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June Update

June 26th, 2010 at 09:14 am

I know I haven't posted in a while. Not much has been going on really. I'm still living with my parents. My hours at work are right around 22-23 a week (although next week I have 30). I know I need to find another job. I'm still doing some research on ebay selling. I think I can at least make enough on there every month so that I can still keep my part time job but not have to work too many hours. Ideally, I'd like to leave my part time job and just "work" on ebay but that might take some time.

I have a friend/coworker who is looking for a house to buy with her boyfriend. She told me that her real estate agent said that if you buy a foreclosure, you don't have to put down 20%. Not only that, but if I qualify for a mortgage with a certain bank, they will take your down payment, multiply it by 5, and give you that money to fix up the house. So if I put down $2000, they would give me $10,000 to fix the house. I just have to stay in the house for 5 years. I know another friend of mine did this exact program so I know it exists. I just don't know all of the details yet. If I qualify for this program, that would mean that I wouldn't have to spend $6000 that I was planning on spending. Woot!

I'll keep you guys updated on ebay and things like that. Within the next week I'll have a better idea of how much I can make. I really want this to work. My cousin once told me that I'm too smart to work for other people. We had briefly talked about starting our own business. One thing that he mentioned that really stuck with me is that he hates waking up in the morning on a beautiful sunny day knowing that he has to be inside a building all day, working for hardly anything. Wouldn't it be nice to make a decent amount of money and being able to wake up on those beautiful mornings and say "Instead of working, let's go to the beach today!". Sounds good, doesn't it?

2 Responses to “June Update”

  1. whitestripe Says:

    I don't think whether you work for yourself or work for others has anything to do with your intelligence level. There are plenty of people who work for others that can do all the things you listed above - it's just about figuring out what you want, what works for you, being motivated and getting yourself to the point of where you want to be.

  2. Jerry Says:

    The idea of working for oneself is great, but it leads to frustration without the right vehicle to make the money required to stay afloat! There are plenty of smart people who choose to work for others, for whatever reason (often it is for benefits, insurance, security, etc.). One of the most interesting books I have read about this is "The Four Hour Work Week." Intriguing stuff.

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