Another large expense that should be looked at is debt and how much that debt is costing you each month in interest alone. Figure out how to pay off you credit card and loan debt. Start putting more money toward the ones with the highest interest rates. Look into balance transfers to get a zero percent interest rate - but make sure you read the fine print and fully understand the contract. You can also call your credit card companies and ask about a rate reduction. If you need help, search for community networks or even debt consolidation companies who may be able to help. Shop around to find the right people with your best intentions at heart.
To make more money, think about what resources you have available to you. Maybe you have valuables that are just taking up space in your home, unused. Do you have musical equipment, camping supplies, jewelry, tools, furniture, clothes or any other items that you can sell to make extra money and avoid taking out a quick loan. Everyone has skills and with so many websites that connect people, there has to be something for you. You can be connected with people seeking house cleaners, babysitters, drivers, and handy repair services. Look up care.come, uber.com, lyft.com, favordelivery.com, doordash.com and taskrabbit.com. Maybe take a step back even further and consider a more long term perspective. How can you get yourself in the position to pursue a degree, go to a trade school or start your own business?
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