Is it really Friday already? I guess the week goes fast when it contains a holiday…and then you forget to do your job one day haha. No matter! Here we are with more great money stories for all of you. Let’s get to them.
“How I made $100,000 selling used items.” [Making Sense of Cents] — “I took $0.50 from my wallet, went to a yard sale and purchased a center cap for a Dodge Ram Truck. I took it home, cleaned it and put it on eBay. Within 24 hours, I sold it for $75. I took that money and re-invested it and to date, have never put any of my personal finances back into my business. Everything I have in my business today was from the original $0.50!”
Gwen’s blender theory of socioeconomic unfairness. [Fiery Millennials] — “I’ve paid $85 for two blenders. Someone who pays $300 for a Vitamix will have a working blender for years to come, while I’ll be surrounded by a graveyard of broken small appliances. Is it actually less wasteful and cheaper to buy a high-quality blender upfront? Where is the line in blender buying?”
What do you care what other people think? [The Wall Street Journal] — “You are neither right nor wrong because the crowd disagrees with you. You are right because your data and reasoning are right. It’s true for investing as it’s true for life: Be yourself, because no one else can do that for you.”
A financial checklist for the newly married. [Women Who Money] — “Congratulations! You just got married!…Now what? As a newly-christened household, there are financial steps you and your partner need to take to make sure you’re legally and financially starting off on the right foot.”
And, as always, we close out our week with something fun. Here’s Polygon’s take on the greatest achievements in dumb internet video. It’s just what it sounds like: a list of 25 bizarre, stupid videos from the past twenty years. You know, stuff like keyboard cat from 2007.
There’s a whole lot of goofiness there. It makes me happy.
Weekends make me happy too, and it’s time to start mine! We’ll be back on Monday with more of the best from the world in personal finance. See you then.