September 8, 2016 | Category: Debt Management
| Author: Maryalene LaPonsie
Andy Smith, a certified financial planner and host of the radio show Investing Sense, recalls the most original way he's heard of to pay off debt. "A son choose not to report his father's death and collected his Social Security benefits for a year," Smith says.
While that method of gaining extra money is bound to end with a trip to jail, there are other uncommon, yet perfectly legal, ways people find to wipe out their debt. Here are six options – along with their pros and cons – for those who have already cut their budget to the bone or simply can't work a night or evening job into their schedule.
1) Shopping, followed by selling. Shopping would seem to be the reason many people find themselves in debt, but it is...