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The FBA Experiment (Part 3)

by Jackie Beck

The Fulfillment-by-Amazon Experiment, Part 3I got signed up late last month as a Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) seller.

I wanted to experiment with retail arbitrage as another way to make extra money, and FBA sounded interesting precisely because Amazon would be in charge of fulfilling the orders.

Here’s my experience so far.

Getting ready

I started out by doing a little research so that I could learn at least the basics of what I might be getting into. (See part one of this series for more info on that.) I especially concentrated on Amazon’s shipping requirements, since I wanted to be sure I understood. I decided to look only for items that could be shipped without additional prep, which narrowed down the types of things I would sell considerably.

Then I moved on to what I figured would be the fun part: shopping. (See part two for what I did there.) At this point it was time to actually sign up and sell. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Make Money on 08.18.14 with 6 comments.

Can You Name Your Most Important Asset? (It Might Not Be What You Think)

by Jackie Beck

Why it mattersWhat is your most important asset? Is it your house, your investments, your education, or something else? That’s a trick question of course, because your most important asset isn’t something you can buy or sell.

It’s your health.

Yet our health is often one of the most-neglected things. Even those who do take excellent care of their health can still be afflicted with diseases or hurt in an accident. It pays to keep that in mind. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Insurance on 08.11.14 with 6 comments.

6 Ways to Improve Your Focus (And Beat Procrastination)

by Jackie Beck

Easy steps to stop procrastinating

If you’re like me, you may find it difficult to get things done due to a combination of procrastination and distractions.

Here are six ways to improve your focus so that you can accomplish the things you want to get done. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Setting & Achieving Goals on 08.04.14 with no comments (yet!).

Keeping Things in Perspective

by Jackie Beck

Do you have something that you’re struggling with or that you keep beating yourself up over? Especially if it’s something that you don’t have a lot of experience with, or if you have never been taught much about, you may not realize that struggling is normal.

It might be time to put things in perspective. Bear with me for a moment and give this exercise a try. (Really do it, because it’ll take less than a minute.) Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Emotions & Money on 07.28.14 with 2 comments.

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