Dear Amy: Do you have any ideas for how kids can make extra money in the winter? — James Z., Polson, Montana
Dear James: There are many ways to make extra money in the winter. Just be sure to get a parent’s permission before you begin a new venture! If you live in a region where it snows, you can offer to shovel neighbors’ driveways for a fee. Pet sitting is another opportunity to earn extra funds from neighbors with busy schedules. Many consignment stores offer cash for gently used clothing and household items, so it might be a good time to clean out your attic or closet.
Be creative: If you enjoy crafts or cooking, consider selling what you make or bake. For instance, you could start a business baking and selling healthy dog treats to family and friends. If you have old video games, you might consider selling them to your local game store. Some recycling centers pay for aluminum cans and plastic bottles, and if you and your family get into this habit you can help the environment while also making some extra cash.
For more ideas, read 21 Simple Ways for Kids to Earn Money, familymint.com/blog/21-simple-ways-for-kids-to-earn-money#.ViRFWmSrQdU.
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