Holiday Challenge, Retirement, and Saving

Posted by Madison on December 3, 2009

Everyone loves a good challenge, right? As my husband was boxing up the iPod he sold on eBay, a new challenge occurred to me.

Could you earn enough money before the holidays to cover your entire holiday budget? That’s the challenge I posed to my husband. We’re going to try for a revenue neutral holiday!

In addition to the eBay sales (we decided to sell our old lifetime subscription DVR too), there are lots of other ways to pick up some extra money during the holidays. We just got our $50 Prosper Sign Up Bonus to add to our holiday income. I’ll be on the lookout for more opportunities in the next few weeks!

Can you make your holiday spending a net zero this year? Are you up for the challenge?

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Comments to Holiday Challenge, Retirement, and Saving

  1. I’ve got a couple parked domain sites that will be paying out about $50 next week (easy cash for zero work). I’ve also completed and been approved on one of the “freebie” sites for $1000, and expect the check/gift card to come in the first week of January (easy cash if you’re careful and follow the rules), and also sold for parts some broken/junk laptops people have given to me over the year on eBay, which brought in another couple hundred (moderate effort, I spread the word that I will recycle dead laptops). All this, when the dust settles, will effectively provide me with a “net zero” spending for the holidays.

    Mike

  2. Great challenge to throw out there! It really isn’t that hard to create small streams of additional income. It just takes a little thought and creativity. Most people probably think that a little extra income won’t make a difference, but it does. $100-$200 extra a month really helps!

    Jeff@MySuperChargedLife

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