What Is Afterpay? Your Guide to a Credit Card Alternative

Consider it layaway with benefits. If you remember layaway plans (ask your parents!), you know it’s an old retail custom in which you make installment payments over a period of time to buy a product or service you can’t afford…

How to Make a Career Change After Years at the Same Job

Editor’s note: This story was originally published in December 2018. After 10 years in human resources at a nonprofit, Laura Niebauer Palmer figured she wouldn’t have any problem finding a new HR job when she and her husband moved from…

5 Unique Ways College Entrepreneurs Can Earn a Great Side Income

College kids wanting to make extra money can always drive for Uber or deliver food for DoorDash, Grubhub or similar apps. They can also bus tables, wait tables, work in commercial kitchens or provide childcare, of course. But traditional jobs…

Here’s How to Get Started With Comic Book Investing

You may have heard stories of people cleaning out attics to find older comic books they then sold at a hefty profit. That does happen — but it’s not just older books that are becoming valuable. Even comic books from…

Get Paid to Write Poetry for Magazines, Greeting Cards and More

You don’t have to be Eliot or Frost or Dickinson to make a little money writing poems. There are paying markets out there if you know where to look. Some offer a lucrative sum, and others —  well, it’s more…

How to Make a Side Income Running a Vending Machine Business

As we continue to make our way through COVID-19, many people are still looking for ways to get items they need without physical contact with another person. Vending machines serve that purpose — and make money for the machine’s owner.…

February Class-Action Settlements Involve Godiva, Walmart and More

Sometimes, you notice right away if you have been overcharged for an item. If you pick up a box of cereal marked $2.99 and see it listed at $3.22 on your receipt, that error is pretty easy to spot. In…

How to Sell Travel Photos and Turn Your Memories into Cash

One way to make money while you’re stuck between the four walls of your home: take a trip down memory lane. If you travelled a lot prior to the pandemic, dig through your old photos. Pause when you find the…

Earn Extra Money by Joining Online Focus Groups

A couple years ago, I was invited to participate in a focus group. I visited in-person along with about 15 other people. For two hours, we vented all of our feelings about the ways a particular health insurance company interacts…

Women in Tech: Get Hired Jan. 28 at This Free Virtual Job Fair

You’ve already broken the mold. You’re a woman in a career field often thought of as a boys’ club. All that’s left is to land a first-rate job at one of the nation’s largest companies. Fairygodboss is giving you the…