How To Make Fast, Easy Money In ‘Grand Theft Auto 5′

(IBTIMES) — Some wise man once mused that “cash rules everything around me.” While the true value of money depends on the person you talk to, having lots of green to throw around can only be a good thing when it comes to “GTA 5.”

With that in mind, we’ve compiled 10 ways you can make fast, easy money in “GTA 5″ so you can propel yourself to greater heights of criminality as you navigate through the seedy underbelly of Los Santos, the game’s setting. These “GTA 5″ money- making tips are courtesy of PSU.

How to Make Easy Money in “GTA 5″

1. Take Your Time and Complete Side Quests

This hint is near-universal and applies to other types of games as well, including shooters and RPGs. If you want to make extra cash, don’t rush through the game and complete the main missions. Do as many side quests as you possibly can as well; be patient and explore your surroundings. It’s like scrounging around for health/med packs; if you look hard enough, you’re bound to find some. The same goes for money in “GTA 5.”

2. Buy Up “GTA 5″ Real Estate

It’s simple; the more property you own in “GTA 5″ the more side quests will become available to you. Side quests mean extra cash flow.

3. Manipulate the Stock Market

The radio stations in “GTA 5″ will mention stock tips. Use them to your advantage. Lester also has trading tips that you can use. Franklin and Lester collaborate on assassination missions. You can buy a stock, assassinate the CEO and then sell off the shares of that company after the CEO is dead for a big payday. Character dialogue sometimes contains stock tips as well. Basically, if you hear a stock tip your ears should perk up, regardless of the source of information.

4. Listen to Dialogue Closely Before a Heist

Before a heist, pay attention to what parts of the heist are most important when Michael and Lester are bantering about the next job. The important parts are likely to offer the biggest payoffs. You can also hire crewmates who are less experienced. Why? Their cut of the loot will be smaller, which means more money for you.

5. Take Care of Yourself

Hospital bills and medical expenses can carry prohibitive costs. Take care to not kill yourself with car crashes and other careless mistakes, because you can end up paying dearly for them. You can use Franklin’s special ability, which allows you to slow time, in order to navigate through tight traffic jams while driving. This should help you avoid car accidents and injury.

6. Participate in and Complete Races

Participating in races of any kind can help you win big cash prizes and also boost your driving skill. The better your driving skill, the more efficient you’ll be at completing heists, which could be bigger cash payouts for you.

7. Safeguard Your Cars

Keep your top of the line, blinged-up cars in your garage. The more you use your expensive rides, the bigger the chance that something will happen to them. Los Santos isn’t exactly a safe place, and you definitely don’t want to see your pride and joy come to harm, which also translates into tons of wasted money for you.

8. Rob People Near ATMS

Talk about easy money: Just stick around an ATM, wait for someone to come by and withdraw, then rob them of their money.

9. Rob Gruppe 6 Vans

Gruppe 6 security fans usually contain lots of cash. You can handle these situations in a number of ways: shoot at the van’s occupants to get them to come out. Run the van off the road. Blow up the doors in the back and you’ll be greeted by a pile of cash.

10. Improve Your Driving and Stamina Skills

The better your driving and stamina skills are in “GTA 5″ the more efficient and proficient you’ll be at completing heists. The better you get at completing heists, the bigger your cash payouts from these heists will be.

11. Buy a Car Company, Destroy the Competition

If you invest in a car company, you can eliminate the competing companies by destroying their cars. The end result will be customers flocking to your company to buy up your cars.

12. Invest in Guns and Ammo Companies

Los Santos is a dangerous, violent place. Bullets fly around constantly and gun ownership is a way of life. Invest in companies that make guns and ammo and it shouldn’t take long for you to see profits.

13. Trash a Company, Then Buy Their Stock Cheap

This is essentially Tip 11 but in reverse. You can destroy the cars of a car company, which will make their stock price sink fast. This lets you buy that stock on the cheap. Then, buy that stock cheap and destroy the cars of rival companies. Your stock prices should rise before long while the competition flounders.

What do you think of these “GTA 5″ money-making tips? Are there any tips that we missed? Have you come up with any tips on your own? If so, please share them in the comments below.