I read a book called “Save Karyn” about a girl who created a website and asked strangers for money. She had loads of debt and needed help and people gave it to her. She paid off an incredible sum, like $30,000 or something from donations.
Today I discovered that I have $4.00 until next Friday. Then I have 2 ½ weeks until I am unemployed. At this point, I too am considering asking people I don’t know for money. I wonder what the tax issues are with that. Do solicited donations count as gifts or do you have to list them as taxable income? It’s not like I would be going out to buy 100$ jean jackets but still, technically it would be for profit.
Anyway, I am looking for a clever way to ask strangers for money. So give me your thoughts.