I find I’m not able to live on just my social security and my small pension from my deceased husband any longer. My health is good enough that I could some part-time work but with the job market as it is, I’m not sure I could get a job. Do you have any suggestions?
I think there are many others in your position because I noticed a past article in the AARP magazine. Here are their recommendations (1) home parties and sales have been around for a long time – remember Tupperware? There are companies such as Mary Kay, and Tastefully Simple which sells gourmet seasonings and desserts and many others. (2) Pet sitting and care-many busy will pay to have their dog walked, socialized and groomed. (3) Rent out a room-there is a free service (nationalsharedhousing.org) which will help you match with a renter. Nationally the going rate is $400-$550/month. (4) Take tickets at events or theaters-you get some extra cash (5) Sell your stuff-you probably have unused items to sell. You can have periodic yard sales, Craig’s list or e-bay. (6) be a mother’s helper a few hours a week. I hope this will put more cash in your pocket.