13 ways to check 'Make more money' off your to-do list this weekend
13 ways to check ‘Make more money’ off your to-do list this weekend

A weekend is 48 hours, or even longer — if you count Friday night. That gives you plenty of time to get to work and drum up some extra cash for yourself.

During these days of high unemployment and rampant business closings, thanks to COVID-19, you could probably use at least a little more money. And you may not be able to count on the government sending more of those $1,200 stimulus checks.

So, this weekend will give you an opportunity to get ahead, whether you’ve got money woes you need to address or are just looking to pad your bank account. Don’t let it slip away — and find yourself facepalming on Sunday night.

We’ve checked out a bunch of income-boosting ideas to offer you 17 legit ways you can cross “Make more money” off your list this weekend.

1. Get paid if businesses behaved badly

<cite>Billion Photos / Shutterstock</cite>
Billion Photos / Shutterstock

When companies do the wrong thing, they get taken to court — and sometimes their customers get compensated.

Check ClassAction.com to see if you qualify for reimbursement over products or services you purchased in the past that were falsely advertised, defective, or that you were overcharged for.

Recent settlements have involved companies including Apple, Tesla, Juul and others. Many class action claims can be completed online in a few minutes, though it may take up to a year to receive your rebate.

The criteria for eligibility will vary depending on the lawsuit, but in some cases you may not even need a receipt to get reimbursed. If proof of purchase is required and you can’t find your receipt, remember to check your bank and credit card statements.

2. Pay less for everything online

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(Bloomberg) — Volatility eased in U.S. equity futures as optimism over President Donald Trump’s medical prognosis and hopes for fresh economic stimulus put a brake on selling that whipped up Friday.

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Dip buyers showed up at the 6 p.m. New York open, bidding up December contracts after Trump’s doctors insisted he’s doing well and could be discharged as soon as Monday. Markets fell on Friday after Trump’s diagnosis. They remained up for the week as some traders speculated the president’s illness raised the odds for aid to the economy from Congress and data showed job gains slowed in September and many Americans quit looking for work.

“The dramatic turn of events may be a catalyst for a stimulus agreement – or it may not; we wait for bills to be put to Congress and votes to be taken,” said Julian Emanuel, chief equity strategist for BTIG, wrote in a note. “With key economic data extending its run of disappointments versus expectations and high-profile corporate layoffs, additional aid would seem imperative.”



chart: Stock futures gain Sunday evening


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Stock futures gain Sunday evening

U.S. shares have stayed relatively resilient since Trump’s positive test, in part because of speculation Congress will move toward an aid package after large parts of the current bill expired at the end of July. While the president urged lawmakers to get stimulus passed in a weekend tweet, little new progress was reported since Friday.

Futures on the S&P 500 gained 0.7% at 8:41 p.m. in New York. The underlying gauge rose 1.5% last week, though Friday saw a 1% selloff. Contracts on the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.7%, while Nasdaq 100 futures climbed 1%.

The yen fell against all Group-of-10 currencies as traders shunned haven assets. It dropped 0.3% against the dollar to 105.55 yen. Risk assets including the