI starts class in the Fall. If I could get something at Barnes and Noble or NY&Company or Target (all stores I love and easy to get to) with a schedule that coincides with FI’s class schedule, that would be perfect!
Post # 13
sold more jewellry I never use and got another $60 back..but found out the diamond earring I got a long time ago ..thought I would get it appraised while I was there were fake! I got gypped!
Post # 14
Good for you. It really does add up.
I’ve done a combination of spending less and taking some freelance work. I’ve been averaging $100-$200 extra per job. Also plan on having some garage sales in preparation for our move into a new home. Plus, my car will be paid off next month, so that saves $300 a month!
Post # 15
We’re finding things here and ther to put on eBay. The wedding dress I bought when I was engaged to my ex, for one. I have a bunch of san Diego Chargers commemorative stuff that I won’t use. He has a goalie glove and some othe hockey stuff.
I would love to take a second job bartending, but he’s not crazy about that idea.
Post # 16
I’m getting extra cash by simply signing up with a financial wedding registry. I was thinking about signing up for the traditional wedding registry, until a good friend of mine recommended this wedding registry: http://weddingfutures.com/
I was able to set up a registry for various financial products, including cash, mutual funds, stocks, etc. In a nutshell, I decided money for my honeymoon or a house down payment is better than a gravy boat or cheese cutter, especially with this economy. We are already getting money from guests, who are using the registry to give us cash.
Let me know how it works for you.