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I just got laid off about 2 months ago and I filled for unemployment ...

and not making enough money every 2 weeks. I was wondering when u do survys on-line do they need you'r s.s. number??

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:20 PM on Jun. 30, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • Whenever you work at something where you're likely to earn or WIN more than $600 in a year, your social security number will be taken. So if you won chas in a radio contest, they'd take your number there too.

    Answer by gdiamante at 6:03 PM on Jun. 30, 2009

  • When you do surveys, they do not require a social security number. has a listing of legitimate survey companies. You can also sell your own items on ebay or craigslist without paying taxes or being required to report the income.
    I do career & job search coaching. I am always happy to help CafeMoms (and Dads) with resumes, cover letters, job search strategy & interview preparation. Feel free to contact me directly.
    And here are some tips for cutting your expenses: Don’t buy paper towels or napkins. Make at least some of your own cleaning supplies (this has the added advantage of getting toxins out of your home). Past the age of 2,the only beverage humans need is water; don't buy juice, milk, soda, etc., except as a special treat. Cook from scratch. Replace meat with beans, seitan, lentils & tofu. Cook dried beans instead of buying canned. Make your own seitan.

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:55 PM on Jun. 30, 2009

  • Whole grains, like whole wheat pasta & brown rice, may cost more than simple grains, like white rice & pasta, but they are more filling &more nutritious, so they really are the better value. Frozen fruits & vegetables often cost less than fresh; they have the added advantage of having a longer shelf life & holding their nutrition longer. Once or twice a week have breakfast for dinner: yogurt with frozen blueberries & whole grain cereal or an omelet with veggies & a little bit of cheese with whole grain toast. Before you go to the grocery store, plan your meals & snacks for the next 8 days. Base your grocery list on your meal plan. Pull any necessary coupons. Eat before you shop. Buy only what’s on your list. The sales at the store are not to save you money, but to get you to buy more than you need; if you don't know for sure that you will use it in the next 3-4 weeks, don't buy it.

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:56 PM on Jun. 30, 2009

  • I have a ton of healthy, tasty, family and budget friendly recipes. I can list some; contact me for recipes.
    Noodles & veggies with peanut sauce
    Veggie pot pie
    Lentil tacos
    Squashed macaroni
    Sweet potato & black bean burritos
    Sloppy jojos (made with lentils)
    Italian stew
    Mediterranean Vegetable Stew with Poached Eggs
    Veggie stew with dumplings (crockpot)
    Southwest falafel (bean patties with avocado sauce)
    Tofu "fish sticks" with sweet potato or acorn squash baked "fries"
    General Tsao’s Tofu
    Tamale Bean Pie

    - Robin

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:56 PM on Jun. 30, 2009

  • I did them for a while, and didn't make any money. I answered and answered and answered tons of online surveys, but nothing ever came out of it. Be careful of those online sites...some are just scams.

    Answer by lighthousemom3 at 7:00 PM on Jun. 30, 2009

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