The easiest money to make is found money, in your possession already, that you didn't know you had. In other words, make wise use of what you have now.
Have you ever reached in to a pocket and pulled out a couple of bucks that you had no idea were there? Is that a great feeling or what? That's found money. I remember when I was about 16 or 17 years old, I found a twenty dollar bill on the ground. There was no one around, and no way to find the owner. So what did I do with it? Spent it foolishly, of course!
That's a perfect example of what not to do with extra cash.
Now I realize that this is a very broad topic. It can also be a very sensitive one. So please don't take anything I say as an order. I will merely give you some suggestions from my experience, or some other resources that you can check out to better your situation.
There are tons of ways to make money. And many ways to spend, save, find, invest and control it. I will talk about various subjects to help you discover some ideas that may help you in locating "found money fragments." And some of my mistakes so you can avoid them.
One very important thing is to guard your outlook or attitude. The economy is always a target for the gloom and doom crowd. You can't let them get to you with their negative viewpoint, always griping about a recession. If you look hard enough, you will find ways to prosper no matter what the economy is doing. You just have to believe it's possible.
What are your retirement wishes? When should you retire, or should you at all? Your beliefs on this subject will greatly affect how you operate for many years. Most of us have been sold a bill of goods on this concept. There's a better way.
So search around in here. Find some ideas that will work for you or someone you know. Remember, if you found it here, that means you didn't have to learn it the hard way. And you can pass it on for free. It's a good way to have someone "discover" things for themselves.