10 Ways to Make More Money

10 Ways to Make More Money

ESSENCE.COM Jan, 30, 2009

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Make extra cash doing something you love. Tianna Feaster, 32, of Washington, D.C., pictured here, feeds her passion for food and health by creating delicious meals for busy folks. This side hustle has earned her as much as $1,300 a month.

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Don’t get caught in a downpour; set up an emergency fund. And Sign up for automatic payroll deduction. For example, you can have $25 deposited into your savings account per pay period. Find coupons for everything from groceries to electronics at Coupons.com and Retailmenot.com.

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Costly ATM charges can amount to hundreds of dollars each month. Try limiting your withdrawals to once a week.

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Taking charge of your money is no easy task. Enlist the help of a money club or a support group to guide you through your finances.

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Take advantage of wholesale club savings by dividing bulk items with friends and sharing the cost.

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Use public transportation to save thousands of dollars on surging gas prices. It’s also more environmentally friendly.

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Green Tip: Printing on both sides of computer paper will conserve your money and the energy.

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Drop your spare change into a bottle by your front door—and watch your savings grow.

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Buy generic, over-the-counter remedies that contain the same active ingredients as their competitors but are much lower in price.

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