December 2018 Debt & Life Update

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December was another busy month. I can’t believe that it is finally over. I’ve been working a lot on the rebrand lately. There are a lot of things that I’ve had to work on. I’m still not finished. I hired my first VA. She’s been helping out with certain tasks.

The side hustles have been going great. I expect huge things to happen in 2019. This has been one of the best months for eBay with me ever. If I get a couple of more sales I’ll be between $700-$800 for the month. That’s great side hustle money.

If you’re interested in learning how to generate income on eBay, check out my course, How to Make Money In Your Spare Time on eBay. In the course, I go over several things that you can do to make sure that you are a success on eBay. I teach you how to set up your account for the first time, how to source for items, how to take pictures and create listings that sell and more.

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My debt went from $66,525.19 to $66,300.59. That was a drop of $224.60. Next year, the drops will get better. They have to.


BOA – DOWN from $1364.37 to $1334.37

Car Note – DOWN from $7988.45 to $7852.93

Earnest – DOWN from $22,389.35 to $22,330.17

Nelnet – SAME $34,783.12

In my last update, I stated that I was still getting used to paying the car note. I’m used to it again and I don’t like it lol. This upcoming year will be crucial for this debt repayment. I’m older and I understand that I have to generate more income next year. That will happen. I tried a new side hustle (charging Lime scooters) this month and failed miserably. I’m going to try it one more time. I also signed up to be a Bird charger. That’s where the money is at. More income is the only damn way I’ll get debt free.

You can view all of my debt updates here.

Resources That I Recommend

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