In sleep streams, people live stream themselves asleep for money

Tricia Goss  |  March 20, 2023

Generating income while asleep may seem like an unattainable goal. However, for some “sleepfluencers,” this dream is a reality. These social media influencers have opened up an income source by “sleep streaming,” or live streaming themselves while they slumber. What Is Sleep Streaming? Essentially, sleep streaming is a live stream where people broadcast themselves sleeping. …

Bill to make 4-day workweek the national standard reintroduced

Scripps News  |  March 14, 2023

The four-day workweek bill is back, but will it garner enough support from lawmakers this time around? Democratic Congressman Mark Takano of California has reintroduced the 32-Hour Workweek Act. The legislation aims to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act and reduce the standard workweek from five days to four days with no change to employee pay. …

Raspberry Rally Girl Scout cookies

A popular Girl Scout cookie flavor is going for $100 a box on eBay

Tricia Goss  |  March 9, 2023

If you love your Girl Scout Cookies and can’t wait to try the new Raspberry Rally flavor, be prepared to pay top dollar. Some enterprising individuals are reselling the treats on eBay — and prices are as high as $100 or more. Raspberry Rally joined the nationwide lineup for the 2023 Girl Scout Cookie season. The …

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How to make money doing laundry with SudShare

Tricia Goss  |  March 8, 2023

Looking for a way to earn money while also spending more time at home? If you have a vehicle, a washer and a dryer, SudShare could be a side hustle that lets you do both. Touted as the “Uber for Laundry” app, SudShare could help you start making money from the comfort of your own …

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Your old $2 bills could be worth more than you think

Emily O'Brien  |  March 8, 2023

If you’re over the age of 40, there’s a good chance that at some point in your childhood an older relative slipped you $2 bill. Throughout their history, these bills were never widely accepted by the public or used consistently. But have you ever wondered what that $2 bill is worth now? Because this paper …

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Check your quarters—they could be worth more than you think

Tricia Goss  |  March 2, 2023

Have you ever heard of rare error quarters? These rare coins can be worth a lot of money. For example, last year the U.S. Sun reported that a rare 2000 George Washington quarter sold for more than $200. This quarter was part of the Washington State quarters series, which ran from 1999 to 2008. Each …

Jose Cuervo tequilas for margarita recipe contest

You can win $50,000 for sharing your margarita recipe with Jose Cuervo

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 22, 2023

Do you have a margarita recipe that rivals one from a bar or restaurant? Jose Cuervo’s Marg Shake-Up contest is looking for margarita lovers to share their recipe for a chance to win $50,000 and have their creation sold in stores. In addition to getting the cash, the grand-prize winner will see their drink produced …

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10 class-action settlements that could get you free money

Emily O'Brien  |  February 21, 2023

People make mistakes — and so do companies. But since the errors companies may make can affect many of their customers, they can be very costly. Civil class-action lawsuits are filed all the time to allow customers to recoup losses due to common injuries and inconveniences as a result of a company’s widespread practices. In …

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These 8 U.S. universities produced the most multi-millionaires

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 17, 2023

If you have hopes of landing a career that will make you a millionaire one day, a new report shows which universities you may want to consider when filling out applications. According to a new wealth report by London-based consultancy Henley & Partners, just eight U.S. universities educated 35% off the country’s “centi-millionaires” — someone …

Woman builds a business by renting out her handy husband

Marie Rossiter  |  February 14, 2023

It’s one thing to have a husband or partner who is handy around the house. But, when Laura Young posted on Facebook about her husband James having some availability to help with odd jobs around the neighborhood, she had no idea she’d be building a new business for her family. Laura knew James had what …

You can get paid $1,000 to watch movies like ‘Steel Magnolias’ and ‘A League of Their Own’

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 6, 2023

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.If you prefer celebrating Valentine’s Day (or Galentine’s Day, rather), with your bestie, there’s now a chance …

Scammers are luring job-hunters with fake remote jobs

John Matarese  |  February 6, 2023

Whether full-time or part-time, work-from-home job postings are still in high demand, especially as more companies ask workers to return to the office in 2023. Unfortunately, scammers are taking notice. If you are hunting on popular job sites, the Federal Trade Commission is urging caution. Tracy Bickel found her dream job a few weeks ago, …

Chipotle seeking to hire 15K new employees

Scripps News  |  January 31, 2023

Chipotle is looking to hire 15,000 new employees. The fast-food chain said in a statement it wants to be fully staffed for “burrito season,” the period from March to May when the company does the most business. “Our restaurant teams are the core of this organization and with a goal of more than doubling our …

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You can get paid $1,100 to watch Super Bowl LVII and answer questions about the game

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 27, 2023

If you’re excited for Super Bowl LVII, you may be able to make $1,100 just to watch the big game. Odds comparison and sports site Oddspedia is looking for an “official novelty bet analyst” for Super Bowl LVII. If chosen for the gig, you will be paid $200 per hour to watch the pre-game analysis, …

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Your pet could earn $10,000 as PetSmart’s new ‘Chief Toy Tester’

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 26, 2023

If your four-legged family member can’t get enough toys — and isn’t shy about hopping in front of a camera — PetSmart may want to hire them for the role of a lifetime. The pet store chain is in need of one cat and one dog to be “Chief Toy Inspectors” and participate in PetSmart …

Walmart giving raises to new, current employees

Scripps News  |  January 26, 2023

Some Walmart employees may be getting a raise. In a memo to employees, John Furner, president and CEO of Walmart U.S., said the company is taking numerous steps to invest in employees, including by offering raises to current and new associates. “We expect these raises will bring our U.S. average hourly wage to more than …

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What is ‘quiet hiring’—and how can you benefit from it?

Scripps News  |  January 20, 2023

You may have heard about “quiet quitting” — a phenomenon in which employees unobtrusively check out of their jobs by deciding to do the bare minimum. From the employer’s point of view, this type of attitude robs a company of that individual’s skills and enthusiasm without reducing headcount. Now there’s a new workforce trend that’s …

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Netflix has a job opening for a flight attendant on a private jet—and it pays up to $385,000

Marie Rossiter  |  January 18, 2023

Netflix, one of the entertainment industry’s leading streaming services, recently posted an unusual job opening. Someone looking for a job at Netflix might expect to find listings in programming, marketing or something similar. However, this new career opportunity will allow the winning candidate to soar into the sky as a flight attendant aboard one of …

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10 companies that will let you work from home and are hiring now

Scripps News  |  January 17, 2023

If there’s one good thing that’s come out of the pandemic, it’s the explosion of remote work that’s now available. While some companies are requiring employees to go back to the office full time, others are leaning hard into letting workers keep their flexibility by hiring for remote-only roles. During the pandemic, the country saw …

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These 5 reputable sites let you sell gift cards online

Scripps News  |  January 12, 2023

You can easily make some extra money online when you sell gift cards. Several websites allow you to sell unwanted gift cards for cash or even trade them in for different ones. How Do You Sell Gift Cards? You can sell individual cards of any denomination or bulk if you have multiple cards from the …

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You could win a cash prize equal to your federal income tax refund

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 12, 2023

Receiving a tax return is a bright spot during the year for many. It may mean that taxpayers can pay off some bills or debt, or even just get some extra groceries. This year, tax management service company Jackson Hewitt is looking to expand the returns for dozens of lucky people. In celebration of its …

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This company will pay you $1,000 not to drink for Dry January

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 11, 2023

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.If you’re currently participating in Dry January but beginning to lose motivation, we’ve found an incentive that …

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Yes, you can get paid to take surveys, but beware of scams

Scripps National Desk  |  January 8, 2023

There are numerous legitimate ways of getting paid to take surveys, but with an opportunity to easily make money comes the risk of getting scammed. The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office released information on how citizens are being defrauded. The agency said that information that is not readily available to the public could be valuable to criminals. …

As some major companies announce layoffs, many industries are still hiring

Scripps National Desk  |  November 29, 2022

Many American workers are fearing layoffs as the country faces the possibility of a recession. If you are faced with an unfortunate turn of events, a report from the website has some good news. It says 92% of companies will be hiring in the new year. The industries include manufacturing, logistics and e-commerce. Vicki Salemi, …

These 10 high-paying jobs don’t require any experience

Newsy  |  November 10, 2022

Even with recent student loan forgiveness offered by the federal government, more than half of college students leave school owing money. In addition, the cost of college continues to increase, making it more challenging to obtain a degree. And with rising inflation, many households can’t wait four years (or more) to start earning more money. …

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Alabama town named best place to buy a beach house

Tricia Goss  |  October 27, 2022

Whether you’re in the market for a vacation home to rent out for added income, are looking to retire on the waterfront or are simply dreaming of living on the beach, you might want to set your sights on Alabama. Every year, the vacation rental management company Vacasa publishes reports on the best places to …

How to find remote jobs that let you work from anywhere

John Matarese  |  October 26, 2022

Work-from-home jobs offer a lot of flexibility, but not as much as some coveted “work-from-anywhere” jobs, where you can work anywhere in the world, on your own schedule. But finding one of these jobs is not as easy as many people think. Keri Shinault started working from home when the pandemic hit and never wants …

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Kohl’s and Macy’s are hiring 130,000 seasonal workers for the holidays

Tricia Goss  |  October 24, 2022

With the uncertainty caused by historic inflation rates, higher prices on essential products and a decrease in imported goods, many businesses are reporting that they’re wary about hiring for the holiday season. Deloitte predicts that holiday retail sales will only increase between 4% and 6% in 2022, compared with 15.1% during the 2021 season. However, some retailers …

More employers adding student loan payments as a job benefit

Scripps National Desk  |  October 21, 2022

With the attention on student loan forgiveness right now, a small but growing number of companies are adding or considering adding student loan assistance as a benefit for their workers. Some are offering student debt consolidation plans for people to get a better interest rate. But once that is done, the loan is privatized and …

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Employers are reporting that workers are quitting due to boredom

Scripps National Desk  |  October 20, 2022

People are quitting their jobs at levels the U.S. hasn’t seen in 30 years. A lot of businesses are now worried about burning people out. Experts say in an effort to ease the load, some jobs have become so dull that it’s driving people to quit. It’s called bore-out. One recent survey found boredom at …

You can get paid $600 to watch TikTok videos

Tricia Goss  |  October 13, 2022

Is sending TikTok videos to family and friends your love language? Is your idea of the perfect day off curling up with a drink and some snacks to scroll your For You page all day? If so, we might have found the ideal job for you. An influencer marketing platform, Ubiquitous, which calls itself a …

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Amazon plans to hire 150K holiday employees

Scripps National Desk  |  October 7, 2022

Amazon is preparing for the holiday shopping rush. The online retailer said it plans to hire 150,000 employees across the U.S. Amazon says various positions will be available for full-time, seasonal and part-time work. The average starting pay for a new Amazon worker is $18 per hour, the company says. “Those who choose to stay …

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What are ‘ghost jobs’ and why are there so many of them?

Tricia Goss  |  September 26, 2022

Is it true that everybody’s hiring but nobody wants to work, or could there be another reason that so many companies have ongoing openings? Industry experts point to a phenomenon known as ghost jobs.   Job seekers have complained about applying for countless jobs and receiving little to no response. For some of those postings, the …

Castelsardo, Province of Sassari, Sardinia, Italy

The government of this Italian island will pay you $15,000 to move there

Tricia Goss  |  September 23, 2022

Are you longing to live somewhere with stunning beaches, delicious food and a verdant, remote countryside setting? Then, Sardinia could be your dream come true. Better still, if you meet specific criteria, you could even be paid to relocate to this Italian region. The government of the Mediterranean island has set aside 45 million euros, …

Target plans to hire 100K seasonal workers for the holidays

Scripps National Desk  |  September 23, 2022

Target is preparing for the holidays. The retailer announced plans to hire 100,000 seasonal workers. The employees will be spread out across stores and supply chain facilities, the company said. Target hired 100,000 people for seasonal jobs last year as well, Reuters reported. “From offering more stable and flexible schedules that help provide desired hours …

You can get paid $1,300 to watch 13 classic Stephen King movies

Scripps National Desk  |  September 15, 2022

Dish is offering to pay someone $1,300 to watch 13 classic Stephen King films as part of their third Stephen King movie marathon this fall. As CNBC reported, the winning participant will be asked to wear a Fitbit to track their heart rate while watching each film. The winning participant will have to write down details …

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UPS hiring more than 100,000 seasonal workers for holiday season

Scripps National Desk  |  September 12, 2022

UPS said it plans to hire more than 100,000 seasonal employees as it gears up for the holiday season. The company announced Monday that they will fill full- and part-time seasonal positions, primarily driver helpers, package handlers, seasonal delivery and CDL drivers. “We have made our hiring process as simple and easy as possible,” said …

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U.S. Army is paying signing bonuses up to $50,000 to enlist

Tricia Goss  |  September 9, 2022

The U.S. Army is offering the most significant bonus ever for new recruits. The maximum compensation in the past was $40,000, but new recruits who commit to six years of service can now receive a $50,000 bonus. A competitive job market and schools closing have resulted in substantial challenges for Army recruiters. The pandemic decreased …

Two hot dogs with ketchup and mustard.

You can get $500 and 2 free tickets to an NFL game to review stadium food

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 7, 2022

Sports fans obviously love football season for the actual games, but game-day food is an important part of the overall experience. If you just happen to love this time of year both for the football and the treats, Pickswise is looking for someone willing to become an NFL Stadium Food Tester. This person will travel …

New California law could increase fast-food minimum wage to $22 per hour

Scripps National Desk  |  September 7, 2022

Those who work in the fast food industry in California received good news on Labor Day, Sept. 5. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new law that would give more than a half-million fast food workers more power and protections, despite opposition from restaurant owners who argued in June that it would make owning a fast-food …

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Companies may soon have to list salary ranges on job listings in California

Tricia Goss  |  August 31, 2022

If Governor Gavin Newsom signs off on legislation passed by California lawmakers Tuesday, employers in the state will be required to post salary ranges on all job postings. The bill mandates that all companies with 15 or more employees disclose pay rates on job listings in California. The governor, a Democrat, has until Sept. 30 …

You can get paid $2,400 to avoid all screens for 24 hours

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 31, 2022

If you’d like to cut back on your screen time, but need a bit of an incentive to do so, how does some cold hard cash sound? is looking to pay someone $2,400 to go 24 hours without technology. That includes all screens, from your phone and iPad to computers, gaming consoles and televisions. …

You can get paid $5,000 to eat cereal for dinner

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 30, 2022

If you’re having trouble coming up with dinner ideas after a long workday, Kellogg’s is offering up some serious cash if you’re willing to have breakfast for dinner. Specifically: a bowl (or two) of cereal. Now through National Breakfast Day on Sept. 26, Kellogg’s is looking for five people willing to share how they enjoy …

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You can get paid $1,000 to give up streaming services for a month

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 25, 2022

If you’ve been looking for a good reason not to watch so much TV, how does exchanging your screen habit for $1,000 sound? The company Myprotein is looking to pay one person $1,000 to give up streaming services for a month. That means no TV or movies from your streaming service or heading to a …

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You can get paid $1,000 to binge-watch 10 hours of ‘Full House’

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 24, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.It may be hard to believe, but this year marks the 35th anniversary of beloved sitcom “Full …

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College student makes $110M trading shares of Bed Bath & Beyond stock

Tricia Goss  |  August 19, 2022

Jake Freeman is an applied math and economics major at the University of Southern California. At age 16, He co-published a paper titled “Irreducible Risks of Hedging a Bond With a Default Swap.” at the age of 16. And now, at 20 years old, he is a multimillionaire and the head of Freeman Capital Management. …

Trader Joe's store

You could get paid $1,000 to try Trader Joe’s pumpkin-themed fall foods

Tricia Goss  |  August 12, 2022

Have you been waiting all year to travel to your local Trader Joe’s just to ooh and ahh over this year’s pumpkin spice flavored goodies? Don’t make that trip just yet. If you’re the right candidate, you could get to sample them all and get a cool grand for doing so. Finance Buzz is hiring …

Candy company job pays $78K salary for taste testing 3,500 products a month

Tricia Goss  |  August 5, 2022

Are you looking for a sweet new gig? The largest online candy retailer in North America is hiring, and the only requirement for the position is a sweet tooth! But the competition will be fierce. Candy Funhouse is looking to hire the world’s first (and probably only) Chief Candy Officer. This full-time position has a …

Maldives resort searching for a ‘Barefoot Bookseller’—and they’ll put you up in a $36K-per-night villa for a year

Tricia Goss  |  August 4, 2022

If the words “barefoot,” “books” and “Maldives” cause you to conjure images of the dreamiest of getaways, we may have found the perfect job for you. The U.K. company Ultimate Library first created a pop-up bookshop at Soneva Fushi, a luxury island hideaway on one of the largest islands in the Maldives, in 2018. The …

Asian woman works from her home office.

13 work-from-home essentials to boost productivity and comfort

Marie Rossiter  |  July 27, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Working from home used to be a novelty enjoyed by relatively few people in the workforce. When …