Supplementing Your Income – the Creative Way Modest Money2 Comments


There are loads of different opportunities for boosting the amount of money that lands in your bank account each month. If you were to look really, really hard then you’d likely find thousands of them.

The problem, of course, is that in a lot of cases the reward is barely worth the effort. For instance I started participating in surveys to try and get a little extra cash. Where I live, there are highly reputable market research companies who carry out polls to find out people’s voting intentions and so on. And they pay you money for participating! Sadly, it’s only a small amount. And it took literally years to get to the stage where I had an amount big enough to transfer to my bank account. On the plus side, I enjoyed the surveys.


Of course, there is always the option of part-time work. If it’s unskilled work, for instance dog walking or helping out in a shop, it’s unlikely to be big money – but it’s always better to be supplementing your income than eating into it at a rate faster than you can earn it. The only problem with part-time work is that if you already have a…

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How to Prepare for a Windfall

By : Adam | 12 May 2015

Windfalls are a topic you see periodically on personal finance blogs like this one. It’s an old-sounding word, like something from a Victorian novel. And in our post-recession world, it’s a somewhat antiquated concept as well. Inheritance? Winnings? These are concepts foreign to a generation …

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Should You Sell or Rent Your Family Home?

By : Adam | 11 May 2015

If it’s finally time to say goodbye to the family home, some hard decisions need to be made. Chief among them is deciding whether to sell it and use the funds to procure a new home more in line with your needs, or turn it …

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What to Look For In Your Home Insurance Policy

By : Andrew Black | 11 May 2015

If you own a home or are thinking about buying one, home insurance is probably something you’ve thought about at least a little bit. But if you’re like most people, the particulars of various insurance policies tend to bleed together into an incomprehensible mishmash of …

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Finding Your Dream Home: 5 Ways to Save Time, Money, and Energy

By : Adam | 8 May 2015

To say the least, finding a dream home is an accomplishment that tops most people’s bucket lists. Whatever the desired location or living requirements of the parties involved, there is no shortage of big decisions to make. No matter what is going on in life, …

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Making Money from Your Social Expertise

By : Adam | 7 May 2015

Most of us would like to make a few extra bucks, but most of us often don’t want to spend too much time or effort doing so, especially if we already have a job or family that takes up most of our time. However, there …

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Why it Pays to Have an Interactive Broker

By : Adam | 6 May 2015

Many new investors are encouraged to go it alone. If you’ve read more than a few books on investment, you’ve found a general consensus that it’s important to figure this stuff out yourself. After all, professional advice and management could cut into your ideal annual …

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