have a few things NOT in your #budget that you really really want? need a way to come up with a little extra cash to get them....or to fund an unexpected bill?
time to clean out your closets and post those unwanted items on #craigslist. i made $600 last month from items i had around the house i no longer used. i mean things from flower pots that sold for $10, baby items that have been outgrown, lawn chairs...to my son's nintendo DS that he no longer used. $10 here and there adds up.
be careful shelling out your address, though, it may be safer to meet at a more public location to make the exchange. only give your item about 10 days on #craigslist. if no one buys it then donate it for a possible tax writeoff. finally, do not sell to people that want to send a check or a shipper - those are scams.