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An eBay Sale & More

March 12th, 2018 at 05:33 am

I sold a set of eight books on eBay Saturday morning. These were my daughter's, so I decided to offer her the $50 proceeds. I usually don't give the girls the money since most items I sell are a couple dollars at a time...and we are still supporting them.

This time the amount was more significant and these were purchased with her own money. She (oldest daughter) has been talking about wanting to save for a new flute and becoming more aware of the need for money! She was very happy to hear she will be getting $50.

Not much financial news here at our house. The weather has been colder in the southeast and we are just enjoying a little more time being hunkered down and relaxing. Busier times are ahead!

We may be spending $200 for the four of us to attend a music concert this summer. We will probably decide this week. It's a week night, so need to really see if my husband is up for a late night with work the next day. The concert is 1.5 hours away.

I continue our paper purge, following Marie Kondo's advice, which is that very little needs to be saved. I have converted some items to digital versions. This weekend my husband created a spreadsheet to track our vehicle maintenance, and then entered years of data from receipts we had been keeping. We now know exactly what has been done, when and how much it cost us...all at a glance. The receipts are going out today! It feels so good to lighten the load of paper.

3 Responses to “An eBay Sale & More”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Good score on selling the books and then showing you daughter about saving for a new flute. I remember I was in elementary school and I wanted a sleeping bag for sleepovers. My dad said if I would help him take some scrap metal in to sell, he would split the sale with me. He had been picking it up for some time so we had to go through and separate the different metals and then load them in his truck. It taught me a good lesson on how to make extra money and that I needed to earn money to get extra stuff. I used that sleeping bag for a long time. It came in handy when I was in high school and we had an ice storm and no electricity for a week.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Win win for you and DD - less clutter and $ towards a flute!

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Great job on eBay and teaching your daughter the value of money! I talk about money with the kids and show them their savings occasionally, but it's concrete transactions like the one you just did that really make an impact and help them realize its usefulness.

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