REI Used Gear

I just logged onto REI, I have the app as I bought a few things from there for my Hawaiian adventures. I have been sheeding clothing from the last two places that we stayed. One, I left behind a top and bathing suit top, and the other shorts and a tank top. It’s awesome to be loosing weight, but since I have been moving around so much I couldn’t give them to anyone, or resell them. It killed me as I placed a tank top, and shorts into my Victoria’s Secret bag, and threw them away at the airport. I could’ve brought them with me, but I am traveling with one backpack, and a very small backpack; space is limited! Usually, I would resell on Poshmark, but since I didn’t have that option this time, I tossed them, or left them behind. While it felt amazing to let them go I wish there was somewhere I could’ve sent them, so that another person could benefit from having a new shirt, or shorts. REI now lets you return the item you bought, gently used, and they resell it. This is in attempt for the clothing to not go into a landslide, and a genius idea on their end, because they are making money from used clothing. It’s kind of awesome, because not only can you get used clothing and shoes, but you can also get used gear! This is the first time I have seen a company take an ethical stand, and want to actually resell used stuff from their store, so major props to them! If you purchase from REI you can send your items back to the store gently used, or you can resell them yourself. Either way you are helping in keeping clothing out of the landfills, good on you, and good on REI!

Grocery Bill Hacks

When asked, what did you spend your money on in Hawaii, you may think crazy things like jet skiing, or a helicopter ride over a volcano; and I wish I could say that was the case. One month in, and where has most of my money gone? You’ll never guess, food. Holy moley, food here is expensive! While I was staying near Sunset Beach in O’ahu there were three grocery stores that were closer to us by bus. We get around by taking the bus here because one, we don’t have a car, and it’s the cheapest form of transportation. With the bus it would probably take 3-4 hours to go there get groceries, and come back. My bill was never under $45 and I would have maybe a bags worth of groceries. I can not believe the expense of groceries for two people! Instead of trying to cope with the expensive groceries we tried a different approach.

This is a hack to saying money on groceries in Haleiwa, O’ahu. Okay, so you still need fresh produce, what I suggest is making friends with farms and buying in bulk. Unfortunately, we weren’t there long enough to make that happen, nor did we have the connections. What we didn’t go do was check out the farmers markets, but we were told they weren’t very good… I think it is worth checking it out just to see if you can hook yourself with a produce man, or women that you can get a discount if you buy it in bulk. There is also an option to grow some of your own food, like bananas, lettuce, avocados, etc.. After all, if you live here and have property, why not use it! Maybe you can grow enough to sell, and help supplement your grocery bill income.

There are also a few other ways, that many people have at there finger tips, but never think to use. It is to buy groceries online, and there are two stores I highly recommend using! One is Amazon, of course, I’m sure you knew it was coming… Amazon has a Prime membership, which means you can get free shipping on everything you purchased! What now?! Yes, in the long run you end up saving yourself time, as well as money by ordering from Amazon. You can buy items in bulk, which means you can create a list for the month search find the best prices, and check out. No driving, catching a bus, and it gets delivered right to your door. Can I get a hell yeah! Now, it can take one to two weeks to get to you, because the shipping is a little slower to Hawaii, as I have experienced. It is still well worth the wait, we saved so much money getting coffee, pasta, pasta sauce, tea etc. all on Amazon.

Then there is Thrive Market. I have been writing about this online store a lot recently, because its so good. The products are of the highest quality, for the lowest prices. There is a reason that Thrive is beginning to become my favorite online grocery store; their ethics are outstanding. If you are a lower income family, student etc. they will gift you a free membership, as well as a grocery stipend. This company just speaks to my heart, it is one I whole heartly believe in. The program is called ThriveGives, if this is a program you think you fit the bill for click ThriveGives. If you want to sign up for the membership, and help support Thrives’ mission, and save money on your grocery bill.

I will create a little guide to help you all build a menu to save some money using Amazon, as well as Thrive Market. Stay tuned for those posts coming to you soon.

Aloha,

allie

 

Simple Way To Save $500 A Year

Hello loves,

With traveling becoming a large part of the 20 “somethings'” lifestyle we are all looking at ways to cut out extra costs. Who couldn’t use an extra $500 in their savings account or to use for an airplane ticket. Where do you have to cut back in order to get it?

Yup, unfortunately those delicious soy frapps have to go.. We subconsciously are spending almost $500 on just coffee or tea. Can you imagine you have a virtual wallet and, it’s wiped clean by your insane need for caffeine filled mornings. With credit cards, debit cards at the ready their is not such a connection as their would be with cash. If you hand your card over you can pay it later as opposed to handing over your hard earned cash right then. A few ways to avoid this insane spending spree:

  • Make your own coffee and by a reusable cute to go mug that will motivate you to fill it with your own coffee
  • Load your Starbucks card with the allotted money you’re allowed to spend for the month
  • Get another job if you are serious about getting Starbucks every week

If you can kick the habit and still want to earn some dough to save for your travels here is blog post I wrote about recently that should help you find a side hustle:

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie

 

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5 Do’s & Don’ts To Saving Money

Money, ma, ma, Money ooo I want that ma, ma, money…

If you don’t know that song I can’t find it so, I will link it below for you if I can find it but, this is the general jist; in life you need money. Money is frustrating it comes and goes. Most of the time it goes… It’s almost like watching every hour you spend working get wasted. Might as well take your weeks wages and toss them overboard right?

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Umm… not exactly. It’s called saving and spending wisely. Yes, money is so fucking annoying but, unfortunately it’s needed so, we must be smart. I am by no means an expert when it comes to saving but, I do have some steps that will hopefully help you.

  1.    Do                         

You may need more than one job which, means you will have a side hustle. I am all to familiar with side hustles. Unless you are on salary like, making big bucks side hustle will be where you are racking in a few extra bucks . It’s just way the cookie crumbles. We are in the age of the internet which is lucky for us. Use it to find something you are interested in such as, freelance work, pet sitting, house sitting( if you can work online and house sit you won’t have any rent expenses etc.. bonus!!). The possibilities are literally endless. If you aren’t currently working I don’t know how you are paying for anything but, you need to get on it!

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2.    Do                           

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Loves save your money! I know that new top or new gaming system looks awesome but, you currently can’t afford extras! After your expenses like rent, car etc save 75% of the rest of the money you have left over. 25% you can use to save up to go out to eat or, just for a fun night. I would say 50% in the savings account if you can. That is when the side hustle comes in… if your regular job only covers your bills your side hustle will go into savings. If you don’t have a savings account make sure you open one!

3.     Do                     

 

Bitch you’re on a budget! It’s not time to spend frivolously… Build your budget and stick to it! Your budget should include everything you need to survive. Don’t go over your budget!


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4.       Don’t               

 

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Shopping for items like clothing etc.. should either be built into your budget or, you need a new plan. If you are addicted to fashion I’m gonna need you to take a deep breath. Did you take one? Okay, you can not go shopping for clothing, shoes, accessories etc. Here is why, constant spending, not in the budget! Instead, go with a capsule wardrobe with 37 pieces of clothing for three months, basically a mini wardrobe for each season. It will prevent you from over shopping and, you should have a nice amount of cash at the end of each three months to buy a new piece for your wardrobe. Consider shopping at a thrift store it’s inexpensive and, can give your wardrobe a nice vintage feel.

 

 

5.     Don’t                

Oh the credit card. It’s not even the credit card itself it’s the obnoxious interest rate that literally makes you want to get in a ball and, cry haha. Okay I’ve been there especially with my business and, my rule now is do not swipe unless you have the money in the account. If your limit is higher than what you make in a month or two and it’s going to take you a year or more to pay it, abort!! Yes, you have to build up your credit but, do it in a smart way. Make sure you have the money to pay it over the course of a couple months. Otherwise interest rates are super high and, you will just get hit with that every month, trust me it’s horrible and, don’t do it!

 

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I hope these do’s and don’ts have helped you learn to save some of your cash money. If you have a specific topic you’d like me to cover please let me know in the comments. I will do my best to post about it in the upcoming weeks.

Have an enlightening and, adventurous day,

allie

 

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Ibotta: Clip coupons no more! This app has all the coupons you want minus the many hours of coupon clipping. I even saw 1% off ebay! Ibotta helps you save money on groceries, mobile shopping, travel and, so much more! You also get $10 just for signing up through my account. 

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Get It At The Goodwill Bins

Most Days we are strapped for cash and, it is no wonder because their is an ad popping up every 2 seconds showing us what next great product we can try. If you are like me, going toward a minimalist approach, zero waste and, consumer conscious lifestyle then, you will not be spending your hard earned money on useless junk. The reason I called this post “Get It At The Goodwill Bins,” was not that you should necessarily shop there but, that you become conscious about what you are bringing into your home. What do you actually need and, want your house to look like? Evaluate, take the time to think about each item you bring into your home, do you love it and, is it a sustainable piece that will last you twenty or more years. Now, when I shop I look for quality over quantity. I am aware of the waste we are producing, the slave labor for our fast fashion products and, the cheap quality.  Right now I am fortunate enough to live with my parents but, when I do move out I want my home to be my sanctuary. Do you walk into your home happy and, excited to be there or, do you walk in upset at all the clutter. I have that right now actually, one of the shelves broke in my room right before I went on vacation and, the shelving held a lot of things! Now that mixed with dirty and clean laundry, it is a bit overwhelming… But, I have a schedule set today and, that is one of the things I plan on accomplishing. Planning to take a day or, weekend and, tackle all the items that make you unhappy and, you want to toss is important. You can sell them or donate them but, the point is that you get rid of it. Make a list of items that you actually need not want but, need. How long is your list, is their a way to get these things that you need that you will feel happy buying? Personally, if I need something like a new pair of jeans that actually fit( not the ones you have tucked away in your closet when you lose those extra ten pounds, toss them they are a negative and, a reminder of something you haven’t accomplished yet) instead save up $80 for those ethical jeans that are eco-friendly, animal friendly and, sustainable. If you are investing $80 in jeans divide that by how long they will last, five or ten years, you are spending $16/year for five years for long lasting jeans, what a steal! If you are a jean wearer three pairs should last you a solid 10 years if you wash them the correct way. This is just an example of getting something that is quality over quantity. It is much easier to have your house hold reek of love, and, happiness with items you enjoy looking at. If I were to get a house/apartment etc.. I would probably fill my kitchen with items from etsy. I love buying from small businesses and, there are so many dishes that I have loved over the years. Instead of going to the dollar store or, thrift store and, getting mismatched items save up an, get one plate at a time if you have to. If the dishes at the thrift store bring you happiness pick them up. The point is to not overwhelm yourself with unnecessary clutter and, fill up you life with what you will enjoy. I have been cleaning and, getting rid of clutter an, items that I don’t use and, I don’t miss them.

Tips

  • Get rid of clutter and items you don’t love
  • Take one day to tackle one room
  • make a list of what you need
  • get sustainable items that will last for years
  • Resell on ebay, Moms on a budget, Craigs list etc..
  • Repeat until you have gone through every room
  • I hope you are happy when you walk into each room and, some items have a memory or, story to go with them

I haven’t read the whole Marie Kondo book but, I have taken some of her ideas such as, your item should bring you joy when you pick up. I still have more to go through but, I have picked up items that don’t bring me joy an, I have gotten rid of two bags. It also, awakens my mind to only purchase an item if I need it and, to get sustainable and, long lasting items. I always listen to positive and, uplifting music when I’m cleaning because it gives me a burst of energy.


How To Pack As A Minimalist

Hello Loves,

I am back from my beautiful, adventures and, scenic trip to Arizona! This trip was a bit tricky to pack because we were going from hot Phoenix, AZ to Cold Grand Canyon. Yes, there was ice and snow on the ground at the Grand Canyon and, it snowed over night while we were there. We did not hike down the mountain but, we saw almost the entire South Rim of the Grand canyon. If you follow my travel Instagram Forever Seeking Wanderlust you would have seen some incredible pictures of my trip. So, we were packing for pretty warm weather and, then cold weather. If you are trying to pack for a plane you know it is hard to figure out what to bring with you. I did over pack but, I did a pretty good job picking exactly what I was going to wear. I went with a backpack, carry on and, a bigger bag for my luggage.

  • Shoes: One Pair Of Sneakers, Hiking Shoes, Sandals and, shoes I wore on the plan slip on loafers. I ended up wearing each of these shoes multiple times. I felt I packaged exactly what I needed in shoes and, did not over pack.
  • Tops: I wore every shirt shirt I brought as expect one as, I packed enough shirts for 7 days. So, I could have left that shirt behind.
  • Bottoms: There are two pairs I did not end up wearing which were a skort and, shorts. I could have avoided bringing them because they weren’t necessary.
  • I brought earrings and, a ring that I wore almost everyday.
  • All of the toiletries I used
  • All Of The electronics I used
  • I also, used both of my bathing suits
  • All socks and, underwear were used
  • One dress was not used

I really scaled down with packing this trip and, I think I did a stellar job. Here are some tips to help you pack in a minimal way.

  • Clean every piece of clothing you own including socks and, underwear

This way you can look at your whole wardrobe to see what you might want to wear for your trip.

  • Evaluate what the weather is going to be like- You can check this on the weather channel app on your phone so, you can see the weather pattern leading up to your trip and, get alerts if the weather changes.
  • Get everything together you want to pack and, make outfits. Clothing can always be cleaned so, put together only the amount of outfits necessary for the trip. This includes jewelry, shoes and, accessories.
  • Toiletries can be tricky but, if you plan on checking your luggage have a little travel bag for all your toiletries to go into. Do not over pack your makeup you only need what you are going to use.
  • Download books or movies onto your electronic device. Lugging a book or, DVD with you is too much of inconvenience and, will not leave you with enough room for other essentials.
  • You should pack snacks and, bring food with you. It usually cost money to get food on the plane so, bringing a sandwich with you or, snack can save you from spending a lot.
  • Bring headphones to listen to your device.
  • One thing I never go to the airport without is a water bottle that you can reuse that is not filled. You can fill it up at the water fountain and you don’t have to waste a plastic bottle or, like $4.
Please let me know if you have any topics you’s like me to write about in the comments below and, I will get to them as soon as possible.
Have an enlightening and adventurous day,
allie

Free Piano Lessons

 

Ciao Loves,
There is a promotion that will be going on this Sunday for free piano lessons. I will provide the link below and, a clearer description of the promotion. If you leave a review please email me your review so, I can send it back to the company. They are thrilled to provide you all with free music lessons that will never expire.

Please share to family and friends so, they can get free piano lessons!

Here is link that will be free this Sunday 12/18/16:

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This book and streaming video course is all that you will ever need for getting started playing the most famous and cherished piano classics by the great composers, like Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven!

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1. Have you always wanted to learn how to play famous classical piano pieces, but did not know where to start?

2. Did you start piano lessons once and give up because the lessons were too difficult?

3. Are you struggling to follow online piano lessons that seem to jump all over the place without any sense of direction or consistency?

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If your answer to any of the these questions is yes, then this beginner piano classics book and video course is definitely for you!

Have an enlightening and, adventurous day,

allie

 

How To Afford A New Camera

 

Ciao Tutti,

You may be seeing the quality of my YouTube Videos has elevated not only in the past year but, in the past several vlogs.  Well, that is because I got a new camera! I have been wanting one with a flip screen for awhile and, have not been able to afford it. In fact this is the first camera that I have purchased my other two cameras were Christmas presents. This camera was not cheap and, it is not solely mine. When I was looking to purchase the camera my brother decided that he would split the cost with me and, we would share the camera. Knowing, that I would be using it quite a bit more than he would he still decided that it was a good idea. We all know I am not rolling in dough as I talk about in almost every post… But, what we do know is that I like to hollar on a dollar. I am testing many ways to make money and, have been having an interesting time with that. If you want to learn more about that I will leave the link below. I really hunted for this camera and, so did my brother. I watched probably about 10-15 videos and, blog posts to find the right camera for what we needed without spending over $700. Finally we found the right one and, it was around $650. So, $325 each which is much more do able compared to $500-$700 by myself. Not only did my brother split the camera with me he said I only have to pay half and, he would make the other half my birthday/Christmas present. I mean, do I not have the best brother. So, that leaves me paying $162.50 for a over $600 camera… My advice is to split the cost of the camera with a family member or, you can do what I was going to and, save up for half then pay it over over the course of a couple of months. Make sure you don’t go in buying a camera that you will not be able to afford. If you can not afford a camera use your phone once you start to make money off of the video or pictures grow your cameras. It is funny I kind of think grow your camera with your videos. I kind of did the opposite kind of… My first camera I did have for four years before I got my first EOS last year for Christmas. It was my gift from the whole family as it is expensive. My first camera still works but, I needed a better quality as I was getting paid to do a few videos and, the filming was a nightmare… The focus wasn’t working for long videos you have no idea how many times I would lose footage, the camera won’t be recording and, how long it would take to set it up because I would have to replay the camera to see if I was even in the video and, adjust it… When I say nightmare I really mean a nightmare. When I learned that I could hook my EOS up to my laptop and, adjust it through there it was amazing… I still couldn’t see myself in the camera but, I could see myself on the laptop. For a year this is how I filmed and, it was not without its problems. Finally I have Cannon EOS M3 ahhh… If you watch it you will here in my video below that I am so excited about the focus. A true vlogger when you get excited about how clear your focus is… I have filmed vlog style and, filmed videos where I am just sitting and, I am in love with this camera. It is my favorite that I have used to film so far! The fact that I can flip the screen and film myself is just absolutely amazing! I defiantly recommend this camera if you need a new one. It also, takes beautiful pictures. Right now I only have one lense for this camera so, if I end up getting more at some point I will fill you in. I am currently in camera heaven, this camera has been such a dream so far.

How To Afford A New Camera List:

  1. If you can’t afford a new camera use your phone or find a inexpensive one at a garage sale or secondhand store
  2. If you are serious about filming grow the camera with your Channel or by how many clients you have
  3. Get a side job there are many online:http://thatsabang.blogspot.com/2016/11/making-300000-blogging.html
  4. Split the cost with a family member that you can trust
  5. Save over the course of the year
  6. Sell your pictures now or get some of your videos sponsored so, you can afford your dream camera
  7. Buy on huge sales such as cyber Monday

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie
 

 

Studying Blues

Ciao Tutti,

It has been over a year since I graduated from college but, I remember all of my late night cramming for an exam and, study sessions. I thought I could give you all a few tips on how to stay relaxed and ready for an exam. Luckily for me I was commuting back and forth so, the food I ate was healthy, unfortunately for most of you the food at your college is tolerable however, unhealthy. I am hoping you have a microwave in your dorm because I have a few healthy food options to keep your brain flowing. Thanksgiving is right around the corner so, while you are home stock up on these items or have a parent do it for you; almond butter, nuts, carrots, hummus, rice cakes, tea or coffee, bananas, chick peas, kidney beans, cliff bars. They can be made into quick snacks when you are pressed for time. For those that have a microwave, little blender, rice cooker, and, fridge, thank goodness; 5 minute oats, fruits, sweet potatoes, quinoa, rice, avocados, wraps, I like vegan sriracha mayo, Ezekiel bread, microwavable bags of veggies, Ramen Noodles ( The Edgy Veg Has some great dorm recipes with Ramen  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fZgNwW1Ze4), Plant Based mylk, nutritional yeast, sea salt. Go on Pinterest, YouTube and, Instagram to help you get dorm recipes together on your tight college budget. Because you are smashed for time, take a break from the partying and, schedule in a grocery trip every 2-3 weeks. Make a list before you go to the store. Do not impulse buy remember you can’t afford it and, chances are it’s really not that good for you.

Now for being stuck eating a food plan from college, I feel sorry for you but, fear not, there are options.  Have your salad dressing, avocado, kidney beans and, or chick peas to add to the salad bar. Most colleges have a salad bar, stake it out and, see what your options are to put on the salad then, go to the store with a game plan for what you need to make your salad met all nutritional aspects. Fruit fridge? Get in all that fruit!! Take the fruit back to your dorm room, especially bananas, they pack the most amount of calories and, nutrition. Scout the room out for every available vegan option, that way you know what combinations you can have everyday to keep what you eat new and, exciting. You may still need to frequent a grocery store for certain things but, know your budget and, exactly what you need before you do.

Now that your food options are worked out, and you are feeding your belly, it is time to fuel your mind with studying. Your plan of action is always important when it comes to studying do not forget to sit down and, write your plan out for the week. It can be hard to stay focused with so many fun distractions going on around campus and, you may forget to study… Since you are going to college to get a degree, it is essential that you focus 60% on your studies and, 30% on your social life. College is meant for you to make connections and grow friendships. Get out your planner and, devote 2-3 hours to plan out your week. Include everything, classes, lunch, study time, free time, going out, time with friends, homework, extracurricular activities,  cleaning your dorm, and shopping. How you budget your time is solely up to you so, be proactive.

Checking off all the important ways to make adjusting to college as a student successful, there is one more crucial topic to check off the list . To make it easier, each week you study what you have learned, make a test for yourself to see what spots you need to work on. By making a new test each week you can add on additional questions until you have a complete midterm or final test to study from. Getting together to study in a group makes all of the difference. If you can have a study group for each subject it will help you to not only socialize, but learn even more. You can offer each other practice tests, new forms of studying and, new places to check out on and off campus. I suggest giving yourselves four fifteen minute breaks to talk and refresh your minds. If you are having trouble writing your paper and need some topic ideas here are two links you can check out ( https://www.prescottpapers.com/blog/writing-topics-prompts-ideas-and-examples/teenage-pregnancy-essay-introduction.php , https://www.prescottpapers.com/blog/writing-topics-prompts-ideas-and-examples/sexuality-topics-for-a-paper.php ).

 

College doesn’t have to be stressful, you can learn to balance yourself and, everything will fall into place. If you have any topics you’d like me to write about or more helpful ideas for college students make sure to post below in the comments.

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie

The Saving Game

Welcome to “The Saving Game,” here we like to have you spend money so, it is impossible for you to save up. I wouldn’t be lying if we didn’t love to put you in debt and then make the money off of the interest. In fact that is the name of our game!!

Haha I hope you enjoyed my little joke at the top. If you are not new to this blog you will have known about 1-2 years ago I did a series on How Get Rid Debt Or Stay Debt free. No, I do not claim to know every single way or the tricks to saving but, I did and, do have some tips. If you haven’t read my blog about how I earn money you might want to find in the description below. So, for years I have been saving money and investing it into my businesses similar to the Character on 7th Heaven “Simon,” I too, was like a bank. I do not once remember not having money all throughout high school because I was always working and, save wisely. I went to the movies very little and, selectively went out to eat. My expenses were my phone $15 (at the time), birthday/Christmas presents, clothing, and any extras like going out to eat, movies, bowling etc. I was not a frivolous spender because I knew the value of a dollar and, how much work went into making that money. Today, I am no longer like a bank but, that is because I have invested money in my future. I decided to start a few businesses and, of course needed to purchase things, like any other business. I needed a laptop for blogging, a camera/lighting for YouTube, and inventory as an FBA seller on Amazon. Of course, Amazon has been my largest investment. I am now in-charge of my businesses and of course my finances. I actually love it and, of course it is thrilling to try and launch a business however, it burns a pig hole in my bank account. Having my blog, YouTube Channel, Poshmark/Vinted/Mercari, and Freelance work in my head would pay for my phone, clothing, some food, toiletry products etc.. It has been quite a struggle because none of those jobs are guaranteed money.  But, instead of being hard on myself I work even harder everyday in hopes that I will have a larger amount of followers, jobs on Freelance websites, and more sales on Poshmark. I just listing a lot of new items on my Poshmark closet and, have invested in a faux fur piece of fabric to make the pictures more appealing to my customers; I also, teamed up with Bear’s Beauty to give my Poshers sample products from her beauty store. If you want to learn more about that you can visit my Poshmark Instagram @eyeheartedu. I applied to a freelance job( I have to get going on that a bit more but, this week has truly been all about Poshamark). I have been trying to edit as much as possible and, upload. I admit I can not do it all so, my blog did suffer a bit this week. I am hoping to sit down this weekend and, pre-write a few posts for the next couple of weeks. I absolutely love writing to you all and, I think you should have something written for you everyday of the week and, trust me, I have been coming up with ideas galore. I even have a few series that I will be kicking off! So, in order to achieve saving, and buying I intend to continue to work extremely hard and, hope my Poshmark closet sells out, that my YouTube Channel & Blog Flourish and, that I get more Freelance work. I do have to say that working hard this week payed off because I sold an item on Poshmark, gained a follower on YouTube, and sold three items on Amazon in the last three days. So, you may wonder what I want to make a month, what I want to make, and what I want to spend because everyone likes knowing everything about everyone, I guess its just the curiosity of Human Beings. So, has always I am an open book…

What I want to make well for now I would like to make from Poshmark, Freelance, YouTube, and Blogging about $200/month

I have made $5 between YouTube & Blogging

$400 Freelance Around

from 2013-2016 $1,724

It is really not the most amount of money but, it was something. Now in 2016 I would like to and, need to, step it up!

Amazon we have invested a lot in so, so far we have not seen a profit but, did break even at the end of 2015. Of course, you have to invest money to earn it… We will need to build up quite a bit of inventory before the sales start pouring in… Of Goal for Amazon this year is $10,000 Net Profit , we shall see if the goal is realistic

Now What I want To Spend Money On In The Next Couple Of Years:

I’d like to buy my own house or property having saved around $500,000 to feel comfortable enough to purchase an furnish the house and, leave enough for accidentals etc. My dream would be to buy the house/property in cash

My own car having $5,000-$10,000 to feel I am able to purchase a used car and have enough for gas/maintenance.

And of course have savings and money to travel

For Right Now there are a few Immediate purchases that I would like to make and, am looking to save up to get. I do not believe in using my credit card unless I have the money in my account ready to pay it right away which, would help me build up my credit.

So how much will I need to earn in order to pay for all these things:

Normal bill: $40/month for my phone

$40-$60 to put toward groceries

I will be needed some things for maintenance on myself:

My Cart

 

Tropical Hair Treatment

£10.99

£10.99
Tropical Body Treatment

£12.99

£12.99
Tropical Super Serum

£16.99

£16.99

Trip To Italy!

So, this stuff above is also, great because I make YouTube videos about my hair care routine if the product is working etc.. The same thing applies to my blog. I also, would like to do a few months of traveling and, make a travel vlog/blog. So, lets get out of the saving game and, actually make saving happen!! Hopefully I can meet my goals! I will give you an up a month from now! 3/18/2016

 

Comment below and, let me know what you are saving for and, if you have a minute follow my blog I would greatly appreciate it!

 

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie vLuv

 

My amazon store: http://astore.amazon.com/thatsabangout-20

 

If you are interested in Poshmark use this code “HFNIS” to get $10 closet credit and, I receive $10 closet credit as well! Don’t forget to comment on my Poshmark closet @eyeheartedu so, I know that you came from this blog and, so, I can follow our closet. If you are looking for tips/advice on Poshmark please let me know in the comments below as, I will be making a Poshmark series in April.

 

If you have any business Inquires such as, featuring an item/product please reach me on my email: thatsabangoutoforder@gmail.com

 

I am looking for vegan products, clothes to wear in my YouTube videos, and new and exciting adventures. If you would like to team up with me to have your product given out to my Poshers and, getting the word out please let me know. I have worked with several etsy shops and, I love promoting businesses and, products I use & enjoy!