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I need ideas on raising money fast

I'm already overdrawn from paying to replace a stove a month ago. Now the water heater in our rental house is going out and may need to be replaced. I'll know tonight if it does or not.

I'm already thinking yard sale... what else can I do to raise the money for this? Any and all ideas accepted, start sounding off, CafeMom!


Asked by Ati_13 at 4:04 PM on May. 2, 2011 in Money & Work

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Answers (8)
  • Babysitting - even if it's just a one time thing. Maybe put an ad up and see if you can get a kid or 2 to watch during the week while parents go out, run errands. Weekend babysitting at night while parents have "date night". I do it from time to time. Around here babysitting is about $12/hour so it's some good quick cash.
    Housekeeping - Maybe clean a couple houses in the neighborhood.
    Are you good at making things?? Sewing, crocheting....maybe try making and selling stuff. My mom does it on etsy - she makes homemade crochet blankets.
    That's all I can think of for right now.

    Answer by Jessica45 at 4:09 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • Your landlord should pay for water heater, right? Do you Amscott where you live? Can you get a payday loan? Yard sale is good idea.

    Answer by mkdirector2011 at 4:08 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • You might not be able to do a payday loan being overdrawn. Your landlord should be responsible for these things!!! Yard sale is good, sell beverages and baked goods too! Good luck mama!

    Answer by Dahis at 4:11 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • Clarification, WE own the house. I mean, we rent our house too lol... it's a complicated situation, but we own the house the water heater needs replacing in. And we're not technically "overdrawn" in the traditional sense... we have a line of credit attached to the checking account and we've dipped into it. I would prefer to pay it off immediately or, even better, not have to dip into it. I'm getting our stuff together for a yard sale today lol.

    I already babysit to meet our daily needs. I need to call the parents and ask if their schedule is set so that I can take more kids on the days they don't need me yet, thanks for reminding me!

    Comment by Ati_13 (original poster) at 4:16 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • Ironing, running errands for the elderly, house cleaning.

    Answer by meooma at 5:33 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • are you in a position to get a credit card from Home Depot or Lowes? thats what Ihad to do when our hot water tank broke.

    Answer by zradiogirl at 12:52 PM on May. 3, 2011

  • I think we have a home depot card, actually... but the interest rate on it is just as high as the line of credit, and it will be easier to just write the repairman a check. The fund raiser will be after the fact to try to pay this off quickly.

    Comment by Ati_13 (original poster) at 1:39 PM on May. 3, 2011

  • Mow a lawn
    Clean a home
    Plant a garden or do other yard work
    Walk a dog
    Deliver pizzas- or anything with cash tips
    Sell a car? Sell some bigger items- tv, computer, furniture?

    Answer by Erica_Smerica at 5:24 PM on May. 3, 2011