5 Easy Ways to Make Money Fast

We all could use a little extra cash during the pandemic.

The coronavirus pandemic has made us all stressed about money over the year. How can you help provide for your family or bring in some extra cash to pay off some debt? Here are five easy ways to make money fast.

Sell Your Things

This is a really easy way to get cash in your pocket almost immediately! Try selling old clothes on sites like Posh-Mark or ThreadUp. Decluttr takes all your old electronics — outdated stereos, TVs, old cell phones, etc. And at Facebook Marketplace, you can advertise your items based on your location. This is ideal for selling larger things like furniture and car parts without having to fuss over shipping. And a good old-fashioned garage sale works too! Socially distanced, of course.

Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.

THE INITIAL INTERACTION

Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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