6 unusual ways to make quick cash

6 unusual ways to make quick cash

If your funds are running low, there are plenty of options to make some extra cash. These odd jobs might not be common, but they are easy and might be right up your alley.

Blood and plasma
This vital bodily fluid can be donated to local blood banks for money. Places like Biomat USA offer up to $60 per plasma donation.

Chop off you hair
Cutting your locks can get you fast cash. You can easily make $1,000 by selling it to companies like hairsellon.com.

Love animals?
Become a pet sitter or a dog walker by signing up at petsitter.com. Who wouldn't want to get paid just for playing with someone's puppy?

Rent out your room
Leasing out your place while you're on vacation is easy and can help cover the cost. Over 2 million people rent out their rooms at Airbnb.com.

Flip cheap items on eBay
Buying those cheap baseball cards at yard sales are so worth the 25 cents. Re-sell your cheap antiques on Ebay.com for more than what you bought them for. int condition Barbies can go up to $300.

Love to make arts and crafts?
Sell your handmade mugs and other items online. You can open up your own boutique on websites, like Etsy.com.

You might not want to quit your day job, but these tips can help you make a little extra cash on the side.

Here are some tips to teach your kids how to save money:

Lessons that teach your kids to save money
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Lessons that teach your kids to save money

Play money-centered board games or games on apps, like Monopoly or Money Race.
It's an interactive and fun way for your kids to learn about basic financial practices without feeling like they're being lectured.

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Give them an allotted amount of cash to spend on lunch each week.
Your child will learn how to budget accordingly throughout the week, figuring out how to balance spending money on food some days vs bringing their own on other days (something that can be directly translated into the adult workplace).

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Have them write down or tell you their absolute dream toy.
Then, show them that it's possible to have that toy if they save x enough money for x amount of weeks.

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Give them an allowance.

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Stick to a set time and date each month for giving your child their allowance.
Practicing giving your children their allowance every other week or on certain dates of each month will help them prepare for set paydays in the working world--it will teach them to budget out and how to know when to save up in anticipation.

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Match your child's savings each month.
This will imitate a 401K and show your child ways in which saving can (literally) pay off.

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Have your kid organize their funds in to different jars to represent different accounts.
Examples could be "Saving", "Spending", "Charity", "Emergency", "College".

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Take your kids grocery shopping and explain certain choices you make with your purchases to them.
Your children will benefit from knowing what's best to purchase name brand vs. generic, why some snacks are better to buy in bulk, etc.

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