The cost of living keeps going up, and paychecks keep shrinking. Too many workers in today’s market are in that exact spot. With living costs creeping up on so many people, are there any quick fix ways to get back on top of your bills?
There aren’t any permanent solutions to cash problems, but there are a few quick ways to get back on top of your bills and get a few days to breathe. Here are a few ways you can buy yourself a little more time to figure out your financial situation
Freelance writing is becoming a pretty popular way to earn extra income. The writing varies from news stories for your local paper to blog entries for different corporations. While writing gigs don’t necessarily cash out to any large sum, the money can be enough to get your head above water.
Some tips: make sure to give yourself enough time per assignment; make a schedule of when to get each done and when the deadline is; make sure to keep in close contact with whoever you report to and; don’t get overzealous and take on more assignments than you can handle. Finding how much you can take on, when to write and so on is something that takes trial and error for each individual writer.
One Time Gigs
On many online sites, there are listings for different gigs and labor. Some political campaigns need people to go door to door and hand out voting information around election time. There are also events that need extra hands, such a theatrical performances, concerts, and so on.
Small gigs like this will give an opportunity to earn some quick cash without infringing on whatever job you currently hold. These types of jobs also often open the door to opportunities in the future. If you do a good job, the person you worked for will be sure to contact you in the future if any new gigs arise.
Sell Annuity Payments
If you have a settlement you get money from, but have bills you need paid today, you might want to sell annuity payments. Every settlement is different, but if you aren’t receiving the money you need when you need it, it’s time to look into a new structured settlement payment plan.
When it comes to being rewarded a settlement, that money is supposed to help you with costs incurred both during and after the time in question in which you were rewarded money for. Representatives from companies specializing in structured settlement payments and selling annuity payments can help better situate a financial plan with your settlement in mind. Obviosuly it is very important to keep track of your financial situation. Learning ways that can help you get out of financial wholes always helps. It also helps to talk to a professional about the best ways to go about this and how each method can help you. These situations are used best when someone has lost their job but it is not a bad idea for any crisis.
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Since John Lesson has lost his job his bills keep pilling up. He decides to find ways that can get him quick cash to catch up on some of those bills.