The Hidden Benefits of Decluttering Your Home

As the New Year is in full swing, you may have made resolutions that include decluttering your home. This is one resolution that some allow to fall through the cracks, or if they do get to it, they wait until the annual ritual of Spring cleaning to get motivated (unless we are talking about disposing of unwanted Christmas gifts). Although this may be tempting, there are several reasons why … [Read more...]

8 Ways to Reduce Your Shipping Costs

Welcome to Money Saving Monday where we remind ourselves that community is the greatest money saving resource we have. Each month, you’ll have a chance to win one of two $15 Amazon gift cards.  Simply leave your tips and suggestions, and if it is a top pick of the month, you’ll get a $15.00 gift card. By the way, with just a handful of comments each day, you’ve got a great opportunity to … [Read more...]

How To Start A Business For Teens This Summer

Ever since I was young, I had a little bit of an entrepreneurial taste in my mouth.  I’ve dabbled with a few things here and there, but never had a full fledged business as a teen.  However, every summer I always made enough money to take care of my outlandish teen expenses.  So, here’s … A Step By Step Guide To Starting a Summer Business For Teens Here are some possible summer business ideas … [Read more...]

Send Money or Transfer Money With These Fast Free Ways

Perhaps you’re one of those folks who have been hiding in the background wondering if all this new fangled technology is really safe.  Internet banks and internet transfers have, I believe, proven themselves to be safe and secure methods of exchanging money.  If you are still using the old check and stamp method, perhaps this post will convince you to take the plunge into the world of fast … [Read more...]

Where to Find Inventory to Sell on Ebay

I mentioned yesterday that I helped pay for part of my masters education by selling things on Ebay.  In that post I suggested ways you can Make Money on Ebay: 15 Strategies.  Today I want to tell you where to find your inventory.  Making the change from selling your stuff to selling things you purchased specifically for Ebay is exciting, but also adds some extra risks.  First, here are some of my … [Read more...]

Make Money on Ebay: 15 Strategies

Photo by kokogiak I helped supplement my graduate school education by selling items on Ebay.  In this post, I want to introduce you to some ebay business strategies and techniques for making money on Ebay.  Tomorrow I am going to introduce you to some great places to buy inventory for selling on Ebay.  Be sure to check back! 15 Ebay Business Strategies Start with what you have. People get … [Read more...]

How To Sell Your Books on Half.com

Yesterday, I suggested everyone buy used books online.  I specifically gave some tips to college students on how to buy books.  Today I want to suggest that college students should resell 60-80% of their books at the end of a semester. Why Sell Used Books Online? Many of your books you will never look at again. This is especially true over the first two years where you are taking required … [Read more...]

How To Turn a Hobby Into a Business

5 Steps for Turing A Hobby Into Business Step #1: Identify something you enjoy doing that you do well. Many of the things you do well, you could also tweak or adjust into an alternative form of income.  It might take some creativity.  It might take some marketing or it might just happen.  Here are some examples of things people enjoy that can be turned into a source of income:  babysitting, … [Read more...]

How To Sell On Craigslist

This is the third of a three part series where we are helping you declutter your house, save money, and make money.  Three of the best ways to sell junk things are (1) Ebay – www.ebay.com (2) Garage Sale (3) Craigslist – www.craigslist.org. If you missed either of the first two articles you can view them below: Article #1: Spring Cleaning: Ebay Artcile #2: Spring Cleaning: Have a Garage … [Read more...]