Posted 26 February 2005 - 01:40 PM
Maybe change what you claim and have less taxes taken out and get a little more in each pay check, than when you get a raise in a few months you can change it again.
Baby sitting? Can usually get paid pretty good on weekends. I watched 2 kids while their parents went out. They didn't care if I had a friend over. It was their bed time not to long after I got there. So I put the kids to bed and spend the rest of the night watching movies and eating popcorn. Where else are you going to get paid to watch movies and eat? Usually you have to pay to do that, not get paid to do it. I would wait till the kids were asleep than have a friend come over and watch a movie with me.
House cleaning? Couple hours once a week. Sweep, vacumm, mop, dust, wipe down the kitchen and bathroom.
Are you in an apartment? If you are see if you can do something to lower rent. My aunt cleans the laundry room and gets $50 off her rent. All she has to do is sweep, wipe stuff down, and change the trash once a week or so. It only take 10 minutes and she goes to the laundry room anyway. No laundry room? What about keeping the hall clean, parking lot/sidewalks clean, outside light bulbs changed? Some LL are willing to deduct a little off someones rent instead of getting calls and making trips just to change a light bulb or sweep the hall.
If their is an elderly couple see about doing general house cleaning, maybe mow the lawn, weekly trips to the store for them? I had a friend that did this. The couple didn't want to move but couldn't do everything them selves and their family lived in another town. Their family paid my friend to go to their house once a week to help them out. She cleaned their house, went to the store (they made a list) and mowed the lawn when it needed it.
Hey, you didn't mention a bar! How can a town not have a bar? Every town around here has a bar, even if there's only 200 people there's a bar(no gas station, grocery store, or any thing, just a bar), 700 people means 2 bars. There's a town we went to with about 6,000, they have 7 bars(all have off sale), plus 5 other places that sell liquor, liquor stores, gas stations, grocery stores. They might of got more since I was their last. You could stick a bar in the middle of no where around here and you'll soon have a little town. (actually, I think they maybe how some of the towns started) "If you build it, they will come."
Glad you found a job you like.