5 Tips for Making and Saving Coins

If you are anything like me then you are always looking for ways to save and make a little extra money. As some of you may or may not know, I am in the process of looking for my first home and with that money seemed to become the main focus of my days. Suddenly I was tracking every penny that left my account and every penny that come into my account. I wanted to be sure that I had a decent savings for  new furniture and new household items. I also wanted to be pay down some of debt and still be able to live the lifestyle that I was comfortable with. This meant I would need to find some extra income and new ways to save. 

I am not a stranger to working two jobs but let's be honest, with an already stressful full time gig adding the stress an official part time job just did not sit right with my spirit. After counting out applying for part time jobs, I decided that I needed to find easier ways to meet my money goals. Today I am going to share with you 5 ways that I have been able to save more and make more money.

1. Start a Savings Account

Now you all are probably thinking, sis that is a no brainer but this is the catch, you actually open a savings account that is not connected to your primary checking/bank account. You read that right! Go open a savings account at another bank (I suggest a credit union). Why you may ask and the answer is simple, out of sight, out of mind. By opening an account that you don't have a debit card to or that it not your primary account you are liking to send money over there and leave it over there allowing it stack up. Trust me, try this it helps. 

2. Find Accountability Partners

For me, I have to let somebody know my goals which is normally my mom because I know she will hold me to them. So find some body that you trust and let them know your financial goals and ask them to hold you accountable. They may even join in the saving fun with you which when you have a partner makes everything easier. 

3. Start a Side Business

This one is for my people who may have thought of starting a business but haven't, this is you sign. Start a small business creating a product that you love or that you are good at doing. Are you good at writing, start a blog or do you like to bake, start a baking business. The options here are endless. I believe now is the time to step out and work on that small business. I started a small crafting and customized gifts business and it has definitely generated a revenue that I was able to put into my savings. If you haven't already be sure to check out Crafts by T. Danni.

4. Sell Those Used Items

When it comes making extra money this is one of my go to tips y'all. We all have items laying around our house that we no longer use and probably never will. Those clothes and shoes that haven't seen the light of day since the 99 and the 2000s, take them to a consignment shop. That old furniture or bike that's taking up space in your garage, turn it into coins and list in on one of the many online resale stores. If you really want to make the good coins, head to your jewelry box and even those older luxury purses that you have had for years and resale them. My friends at Chapes-JPL located in Atlanta, GA can help with that. They have been in business for over 40 years and they can help with everything from how to sell a rolex watch to that diamond ring your ex-boo thang gave you. 

5. Give Yourself Grace

Saving money can be difficult and making extra money is sometimes for difficult so always grant yourself some grace. There might be setback or you might not always meet your first goal but keep going sis! It will be worth it in the end. If you find yourself feeling defeated, step away from it for a while and then when the time is right get back out there and save those coins and make that money! I know you can do it! I am rooting for you!!

There you have you! 5 tips and tricks to saving and making a little extra money in these streets. I have a to more but I will save those for a part two. Let me know in the comments if you have any other tips or tricks. I would love to hear them. 

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