Secure Your Savings: How to Become a Substitute Teacher

Secure Your Savings: How to Become a Substitute Teacher

Getting a college scholarship was amazing.  They covered four years of my schooling, and I can’t put into words how grateful I was for that.

However, I wanted a degree in music education.  That’s a five year degree.  But I was determined I could fit it into 4 years instead.  I didn’t want to pay more out of pocket than I had to.

And I nearly made it!  I fit that five year degree into 4 1/2 years.  But here’s the trouble with graduating in December with a music education degree…no one is hiring teachers in December.

As it turns out, there was a great solution.  Not only did it pay, but it also helped me learn more about teaching kids before I got my first job.

I decided to become a substitute teacher.

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Get Paid To Be a Food Demonstrator On the Weekends

Get Paid To Be a Food Demonstrator On the Weekends

Looking for weekend work? Getting a job as a food demonstrator might be the perfect part time job to compliment your 9-5 schedule. 

Free samples at the grocery store are our favorites.  (Aren’t they everybody’s??)  We sometimes drop by the store to kill time, and the kids look forward to seeing what samples will be available.

How often do you consider the person passing out the free samples?  I used to think they were store employees.  Then one day, a friend told me they were actually people brought in to specifically promote a product.

Being a food demonstrator is a flexible job that’s good for college kids, stay at home moms, and, yes, people trying to fill their contingency savings fund.

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Secure Your Savings: Teach Private Lessons

Secure Your Savings: Teach Private Lessons

Do you have a skill?  Maybe you can play an instrument well.  Or you have an amazing grasp of grammar or math.  Perhaps you are a swimmer or a dancer.  We all have our own talents.

Out there is someone who wishes they had the talents you possess.  Someone who would love to learn from you.  Why not be the person who helps them learn to love your skills as much as you do?

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How to Find Focus Groups And Get Paid For Your Big Opinion

How to Find Focus Groups And Get Paid For Your Big Opinion

A few years ago, I was just starting my search for a new car seat when I got a phone call.  After talking to the lady for a few minutes, I was was happy to learn that I’d be earning enough money to cover part of the cost of one.  Ironically, I had qualified for a focus group about car seats.

That was a pretty wild coincidence.  But no matter the topic, finding a focus group can be a fun way to make some extra cash.

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The Best Way To Sell Your Broken Appliances For Cash

The Best Way To Sell Your Broken Appliances For Cash

When the dryer finally dies, don’t worry about whether the trash man will take it. Here’s how to sell your broken appliances for cash…and take along all your other scrap metal, too!

I kicked the dryer in frustration and announced that it was time to start shopping for a “new” dryer.  (New as in new-to-us, since I nearly always buy secondhand.)

While Hubby and I were not excited about spending money on a dryer, our boys cheered.  A dead dryer is a chance for them to pull out their screwdrivers and do some exploring.  We let them tear old appliances apart so they can learn how they work and practice using tools.

There’s another goal in mind, too.  After they pull the dryer apart, we know we’ll get some cash for it.  And today I’ll show you how you can sell your broken appliances for cash, too.

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Secure Your Savings: How to Find Affordable Insurance

Secure Your Savings: How to Find Affordable Insurance

Insurance.  The one thing you pay a bunch of money toward in hopes that you’ll never need to use it.

If you look at the total amount you send to insurance companies, it looks like a big pile of wasted money.  But since most of us are one freak accident away from having our lives destroyed, it’s worth the cost.

That doesn’t mean you should pay a penny more than you have to for good coverage.  It’s worth some careful shopping to make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck.  If you haven’t shopped in a while, the good news is that you could save a ton of money quickly by making a few phone calls.

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