Wanted: People who have come up with creative ways to stay afloat financially

We’re looking for readers who lost their jobs in recent months who’ve devised new and creative ways of staying afloat financially. Did you find customers for a service or talent you have, from baby-sitting to piano lessons? Did you sell valuables to get some extra cash? If you’d be willing to share your story, e-mail a short note to Phillip Ramati at, giving your name and a daytime phone number. The deadline is Friday, Aug. 28.