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7 Ways to Save at the Grocery Store

by Jackie Beck

Tips on saving money on groceriesEveryone likes saving money, right?

Since groceries are typically one of the larger expenses each month (and we all have to eat!) if you can find a way to save money on them it’s even better.

Here are some tips on how to maximize your grocery money. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in How to Save Money on 09.15.14 with 1 comment.

The FBA Experiment (Part 4)

by Jackie Beck

The Fulfillment-by-Amazon Experiment, Part 4I wrote about my experience trying out Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) as a seller in parts one, two, and three of the FBA Experiment.

In this post, I’ll tell you about my results and what I thought of the experience. First let’s go into my reasons for giving it a try, since they definitely color my opinion.

Why Amazon FBA?

I wanted to experiment with retail arbitrage for a couple of reasons. First, I’d bought and resold items at a profit before on a very small scale. (First using — gasp — the newspaper, and later using Craigslist and eBay.) I’d resold airline tickets (back before the days of 9/11), books, random antiques and collectibles, and musical instruments. I enjoy coming across a screaming deal and reselling at a profit. It’s fun.

My husband and I had also been looking for something that we might be able to do together to make extra money. He’s happy to input things into the computer, and probably wouldn’t mind packing stuff up. I enjoy shopping, so thought maybe the combination of things would work out well. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Make Money on 09.08.14 with 1 comment.

Quit Trying to Save Money

by Jackie Beck

How to finally save money for realHave you been trying to save money for years without success?

Maybe something always seems to come up, and you never quite manage it on a regular basis. If so, it’s time to quit trying to save money.

That’s right. Quit trying to save money. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in How to Save Money on 09.01.14 with 5 comments.

Goodbye, Job!

by Jackie Beck

Words to live byAfter 9+ years with the same employer, this will be my last week at my job.

It’s bittersweet to leave after all this time, but I’m super excited to just be doing my own thing now. Well, now meaning after Friday :)

Maybe I’m a little crazy to quit now, since my husband was just laid off, but in a strange way it seemed like a good time. We can both have a fresh start at the same time. (And I’ve never been one to do things the “normal” way anyway.)

So what will I be doing now? Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Self-Employed on 08.25.14 with 6 comments.

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