Summer Moneymaker: Rent (or Swap) Your Apartment

If money is tight, but you want to travel this summer. Or you're thinking about moving to another city and want to check it out for a few weeks. Go ahead, book that trip -- and use your apartment to help.

If you rent out your apartment, the money you save can go toward a dream vacation abroad or a journey home to see family. You can still embrace adventure, even in these financial times.

Using your apartment might be something you never thought to do, but short-term sublets and apartment-swapping is becoming more and more popular. And it's simple, too.