When you think you’re out of money, you generally assume you can’t spend anymore. Your instinct is to turn super frugal — cut every non-necessity — and maybe even skip a bill or two.
When you think you can’t even make rent, the situation can seem pretty dire.
But it doesn’t have to be. Instead of figuring out what you have to forgo this month when money is tight, find ways to make the money you need.
That doesn’t have to mean a second job or going into debt. There are tons of small, simple ways to put extra cash in your bank account so you don’t feel that panic at the first of the month.
Not all of these tactics will put money in your pocket right away, but we’ll note the ones that will!