My husband and I have been talking about the possibility of getting a small paper route. We're thinking that it would be a good way to earn some extra money to establish an emergency fund or build up some savings. Our local newspaper lists openings for various routes each week that pay anywhere from $250-$600 per month.
I just wanted to know if anyone here has ever had a paper route? How many hours did you really work? What are the pros and cons? Do you have to buy the papers? Tell me everything you know about the good and bad of having a paper route.