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How to make money while staying home during the coronavirus pandemic

We spoke with a financial expert who said you can make money through survey-taking websites while you are home.

AUSTIN, Texas — During this time of social distancing to stop the spread of coronavirus, people are finding ways to stay active. But what about keeping your bank account active?

Right now, some businesses are closed and the streets are pretty much empty.  

Howard Dvorkin, a financial expert and chairman with debt.com, said there are ways to keep a little bit of money coming in during your time off.  

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"There are a lot of surveys, watching tv, playing games," said Dvorkin. "I know, it sounds ridiculous, but at the end of the day you are probably doing that anyway and no one is paying." 

Dovorkin is talking about websites like Survey Junkie, where you can get paid to take surveys. There are also other companies like Inboxdollars, where you can get paid for watching ads, reading paid emails and more. 

He added that applying for delivery food services like Uber Eats and Doordash are also a good way to keep afloat.  

He also said saving money is very important.

"This is a great time to call their creditors and try to reduce their expenses, meaning the interest rates that are being charged if they are carrying balances," said Dvorkin.

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He added, "There are a lot of places that can reduce your bills. Truebill is one that can negotiate your internet and telephone bills without really lifting a figure."

Lastly, Dvorkin siad while you have the extra time, create a financial plan for you and your family.  

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