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when you have to save up money really quick for a vacation (like in 6 weeks) .....

What tips and tricks to you have?

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Roadfamily6now

Asked by Roadfamily6now at 9:07 PM on Oct. 11, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • yard sale
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 9:09 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Yard sale, would be an idea if it was not 40F here already! LOL

    :)
    Roadfamily6now

    Comment by Roadfamily6now (original poster) at 9:11 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Lock down, only spend what you HAVE to. No eating out. No stopping for drinks, bring them from home. No buying anything you don't NEED. Clean out the cabinets and freezer and don't buy food until what you have is gone. It's a great way to refresh food too.
    dancinintherain

    Answer by dancinintherain at 9:33 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • All eating out, shopping, and coffee(starbucks) are stopped.
    Mom2Just1

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 11:00 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Ebay stuff, trying babysitting a few nights, or Pet sitting, dog walking, HOUSE CLEANING!!!! anything that pays immediate cash
    Happymom2-2

    Answer by Happymom2-2 at 12:27 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • if a yard sale isn't possible, try selling some items on craigslist or ebay. try getting a job babysitting or house cleaning. Or maybe your husband could do "handyman" type services. Don't buy any "extras" and cancel services, such as Netflix, digital cable, etc. that are not needed. Shop with coupons, and add up every bit of loose change you have lying around! How much are you hoping to save in 6 weeks?
    Kainalu55

    Answer by Kainalu55 at 4:12 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • sell clothes to a second hand store, sell books at book store that pays cash for books, make dinner for rich friends that a busy and would love a home cooked meal, cleaning houses pays lots of money
    Librarylady60

    Answer by Librarylady60 at 8:26 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • Make your DH his lunches.
    musicmom08

    Answer by musicmom08 at 9:15 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • We are going to Hawaii. We have tickets bought and are looking at hotels and car rentals right now. Just hoping to save up as much as possible for all the fun stuff! thanks for the ideas ladies!
    Roadfamily6now

    Comment by Roadfamily6now (original poster) at 9:20 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

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