5 ways to make it through the month without spending a penny
It can be shocking to look at your bank account after an intense spending run. You might be forced to make changes to reflect upon your financial status. Several of your favorite things may be put on hold. Fortunately, there are ways to make it without spending anything this month.
Shopping For Money
If you’re a shopping fanatic, try your hand at being a secret shopper. This job allows you to get paid for testing out the store’s overall service. Most jobs will pay a couple dollars while others will provide you with around $25 for your duties. Some of the biggest secret shopper companies are Sinclair Customer Metrics and BestMark.
Reading Is Fundamental
Novelist Mark Haddon once said, “Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well.” If you’re an avid reader, your local library holds thousands of books for your enjoyment. Those looking for something more visual can find a slew of graphic novels and manga available.
Party For Your Wallet
Many people find themselves spending the most money during a night on the town. Fortunately, many towns will have free events for its residents. Some of these events range from concerts to dance parties. Phone apps such as Eventbrite and Scout can help you find these special happenings near you.
Learn To Freecycle
Trying to expand your wardrobe without spending a penny? Luckily, The Freecycle Network allows people to give away unwanted items online. Aside from clothes, some of the most common items posted include moving boxes and musical equipment. “It’s funny, because we get a lot of people joining Freecycle who think, “Ooh, something for nothing, a free lunch.” And then when they give their first item away, they realize the real fun, the real gift is in the giving itself,” founder Deron Beal told NetSquared.
Stream Classics For Free
With so many streaming services, you may find yourself trying to cut back. Fortunately, there’s several free services for those looking for a good film. If you have a library card, you can access Kanopy, which offers over 30,000 free movies to view. YouTube, Crackle, and Vudu also provide free films.