Ebay Update 7/22

ebayImmediately after my last update I sold 5 items in a span of a couple of days. I was able to end June on a positive note. July has been very slow, but I’m not worried. I went out of town last week so I had to end all of my auctions. I should have a great week. I also have a few new items to add tomorrow as well.

The Air Max shoes below were one of my best sales last month. I found them for $8 at a flea market. They sold for $45. Not too bad if I say so myself.

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Here are some of the auctions that I am running right now.

Philadelphia Phillies

Sporting News Water Bottle

Jet Magazine 2002

Brand New Ticket to Ride Europe Board Game

Men’s Hampden Watch

Ninja Turtles Lunch Box & Puzzle

Cleveland Browns Glass

Air Jordan XIII French Blue/Flint Grey

Flud “The Order” Watch

How have your side hustles been going? Are you a fan of Ebay???

 

 

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My Go Fund Me Experiment

go fund meHave you ever heard of GoFundMe.com? It’s a crowd funding website that is similar to Kickstarter.com. It allows people to raise money for creative projects, trips, etc. I read a story about a gentleman who originally wanted to raise $100 so that he could make potato salad. Yes potato salad. As of me writing this post he has raised over $49,000. The donations are still coming in.  He will be able to make a lot of potato salad with that money.

I figured I might as well try an experiment. I’m slowly working on getting my debt repayment plan back in order. One of my goals was to have two of my debts paid off by the end of August. One of them is gone, but I still have another to go. I created a Wells Fargo Loan Payoff. I owe $1710 on that loan. I am raising money to get rid of it once and for all. I want to see if this experiment works. If it does I will be ecstatic. If not I will continue to make payments on it month by month.

Here is the link for the Wells Fargo Loan Payoff.

Have you ever used GoFundMe or Kickstarter? Did you have any success? Would you use any of these platforms to raise money?

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20 Random Facts About Me

jbsdI have seen a few of these “20 Random Facts About Me” post show up on some of my favorite bloggers websites. I figured I might as well join the party. Here goes nothing.

  1. I played baseball for 2 years in high school……..JV baseball in the 9th and 10th grade.
  2. I have my BA in Marketing.
  3. 2pac Shakur is my favorite rapper of all time.
  4. I love to travel.
  5. I broke my left arm playing kickball 8th grade. Ouch!!
  6. Back to the Future is one of my favorite movies.
  7. Miami  is my favorite city to visit.
  8. I love Nike shoes.
  9. I once won $1200 on a slot machine in Las Vegas.
  10. The Butler Journal has been around since March 2013.
  11. I am a huge Prince fan.
  12. I hate Sallie Mae.
  13. I love sports.
  14. I interned at Walt Disney World in Orlando.
  15. I lived in Savannah, GA for 8 years.
  16. I’ve been to 9 MLB parks.
  17. I like the taste of whiskey.
  18. I was a contestant on The Price is Right.
  19. I have a small t-shirt company called Nomad Tees.
  20. I participated in 2 alternative spring break trips in college.

Well there you have it. Those are 20 random facts about me. Any questions???

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Job Search Site Survey Results

shareasimageLast month I made a post asking people if job search websites actually worked. I received a pretty good amount of responses from my readers. Here are the results.

 

As you can see 10% of the people surveyed received a job from Monster, Career Builder and “other”. 20% received a job through Indeed.  A surprising 70% didn’t receive a job through any of these websites. Maybe they found jobs via networking or something. Craigslist and Snag a job both received 0 votes. I would have thought more people would have gotten a job using some of these sites. I guess I was wrong.

I’ve found employment through Indeed and Craigslist (PT Job). Looking at these results I wouldn’t be motivated to use many of these websites if I were looking for work.

What about you? Would you use any of these websites to look for work? Would you try other options?


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10 Colleges/Universities in the NYC Area

columbiaThis month’s college/universities post will feature schools that are in the NYC area.

Columbia University

Columbia University was established in 1754. The school is located in Upper Manhattan.

Adelphi University

Adelphi University is a private university that was established in 1896. Their motto is “The truth shall make us free”.

Fordham University

Fordham University was established in 1871. Their colors are maroon and white.

St. John’s University

St. John’s university is a private, Roman Catholic school that was established in 1870. Mark Jackson, Chris Mullin and Metta World Peace are alumni of the school.

City University of NY

City University of NY (CUNY) was established in 1847. It is the largest urban university in the United States consisting of 24 institutions.

Long Island University

Long Island University was established in 1926. Their motto is “To the city and to the world”.

New York University

NYU is a private school that is organized into more that 20 colleges, schools and institutes. Their motto is “To persevere and to excel”.

Monroe College

Monroe College was founded in 1933. They have campuses in the Bronx and New Rochelle, NY. Their colors are blue and gold.

Pace University

Pace University was established in 1906. They have one of the best law schools in the country. The school has over 12,000 students enrolled.

St. Francis College

St. Francis College is a private, co-ed  school located in Brooklyn Heights, NY. They offer 72 majors and minors.

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2014 HBCU Football Homecoming Schedule

The 2014 HBCU football homecoming dates are out. The HOME teams are in BOLD.

9/27/14

Tennessee State  vs  Florida A&M -Nashville, TN  6:00 PM

10/4/14

Alabama A&M  vs  Grambling State – Huntsville, AL  2:00 PM

Bethune-Cookman  vs  Delaware State – Daytona Beach, FL  4:00 PM

Savannah State  vs  Norfolk State – Savannah, GA 2:00 PM

Southern  vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff - Baton Rouge, LA  5:30 PM

10/11/14

Jackson State  vs  Miss Valley State – Jackson, MS 2:00 PM

Livingstone  vs Saint Augustine’s – Salisbury, NC  1:30 PM

Miles  vs  Central State – Fairfield, AL  4:00 PM

Norfolk State  vs  Delaware State – Norfolk, VA  2:00 PM

Prairie View A&M  vs  Alabama State – Prairie View, TX  2:00 PM

Virginia Union  vs  Lincoln (PA) – Richmond, VA  1:00 PM

West Virginia State  vs WV Wesleyan – Institute, WV  1:30 PM

10/18/14

Alcorn State  vs  Texas Southern – Lorman, MS  2:00 PM

Bowie State  vs  Virginia State – Bowie, MD  4:00 PM

Central State  vs  Concordia-Selma – Wilberforce, OH  1:30 PM

Delaware State  vs  NC A&T – Dover, DE  2:00 PM

Grambling State  vs  Arkansas-Pine Bluff – Grambling, LA 2:00 PM

Howard  vs  Florida A&M – Washington, DC  1:00 PM

Kentucky State  vs  Miles College – Frankfort, KY  1:30 PM

Lincoln (MO)  vs  Texas College – Jefferson City, MO  2:00 PM

Lincoln (PA)  vs  Elizabeth City State – Lincoln University, PA  1:00 PM

Mississippi Valley St.  vs  Prairie View A&M – Itta Bena, MS  2:00 PM

Morehouse  vs  Albany State – Atlanta, GA  2:00 PM

Morgan State  vs  NC Central – Baltimore, MD  1:00 PM

Paine  vs  Edward Waters – Augusta, GA  2:00 PM

Winston-Salem State  vs  St. Augustines – Winston-Salem, NC  1:30 PM

10/25/14

Albany State  vs  Clark Atlanta – Albany, GA  2:00 PM

Benedict  vs  Morehouse – Columbia, SC  2:00 PM

Edward Waters College  vs  Newport News School – Jacksonville, FL  3:00 PM

Elizabeth City State  vs  Chowan – Elizabeth City, NC  1:30 PM

Fort Valley State  vs  Paine – Fort Valley, GA  2:00 PM

Lane College  vs  Miles College – Jackson, TN  2:00 PM

NC A&T  vs  Florida A&M – Greensboro, NC 1:00 PM

St. Augustine’s  vs  Fayetville State – Raleigh, NC  2:00 PM

Shaw  vs  Johnson C. Smith – Durham, NC  1:00 PM

Texas Southern  vs  Arkansas-Pine Bluff – Houston, TX  2:00 PM

Tuskegee  vs  Kentucky State – Tuskegee, AL  1:00 PM

Virginia State  vs  Lincoln (PA) – Ettrick, VA  2:00 PM

11/1/14

Clark Atlanta  vs  Paine – Atlanta, GA  2:00 PM

Fayetteville State  vs  Livingstone – Fayetteville, NC 2:00 PM

Florida A&M  vs  Norfolk State – Tallahassee, FL  3:00 PM

Hampton  vs  Morgan State – Hampton, VA  2:00 PM

Johnson C. Smith  vs  Saint Augustine – Charlotte, NC  1:00 PM

SC State  vs  Savannah State – Orangeburg, SC  1:30 PM

11/8/14

Arkansas-Pine Bluff  vs  Prairie View A&M – Pine Bluff, AR  2:00 PM

North Carolina Central  vs  Hampton – Durham, NC  2:00 PM

Stillman  vs  Clark Atlanta – Tuscaloosa, AL  1:00 PM

11/22/14

Alabama State  vs  Stillman – Montgomery, AL  1:00 PM

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Cross Country Trip……A Year Later

cross country 1 year later

Exactly one year ago today (July 1st) I had the opportunity to do something that I wanted to do for a while, drive cross country. It doesn’t even feel like it has been a year. If I had the chance to do it again, I would in a heartbeat. The two weeks on the road were some of the best times that I’ve ever had. It’s a feeling that I am actively trying to create again. Being able to travel without any restraint is definitely part of my end game.

Since that trip I’ve learned a few things that I want to share with you all. These tips can help you with anything that you want to accomplish.

Plan 

Planning is the key to making anything happen. Whenever you want to complete a goal take some time to plan it. Good planning helps you with the steps needed to complete your goal.

Get out of your comfort zone 

Before the trip I had never drove that far before. I was nervous but I made it happen. Getting out of your comfort zone opens your life up to new possibilities. A lot of things are scary in the beginning; you just have to continue to make strides. One day your goal will be reached. For me getting out of my comfort zone allows me to grow and become a better person.

Believe that you can do it

Before I took the trip last year I always believed that I could do it. I didn’t know how, but I always believed. With planning and hard work I made it happen. You can too.

Enjoy the experience

Whenever you’re doing something make sure that you enjoy the experience. Enjoying different experiences is one of the best parts of life. I made sure to document the cross country trip with pictures, videos and I even wrote a journal. I did that for two reasons. The first reason is to help me remember specific details of the trip. The second reason is to use this as motivation to help me accomplish my next goal.

In case you missed it, here are the Interstate 10 Trip post links:

I-10 Part 1

I-10 Part 2

I-10 Part 3

I-10 Part 4

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