June 2017 Debt & Life Update

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June 2017 Debt & Life Update

June 2017 Debt & Life Update

What’s going on everyone? I hope y’all had a good June. Things have pretty good since my last update in May. I’m not freelancing as much. Over the past few weeks, I’ve taken the time to figure out my angle. I decided to focus on finding ways on how to grow traffic. For the longest, I’ve heard people say that you can’t be 100% active on every social media website. I decided to listen to them. I have started focusing more on Pinterest and Facebook. I recently started back using Tailwind after being away from over a year. I’ve been using their Tribes feature and also scheduling hundreds of pins. I’m starting to see some more growth. If you’re interested in trying Tailwind, you can get a free month of their service here.  I also use Boardbooster for Pinterest as well.

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I’ve also continued to focus more on eBay. Because of that, my sales have increased. I’ve also been able to find more merchandise during the weekends. I had two swift sales last this month. The first item that sold quickly was a Johnny Unitas jersey.

June 2017 Debt & Life Update

It sold in 11 minutes. At the time that was my fastest sale ever. A few weeks later I sold a Memphis Grizzlies jersey in three minutes.  It sold for $100. At first, I was super excited and then I thought for a second. It sold quickly for a reason. I could have listed it for a higher price and made more money off of it. I wasn’t too mad though. I paid $6 for the jersey. I’m not complaining about a $94 profit.

Because I’m getting more items to sell on eBay, I had to do something about space. I had things spread all over the right side of my living room. It was beginning to be a bit much. I found this storage rack on eBay. My living room looks so much better now.  Below is a picture of the storage rack and my items.

June 2017 Debt & Life Update

Posts of the Month

How to Sell Something on Craigslist Safely

Side Hustle Series: Investing in the Stock Market

5 Habits That are Keeping You From Success

Five Smart Money Moves

Debt Update

My total debt went from $63,088.10 to $62,660.22. That’s a decrease of $427.88. It was better than last month’s decrease. I know it will be better in July. I have a few affiliate payments coming through, and I may have another regular client. One thing that is certain, I have to start applying more to the debt. Earlier this year the debt was dropping by $800 for a few months. I want it to fall by $1000 each month sooner than later. I have to get on it.

Loan 2 – Down from $4520 to $4200

Navient – Down from $23,737.23 to $23,634.17

Nelnet – Down from $34,830.87 to $34,826.05

Navient fixed my account after they messed it up last month. There is a huge difference in being charged 10% interest instead of 5%. More money is going to the principal again.

You can view all of my debt updates here.

How was your June?



  1. The One In Debt says:

    Ya, it definitely would have been nice if Navient told you the program was about to end last month. Well, that is good you were able to get the interest back down. I can’t imagine those people who are paying 10% on their SLs (and probably not even taking notice) – Ouch!

    Nice job on the jersey sales. That is some nice profit. The shelving looks great too.

    1. Thanks. There is now way that I could pay 10% interest. I’d never eliminate my loans.

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