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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 [...]

Elvis Presley

Memorabilia Collections = More Money in Your Pocket

If you’ve ever been to one of the Hard Rock Cafe locations scattered across the globe, you know that movie and music memorabilia has a prominent place in pop culture. I personally love to read about [...]

Grandma's gourmet spice cakes

How to Sell Grandma’s Recipes for Extra Cash

Meet Denise Vivaldo. She calls herself a “culinary consultant” and has ghostwritten more than 50 cookbooks for stars like Rachel Ray and Sandra Lee. Denise is paid per recipe contributed and [...]

Garage sale sign

The 5 Weirdest Things We’ve Sold for Cash

Over the past few years my family has made close to $7000 by selling unwanted stuff from our closets. My husband is a musician, and musicians have a lot of crap…er, gear, so that helped with our [...]

Jesus Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The 20 Weirdest Things Ever Sold Online [Infographic]

Over the last couple of years we’ve shared some strange ideas about things you should sell online. From old wine corks to used cooking oil, I thought we had just about covered everything. But, apparently [...]

Starbucks Gift Card

Where Should I Sell My Gift Card?

There are very few of us that end the holiday season without a stack of gift cards and inevitably we all end up with a few that we can’t use or don’t want. Maybe your boss gave you a gift card [...]

Money in the trash

7 (More) Weird Things In Your Trash Worth Cash

In February 2011 we published our original list of 7 Wacky Things in Your Trash Worth Cash. The list was extremely popular and to date is still one of our most viewed articles of all time. We thought [...]

Rewards Credit Card

How to Make Money & Travel for Free With Your Rewards Credit Card

The only thing better than going on vacation is going on vacation for free! One of the ways I have traveled for free in the past was to go shopping on the US Mint’s website with my rewards credit [...]

Blue Recycling Bin

5 Weird Ways to Make Money Recycling

Collecting cans for the recycling center is not the only way to make a buck with your recyclables. Check out these 5 new, very weird ways to make extra money recycling… 1. Get Paid to Take Pictures [...]