Ask the Dolans: Are there any legitimate work-at-home businesses?


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Everyone is looking for easy ways to make an extra buck these days. Whether you've lost your job or are just looking to supplement your income, work-at-home ads can sound pretty tempting. But many of these offers are just ripoffs. The Dolans show WalletPop reader Teresa the Number 1 rule for spotting a work-at-home scam, plus offer some great ideas for legitimate ways to make money.

Dear Ken and Daria:

I have young kids at home and want to make some money. I see a lot of work-at-home offers out there on TV and radio but don't want to get caught in a scam. Are there any legitimate opportunities?


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