Cash4Books Review Followup


Making Money, Simplifying

Earlier this year, I wrote a review of my experiences selling some of my books at Cash4Books. I wanted to report back in that I received my payment from Cash4Books as promised and in a timely manner. I created my order on January 19. I shipped them off the next day, using their pre-paid shipping […]

March 2, 2011

What Kind of Stuff Sells on eBay?


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Knowing how to sell stuff you no longer want or need can be very helpful in being a Family CEO. There are tons of places to sell stuff – both online and offline – but eBay is an important one. How many times have you heard someone say, ‘Just sell it on eBay” or “Why […]

February 3, 2011

Here’s Why It Pays to Learn to Sell on eBay


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I loved this guest post at Man vs. Debt about paying off debt by selling on Ebay. The author paid off $15,000 in student loans in nine months by selling stuff she had laying around. I did something similar one year when I financed Christmas by selling on Ebay. A lot is written about staring […]

October 29, 2009

Make Money by Decluttering


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Decluttering feels great to most of us. Letting go of all that unused, unwanted stuff can lighten our loads, both literally and figuratively. But while decluttering is lightening our loads, it can also be fattening our wallets. Indeed there are a number of ways that getting rid of unwanted stuff can benefit you financially. Hold […]

September 23, 2009

Tips for Making Money with a Garage Sale


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A couple of weeks ago my mom and I held a moving sale at her house. She and my dad are downsizing to a maintenance-provided villa and I had some things I needed to unload as well.I am happy to report that all of hard work resulted in over $1500 earned. We did have a […]

July 6, 2008

Top Five Reasons Why I Love Selling on eBay


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The scrapbooking supplies I listed last week on eBay sold for $142.50. That’s a pretty nice sum for something that has been sitting in a closet for at least three years. Three weeks ago I sold a little-used glass deviled egg dish for $74. And several years ago I financed almost our entire Christmas by […]

May 16, 2008

eBay Completed Listings


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It’s Wednesday and what Works for Me are eBay completed listings. When I have an item that I’m considering listing or buying on eBay, I do a search for the item but I make sure it’s an ‘Advanced Search’ and that I click the little box next to ‘Completed Listings Only’. That way I know […]

April 16, 2008

Cheap Ways to Organize Your Closet


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I love organized closets, but I like doing them on the cheap. Here are my best tips for organizing your closet using low-cost and no-cost methods. 1. Purge. Really, you must get rid of those things you haven’t worn in a year or more. And even some things that you wear every week, but you […]

March 18, 2008

It’s Deductible


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I used to be confused about how to value for tax deductibility purposes the items I donated. For a while I had my CPA do it for me when our taxes were done. Then I discovered It’s Deductible. It’s Deductible is a program that helps you value your donations based on thrift store prices. Originally […]

September 5, 2006