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When you really really need money, what do you do?

Sometimes we need a great deal of money, but we are not able to get enough money from our part time jobs--especially if you are a student.

Of course, there would be many ways to solve this problem.
we could borrow money from others and pay back the other day.
Or we can ask for help or win the lottery(hahaha).
In this situation,
by not doing any WRONG things,
How one person can solve this problem?
And what his attitude should be?

(Let's say your parents are also not able to help you.)

Just out of curiosity.

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    Jan 10 2012: Then you need to find ways of making the money. Are your expectations realistic/reasonable/ achievable?
    this is ofcourse a great question. Me, I'm in debt. and now i think of ways to maqke money to pay it back!

    I will be interested to hear the other answees to this question: work hard, let go of your materialistic dreams; money is not the goal
    • Jan 11 2012: Yup, "money is not the goal".
      And more importantly, we always have to keep this in mind :don't let money makes you miserable.
      Even though I'm not in debt, and I still have no idea how a person should deal with money problem, I think it's also important to keep money stuff in perspective.
      Thank you! :D
  • Jan 10 2012: Hi Elizabeth, my view is unless it is a life and death situation, it is best that you postpone the expenditure. And now that you know that money is an important resources, to go out and work very hard for the money and save it and invest this savings so that it can earn you more money (interest or dividend income)..Most people cannot achieve their dreams because MOST dreams require an initial sum of money (in other words capital)..

    I am glad that you are discovering the importance of this resource (money) at this early age .. Congratulation.. you will be a successful person.

    Lastly, never get into debt if you don't understand the consequence of it ..
    • Jan 11 2012: I think you're right.
      And plus, it's a very wise thought!
      Really helpful!
  • Jan 10 2012: Think hard whether you do need the money? Can you live without the thing you want? Can you find a used item? Can you get a loan or post pone your purchase? Share the cost with others?
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    Jan 9 2012: Selling things, Creating art and selling art, Find another part time job, when there is nothing left to sell and nothing left to create find a way to barter. If you are trying to pay a bill try talking to the company. I don't know if it works this way in your country, but sometimes here just calling and talking to the company you owe can help. If it's food, cloths and the like...I don't know...private charity?
    • Jan 11 2012: Thanks for the detailed and sincere idea!
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    Jan 9 2012: sell things, books furniture blood plasma anything really.
    • Jan 11 2012: Yeah, when I am in a desperate situation, I would sell everything that I have.
      But, what if it's not enough?
      Whew~ money problem is such a pain in the neck, isn't it?
      Anyway, thank you for sharing!