"Spendin' Money?" What do you do??

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Rare Feathers Farm, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. So with the rising cost of everything from gas & food to the ecomony being poor....

    What are you doing to get by?

    Personally, I've cut back on non-essential things (new clothes, getting my nails done weekly, carwashes etc). I'm also driving my husband's car to/from work because it gets 33-35mpg.

    In addition, for "extra money," I've been trying to sell my artwork, (www.equibling.com) hand made soaps (www.freewebs.com/handmadesoap) and hatching eggs. Although at this point, I'll just have barely enough money from my artwork sales to renew my website for the next year, my soaps aren't selling because no one is buying them and my birds are just not laying (it's too freakin' hot!) But from what I did sell this summer, I was able to feed them for a few months but not put enough away to sustain them in later months. My husband is all for the bird thing, as long as they are earning their keep...and I'm hoping that once my chicks are older, they will by selling eating & hatching eggs...

    Anyway--what do you do to make a little extra money?? Anything? I can't imagine I'm the only one who is having issues in that department?

    Just curious....

    Edited...I do work 40-50 hours per week (Monday-Friday). [​IMG] I've considered getting a weekend job, but right now, I'm taking college classes and really have no "extra" time.
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  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    In addition to working full-time all year long, I clean summer rental houses here during tourist season. It's my "mad money" for the rest of the year. I used to do garden maintenance, but house cleaning pays better.
  3. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    Even before the rising costs of gas, groceries etc we made the move last Summer to the country. Our goal was to be more self sufficient. We are growing our own veggies, have planted fruit trees ( though it will be a few years before we have fruit ) and are in the process of raising our own meat for the family. I also buy in bulk and stock up on sale items that we use.

    We are also staying home more. Instead of going out we have family nights where we play cards, boardgames etc or watch a netflix movie. Going to the theatre is a rarity, we have family movie night with microwave popcorn.
  4. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    I got a job (I've been a SAHM for 10 1/2 years) and I sell on eBay. I have done that for years, though and will not be doing that as much any more since my job pays pretty well.
  5. plester01

    plester01 Songster

    Jul 23, 2007
    eating less, going no where but work, not buying new clothes and rolling pennies
  6. Quote:SAHM? Stay at home mom?
  7. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    Well, I sale on http://www.redbubble.com/people/angelandspot. I have done fairly well there with cards but I have not sold a print yet.

    I also have items for sale at several other places:




    And I am going to sale hatching eggs later. There is too much hassle in our state to go through to sale eating eggs. I will also sale chicks. And I have 2 horses for sale but no luck there yet.
  8. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

    Mar 5, 2007
    Try and work 6 days a week if they let me at work so I can pay for all my bills and still enjoy going out to a movie or eat out or have more birds.
  9. Quote:Yeah, that's another thing I did...I'm in charge of the groceries and so no junk food, (pop, chips, beer, etc). I only buy essentials and no extras. Milk is now $4 per gallon here and decent bread is about $3/loaf.
  10. Quote:Yeah...we have beef steers and meat goats as well as meat birds (from the neighbors, I still can't eat / kill my own). We also have a large garden and I just planted some fruit trees. Our growing season is sooo short though and we have 9 months of winter. [​IMG]

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