August 2021 Debt & Life Update

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It’s the last day of August, so it’s time for another debt & life update.  August has been another good month for me. The blog is still doing well. I’m doing more promotion & content updates and it’s working. I’m getting new readers and adding more subscribers.

After years of working and getting better with blogging, I’m starting to see that more people are taking notice of it. A few days ago, I was nominated for a Plutus Award. This is a big deal. The Plutus Awards are huge in the personal finance community. I’m excited. I was nominated for Best Entrepreneurship or Side Hustle content. That’s pretty cool.

I’m ready to double down and keep bringing good content to my readers. Look for some great posts coming for the rest of 2021 and beyond.

Resell Business

August has been another great month for the business. I plan on keeping the momentum going for the rest of the year. I’m sourcing more items and also crossposting in more places.

Here are five of my recent sales.

I spent $3 for this Bluehats of Bravery figure. It sold for $69.99.

I paid $6.47 for this UCF football jersey. It sold for $25 on Poshmark.

I spent $5.81 for these Red Kap Overalls. They sold for $58.99.

I spent $9.79 on these Jumpman pro shoes. They sold for $69.99.

I spent $1.21 on this Silver Classic Collection glass. It sold for $26 on Mercari.

You may remember me purchasing a couple of Bulq Boxes and my friend’s eBay store Let me update you on the sales from those things.

Bulq Box 1

I paid $220 for the first Bulq box. As of right now, I’ve made $460.46. I’ve more than doubled my money back. There is a chance that I can triple it. I have 9 more items to sell from it.

Bulq Box 2

I paid $164 for this box a couple of months ago. So far, I’ve made $131.60. I have 18 more items to sell from it.

eBay Store That I Purchased

I paid $375 for my friend’s eBay store. I’ve made $758.35 so far. I’m easily gonna clear $1000. I have at least 200 items left, but I’m lowering prices and putting things in lots to get it out of my home ASAP. It’s almost time to get ready for the 4th quarter.

My current debt is $44,884.53. It went down by $950.07. That’s another great drop. The debt will be under $40K soon and I can’t wait.

Earnest Loan ⬇️ from $16,692.61 to $16,342.53

Nelnet ⬇️ from $28,842 to $28,542

I refinanced my private student loan with Earnest a few years ago. Refinancing my loans helped me get a lower payment. It also lowered the interest rate. Refinancing your student loans may help you as well.  If you’re approved for refinancing, you will also get a $200 bonus. Visit their site here today.

You can view all of my debt updates here.

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Side Hustle Resources


It doesn’t matter if you sell on eBay, Facebook, Mercari, or Amazon, you will need some supplies. I took the time to put a group of supplies together in my Amazon store. Visit my store here if you are looking for supplies such as tape, boxes, poly mailers, and more.


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