Sell Used Clothes to These 6 Stores to Make Money. Here’s How.

Do me a favor and take a quick look in your closet. Overflowing, right? Well, there’s a solution to that problem: selling your used clothes.  It’s a win-win, and you don’t have to wait for a...

25 Surprising Things You Can Sell on eBay

Are you getting ready for a yard sale? Maybe just trying to declutter? Before you throw out the “useless” stuff kicking around your home, you might want to check this list. A little research yielded...

Ever Wondered How to Become a Notary? Here’s the Scoop

Jon Snedeker didn’t become a notary public because it was his lifelong dream. He did it because it was a requirement for the loan officer job he landed fresh out of college. It wasn’t until...

6 Mileage Tracker Apps That Will Track Your Mileage and Expenses

If you’re a Lyft or Uber driver, you probably already know how important it is to track your work-related mileage and expenses.  You need that information to appease the IRS gods come tax return time...

The U.S. Census Bureau Is Now Recruiting for 2020 Census Jobs

People walk through Time Square in New York City. Carmen Mandato/The Penny Hoarder The 2020 census requires a massive, temporary workforce to get every American counted. A job that once involved clipboards and file...

Veterans, Join This Virtual Career Fair Presented by Hire Heroes

Military service members, veterans and spouses can attend this job fair without ever leaving home. Hire Heroes USA is holding a free virtual career fair on Aug. 15 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. EST...

Celebrate National Lazy Day with These Easy Ways to Make Money

Stay in your pajamas and put fresh batteries in the remote: It’s National Lazy Day. For real. Aug. 10. It’s a thing. Although it sounds about as legit as National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day (Jan. 28)...

OhmConnect Pays You to Go Green

Ingrid Balabanova/Shutterstock Chances are, you’re doing your laundry in the evening after work. Or on Sunday afternoon. Guess what? So is everyone else in your area. Here’s the thing: All these washers and dryers...

If You Ever Want to Quit Your Side Job, You Need an Exit Plan

Gig work can be a blessing or a curse depending on how it’s used. Blessing: extra work that augments your income to help you meet a personal goal, like paying off debt or furthering your...

How a Money Buddy Can Help You Reach Your Financial Goals

Sha'Kreshia Terrell and Sau-Sha Hill decided to become accountability partners in 2014 to encourage each other to pay off their debt. Chelsea Purgahn for The Penny Hoarder The temptation of chocolate cake is real,...

You Might Be Owed Money from These Class-Action Settlements

You’re in for a cool brew on Kona Beer if you bought the brand because you thought it was made in Hawaii. You also might benefit if you were the recipient of harassing phone...

How to Do an Equifax Breach Check — and Protect Your Data

Your Social Security number is worth $125 — in the eyes of Equifax, at least. The Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement with Equifax over a data breach that affected an estimated 147 million Americans...

32 Legitimate Ways to Make Money from Home

1. Play Free Scratch-off Tickets LeoPatrizi/Getty ImagesThere’s something so satisfying about those gas station scratch-off tickets, but it’s better to avoid them because, well, that’s not Penny Hoarding. Instead, try scratching for free using an...

These Are the Best Side Hustles of 2019

We could all use a little extra income. Whether you need some help with your bills, are chipping away at your debt or are just saving for something fun, a side hustle can be...

How to Budget as a Freelancer: A Quick Guide

As a freelance writer, I have a good idea of how much money I’ll bring in every month — but my estimate is rarely perfect.  Sometimes I don’t get as many assignments as I had...

50 Ways to Make Money That You’ve Never Heard of

30. Do Online Transcription Carmen Mandato/The Penny Hoarder Those listening skills you honed by eavesdropping on your roommates’ conversations could finally pay off with a job in online transcription. Transcription jobs usually require an assessment test...

How to Become a Top Airbnb Host in Seattle

Look. We get it. Your home is your sanctuary. Your place to be alone. Some days, you don’t even want to have your own family over — let alone people you don’t know. So, the...

How to Become a Top Airbnb Host in Los Angeles

The idea of listing your place on Airbnb is daunting for a lot of folks. After all, your home is your sanctuary. Some days, you don’t even want to have your own family over...

How to Make Money on Etsy: A Step-by-Step Guide

You’ve no doubt heard of Etsy, the beloved e-commerce site that allows hobbyists to monetize their crafts and consumers to buy unique products that aren’t mass produced. Since its 2005 founding, it now hosts...

DoorDash Tips Don’t Go to Your Driver. New Policy Aims to Fix That.

In a late-night Tweet, DoorDash CEO Tony Xu announced that a “new model” is coming for the delivery app’s tipping policy — one where customers’ tips go directly to the driver.  Details were sparse, but...

The Best Places to Sell Video Games, Online and In-Store

There comes a point in every gamer’s life when your cherished video-game collection isn’t getting the attention it deserves. Life’s demands take over, or a new gaming system comes out, or you simply outgrow...

15 Reddit Side Hustle Threads to Find and Grow Your Gig

There’s more to Reddit than cat photos. There are also cat videos, cat paintings and cat simulators. Oh — and a lot of good strategies to make money. If you’re new to the internet, Reddit is...

What is Rakuten? We’ll Tell You How to Earn Cash Back

You know it. You love it. And, well, if you don’t, you’re missing out on free cash. I’m talking about the cash-back site Rakuten, formerly Ebates. The long-time Penny Hoarder favorite has gotten a new name. (You...

Want to Get Paid to Write Books? Try These 7 Publishers

I remember the first book review I ever wrote. The year was 1999 and my second grade teacher, Mrs. Sanderson, had just assigned the class a morning journal entry with a topic of our...

Fairygodboss to Host Virtual Job Fair for Women in Tech July 31

You’ve already broken the mold. You’re a woman in a career field often thought of as a boys’ club. All that’s left is to land a job at one of the country’s most prestigious...

Learn How to Get on Shark Tank from 2 CEOs Who Nailed Their Pitches

After months of compiling notes and practicing pitches, contestants walk down a long, cavernous hallway, pass through wood-grain double doors and enter the scorching cone of the spotlight. The piercing gaze of their interrogators...

Will I Ever Retire After Co-Signing a Student Loan?

Dear Penny, I’m hoping to retire in four years. I have $3,000 in credit card debt and $60,000 in auto and RV debt. I’m planning on selling my house and using the equity to buy...

Can You Work While on Disability? Yes — But Know the Rules First

A letter bearing the seal of the Social Security Administration arrived toward the end of spring. James was afraid to open it. A 34-year-old with cerebral palsy, he depends on Social Security disability benefits for...

Everything to Consider Before You Sell Pokemon Cards

The resurgence of Pokemon — thanks to a new movie and video game set for release soon  — has young adults rummaging through their closets in hopes of finding their old collection of trading...

Which Grocery Delivery App Pays the Most?

Carmen Mandato/ The Penny Hoarder Plenty of money-making options for drivers don’t involve real, live humans. For example, you can get paid to deliver food — whether that’s groceries or takeout — or even retail...

Here’s How to Become An Airbnb Host in Vancouver

Look. We get it. Your home is your sanctuary. Your place to be alone. Some days, you don’t even want to have your own family over — let alone people you don’t know.  So, the...

‘Shark Tank’ CEOs Share the Importance of a Killer Business Pitch

In 2014, Dawoon Kang and Sara Margulis found themselves on the receiving end of piercing stares and prodding questions from five of the most famous investors in the U.S. They were contestants on “Shark...

My Fiance Made Me Sole Breadwinner by Default

RODCHENKOV DMITRIY/Getty Images Dear Penny, My fiance lost his job nearly six months ago and got a decent severance payout. We used most of the money to pay off debt and have been surviving on...

These Are the 15 Best Android Apps to Make Money

Well, good for you! Android phones are easier to customize, have expandable storage and generally cost less than iPhones.You can make money on an Android phone, too. You won’t get rich this way, but...

29 Real Work-From-Home Companies (That Regularly Hire!)

When you want to start working from home, it can be hard to know where to begin. The sheer volume of job opportunities available online can make the process overwhelming.  To make things a little...

5 Online Flea Markets Where You Can Find Deals on Treasures

Where can you find antique Pez dispensers, hot vintage heels and (finally!) the perfect lamp to match your weirdly patterned bedspread — all on sale for just a few bucks? I’ll give you a hint:...

If You’re Juggling More Than Two Jobs, Look Into These Side Gigs

We’re all for making extra money on the side. But not all side gigs are created equal. If you’re juggling multiple jobs, there are easier ways to do it than going from your 9-to-5 day...

How to Become an Airbnb Host in Toronto

So you live in Toronto, home of the CN Tower, Casa Loma, the Distillery District and the Royal Ontario Museum. Home of NBA Finals champions, the Toronto Raptors! Have you thought about becoming an Airbnb...

Why It’s No Longer Possible to Work Your Way Through College

Once upon a time, Americans could work their way through college on a part-time, minimum-wage job and graduate debt free. That time, specifically, was 1985. The minimum wage was livable. College costs were palatable. Today, the...

Can You Work Your Way Through College? In 1985, Yes. But Today…

Once upon a time, Americans could work their way through college on a part-time, minimum-wage job and graduate debt free. That time, specifically, was 1985. The minimum wage was livable. College costs were palatable. Today, the...

How to Become an Airbnb Host in Chicago

So you live in Chicago — home of Millennium Park, Navy Pier, a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton named Sue and the tallest skyscraper in the country. Have you thought about becoming an Airbnb host? Thousands of...

What Is a Makerspace? A Community Hub To Hone New Skills

Using an Oculus Rift headset to experience a day-in-the-life of an aerospace engineer at the International Space Station. Testing a cross-stitching technique on an industrial-sized sewing machine. Designing a blueprint of a panini-slinging food...

How to Become an Airbnb Host in San Diego

So you live in San Diego, the land of beaches, beautiful weather and a bunch of tourist attractions. Have you thought about becoming an Airbnb host? In a region that’s so expensive to live in,...

Americans Are Working Too Much

At its most useful, the gig economy can provide workers with new skills to apply to their careers or businesses. Some workers find their side hustle to be a welcomed escape from the monotony...

How to Become a Medical Coder and Get a Job in the Growing Field

After two years of following a doctor around the office as a medical assistant, Raina Diaz was ready for a change. “I wanted to be part of the back end of the medical field,” says...

The Biggest Class-Action Settlements for July 2019

Faulty technology and unsolicited phone calls dominate this month’s collection of class-action settlement offers. A smartphone that keeps rebooting, a tablet that won’t charge and a vehicle’s touchscreen that crashes are among the consumer...

Disney, Starbucks and Walmart Offer Jobs That Pay for College

Most people go to college to land a good job, but thanks to a tight labor market, several major employers are flipping the script by offering jobs that lead to college. Disney, Starbucks and Walmart...

Here’s How You Can Make Extra Cash from Those Photos on Your Hard Drive

Looking for some extra cash? Look no further than the thousands of digital photos taking up space on your hard drive.  Pick your best photos and turn them into money by selling them on microstock...

Are Nickels Worth Money? Why Saving Them Could Pay Off

While conventional personal finance wisdom generally discourages hiding your savings under your bed, there’s one way that doing so might be a sound strategy. Although it’s possible to make money by hoarding pennies or by...

Here’s How You Can Get Paid to Play Games Like Words with Friends

Aileen Perilla/The Penny Hoarder If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably logged an insane amount of hours playing Words with Friends. After being stuck with all those impossible letters (Xanthum is a word, right?),...
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