Happy 2009 everyone! What kind of things did you do in the new years? For me, it was mostly just spending time with the family. I started off the day going to a Dim Sum restaurant.
Looks like my nephew missed me a lot as all he kept saying was â€œI want uncleâ€ whenever his parents tried to feed him and started acting up. Then all they had to do was bribe him with a cookie and he behaved. 😆
My parents wanted to buy a new TV since there was a sales at Visions apparently and so I agreed to follow along and to help them set it up. Turns out the store didnâ€™t open until noon and so I had to stand outside in the line for awhile as if it was boxing day again. It wasnâ€™t too bad, but there was a person in the front of the line who was smoking like a chimney and I personally really dislike cigarettes.
My parents ended up buying a 42 inch Plasma which totaled with taxes and all to about $680 which was a great deal.
I spent a lot of time changing their old CRT TV for this new one. Not only that, but I calibrated it too to give it the best picture quality. Although they had a digital cable box, apparently the cable company Shaw disabled it since it was never hooked up for so long and so it would only go up to two channels. Took a few phone calls, but everything was sorted out.
After selling that Wii System on craigslist the other week, I decided to try something similar and bought an item called a â€œWii Fitâ€ which was a hot seller too since I saw an extra one during my day. Today, I received a bunch of inquiries from people that wanted to buy it. I spent 111.98 in buying the item and I think I could have easily sold it for $130 to $150 based on the demand. Instead, I just sold it for $120 making a small 8.02 profit. Doing that mainly to prove a point on how there are so many simple things one can do to earn an extra income if they want. So a quick update of the total is this so far:
Stock Investment: $800
Web Publishing: $601.37
Million Dollar Term: $100
Affiliate Sales: $91.01
Free Money and Credits: $100
Loose Change Savings: $209.23
Selling Items: $55.64
Another thing I was thinking too is if I keep doing small things like these or try for bigger items, another benefit is that since I changed the card to cash back options I am getting double the benefit.
There was one more surprise when I got home and checked my e-mail as I was notified that I won the 6/49 lottery. Usually I would brush it off as spam, but this e-mail was legitimately from the BC lottery corporation.
While I donâ€™t normally play the lottery, I received $10 in free credit in December to use on its online site and decide to use it on a quick picks for each drawings as who am I to say no to free money?
No, it wasnâ€™t for a million dollars or anythingâ€¦.lol. Apparently I got three numbers right which gave me another free $10 on top of the existing free credit that I still have. Okay, maybe Iâ€™m just lucky this New Yearsâ€¦..who wants to start a lottery pool? 😛
I donâ€™t really have a big New Years resolution for this year, just a lot of ideas to try out as always and trying to help as many people as possible along the way. Happy 2009 everyone!