Ways

24 Ways To Maximize Your Paycheck This Year

Paychecks come but they go even faster as expenses quickly mount. Though your pay may be limited, the ways you can creatively cut costs and maximize your money are not. If you need a little extra money, here are 24 ways to stretch your paycheck and make it bigger each month through a combination of cost-cutting ideas and methods to earn a little bit more money when you need it.

Last updated: Feb. 27, 2020

Put Your Budget in Writing

One of the best ways to squeeze more money out of your paycheck is to know what your current expenses are so you can decide where to trim your current spending. By writing down a budget, you give yourself a financial framework within which to work. If you can’t see what you’re spending, how can you know where to cut back?

Consolidate Your Debt

After looking at your finances, if

Read More

7 ways cybercrime is evolving amid the coronavirus pandemic

For many cybercriminals, the global coronavirus pandemic has been a golden opportunity for fraud.

And we haven’t even seen the worst of it yet.

Scammers love crises. From the criminal’s perspective, few things are better for cultivating new victims than a natural disaster or a social crisis.

Why? Because scams work best when people aren’t thinking clearly. When people are highly emotional, scared or anxious, as they usually are during a crisis, they tend to make impulsive decisions. This is exactly what the scammers want.

Read more: What to do if your identity has been stolen

A woman uses a smartphone and a mobilephone in front of a laptop on April 3, 2019. (Photo by ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP via Getty Images)

Cybercriminals are opportunists, and during a “normal” crisis — like a natural disaster — the opportunities are often short-lived. But the current crisis (or, rather, crises) is different.

Read More

25 Ways To Make an Extra $500 a Month

In times of economic crisis, every last dollar counts. No matter how much the coronavirus pandemic has affected your income, it’s always a good idea to sock away some extra money if you can. Even if you’re working 40 hours a week at a full-time job, there are things you can do to earn a few extra hundred dollars per month. Although everyone’s life is different and some of these ideas might only be possible when cities start to reopen more, there are likely at least a few options that can give you a bit of breathing room when it comes to finances.

Last updated: May 27, 2020

Rent Out Possessions

If you’ve got assets that you don’t want to sell but may not be currently using, consider renting them out. Thanks to the access the internet provides, it’s now easy to rent out everything from your car to your

Read More

11 Ways You Can Make Money From Home

Photo credit: Sincerely Media on Unsplash
Photo credit: Sincerely Media on Unsplash

From House Beautiful

For those seeking a useful way to spend their time during social distancing—or anyone simply interested in forging a deeper connection with their homes—HB has launched Home Love, a series of daily tips and ideas to make every minute indoors more productive (and gratifying!).

You know what they say: Chase that money! But what they don’t always tell you is that you can chase it from inside your home. No, I’m not talking about randomly finding a $20 bill inside one of your pants pockets. Below are some quick and easy ways to help you earn a little extra cash without leaving the house, no fancy credentials required. While you probably won’t be able to make a living off these tips and tricks, you’ll at least have some “fun money” to blow during your next Target run, right?

Do online surveys

Read More

7 Ways to Take Your At-Home Yoga Practice to the Next Level

Your living room—ya know, that space where you watch Netflix, eat all your meals, attend conference calls via Zoom and teach your kids algebra—is also your new yoga studio. Except, that beach-towel-as-a-mat and your buzzing phone nearby aren’t exactly what you had in mind when you thought of an easy way to squeeze some fitness into your hectic routine. Here, seven easy ways to upgrade your at-home yoga sessions.

Depending on what type of yoga you’re doing, try to create some ambience with the background music. For example, the more athletic vinyasa-type flows should be accompanied by something a more upbeat than say a calming restorative practice. Just try to keep your devices across the room and turn notifications off or to airplane mode so as not to interrupt your session.

An easy way to bring a sense of calm and clarity to your space is to light a candle

Read More

5 crucial ways to protect yourself from identity theft

Yahoo Life is committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. We may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability are subject to change.

Here's how to empower yourself to protect your personal information online. (Photo: Getty)
Here’s how to empower yourself to protect your personal information online. (Photo: Getty)

We’re all extra vulnerable these days, and I’m not just talking about COVID-19 itself. Online data breaches have escalated during pandemic-related lockdowns, according to Tech Republic, and everything from your financial information to your identity could be at risk. 

“We’re now in totally uncharted waters, especially when it comes to hacking and identity theft,” Adam Levin, cyber security expert and founder of Cyberscout, tells Yahoo Life. “Breaches have become the third certainty in life behind death and taxes.” He says that identity thieves “prey on vulnerability and distraction,” like working from home while running a household and other major upheavals in routine.

Meanwhile,

Read More

50 Terrible Ways To Try and Save Money

Whether you’re trying to save up for a big purchase, are looking to spend less to pay off debt or are just frugal by nature, there are plenty of ways you can save money. However, some money-saving measures are just not worth it.

If you’re looking to save money, these are the 50 worst ways to do it — so think twice before trying any of these methods.

Last updated: Feb. 25, 2020

Skipping Your Annual Physical

Many times preventive healthcare is completely covered by your insurance, but even if it’s not, paying a co-pay is a small price to pay to make sure your health is on track. Otherwise, you might develop serious health issues that will be more expensive to treat in the long run.

Buying an Ill-Fitting Suit Because It’s on Sale

Unfortunately, first impressions really do matter. Wearing a suit straight off the sale rack that

Read More

11 Ways to Make Money From Home

For those seeking a useful way to spend their time during social distancing—or anyone simply interested in forging a deeper connection with their homes—HB has launched Home Love, a series of daily tips and ideas to make every minute indoors more productive (and gratifying!).

You know what they say: Chase that money! But what they don’t always tell you is that you can chase it from inside your home. No, I’m not talking about randomly finding a $20 bill inside one of your pants pockets. Below are some quick and easy ways to help you earn a little extra cash without leaving the house, no fancy credentials required. While you probably won’t be able to make a living off these tips and tricks, you’ll at least have some “fun money” to blow during your next Target run, right?

Do online surveys

This content is imported from Instagram. You may be

Read More