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Can making some extra cash really be this easy?

Just about anyone could use some extra cash—whether there are bills to pay off, expenses to catch up on, or large purchases to be made. If you’re looking for simple ways to make a little extra money, try the following:

1. Have a garage sale

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 Like the old saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Really, you’d be surprised at what people are willing to buy—even the type of stuff that you think has seen better days and should just get thrown out. Even if you can’t get much for some of your old stuff, a few bucks is better than nothing at all. Go through your belongings and figure out what you don’t want or need anymore, and have a garage sale one weekend. This isn’t only a way to make some extra money, but it helps you de-clutter and get more organized, so that’s an added bonus.

 

2. Sell your stuff online

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 Whether your garage sale didn’t totally go as planned and you’ve got some (or all) of your items left, or you’ve decided to just skip the garage sale completely, consider selling your unwanted stuff online. It’s easy, convenient, and you can cast a much wider net, especially if you offer worldwide shipping. For those really heavy items, consider using websites like Craigslist and eBay to list your items online, yet still arrange for local pickups. For smaller and shippable items, you can also use eBay, and Amazon is another good choice to consider.

 

3. Create a blog

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Is there a subject you’re passionate and knowledgeable about? Consider starting a blog and write, write, write. Through ads and affiliate marketing, your blog can eventually start making money, even long after you’ve abandoned it. Bear in mind that it might not be much and it might take a long time for a blog to be profitable, but it can be a good source of some passive income, especially if you’re writing about something you love anyway.

 

4. Go undercover as a secret shopper

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Got a lot of opinions and feelings? You could get paid for it! One way is through secret shopping, which allows participants to take on as many (or as few) gigs as available. With secret shopping, you’ll pose as any other regular customer (cue James Bond theme song), and report back to the company you’re working for. You could be shopping at the mall or eating at a restaurant; the assignments and specific instructions will vary.

5. Join a focus group

Another way to make some extra cash by providing your feedback is by participating in a focus group. You’ll get the opportunity to test out products and offer your honest opinion, all while making some additional money.

 

6. Offer to babysit and/or pet-sit

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If you know you’ll be home anyway, you can make a little extra cash by telling your neighbors that you’re available for babysitting or pet sitting. But, be warned: depending on the pet/child, this can be incredibly simple, or a total nightmare.

 

7. Monetize one of your hobbies

Do you have a hobby that could potentially make you some money—for example, you make the best chocolate chip cookies in town? This can be an easy way to make some extra cash on the side without putting forth much effort, since you’ll be doing something you love (and you’re good at) anyway. But if you plan on trying to turn your hobby into a full-on business venture, this will require a lot more dedication and more of an investment. While it could be something worth doing, take the stress out of it by starting off slowly and thinking more along the lines of side-project. If you’re just doing it for some extra money, rather than income you depend on to survive, it can be a much more simplified and enjoyable endeavor.

 

 

Are you receiving structured settlement payments, but would prefer to get your cash sooner? Call J.G. Wentworth at 877-227-4713 today to learn more about selling some or all of your future payments for a lump sum of cash.

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Five Reasons Why Our Customer Representatives Love Their Job

We had the pleasure recently of speaking with Dan, who has been with the company over 5 years first as an account executive and now as a member of the marketing team, and hearing his thoughts about why our J.G. Wentworth account executives love their job. Here were his top five reasons:

1) The privilege of helping people

The simple truth is that customers call J.G. Wentworth because they need cash. Whether it’s for a home, a car, help with a medical bill or educational expense – whatever the reason, the bottom line is that they are facing serious circumstances, and the money they are trying to receive can improve their lives. Helping make that happen, Dan said, is truly a privilege.

2) The relationships that can develop between J.G. Wentworth representatives and customers

Transaction times vary from customer to customer. , J.G. Wentworth representatives and their customers speak on a regular – and sometimes even a daily – basis until the process is complete. When you talk to the same person every day, Dan said, you really get to know them – another great perk of the job.

3) The unique funding situations that can develop

One of Dan’s most memorable experiences came from with working with a Colorado couple in 2012 who were recipients of a structured settlement resulting from a car accident nearly 40 years ago.  Both were disabled retirees living off a tight budget with their only regular income coming from Social Security benefits. Their insurance company set them up with a series of large lump sum payments that were not payable for several years and their tight budget did not account for excess credit and medical bills that had accumulated due to the husband’s failing health.  Their budget also did not allow them to enjoy the perks of being retired such as traveling to visit family.

Dan was able to raise a lump sum working with a small portion of their future payments that left them with significant income down the road, but also gave them some breathing room with the bills that had piled up.  With all of their credit and medical debt paid down, the couple used the remaining funds to celebrate their wedding anniversary- something they hadn’t done in several years.

4) The calls that come in from all corners of the country

Our account executives hear from folks who are literally in every corner of this country: from Florida to Alaska, Hawaii to Maine, callers reach out to us twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.

5) The Co-workers

Last but certainly not least is the pride Dan feels towards his colleagues. He describes them as open and energetic, , all of whom are eager to provide support and lend a hand.

With that kind of enthusiasm from our account executives, is it any wonder we have so many repeat customers, and why the Better Business Bureau has rated us A+? We encourage you to find out for yourself how dedicated our representatives are, and how seriously and personally they take the matter of your money getting to you as soon as possible. Call them anytime at 877-227-4713.

18 thoughts students may have when it comes to paying for college

There’s really no getting around it: college is expensive. Although some students may never experience the financial struggles that come along with paying for college expenses, most can relate all too well. The thought process usually goes a little something like this:

1. OK, time to register for my first semester!

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2. Wait, classes are how much?!

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3. I will definitely need to be getting a job.

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4. Or two jobs. Who needs to sleep?

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5. For now, I’ll just put these tuition charges on my credit card.

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6. OK, I guess I will need to split the total cost onto like, several credit cards.

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7. Except I only have the one credit card.

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8. Alrighty. First day of class. Just received syllabus with required course materials.

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9. *At bookstore* Hold on, this textbook costs WHAT!?

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10. So much for being able to afford a social life while in college.

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11. Or food.

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12. Hmm, what are these student loans I hear so much about? That sounds like a good solution.

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13. That was SO EASY! I’m rich!

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14. Seriously though, my financial woes are a thing of the past.

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15. Almost time to graduate! But….that means soon I’ll need to pay back those student loans.

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16. Oh, crap. I’m going to owe HOW MUCH?!

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17. Okay, if I just pay the minimum required payment every month, that means my student loans will be all paid off when I’m…..108-years-old. That can’t be right.

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18. ..It’s right.

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Whether you need money to pay for college or eliminate student loan debt, J.G. Wentworth may be able to help. Contact J.G. Wentworth today to learn more about selling future structured settlement payments for a lump sum of cash.

 

Nothing contained herein is intended to be, and you should not consider anything contained herein to be, investment, accounting, tax, or legal advice. If you would like investment, accounting, tax, or legal advice, you should consult with your own financial advisers, accountants or attorneys regarding your individual circumstances and needs.

J.G. Wentworth claims no credit for any images posted on this site unless otherwise noted. Images on this blog are copyright to its respective owners. If there is an image appearing on this blog that belongs to you and do not wish for it appear on this site, please e-mail information@jgwentworth.com with a link to said image and it will be promptly removed.

9 things you’ll understand if you hate your job and/or boss

 

Are you unhappy with your current employment situation? You’re certainly not alone. Whether you can’t stand your boss, despise the work you do, or it’s a combination of the two, some of the following probably hits close to home:

 

1. Getting paid to poop is probably your biggest (or only) job perk.

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2. You have this internal struggle daily.

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3. Weekends are never, ever long enough.

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4. To say you’re dissatisfied with your job is probably an understatement.

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5. You haven’t really learned anything worthwhile that you can add to your resume.

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6. You find festive and creative outlets for expressing just how much you hate your job.

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7. When you kinda struggle to survive….

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8. Even though you do give it your all.

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9. At least you can temporarily forget just how much you hate everything if cake is involved.

Are you ready to become your own boss or change career fields completely? Whether you need to train in a different field, or you’ve always dreamt of quitting your job to start your own business, some extra cash could come in handy. At J.G. Wentworth, we offer an array of financial solutions. Contact J.G. Wentworth today to learn more about how we can help get you the cash you need.

19 signs it’s time to find a new job

 

  1. You’ve been working at the same company for years now, but you’re still being treated like an intern.

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  1. You honestly don’t even remember what your job title is anymore or what you’re supposed to be doing, so you just pretend to work most of the day.

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  1. You lie to yourself every day…

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  1. But deep down, you know the truth.

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  1. And this pretty much sums up how you feel whenever you’re asked to stay late, come in early, or work on your day off.

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  1. You try to appear interested in what’s going on…

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  1. But you’ve just lost enthusiasm when it comes to all things work-related.

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  1. You have the boss from hell.

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  1. Your co-workers aren’t much better.

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  1. Your job has been threatened many times…

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  1. And while scary, deep down, you sort of rejoice when you think you might get terminated.

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  1. Your ideas are constantly shot down and never taken seriously.

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  1. Overworked and underpaid? Check and check.

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  1. You kind of dislike waking up.

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  1. You fantasize about just walking out. All the time. Non-stop.

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  1. You use up your sick days very quickly.

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  1. Leaving work for the day like..

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  1. And while it’s normal to be happy when you get home after a long day, you take it to the next level.

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  1. The company’s outlook does not look good.

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Whether you have dreams of being your own boss and starting a business, or you’d like to go to college to train for a different career path, J.G. Wentworth can help with the financials. From loan options to settlement funding solutions, we can help you meet your financial needs and goals. Contact J.G. Wentworth today!

Never do these things at a job interview

  1. Be late.

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  1. Or show up way too early.

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  1. Offer a flimsy, aggressive, or super strange handshake.

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  1. Or just be weird overall.

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  1. Act nervous.

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  1. Go on tangents.

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  1. Forget to pay attention to your body language.

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  1. Appear uninterested.

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  1. And while enthusiasm IS good, remember to dial it down a notch.

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  1. Eat.

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  1. Even chewing gum is a big no-no.

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  1. Leave your cell phone on (or even worse, answer it.)

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  1. Lie.

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  1. Talk badly about past or current employers.

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  1. Be completely unprepared overall.

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  1. Forget to thank the interviewer or follow up.

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