What’s up everyone? I hope all is well. Yesterday was my birthday! This year, I didn’t do a post for the year that I turned. I decided to share 10 of my favorite blog posts and 10 of my favorite resources. I hope y’all enjoy them as much as I do.
In this post, I share how I made money by selling items on eBay, Mercari, Poshmark, Facebook Marketplace and more. 2018 was an epic year when it came to selling things online. I’m gonna pass that amount this year.
I love traveling. Before I turned 30, I knew that I wanted to do an epic trip. For years, I wanted to take a cross-country trip. I wanted to see this country from coast to coast. In 2013, I was able to make it happen.
I created this posts earlier this year to help people come up with more items to sell. This has been one of my best received posts of the year. If you need help finding items to sell on eBay, make sure you read this post today.
In 2015 I started reporting my debt updates each month on the site. I’ll be the first to say they haven’t always went the best that I wanted them to. Earlier this year, I discontinued them to focus on a few things. After I started a new job and started a new side hustle, I realized that it was time to start them back up.
In 2015, I set a goal to pay off $72,000 within 3 years. I failed horribly. I managed to eliminate about $13,000 during that time, but a lot of things happened in those three years. The good thing is that I learned a lot and I’m finally on the right track.
I published this article in 2018. My life after college has been a roller coaster. There’s been some good and bad, but I wouldn’t change anything. Things happen for a reason. Everything is a learning lesson. Check out that post to see what I learned.
A lot of people only post the positive things when it comes to selling things online. It’s not always positive. You have to deal with all sorts of things. In this post, I share things that most people don’t tell you about when it comes to selling online.
In 2017, visited the city of Detroit. I have family that I haven’t seen in years, so I decided to see them and check out a new city. I didn’t have any expectations about Detroit before I went. Detroit was nice. I had a blast. It’s easily a top 10 city in the USA for me. If you haven’t been to Detroit, I’d suggest you plan a trip soon.
In 2017, I paid off my credit card debt the first time. It was a hell of a feeling. It only lasted for a few months as I got back in credit card debt. I used this post as motivation. I literally have under $3000 left to pay in credit card debt. It should be gone by February or sooner. Once that happen, you’ll be seeing another post about how I eliminated my credit card debt.
The last post is one that I updated. I eventually would like to own a home, but right now, I love renting. In this post, I go over several reasons why I love renting and why it is working for me.
Now that you’ve had the chance to check out my favorite blog posts, now it’s time to check out 10 resources that I enjoy using.
I’ve been using Rakuten for over a year now. It allows you to get cash back on your online purchases. I get cash back on things like Sign up for Rakuten through my link and get a free $10 cash back!
Whenever I’m in the beginning stages of planning a trip, I use Google Flights to help me with my flights. You can use that site to see what flights are the cheapest and have the best flight times for you. I’ve been using Google Flights for years.
If you’re a blogger, I’m sure you’ve heard of Tailwind. If you haven’t, let me explain what it is. Tailwind is a tool that you can use to help schedule pins on Pinterest. Pinterest has been a game-changer. It is currently the platform that drives the most traffic to my website. Tailwind is currently offering new users a free trial. Click this link for more details.
Grammarly is a program that you can download to your computer that helps with grammar. I’ve been using Grammarly for two years, and I love it. It helps you with spelling, punctuation placement, and other grammar issues. As a blogger or writer, this tool is a must-have.
Southwest Credit Card
I’m currently in the process of paying off my credit card debt. By the time you read this, I’ll have under $3000 to go. I’m not one of those people that believes using a credit card is bad. I’ve used mine a couple of times the past few years. For the most part, I paid off the balance right after. In 2017, I signed up for the Southwest Travel Rewards Credit Card. At the time, they were giving new users a 50,000 bonus if they spent $3000 in 90 days. I ended up paying off a student loan and a couple of other small bills with it. I received the 50,000 bonus points a month afterward. Those points came in handy. It allowed me to travel for basically $5 per ticket if I flew with Southwest. I’m currently not using the card again until it gets to zero, but if you’re looking for a travel credit card, I’d suggest this one. For more info, check out the Southwest credit card here.
I don’t always stay in hotels when I travel. Sometimes, I use Airbnb. They have some good deals for lodging out there. I’ve used Airbnb in Miami and Paris, France. Use this coupon the first time you book a stay with Airbnb, and you can save $40.
The eBay App
If you sell items on eBay, you have to download this app. When I’m in the thrift stores, I use this app to help with my research. You can check to see how much an item is selling for and how many are listed. If you are serious about making money online, you need to download this app.
My Money Chronicles has been hosted on Bluehost since 2013.You can get your hosting for as little as $3.95 per month (this low price is only available through my unique link). You also get a free domain when you purchase a plan of 12 months or longer.
Credit Sesame gives you a free credit score. Their site also shows you various things you can do to increase it. For more information on how you can increase your credit score, go here.
Depending on where you’re going, you may see that Uber has surge charges or they may be a little higher than you want to pay. You can use Lyft. Here is a code that will get you $5 off your first ride.
I hope you enjoyed this article that includes some of my favorite blog posts.