Ben Affleck said it best in the decidedly confusing, pretty forgettable film, Boiler Room.
"Anybody tells you money is the root of all evil doesn't f*cking have any. They say money can't buy happiness? Look at the f*ckin' smile on my face. Ear to ear, baby."
We're New Yorkers. Money isn't the root of all evil. It's the solution to all problems. The rent is too damn high. The MTA's trying to shake us down for quarters. The rent is too. Damn. High. We could go on and on and on.
So wouldn't it make sense to cut down on some of that nonsense for a second?
We're taking care of the groceries, splittin' the rent, savin' you dimes, or setting you up for an unexpected adventure with a $1,000 American Express gift card.
Already counting the ways in which you'll spend it?
Yup. Us too (but we can't win, so... you're welcome).
Maybe it's (nearly) 9 months of free Metrocard swipes. Maybe it's a little tech upgrade to make your life a little easier. Maybe it's next month's rent (if that's the case, maybe consider saving that rent money this month).
Maybe you can sell the card to a friend, get cash money―all in nickels―and Scrooge McDuck into it. Oh, not sure what the hell that means?
Who knows?! The possibilities are endless. Okay, they're not endless. $1,000 is very finite. There's only so much you can do.
But if you're lifehacking the sh*t out of life, the ways you'll break down that AMEX gift card are going to change your life (momentarily).
How can you get in on this? Just enter this giveaway right here. And then you're done. It's money in the bank... if you win.[Feature Image Courtesy SuperMoney.com]