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Broke? Need Gas Money? here are ways to get 20 dollars in an hour or less.

Updated on April 8, 2015

Unless you were born into money,all of us have been down on our luck and broke and need cash til the next payday.

How do you get it? Here are ideas and how they work and how to use them.

Pawn Shops cash loans

Pawn Shops Loans are collateral Loans.You have something of value that you can live without til next payday? Some items they would take Gaming systems,Tools,jewelry. These Loans can be for one day up to one month.There is an extra charge for Loan usually it is a percentage,such as;if you pawn Xbox 360 for 40 you have to pay 50-60 to get it out of pawn.This added cost stays the same for the.month even if you pick it up the next day. Although this is not the best cost-effective route,in an emergency it might be the only option you have.The pawn shops Know you are desperate, this is what keeps them in business.Very Important make sure you pick up before the month is over otherwise it becomes theirs.


So we all have extra stuff around that we don't need.Craigslist is a great place to sell your stuff and get cash quickly.But to insure that you will get it as quickly as an hour,you need to drop your price down to give The buyer a great deal ,they will jump on It. Also make sure in your posting that you let the prospective buyers know that you need to sell in an hour, that you will not hold.Make sure you put "first caller gets it".Yes "caller" Put your Phone Number,no time for email tag.If you Feel uncomfortable giving out your Phone Numher,no problem. All You have to do is download a texting app on your phone,like text now.There is a Calling option on text now you need WiFi to use this app.

Also with craigslist they have a great section."items wanted" search all postings do you have something that Someone is looking for?@ Call or Email them right away.


Don't belong to a church, that's okay.

Some Churches have financial help available to help those in need.They Can help with Gas,Electricity payments, if you are in risk of being disconnected. Emergency heating oil.Churches Also usually have a food pantry setup.Look in your phonebook and call and explain your situation and they will have you go to the church office. They Have gas vouchers that you will take to the gas station that is setup with the church.

Town welfare

Every town office has a welfare director.Town welfare can help with transportation costs.(gas),For you to go to and from your place of employment. You have to fill out application, sometimes available online. Then go to the town office and meet with the welfare director. She Will calculate and.see if you are approved for help.This will take about 20 minutes.Once that is done then she will issue gas voucher.The town welfare has a set limit that varies by town. Town can also help with utilities,food,medicines,and clothing.

The town can also help with "First months rent." when moving to a new apartment.This is a longer process and landlord needs to accept this payment.Also landlord needs to fill out Paperwork.

EcoATM trade in your old cell phones and get cash fast and easy.Will need a photo I.D.

These Eco Atm Machined Can be Found in grocery and department stores everywhere.How does it work? The Machine uses a touch screen you follow the instructions on the screen.For Security Reasons ,Your I.D and your fingerprints are scanned into the machine.Eco Atm gives you the price they will pay you.You can Agree on the price and Finish sale or walk away.Eco Atm Accepts New or old phones and Tablets.This is a great way to make quick cash in minutes and it also great way to recycle old electronics. Eco Atm is a great idea,with how quickly people are updating phones these days.

How Eco Atm Works Informative Video

Family and Friends

Ask for Help

We all have those times when we are broke and out of options, and need to turn to family and friends for help.These people that are most closest to us are a great support team.Before you let pride stop yout from asking for help,stop and think,would you help them out if they needed you? Family and friends can loan us money without paying back more money than we borrowed (in most situations) If something happens and you cannot repay them when you have liked to, family and friends will be understanding and you will not lose items or have added fees.

Western Union

Does your Family live states away?Do they live in Tennessee,and you live in New YorK?

Western union allows you to send and receive money in minutes. You can use Western Union in many locations including Wal-Mart, and Walgreens.There is a small fee for sending and it does not cost to receive.

Coin Star Machines

Do you know you might have 20 dollars worth of change? Pennies,nickels,dimes,or quarters they all add up.So I know you are thinking that you don't have time to roll all this change and take it into the bank. I know your not going to count out that much change at the Mobil station.There is a solution called Coin Star,A machine found in Grocery and department stores everywhere.All you do is load your change up and go to kiosk.Follow on screen instructions to get started and dump the coins in,it counts it,it prints out slip when done.Take the receipt to cash register and get cash.It is very Simple and fun to use.

There a small fee that is a percentage.It shows you the Amount deducted before it continues to print out receipt.

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    • chuckandus6 profile image

      Nichol marie 2 years ago from The Country-Side

      thank u lolatka i am so used to craigslist that i am not used to other types very interesting,glad hub was helpful

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      Lolontka 2 years ago from Buckinghamshire, UK

      Some very useful tips. My son used to sell on the alternative version of Craigslist which is quite popular over here in the UK, this being Gumtree. If ever I find myself in such a situation, I know I will definitely be using some of the techniques in this hub. Thanks for sharing.

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      Nichol marie 2 years ago from The Country-Side

      Thanks so much peeples for voting,I am glad you found the hub useful, anD returning old toys is a good idea,thanks

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      Peeples 2 years ago from South Carolina

      Great tips. I would like to add that returning items works too. Many of us have old gifts hiding in closets. If they are a parent they are likely to have a child's outfit that was a gift or just never got around to returning. These items can often be returned to a big box store with cash issue or a gift card which can be used at store gas stations. I second Craigslist. As long as you do very public meets it can be a very effective way at getting some extra cash! I love Broke articles! Voted up!

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      Nichol marie 2 years ago from The Country-Side

      Thanks sp much mel for reading my hub and glad you found tips useful.

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      Mel Carriere 2 years ago from San Diego California

      Great tips. One never knows.

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      Nichol marie 2 years ago from The Country-Side

      Thank you very much tirelesstrvler

      For your nice comment

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      Judy Specht 2 years ago from California

      Western Union can be pricey, but if a friend or relative is willing to send money, PayPal works well. You have some good ideas here.