Economy

In this economy, almost everything is for sale

Cemetery plots. Blood plasma. Human eggs. Whatever they think they can spare, some people are selling it to pay bills or to hold off debt collectors.

After her husband's work hours were cut by about half, Kari Lovings, a 21-year-old stay-at-home mom of two, signed up to become an egg donor at the North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine, a Cary fertility center. If she is picked, she'll earn $3,000 and help a couple unable to conceive.

"It's kind of a big deal," said Lovings. "I've never done anything like this before. But we need any type of money to come in."

Tough times have a way of bringing out a person's entrepreneurial spirit; think renting out an unused room, bartering or making fashion with used fabrics.

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