'GTA 5': How To Make Fast, Easy Money In 'Grand Theft Auto 5'

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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 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. Unlimited Underwater "GTA 5" Money

If you find chests of money underwater, pick them up and then save your game. Then reload the same game. If you go back to the same spot, then the chest should reappear, free for you to take again. Repeat as desired.

Switching between characters should also do the trick. If you grab money underwater and then switch to another character, the money should reappear.

2. 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; 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."

3. 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.

4. 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.

Before doing any of the assassination missions below, invest in the company next to them and your stocks should rise in value.

The Hotel Assassination - BetaPharmasuticals

The Multi Target Assassination - Debonaire - Stock symbol is DEB

The Vice Assassination - iFruit

Construction Assassination - Gold Coast Development - Stock symbol is GCD

"GTA 5" Stock Symbols

Below are stock symbols for many of the companies you'll find in "GTA 5"

ARK – AnimalArk

AUG - AuguryInsurance

BAN – CoolBeans

BEN – BeanMachine

BGR – BurgerShot

BIL – Bilkington

BOL – BankOfLiberty

BOM – BobMulét

BUL – Bullhead

CLK – CluckinBell

DEB – Debonaire

DOP – DollarPills

ECL – eCola

EMU – AirEmu

FLC – Fleeca

FUS – FlyUS

GAS – GastroBand

GCD – GoldCoast

GOP – GoPostal

GRU – GruppeSechs

HAF – Hammerstein&Faust

HKJ – Hijak

KRP – Krapea

LFI – Lifeinvader

LOG – Logger

MAX – MaxRenda

MAZ – MazeBank

MER – Merryweather

MOR – MorsMutualInsurance

POP – PostOP

PRO – ProLaps

RAI – Raine

RIM – RichardsMajestic

RLS – RadioLosSantos

RWC – Redwood

SSS – Slaughter,Slaughter&Slaughter

TBO – TacoBomb

UNI – VanillaUnicorn

UPA – Up-n-Atom

VAG – Vangelico

WFM – WorldwideFM

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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 any harm, which also translates into tons of wasted money for you.

9. 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 withdrawal.

10. Rob Gruppe 6 Vans

Gruppe 6 security vans 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 with a pile of cash.

11. 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.

12. 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. 

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. Save Money With These Discounts From LifeInvader, The "GTA 5" Facebook Equivilent

LiveInvader is the "GTA 5" version of Facebook. In "GTA 5" you can use LifeInvader to your advantage by "stalking" (the equivilent of liking on Facebook). If you "stalk" the pages of the stores listed below, you'll be rewarded with various discounts, which will help you save money.

Warstock Cache & Carry - Get 10 percent off your first purchase from their store

Legendary Motorsport - Get 10 percent off your first purchase if you buy from them online

Los Santos Customs - Get a free paint job for your ride

Redwood Cigarettes - Get 10 percent off your first visit to a partner hospital

Elitas Travel - Get 10 percent off your first purchase from ElitasTravel.com

Herr Kutz Barber - Get your first haircut free

InkInc. - Get your first tattoo free

Sprunk - Get a free can of Sprunk

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.

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