In the first week, I challenged the class to sell two of their belongings. I sensed that some people thought they had nothing else to sell. I could easily offer the same excuse since I am not a shopper. Something told me that someone in the room felt they didn't have time to sell things. I certainly could see how someone with my schedule (and even busier) might believe that. I decided to include myself in the challenge. In addition to selling things that week, I decided to continue the challenge for myself for the remainder of the course, which is 9 more weeks.
What if I list for sale a couple things a week, with no rush or Herculean effort? How much can I bring in to add to our retirement contributions? What is possible for others who need to fill an emergency fund or add to their debt snowball? I am curious about the results of calm, consistent baby steps.
Yard sale season is nearly over, so there's that obstacle, but I'm sure there is always a way, rain or snow.
Here is the "New Found Money" Challenge:
- For 10 weeks, from September 13th until November 20th
- List something for sale or offer a service every week
- Minimum of two items or services per week
- Once a week, update results
Here we go!
Week of September 13th
file cabinet $8
quote tile $5
In addition, I participated in a post-partum interview for a study about birth defects and was compensated with $40.
Total this week: $63