We’re getting ready to have a new patio put in. Our old patio, made of pavers, was a bit small and was also settling and sloping and just generally needed to be replaced. Here are a couple of pics of our patio before. Part of the process of replacing a patio is, of course, removal […]
My husband and I had the weekend to ourselves and our plan was to do a little Kansas City staycation. Instead, we watched college basketball (Go Jayhawks!) and decided to go all crazy and list some stuff on Craigslist. I know, we’re madcaps. Here’s what we unloaded: Wicker table and chair.I bought this little set […]
There are some great comments on the Top 3 Things I’ve Sold Online post from last week, and I wanted to call special attention to one by a reader named Susan. She wrote: We have sold some completely random stuff on Craigslist. Right now my husband is selling firewood he cut and split from limbs […]
Do you ever just want something out of your house? Maybe it’s got a little useful life left in it that would be worth something to someone, but you’re not really interested in finding out what that is. You just want it gone. Here’s an ad I once placed on Craigslist’s free section: I don’t […]
I was so inspired by the story about paying off debt by selling on eBay that I decided to list a few things of my own. I had some books to sell, so I listed them on Amazon. So far I’ve netted about $80 selling five books and one game on Amazon. I also sold […]
This weekend I have been working on getting rid of some used furniture on Craigslist. One of the listings was for some chairs left over from my husband’s office remodel. I received three responses to my ad about the chairs. The first was an offer to buy two of the six chairs. The second email […]
This blog began over nine years ago when I hired myself to make over my family’s finances. My theory was that if I treated our finances like a job, I could make as big of an impact as the real-life, outside the home, part-time job I was considering at the time. My theory turned out to be true. Yet, […]
It’s time for another Found Money Update, and I’m making a change in the way I’m reporting things. Specifically, I’ll no longer be including my income from bookkeeping and blogging. Here’s why: I’ve had a couple of readers tell me that they don’t view those things as found money, and I can see their point. I’ve […]
Have you ever looked at a year’s worth of your spending in one place? It’s an eye-opening thing. If you have a system for tracking your money (I use Quicken), you can use the report feature to see what I mean. Or sometimes credit cards will send you an annual statement by category, so if […]
This post started out as things you could do today to improve your finances. And you could do all of these things today, so if you’re a real go-getter, have at it. But when the number of items turned out to be seven, it seemed like a no brainer to make these things you could do […]
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