Say what you want about credit card companies, but at least you don’t have to see them at family gatherings. And it doesn’t get weird if you stop communicating with them regularly.
Sure, family members probably won’t charge you interest if you borrow money from them. But things can get awkward quickly — and the person you borrow from will probably want their money back soon, rather than letting you pay a minimum payment every month.
Borrowing money from family and friends is never fun. There are other options. Here’s how to get the money you need without having to borrow it from people you know:
1. Add $225 to Your Wallet While Watching the News
If family and money are a volatile mix, politics is an accelerator that could make the whole thing go boom.
Instead of keeping your opinions on the news to yourself, you could make some money and preserve the peace in your family.
You could add up to $225 a month to your pocket by signing up for a free account with Swagbucks. They’ll present you with short surveys to choose from every day, which you can fill out while you watch tonight’s broadcast.
You just have to answer honestly, and Swagbucks will continue to pay you every month. This might sound too good to be true, but it’s already paid its users more than $429 million. We talked to one user in Pennsylvania, 52-year-old Carolina Hendrickson, who earned $1,200 in a year.
It takes about one minute to sign up, and start getting paid while you watch the news.
2. Win Up to $249 Playing Games on Your iPhone
If you play games on your iPhone, but aren’t winning money every time, you’re making a big mistake.
We know of three different apps that can score you up to $83 every time you win a game. Whether you want to play Solitaire, bingo or just pop some bubbles, there’s an app for you to rake in the cash.