Need extra money this holiday season? Here are 6 ways to get it
The holidays are coming, and that means one thing: Millions of Americans risk racking up debt, or making other destructive financial moves, in an effort to shower loved ones with gifts, travel to see family and adorn their homes with festive decor.
It’s estimated that 58% of U.S. adults have less than $1,000 in savings, so it stands to reason that a large number can’t afford to celebrate the holidays the way they want to. But rather than cut back, many consumers would rather stretch themselves financially and suffer the consequences after the fact.
If you’re short on funds for the holidays, don’t despair. But also don’t do something crazy, like raid your retirement fund or build up an enormous credit card balance. Instead, use the tactics below to scrounge up extra cash right in time.