Short-Term Cash Ideas

We've all been there. The rent or utility bills are due, or you find yourself in an emergency situation and you're broke. You need cash; fast. The good news is that there is a way out. Here are a few unusual options that you could consider:

Sell Your Old Stuff

Look around your house for stuff you don't need. You may find items that you no longer use but that are still in good working order. Consider old books, that precious CD or DVD collection. You could sell these on online platforms.

Pawn Shop

A pawn shop is a good option for getting instant cash. Do you have a gold necklace, a ring or a watch that you had kept away somewhere? You could pawn it for instant cash.


Some items may be best pawned at a brokerage. For example, if you want to pawn a diamond ring, look for a brokerage that specializes in diamonds (or jewelry in general) to potentially get better terms on your loan.

Garage Sale

You could organize a garage sale. First look around your house for stuff you can sell. You may have a blender, a fan, a fancy clock, a piece of furniture, even clothes and shoes.

Post an advert with directions, fill your car trunk and sell!

Your Phone

Phones are some of the fastest selling items on the market. For instant cash, sell your phone on an Eco ATM. Find an Eco ATM in your area. Go to the kiosk. Place your phone in the designated slot. Your phone details will be recorded, the price given and you get your cash instantly.

Buy and Sell Stuff

Another option for quick cash is to buy stuff cheap and resell them at a profit. There are many online platforms where you can buy and resell items. Remember to factor in the fees.


Look around your house and neighborhood for materials that can be recycled. These include bottles, cans and scrap metal. This may also be the right time to junk that car you've been keeping in your yard.

Uber Driver

Do you have a car that is in fairly good shape? You could earn extra money as an Uber driver. The registration process may take some time but you could be on the road in under a month.

Sell Your Hair

This sounds funny but yes, you can get a tidy sum for your hair. The only condition is that it has to be healthy and not treated. The longer your hair, the more you are likely to earn.

So you see, getting quick cash may not be that hard after all. These options will tide you over a rough patch without driving you deeper into debt. Contact a pawn shop for more information on how to pawn diamond rings and other items. 

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Hello, my name is Bernard Willis. Welcome. I am excited to help everyone understand the importance of loan and financing availability in every market. When it came time to acquire housing, I was stuck between renting and purchasing my first home. I decided to forge ahead with the loan application process to acquire financing for my home purchase. Unfortunately, I found the process confusing and frustrating at first. Through the weeks, I dedicated my time to learning all I could about all types of financing. I created this site to share that knowledge with all my valued readers. Visit anytime to learn more.



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