Recently, I made an “extra” $1,000 off a one-time gig. The earnings were completely unexpected and in addition to my regular, average income, which is why I’m considering it extra cash.
If you’re anything like me, whenever you have extra money on hand the ways you could spend that cash quickly add up to more than you actually have. There’s always a choice to be made. And that can be difficult, as I feel there’s a lot of pressure to ensure $1,000 doesn’t go to waste.
So I’m trying to narrow down the options and choose the smartest place to put this bit of extra income. Here are the ideas I’ve come up with so far — but I’m curious to know, how would you spend $1000? [Continue reading]