Perhaps the biggest obstacle we face when it comes to saving money is finding that extra money to save! It's all good and fine to talk about putting money away for "emergency funds" and "rainy days," but what if there is literally no extra money at the end of a day to save?
Especially when times are as tough economically as they are today, even sparing a dime to toss in a money jar before going to bed may be tough. That dime might be needed the next day to help pay for a school lunch. And to some this financial picture may sound a bit extreme, but to others they may be nodding their head in agreement.
So how to make some extra money to save?
One possibility is selling your used books. There are sites online that may buy your books, as well as Amazon.com, where you can sign up instantly and start listing your books for sale right away.
But making money selling books is not all that easy or guaranteed to put some extra cash in your money jar. There are many sites on the net to research and get tips on what types of books sell best, and where to find best deals on used books that you hope to re-sell (such as garage sales, flea markets, and libraries.) Of course, the cheapest way to get started is checking out the books on your bookshelf, and maybe friends and family that have some books to 'donate.'
But if you decide to give it a try, here are a couple of tips for you to consider:
1. Books that tend to sell well are good-condition photography, art, and history books.
2. Other best bets are collectible first editions from classic authors, such as Faulkner and Dickens.
3. Recently published books usually do not sell well, even first editions.
4. Non-fiction title is more likely to have resale value than a fiction title
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