February 2019 Debt & Life Update

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February has been a much better month. I found my groove again. The blog traffic is getting back to where it was before the rebrand and I have more ideas for great content.

February has been a great month for eBay sales. last year, I made $15 in February. This year I’m nearly at $700 in sales as of this writing. February is usually one of the slowest months for online selling. Who knows where I’ll be at when this post goes live?

I’m also updating and adding some more things in my course, How to Make Money in Your Spare Time With eBay. As I continue to grow my income with eBay, I want to make sure you get all that info. My course has six different modules that go over the following topics.

  • Module 1 – How to set up an account in less than 20 minutes
  • Module 2 – Various items you can sell without wasting your time
  • Module 3 – How to create listings that will get people to buy
  • Module 4 – What happens when you get your first sale
  • Module 5 – How to handle the shipping process
  • Module 6 – 3 secret strategies I use to promote and get sales

Learn more about it by going here.

Now, it’s time to share with you five things I sold this month. I share the price that I paid for it and the amount that it sold for.

Alvin Ailey Barbie

When I saw this item in the thrift store a few months ago, something told me to check it out on the eBay app. I’m glad I did. The doll was selling between $60 – $180! I spent $5.20 for the doll. It sold for $125

16 Blank VHS Tapes

I sold these blank VHS tapes as a group. I spent $14 on them. They sold for $45.99.

Dale Murphy Braves Shirt

I spent $5.20 on the shirt. It sold for $25.

German Beer Stein

I’ve had this beer stein for two years ago. I don’t even have the record of how much I spent for it. It sold for $11.75. I was just happy to finally get rid of it.

Microsoft Precision Cart Game

I spent $2.50 on this game. I sold it for $40.

I’ve also added some more t-shirts to Teespring. I’ve also added some more to Merch by Amazon as well. With Merch, some designs get approved, while others get rejected. Below are a couple of my new designs.

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My debt went from $66,068.54 to $65,851.25. It went down by $217.29. The numbers will get better in a couple of months. I’m still dealing with the IRS situation. I’ve never talked about it in detail on the site and I won’t until this ordeal is over. I also have an epic trip coming up in April, so I’m saving for that as well.

BOA – Down from $1289.37 to $1259.37

Car Note – Down from $7720.19 to $7584.97

Earnest – Down from $22,276.16 to $22,223.79

Nelnet – Same $34,783.12

I’m working hard on increasing my income. Hopefully, in a month or two this update report will look much better. For my 2019 goals’ sake, it has to.

You can view all of my debt updates here.

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Resources That I Recommend

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Earnest is a fintech company that offers personal loans and student loan financing. I refinanced my private loans last year and I used Earnest. They were able to get me a lower payment and a better interest rate. They are giving new users a $200 bonus if they qualify for refinancing. For more information, check them out here.