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Up Your Roulette Odds with This Strategy: One Man Won $80,000!

When I was a roulette dealer (also known as a croupier), I watched people lose a lot of money. But one of my regular players, whom I’ll call Sam, won $80,000 over several months. After I quit my [...]

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Making Money Online: Are Sites Like Fiverr Worth Your Time?

The rumors are true: there are plenty of ways to earn money from home, working on your laptop in your pajamas. However, not all of those jobs are worth the effort. Take Fiverr, for example. The site is [...]

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Garbage Day is… Payday? Why Your Trash is Worth More Than You Think

Do you know how much garbage you produce each week? Better question: Are you prepared to see it firsthand, getting up close and personal by lying amid a week’s worth of your trash? Amazingly, some people [...]

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Want Free Drinks at the Bar? 6 Sneaky Bets to Make With Your Drinking Buddies

Heading out to the pub? Want to leave with more money than you walked in with? You could use one of the 21 ways to make money at the bar that we previously covered. Or you could pick a few targets from [...]

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3 Classic (and Fun!) Kid Fundraisers That Help Grown-Ups Earn Cash

We all remember those classic kid fundraisers: fighting dehydration in the Walmart parking lot to sell countless boxes of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies, painting huge cardboard signs and dancing on the [...]

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House Painting 101: How to Get Started as a Part-Time Painter

Painting walls, ceilings, and trim can be very much like a relaxing meditation, even if it is a job. And you can make decent money as a part-time house painter. I quit a job as a security guard last fall, [...]

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Considering Selling Products Like Avon or Beachbody? Read This First

You’ve heard of beauty companies like Avon and Mary Kay, and you’ve probably attended a Tupperware party at some point in your life. Maybe you’ve even thought about getting involved — but is [...]

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Weird Job #1: Working With the Dead (and the Living) at a Funeral Home

This post is the first in our new series on Weird Jobs. Check out the other articles to learn about more weird jobs you could try! When it comes to funeral homes, the funeral directors get all the glory. [...]

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Want to Get Paid to Lose Weight? Here’s How

The process of losing weight is not something most of us consider fun. Sure, it’s fun to drop sizes and fit into smaller clothes, but does anyone really enjoy giving up the food they love to get [...]

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A Magic Side Business: How to Make Money as a Magician

Do you like to perform in front of people? Can you watch videos? Are you willing to practice to get things right? Then you have what you need to make money as a part-time magician. Depending on what kind [...]

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Got an Opinion? Participate in a Focus Group to Make Some Cash

Ever wonder how the products you see on grocery-store shelves wound up there? Or who thought those TV commercials were a good idea? Somewhere between the concept and the final edits, it’s likely that [...]

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Chasing Sign-Up Bonuses: Should You Apply for Another Credit Card?

Although I don’t plan to use it, I opened a bank account yesterday. Why? Because in 10 days, Chase Bank will deposit an extra $125 in my “Total Checking” account. I do have to keep the [...]