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Rummage or Garage Sale April 27, 2009

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You need extra income for a future travel plan or to pay off some of your bills? Then why don’t you search your closets, cupboards, shelves… the whole house and look for things that you can do without and sell them in your garage?

Yes, having a garage sale doesn’t just earns you extra income but it helps you clear your house from clutter, unnecessary things ( therefore, allow you to have more space) and helps other people too.

I remember I did a garage sale as a fund raising project.  I cleaned up our shoe racks, wardrobe closet, shelves and etc from the things that we don’t need and also asked some items from our church members. The response has been overwhelming.

So, I spent many sleepless nights cleaning the shoes, washing the clothes while my father helped me put up the display racks and shelves. It was like having a mini boutique at the venue of the sale. We sold the items at a very cheap price ( some shirts for only 1 peso a piece!) and our customers were so happy. And at the end of the Sale, we raised up quite a huge sum of money. Unbelievable!

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Credit Card Lessons April 2, 2009

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CCWhy  haven’t I learned my lesson yet?.. A few months ago, I’ve resolved to list down my credit card expenses everytime I use my credit card and take note of its cut off date and payment due. I actually seldom use it..but last month, I renewed my domains and bought a new domain forgetting its cut off date and used my card for our groceries.

When this month’s bill came, I was surprise of the total since it covered an a bill which I thought passed the cut off date. Tsk..tsk..tsk.. So, now I don’t have a choice but to make some adjustments in our budget so, I could fully pay for the bill.

Lesson learned..but I guess the greates lesson for me this time is not to use the card much but only for emergencies. I hope I could keep to that resolution.

 

What’s Your Medieval Profession? April 1, 2009

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You Are a Playwright


You are a highly literate wordsmith. You love both reading and writing.

You are also a natural storyteller. You can turn a mediocre anecdote into a riveting tale.

You find people and all aspects of life fascinating. No topic is off limits for you.

In modern times, you would make a good filmmaker or novelist.