Fellow Boston to Austin writer Courtney Mirenzi and I have a long shared history of scouring thrift stores in search of stylish treasure for cents on the dollar. We now have a weekly standing “picking” date at the Goodwill Outlet, and I love picking her brain for her pro tips on how she turns her like-new finds into funds to supplement her writing income through an eBay store and other resale avenues. It’s all about that side hustle! Read on for 6 of Courtney’s veteran experiences and pro tips.
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One of our biggest New Year’s Resolutions is to finally budget time and money for travel, often, and finally take that beachy, romantic vacation of a honeymoon we never got, and SOON. I found this Honeymoon Fund jar at Austin Goodwill for a few bucks and immediately scooped it up, and every time I spot it on the windowsill in the kitchen, I throw in whatever cash I have on hand in my wallet (usually between $5 and $20), and have been re-reading the top tips for saving for a dream vacation I shared with SmarterTravel earlier last spring — trying my best to take my own advice.
Andrew and I bought a house — our first home — in Austin back on June 1st, and I’ve been dying to share our story with you.…
In an age where everyone and their grandmother has a blog, it’s easy to forget that running and maintaining a website professionally is work — and can cost beaucoup bucks.
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Whenever I talk to my dad about budgeting, he always brings up the warehouse clubs…groan. Don’t get me wrong, I think warehouse clubs are a great idea in theory, but the reality is that the quality of the products you find there in bulk are sub-par to those you’d buy individually, with rare exception.
Do you have an idea for a product or “hack” that would make everyone’s lives easier, or the world a better place, and perhaps make you independently wealthy — or at least your own boss?
Now that our moving sale is just two days away, I’m remembering firsthand that one of the most stressful things about hosting a garage sale or yard sale — other than the weather forecast — is promoting your sale and making sure that people actually show up.