Hi! I’m Kyle, the Penny Hoarder.

I've got some creative ways to fix your budget.

As seen on…

Archive : Wacky things to sell

RSS feed

What’s Your Million-Dollar Idea? How to Invent Products Without Risking Your Savings

Patenting, producing and marketing a product can eat your life savings, and most patents never make money, so it’s understandable that many ideas never make it beyond a notebook. But guess what? [...]

Enjoy Walking in the Woods? Here’s How to Find and Sell Deer Antlers

While we’ve all seen photos of deer heads mounted on walls, I’d never thought of deer antlers as a moneymaking venture. I was wrong. Deer antlers, also known as sheds, are very popular. Three years [...]

10 of the Absolute Weirdest Things You Could Sell

There’s a market for almost everything. Some of us remember pet rocks, and Walmart now sells cactus fruit at many of their locations. Of course, pet rocks were just a fad novelty item, and “tunas,” [...]

Beachcombing for Fun and Profit: What to Look For and How to Sell It

A walk on the beach might be a relaxing (or romantic!) way to spend an afternoon, but did you ever expect it to help you make money? A friend of mine often heads to her local beach after festivals and [...]

Got ‘80s and ‘90s Toys? Make Hundreds of Dollars by Selling Them on Ebay

Need extra cash fast? Turn to your closet — or, for many of us, our parents’ closets. If you’re a child of the ‘80s and ‘90s, and you’ve got a stash of childhood toys in good condition, [...]

Image: You Won’t Believe How Much You Can Earn by Collecting Lost Golf Balls

You Won’t Believe How Much You Can Earn by Collecting Lost Golf Balls

Among the incidents involving golf ball divers in Florida, there’s an attack by an 11-foot alligator that cost the victim his shoulder. Then there are the stories of divers bitten by venomous snakes [...]

Image: Friends. Photo by Michael Saechang

How Much is Your Friendship Worth? On This Site, Up to $2,000 a Week

Chances are, you think you’re a pretty cool person to hang out with. How would you feel about charging for that privilege? According to the people at RentAFriend, you could make up to $2,000 per week [...]

Image: Free couch. Photo by Charles Wagner

Why You Should See Dollar Signs When Your Neighbor Puts Junk On the Curb

Every business owner has to consider their profit margin: their net profits divided by their revenue. To have a 100% profit margin, your product must cost you absolutely nothing to acquire and sell. [...]

Mobile Apps

How to Sell Your Old Phone for the Most Amount of Cash

A few months ago I published my guide on how to escape the paycheck-to-paycheck lifestyle. A lot of you emailed me to say you loved the monthly goals and action steps, but told me that I missed one of [...]

Sports Car

How to Rent Your Car Out for $10/Hour

Move over Avis! You might have heard about a new trend that has been popping up over the last few years – renting out your personal car for extra cash. We wanted to give you a quick rundown on how [...]

Selling Used Textbooks

How to Make $750 a Month Selling Used Books

It’s a bit of a horrifying experience the first time you walk into a college bookstore. I remember the first time saying to myself, “You want a $145 for that?” To say I felt ripped off [...]

Wine Corks

How to Make Money Recycling Wine Corks

At my house there are two things that pile up quicker than I know what to do with them – pizza boxes and wine bottles. I don’t know if it’s because I’m a 23 year old college student [...]