life is hilarious sometimes. and by hilarious, i mean cruel and tragic. so after blowing all my cash on gambling and the sandwich party, i decided that march would be the month where i try to make it all back. the truth is that many (most?) people are completely without a savings cushion. even though i finally have a little bit tucked away (hardly the recommended 3-6 months of expenses… but it’s a start!), i’ve been free ballin for my entire life- one lost paycheck away from complete financial ruin. wow. that’s really scary when i say it out loud.
the plan is as follows: imagine that i have no savings, and that a serious financial emergency has occurred where i need $1000 above and beyond what i get paid this month. what do i do?
the irony here is that i woke up to some semi-serious bedroom water damage (see photo) this morning (after fuck-storm 2010), and that if my insurance company doesn’t play nice, i actually could have some significant unexpected expense on my hands. surprise! screw hypothetical, i actually need the money. so how am i going to get it?
here are my ideas so far:
1. ebay & craigslist selling my stuff bonanza.
2. blood plasma.
3. labor ready.
4. amateur night at PT showclub.
5. odd jobs.
6. cash in bottles & cans.
7. cash in loose change around the house (found money jar excluded).
8. make stuff for etsy.
that’s all i got. what else can i do? no good idea will be refused!