As part of our series to get your finances under control, this week we are sharing three simple steps you can take to make and save money NOW:
1 – Find a Passive Income Stream
Believe it or not, there are smart and easy ways to make extra money. A couple of apps that take little of your time and can help you bring in a passive income stream include:
ShopTracker: Do you shop on Amazon? Then download this app, share what you’re buying on Amazon, and make a few bucks.
Paribus: Did you recently buy something, and shortly after, the price dropped? Paribus can help by getting you a refund when you shop at select retailers.
2 – Cut Unnecessary Expenses
Buying Starbucks coffee each morning? Going out to eat or getting take-out regularly? Paying for cable with all the premium channels? It’s easy for unnecessary expenses to add up and eat away at your bank account. Start tracking what and how you spend your money so that you can see what habits are blowing your budget.
3 – Sell Your Old Stuff
Do you still need those unused video games and unwatched DVDs? When is the last time your wore that sweater? Have a closet full of old electronics? It’s time to declutter your life, sell your old stuff, and make some money. And there are a lot of online tools that make it easy for you to sell what you don’t need anymore, like eBay, Craigslist, and LetGo,
With these simple steps, you can be on your way to make and save money, and get your finances under control. And solutions like RentReporters can help you get there by reporting your on time rent payments to TransUnion.