Modern Creative Financing

What is modern creative financing ? How can I make money when I have none? What resources are available to me?

Creative financing is usually a term used in real estate, where you are able to buy a home with little or no money down. If you take these ideas and look on a broader term or expanse you can come up with funds you had no idea where available to you. If you are starting your own business, to a small purchase of a new computer system for your child going to college.

Many people today feel that using a credit card or other loan procedures is creative financing. It isn't, all that does is to create a new bill that you must add to your monthly budget.

Simple ways to creatively finance any venture you would like to make are unbelievable easy. First you must set a budget, estimate the amount of money you want to spend. Once you come up with that figure it is then time to look at your surroundings, what do you have that you can gain monies from that you have not thought of?

If you own land, look around your land: do you have trees? Why not call the local saw mill, or timber company and sell the trees from your land? You may be asking yourself will this take away from the value of my property the answer is no it will not, but you will end up with cash in your pocket.

What else do you have that you are willing to get rid of? Antiques? Rare coins? Books? A swing set your children have outgrown? Do you have a vehicle that you rarely use and want to sell? Used computer programs, CD's, movies, tapes, and clothes? List them in the local paper as a must sell. Use the Internet to your ability and list them on Ebay or one of the other leading auction blocks.

If you are willing to go into a small amount of debt to gain financing try a local institution such as a lending company or bank. Use a vehicle that is paid for and apply for a signature loan for the amount you need. If you are unsure of what your car's going rate is you can also use online Kelly blue book price guide for used cars.

If you have a car that is not running and you want to sell parts from it, list it with an auto trader: it is a free service. It is unbelievable the responses you will get from people who need just parts. Selling equipment you do not use, or tools that you have not touched in years can also be listed in the classifieds for sale.

Applying for grants for special projects often work well: as stated before this takes some effort, but the rewards can be upward of $30,000 or more depending on your project. Grant information is available online as well as the proper forms to fill out to obtain them. Use them, that is what they are there for.

Everything has a monetary value, and income can be forthcoming if you put the small amount of effort into it. Effort, initiative is what most people lack when it comes too creative financing. Taking the time to actually inventory what is worth value. Even a simple garage sale will bring in income you had not had before. Every penny, nickel, dime, quarter matters when you are in need of creative financing. Use it all to your ability and make it happen.

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