Selling on eBay — The Best Gig in Town

It started with a YouTube video and a filter. A little over a year ago, I took a chance and sold a filter on eBay. Little did I know it would become a passion, a source of income, and a life-altering endeavor. I remember it vividly—it was the beginning of summer. My kids were homeContinue reading “Selling on eBay — The Best Gig in Town”

August Passive Income Report

There’s nothing like passive income—after all who doesn’t want to make money while they sleep? In 2018 I began this journey intent on making my money work for me. Since then, I’ve learned it is well worth the effort to set up a system of spending that gives back in the most advantageous way toContinue reading “August Passive Income Report”

American Express: The BEST Credit Card

If you know me well, you know how much I love my American Express “Blue Cash Preferred” Credit Card. But, it just keeps getting better—through mid-September, American Express allows cardholders to sign up for ”small shop” credits for a maximum of $50.00 in credits. I didn’t really know how these would actually work until IContinue reading “American Express: The BEST Credit Card”

Do I Really Want This?

Creating goals involves elimination. Why do we forget that? When I think about my goals, I immediately imagine long scrolls of lists and overwhelming amounts of work. I seldom ask myself specifically—do I really want this? The first thing you absolutely must do while creating a goal structure is eliminate elements that aren’t necessary orContinue reading “Do I Really Want This?”

One Step at a Time: Expect Failure and Get Back on Track

Last night I pulled out a bag of red beans from the kitchen cabinet. Immediately I felt a sense of defeat. You have to know that I love to garden and this year—during the coronaventure—I had a lot of extra time on my hands. Motivation was everywhere on social media—photos of lush greens, baskets fullContinue reading “One Step at a Time: Expect Failure and Get Back on Track”

How I Finally Got Past ‘Payment Status Not Available.’

This a quickie update in reference to the post I wrote the other day that described my struggles getting information on the Stimulus Check. No matter how hard I tried, or how often I refreshed the IRS.gov website. I continued to get the error message, ‘Payment Status Not Available.’ I suspected that it was relatedContinue reading “How I Finally Got Past ‘Payment Status Not Available.’”

Unemployment Benefits During the Coronavirus: Apply Now

Note: I’ve researched this quite a bit and the consensus is that whether you think you will be eligible for benefits or not, it is best to apply now. Eligibility requirements have been greatly reduced and additional money is now being provided at the federal level. The sooner you apply, the quicker you will receiveContinue reading “Unemployment Benefits During the Coronavirus: Apply Now”