5 Haunted Locations in the United States

new oCan you believe that Halloween is next Friday? A lot of people have been watching scary movies or preparing for costume parties all month. Whether you believe in ghost or not, there are several locations around the U.S. that claim to be haunted. Below are 5 of those locations.

Savannah, GA 

If you’ve been following my site you know that Savannah, GA is one of my favorite cities. During my time living there I have heard a lot of stories about the city being haunted. I have even been on a ghost tour down there.  I’m not 100% sure if I believe in ghost or not but, I will say that some things can’t be explained. Savannah is the oldest city in GA. Some of the areas that are supposedly haunted are Fort Pulaski, Bonaventure Cemetery, The Pirates House Restaurant and the Moon River Brewing Company.

New Orleans

New Orleans has a reputation for being a fun city to visit. It has also has been labeled as one of the most haunted cities in the country. I have been to New Orleans a couple of times. I haven’t really seen anything too spooky. Some of the places that are considered to be haunted are St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, La Pavillon Hotel and Canal Street at City Park Avenue.

Alcatraz Penitentiary 

The Los Angeles Times described Alcatraz as “the most notorious federal penitentiary that the US has ever known”. In the past there had been numerous deaths and suicides at the prison. Many guards and officials claimed to have experienced supernatural activity. Alcatraz closed in the 1960’s. Today it is currently a museum.

St. Augustine, FL

St. Augustine is the oldest city in the state of Florida. Some of the locations that are said to be haunted are the Spanish Military Hospital, The Old Jail and the St. Augustine Lighthouse.

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C is another area that is reportedly haunted. Several ex-presidents such as Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson are said to haunt the White House. Some of the other locations that may be haunted are The Capitol, The Octagon House and The National Theatre.

Do you believe in ghost? Have you saw anything creepy in any of these cities?

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October Update

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Image courtesy of arztsamui at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

On my previous post titled 31 Life Tips my last tip was “Never Give Up”. After seriously looking for full time employment since February, I start a new job the 1st week of November. I never gave up looking even though I could have. Happy is an understatement.

I didn’t think that it would take nearly 9 months to find another full time gig. It did though. The process made me a better person. A few things happened during that time.

I didn’t work for a couple months at the beginning of the year. I was waiting on the right opportunity to come along. When that didn’t happen (as well as the The Price Is Right money running out) I started looking for any type of work. I eventually started working 2 part time jobs in April. I was able to survive, but I had to pause my debt repayment plan.

I also actively started selling items on eBay and realized that I liked doing so. I had sold some items in the past and had decent success. I’ve noticed that shoes and sports related items sell really well for me. The money from those sales continues to come in handy.

During the months I didn’t work I went from being bored and watching useless TV to utilizing my time wisely. Instead of watching TV from 10am until whenever, I started to read more and put a lot more time into this website. I also realized that when I become a full time entrepreneur and have the days to do whatever, I now know that I will be disciplined enough to get the work done.

I also learned that you should really tailor your resume and cover letter for EVERY position. For a while I was sending generic resumes out. The only call backs that I was getting were from companies like Vector Marketing smh. I also worked on my interview skills by using more eye contact and being confident, but not cocky while talking to the interviewers. I also made sure that I researched the companies and asked some very good questions at the end of the interviews.

October was also good because I found my first client. I am helping a small company with some social media projects.

How has your October been? Has anything unexpectedly well happen?

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31 Life Tips

life tipsToday (October 17) is my birthday. I turn 31 today. I’m happy to turn a year older and gain more wisdom as well. In my 31 years I’ve seen and learned a lot. Below are 31 tips or statements that may or may not be able to help you. Some are even funny as well.

  1. Drink more water.

  2. Exercise more.

  3. Take calculated risk.

  4. Enjoy the moment.

  5. Ignore the haters.

  6. Have an emergency fund.

  7. Always have a mechanic on standby.

  8. Never stop learning.

  9. If you’re in college enjoy it. The time moves way too fast.

  10. Don’t worry about what people will think.

  11. If you’re in your late 20’s or early 30’s and one day decide that you want to rap, do everyone a favor and don’t do it.

  12. Set a budget.

  13. Hard work really does pay off.

  14. There are other careers out there than being an athlete or an entertainer.

  15. I’m not a big fan of the following statement: “The grass isn’t always green on the other side”. Actually the grass is green wherever you water it.

  16. Get your passport.

  17. Travel. In most cases it’s not as expensive as you think.

  18. There is no such thing as an overnight success.

  19. Pay off your debts.

  20. If you’re in college avoid Sallie Mae at all costs.

  21. Expand your comfort zone.

  22. Surround yourself with positive people.

  23. Never chase ass over money.

  24. Some people are just in your life for a season.

  25. Whiskey is better than Vodka.

  26. Sometimes you have to be the bigger person, but not EVERY time.

  27. Watch less TV.

  28. Read more.

  29. Think for yourself. Don’t let other people shape your thoughts.

  30. Do what other people won’t do.

  31. Never give up.

 

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10 Colleges/Universities in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Area

shareasimage (20)Greetings. My college and university series is really taking off. This month I chose to profile colleges in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area.

University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is a public university that was established in 1851. Their nickname is the Golden Gophers.

Bethel University

Bethel University is a private university with over 6000 students. They play in NCAA Division III.

Hamline University

Hamline University is a private university that was established in 1854. Their motto is “divinity, writing and liberty”.

University of St. Thomas

The University of St. Thomas is a private, liberal arts university. Their motto is ‘Challenge yourself, change the world”.

Concordia University

Concordia University was founded in 1893. Concordia University is an affiliate of the ten member Concordia University System, which is operated by the 2nd largest Lutheran church body in the United States.

St. Catherine University

St. Catherine University is a private liberal arts college. They offer undergrad programs for women and graduate and associate degrees for men and women.

Saint Paul College

Saint Paul College is a community and technical college that has nearly 10,000 students.

Metropolitan University

Metropolitan University is a public university that was established in 1971. Their motto is “Where life and learning meet”.

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

MCAD is a private college that specializes in the visual arts. They have several degree programs which are Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, Continuing Studies, Master of Fine Arts and Sustainable Design Program.

North Central University

North Central University is a coed, private school that was founded in 1930. Their colors are Navy Blue and Vegas Gold.

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October eBay Update

I sold 4 items within the last 30 days. I want to get to a point where I’m selling at least 10 items per month. I know that I can do it. I just have to find some time to look for more inventory.

Below is one of my sales from last month. I purchased this game for $3 from the Goodwill. It sold for $28. I will take that return any day.

ticket to ride

Below are some of my live auctions:

Starbucks Thermos Mug

Atlanta Braves Baseball Fan Pack

Men’s Hampden Watch

MLB Cooperstown Collection Phillies Jacket

Starbucks Relief Boston Mug 

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If Everyone Was Honest At Job Interviews

I know a lot of people are still looking for employment or trying to change their current job situation. The video below is funny but could unfortunately be true in some instances.

What are your thoughts on this video?

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7 Places To Get Inventory For eBay

shareasimage (19)If you followed my blog for a while you would know that I am an active seller on eBay. Selling items on eBay is one of my favorite side hustles. There is a market to sell almost anything. This post will be discussing 7 places where you can get inventory to sell on eBay.

Your Closet

The 1st and easiest place to find inventory for eBay is to check your closets. I’m sure that you have clothes that you don’t wear anymore or things that you don’t use anymore. I clean out my closets a couple times during the year. If I have some items that I don’t think will sell, I usually donate them.

Family

The 2nd place that you can get inventory for eBay is from your family.  If your family likes to keep or hoard stuff you may be in luck.

Thrift Stores

One of my favorite places to get items to sell on eBay is from thrift stores. There are several Value Village, Goodwill and Salvation Army locations near me. There are always good items in the stores. Make sure have a list and know what you are looking for.

Flea Market

Flea Markets are another good place to find items as well. I’ve been able to negotiate prices for a lot of the items that I have purchased there. A lot of people that sell at flea markets are trying to get rid of their stuff quick and easy. That is usually a win for re-sellers.

Yard Sales

Yard sales are another one of my favorite places to look for items. You can usually talk down prices there as well. In my experience I have found some major steals at yard sales.

Discount Stores

Discount stores are another place to find inventory. Dollar Tree, Big Lots and Family Dollar are just a few examples of discount stores.

Craigslist

Rounding out the list is craigslist. Craigslist has a “free” section where people can list things that they are giving away for free. Sometimes there are some items that you can make money off of. It just depends when you check their site. Those free items tend to disappear very fast.

Those are 7 places where you can get inventory for eBay. If you are an eBay seller where do you get your inventory from?

 

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