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Well number one way to make money is to get a job but... What are some other ways cr users save money and make money? Ever thought about selling your plasma ? Or breast milk? What about becoming a research test subject for some quick cash? I read some interesting articles on weird ways to make money:

http://www.dailyfinance.com/photos/25-unusual-ways-to-make-quick-money/#!fullscreen&slide=980291

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/money/22-simple-and-creative-ways-earn-money.html

And how to save:
http://www.dailyfinance.com/photos/20-unique-ways-to-save/#!fullscreen&slide=988194

Personally I save cash my going to a thrift store for furniture like tables/chairs for my new appartment. Roommates also made rent so much cheaper. Dollartree and 99 cents store for soaps/degerents and other small products saves a lot of money as well. Going to certain stores on certain days like walmart on Wednesday so I could get catalog for groceries helps. Couponing. I recently download some coupon apps as well such as coupon Sherpa. CR users what do you do to save money and earn quick cash?
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Dont buy stuff
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Good point ^
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Blackmail.
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Selling old clothes, video games, dvds etc sometimes help to make a bit.
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Ummmmm. Mutual funds, investing in stocks/equities. Buying and selling real estate, renovation to sell for a higher price than what you paid. Invest in condos under construction so that you can have potential buyers when opportunity strikes when prices begin to fluctuate.

Yeah. A lot of things... just need a little bit of money to start it off.
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i usualy buy camrea from the thrift store and restore them and sell for a small profit that i dump into the next camera. i dont make money, but its a self sustaining hobby.
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Sell stuff you no longer need/use!
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can i have more info of the test subject thing? it sounds...interesting.
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Posted 1/7/16 , edited 1/7/16

Trewill91 wrote:

can i have more info of the test subject thing? it sounds...interesting.


(Mostly) Pharmaceutical companies that want to progress certain newly developed medication to human testing will pay healthy people (mostly of a certain age group) to test these medicines to see the effects it has on the human body.
There is a huge risk however. While these medicines will not kill you right there there is no data on what they will do to you on the long term.

Before anything you are also required to sign a contract with them clearing them from any blame would the meds have any negative side effects on you in the future. (This includes illnesses, disablillities and even death caused by the use of the tested medicines.)
The money you get rewarded for this also counts as a "shut up" measure.
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I used to do all kinds of things for money, not all of it was legal.

Almost gave plasma once. I went to the office and was told to come back in a couple hours because they were full. Ended up coming into some cash though, so I didn't go back. I don't like the basic idea. Made me feel dirty even considering it. Around here only junkies do it, glad I didn't have to stoop that low.

Medical trials seem risky. Not sure I would want any part of that.

One thing I've done in the past is buy stuff and resell on ebay. I usually targeted video games/systems, electronics, computer components etc. People will get rid of entire boxes of stuff dirt cheap. Just have to pick it up, sort it, and list it. I used to clean apartments/dorms and got stuff that way too. It's amazing what kids will leave behind.

I came into a nice chunk of money awhile back. Now I don't have to worry about it much. As long as I have something to start from I can always make more.
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Best ways to save a little money.. Hmm..
Make your own bar soap/ shave oil, and invest in a safety razor. I saved at least $20 a month from that, plus blades are super cheap.
Do your own yardwork.
Try to fix your stuff instead of just buying replacements, when possible.<--- also a handy skill in general.
Cut back on shower time and sink usage.
Try to cut back on electricity.
Don't buy things you really don't need, or are marginally better than what you have.

I used to make all kinds of soap, maybe an hour a day average spent on it, and I'd make $2-300 a week at a flea market, on top of my job.
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Arielgirl375 wrote:
Ever thought about selling your plasma?


I've had several points in my life where I had to sell plasma twice a week to make ends meet.

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