Need $1,000 right now? You’re not alone: Here’s why — and how to get it.

Wondering how to save or make money fast? If you're short $1,000 for credit card bills or an emergency fund, take action today. This is how to rustle up some quick cash — and actually hold on to it.

If you’re feeling strapped for cash, you’re in the majority. More than 60% of Americans said they couldn’t come up with at least $1,000 in the event of an emergency, according to a recent survey from the personal finance site Bankrate — not even enough to cover a hospital visit or a broken transmission.

For some, recent splurging hasn’t helped matters: Another new survey from found that the average credit card balance swelled nearly $1,000 as a result of holiday spending last year. While a lot of those consumers said they had expected to be

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