Cash crunch? 6 ways to get liquid

By Marcie Geffner •

If your budget is like that of so many other households, it may seem like you never have quite enough cash on hand to pay all your bills at the end of every month and still set aside a few extra bucks for a rainy day. And these days, your cash crunch may be worse than ever if your expenses are rising, your income is falling and your credit limits are being shredded.

Though there aren't really any new ideas in cash management, financial planners suggest six tried-and-true techniques that can help you improve your liquidity and boost your cash flow without resorting to such drastic measures as selling your home, bailing out of your long-term investments or even raiding your jewelry box.

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