I was shopping around for a new savings account last week and I was rather amazed when I came across the Save Yourself Account at TD AMERITRADE. Suze Orman partnered with TD AMERTIRADE to create the Save Yourself Account to help women build an emergency fund or get smarter about their financial situation with her Save Yourself Plan. After doing a bit of research, I realized that opening the account was pretty much a win-win situation for women. First, it takes less than 15 minutes to open the account. Then, if you make 12 consecutive monthly deposits of $100 or more into the Save Yourself account, TD Ameritrade will give you $100! Lastly, after you make your first deposit, you will receive free online access to Women & Money (the book that launched Suze Orman's Save Yourself Movement) and emails of support and encouragement from Suze. There's nothing like a bit of coaching from a financial guru to help get you on the right track! To open an account today, go to
If you aren't interested in opening a new savings account right now or don't think this account is right for you, there are a few other ways you can pocket an extra $100 or more this month. (This is when you should grab a pen and paper and start taking notes!)
*Offer to babysit your friends' children on weekends so they can have date nights.
*Turn your hobby into cash. Are you an excellent baker? Consider selling your cakes and cookies to coworkers and friends.
*Tutor students on subjects you're good at. Since school will soon be back in session, you can post flyers at local universities or community colleges.
*Cancel your cable or at least cut out the premium channels that you don't really watch anyway.
*Participate in academic research studies. Check the classified ads in your local newspaper for listings.
Do you know a clever way to make an extra $100 this month? Comment below or send me an email at [email protected]