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Need Quick Cash?

While most of us live on a budget, there are those emergencies that require cash quickly.

Here are a few ways to raise extra money in a hurry:

Sell Your Old Stuff: Not only can you get extra dough, you're also reducing clutter. Most of us know about Craigslist, but there are also new mobile apps that allow you to list what you want to sell for free. Those include LetGo and OfferUp.

Join a Focus Group: Helping market researchers by participating in a focus group can put $50 to $250 in your pocket for up to two hours of your time. To be considered for a focus group, check online for companies like Schlesinger Associates or Fieldwork.

Access Your Life Insurance: Many life insurance policies has investment components that lets you borrow or withdraw cash. But make sure you check with your financial advisor because policies differ. Some may require you to repay the money at a later date and withdrawing money from others may lower that policy's death benefit.

The 5-Cent Fortune

Having trouble saving money? Here's a simple trick.

Start out by putting away 5¢ tomorrow. The next day add a nickel (putting away 10¢).

Keep increaisng the amount by five cents a day. At the end of a year, you'll still only putting away $18.75, but you will have saved $3,339.75!

Money-Saving Vacation Tip

Planning on hitting the road this summer? You may be able to save money on your transportation if you’re willing to a little searching.

There are companies that need to move vehicles (even RVs) from one location to another. Now, these are one-way trips, so you may have to find other ways to get yourself back home, but it’s worth investigating.

Some sites you may want to visit:
transfercarus.com
thriftynomads.com
imoova.com

Important legal stuff: BoomtownAmerica.com is not affiliated with nor does it endorse any of these websites. We advise you check things out for yourself and as always, make sure you read the fine print or consult with an expert before you enter into any agreement.

Car Repair Cons

Repair shops have a bad reputation. One reason why is most of us don’t really know much about our vehicles. When a repair person tells us our framastat and carburatic overgloid needs replacement, we just nod and sign the repair order.

One of the most common cons is the Oil Change Add-Ons: Many repair shops advertise a very low price on oil changes. Once they get your car in their service bay, they’ll tell you about all the other things you need – like a new air filter or a coolant flush. Unless you know and trust your repair shop, treat these tactics with skepticism, especially if your car has been running just fine.

BTW – Many of the coolants used in today’s vehicles are good for 100,000 miles.

Do You Really Need Rental Car Insurance?

With Memorial Day weekend here, it's the start of vacation season! If you're planning on renting a car when you reach your destination, the rental company is sure to try and sell you rental car insurance. Do you really need it?

In a lot cases, the answer is no!

If you own a car and have car insurance, many of those policies automatically cover you when you're driving a rental car. Check with your insurance company before you take your trip and see if you're covered!

Besides Diana Ross, what other two girls made up the original Supremes?

Flo Ballard and Mary Wilson
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