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HELP!!! I need money TODAY!!

My account is withdrawn and I have to pay my Electric bill... I haven't done any unneccessary shopping so keep the lectures. I just need some extra $$ NOW! I'm going to spend the day posting on EBay and Craigslist but I need something a little sooner... Is there anywhere I can make quick money? Even like $25?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:44 AM on Dec. 1, 2008 in Money & Work

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  • Umm..I know that here in Ohio they have Plasma donation centers. They pay you to donate plasma (its something in your blood btw but you dont lose any blood from it). Not only do you make some extra quick cash but you are also helping medical research an such. Or...try a pawn shop I guess.
    ChaoticSoul

    Answer by ChaoticSoul at 8:51 AM on Dec. 1, 2008

  • You can go to social services with your disconnect notice and apply for emergency services. I had to do this one year a few years back when my dh had lost his job. They paid $275 of our bill which was the whole thing. Just be prepared to wait awhile but they should do it for you.
    You can also call H&R block if you or your SO have been working and plan to file your taxes. They have a program that just started last week where they give you an advance on your tax return the same day. You can get up to $1000, but most of the time they give between $300 and $600 depending on how many kids you have.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 8:56 AM on Dec. 1, 2008

  • Have you called the electric company to see about a possible extension? I will say to stay away from payday advance places! I use to work for one and they are ruthless. However, that said, there is an online check advance place that will loan you the money and then repay in small increments. So instead of writing a check for $350 and then being short $350 come payday, you can pay it off $50 at a time. Again...I DO NOT agree with payday loans but hey, when shit happens it happens. I used this online company once when my employer screwed up my pay. I got a few hundred and paid it off $50 at a time. Let me research and try to remember the name of it...I'll get back to you.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:57 AM on Dec. 1, 2008

  • Alrighty
    It was www.paydayok.com
    Again, I use to be in this business, they are horrifying. But this company is very professional and very easy to pay off. I never had any problems with them. It is more of a small short term loan and not a payday advance.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:00 AM on Dec. 1, 2008

  • http://tinyurl.com/discountadvance


     


    You can borrow $200 and pay back $215

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:13 AM on Dec. 1, 2008

  • pawn shops
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:14 AM on Dec. 1, 2008

  • OP-Here... We don't have pawnshops here and I'm not legally able to give blood or plasma. I'm a carrier for strep and can spread it... I'm on a payment plan with the electric company where I only pay $94/month but at this point even that is to high... I really don't want to do the PayDay Loan thing but just might have to... And as for H&R Block we don't have those here either... Are there any websites I can work for like a day or two? I have no problem working for the money!! But I want something that will actually pay me for the work I do.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:26 AM on Dec. 1, 2008

  • Plasma donation, $100.00 a pop and you can donate twice a week.
    Hey, I think I may go today. Hospitals around here are really in need, it's a way to pay it forward and make some cash.
    Good luck!
    Works4Mom.com

    Answer by Works4Mom.com at 9:30 AM on Dec. 1, 2008

  • before you donate plasma read this..
    http://www.epinions.com/content_4343963780
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:17 AM on Dec. 1, 2008

  • Call the united way or first call for help.! They should be able to direct you to someplaces that can help. Churches.... Good Luck! DO you have any family that can help?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:24 AM on Dec. 1, 2008

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