Ask the Dolans: Are there any legitimate work-at-home businesses?
Ken and Daria Dolan, America's first family of personal finance, answer your questions every Friday.
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?