Financially getting by is a shared experience for countless americans, and the wall street journal reported that stagnant wages are not keeping up with inflation.

If you can’t find a higher-paying job or a raise at your current job isn’t an option, the following five ideas can help you earn extra cash or provide significant savings.

SELL ANYTHING YOU’RE NOT USING

Old clothes, unused electronics, and various books are popular items that can command decent money on websites such as eBay.

FLIP OTHER PEOPLE’S ITEMS

Find a good deal on something, such as an appliance, upgrade it and sell it for a profit.

BECOME A RENTAL SERVICE

If you have a vacant guest bedroom in your house, rent the room out to tourists through Airbnb.com or another vacation site.

ADJUST YOUR MONTHLY BILLS

Observe your budget and re-allocate your regular expenditures to reduce spending.

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