Between hosting parties, traveling, and buying gifts for friends and family, your bank account might be looking slim this month. Wise Bread has a few ways to make extra money over the holiday season.
Your bank account will likely take a bit of a hit over the holidays, but you can balance out what's going out by bringing more in if you commit to making money during your time off. To light your financial yuletide fire, here are a few ideas on how to pad your pockets over the holiday break. (See also: 9 Ways to Earn Extra Cash When Money Is Tight)
People with kids love to celebrate Christmas with their brood, but come Dec. 31, they're ready to pawn them off for a night out on the town to celebrate the New Year. If you have a friend or family member with little ones, offer your babysitting services for the evening so they can enjoy the festivities kid-free. While New Year's Eve is a boon for babysitters, also consider the nights before the holiday. There are often other parties planned for the few days leading up to it, so you may be able to make even more cash if you make yourself available for the entire week.
Returning Unwanted Gifts
Perhaps this isn't the most ethical means of making money, depending on how you look at it, but if you're strapped for cash and have receipts for gifts that you don't want or need, return them to the store for a quick influx of funds.