Holiday Deal Alert!

Target is currently having Green Monday with savings of $20 on every $100 you spend. Check it out here!

They are also having a toy sale with no promo code needed. Christmas trees are also on sale for 30% off.

Today at Old Navy online, take an extra 10% off everything with promo code STYLE. The entire store is also on sale for up to 60% off.

I don’t know about you, but I have some shopping to do! Enjoy those savings!

Susan

Side Business Joys

People often ask me why I don’t just stop working and bake full-time or open a bakery in town. There are several reasons, the biggest being I am not much of a risk taker. I enjoy having a full-time job, knowing that as long as I work there I will have a paycheck. I like that I work from home and I am not adding a business mortgage or lease to my expenses. I would also have to make a lot of cakes to make a living wage, and a good cake is very time-consuming.  I like knowing that my budget is based on my salary and any extra from my side business is a bonus. Continue reading “Side Business Joys”

Selling Items on Clearance to Make Millions or Lose Thousands.

Good Morning America did a piece about Ryan Grant a former accountant that now makes a living from selling products on Amazon through Fulfillment by Amazon. Ryan is doing what’s called “Retail Arbitrage”, buying goods on sale or clearance at a discounted price and then selling them in another place (in this case Amazon) at a higher price, the old adage of “buy low, sell high.” The video does a good job of going over the basics of getting set up and starting but really glosses over the fees and costs and how to account for them. I also have a hard time picturing that he’d be able to source $4 million in goods to sell just from clearance racks, but that could just be because of my perspective of doing something similar in a small town. Otherwise, it’s a great success story and is kind of inspiring of something to aim for.

Daniel

Our Buys and Sells From Late October (2017)

The last half of October was really busy for us and included a vacation to California. So the time we needed to spend between getting ready for that and “recovering” after we got back, we made the decision not to purchase much inventory before then and haven’t had much time afterward to pick up much either. There’s still some stuff that sold that I want to talk about in this post. Continue reading “Our Buys and Sells From Late October (2017)”

Budgeting, Spending Priorities and Little Luxuries

When it comes to being a saver and a spender, I tend to be both. I love to shop, update things and have some convenience in my life. I also want to be sure to save money and not live beyond my means. To keep a good balance, it is all about balance. Here are a few of the areas we choose to spend and save. Continue reading “Budgeting, Spending Priorities and Little Luxuries”

Setting my Personal eBay Listings on “Vacation Mode”

When you’re just starting out selling on eBay it might be unlikely that you’ll generate enough listings to justify forking over the money for an eBay store. One issue, however, is that eBay stores offer something called “Vacation Mode” for when you need to take a few days off. Personal accounts don’t have the same setting, but I figured out a way to mimic the functionality with my personal account. Continue reading “Setting my Personal eBay Listings on “Vacation Mode””