Thursday, July 5, 2012

4 Ways To Help Boost Your Wedding Fund

You have a wedding budget of $12,000 and already have $2,000 saved.  Now, with the wedding 18 months away, you need to save like crazy.  You'll need $555 a month in order to achieve your goal.  But what if you can't do it?  What if all you can do is $250.  How will you do the extra $305 needed each month?

There are four easy ways:

1) If you are currently working, do some overtime if you're able to.

2) Get a part-time job.  Taking on a paper route, delivering pizzas, working as a waitress or bartender on nights and weekends are only a few such part-time jobs out there.

3) Sell something.  Put stuff on eBay or Craigslist.  Here's a blog post where I give a few tips on how to do this.  Do both of you have furniture?  Sell one set.  If you're both going to be living under one roof soon, you might as well get ready for it.

4) Start your own business.  Most small business can be started with little or no capital, like mowing lawns, raking leaves, painting houses, and shoveling snow.  #3 above could align with this if you happen to stumble upon a niche item that is easy to sell for you.  Check out this blog post regarding what I found as a niche market that worked for me.

Please share your "earning money" stories.  What have you found that worked?

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