Is thredUP Worth It? $5.60 Says Maybe

thredupA few months back, I agreed to make $4 an hour selling to Clothes Mentor*. Like a dummy. Because if there’s anything that I don’t do, it’s learn my lesson the first time. Enter: thredUP.

ThredUP promises to  be worth it. There is the unrelenting social media advertising. There is the adorable green polka dot bag. There is the promise that it is quick and easy. So was thredUP worth it? Since I made $5.60 in just over a month, let’s go with maybe. Continue reading “Is thredUP Worth It? $5.60 Says Maybe”

Is thredUP Worth It? $5.60 Says Maybe

Troubleshooting a Slump on Poshmark

Posh SalesSlumps happen. In life, in sports, even on Poshmark. If you find yourself in a selling slump, you can recover. The trick is to find ways to spend as a little of your time as possible doing so. And when it comes to being lazy knowledgeable about Poshmark, I’m your girl.

To recap, I’ve already made over $1,000 selling items from my closet this year. In fact, August pushed me past the $1,300 mark. Summer was a bit slow, and things are finally starting to pick up again. For some, back-to-school stress equals shopping. For others, wine and chocolate. Not that I would know. While I’m still all for using my original Poshmark strategy, I’m also not willing to undervalue my time…again. Whether you’ve been on Poshmark for a while or new to selling, here are some of my favorite low-commitment tricks to make money. Continue reading “Troubleshooting a Slump on Poshmark”

Troubleshooting a Slump on Poshmark

The Latte Factor Lived in My Closet

LatteHere’s the thing: I don’t drink coffee. I can count on one hand the number of sips I’ve tried. It’s so repulsive to me, I cannot swig it down in a Frappuccino that is 87% sugar, 11% heavy whipping cream, and 2% coffee. I won’t even eat tiramisu, failure of an Italian American that I am. But the latte factor is real. In fact, it’s my biggest money mistake. Continue reading “The Latte Factor Lived in My Closet”

The Latte Factor Lived in My Closet

$500 in Sales & Five Things I’ve Learned on Poshmark

PoshmarkIn the past few months, I’ve earned over $500 on Poshmark. This selling frenzy is the result of the grand effort to clean out my closets. That’s right. Closets. While I like to think I brought a lot of positive things to our marriage, I also brought a lot of stuff. Way, way too much stuff. And the stuff I didn’t bring, I left at my parents’ house.

I originally started using consignment stores and resale shops like Plato’s Closet and Clothes Mentor, but netting $2 for an Ann Taylor LOFT sweater with the tag still attached seemed a little insulting. I could have gone the route of garage sales, but I was looking for something that would let me go through my drawers and hangers little by little. Poshmark fit the bill. Though their fees are a little bit high and they’ve recently increased the cost of shipping for buyers, I’m still having good luck using the app to sell my new and gently used clothes and shoes. If you’re looking to get started, here are five things I’ve learned selling on Poshmark. Continue reading “$500 in Sales & Five Things I’ve Learned on Poshmark”

$500 in Sales & Five Things I’ve Learned on Poshmark

I Spent $700 on a Pair of Shoes and I’d Do it Again

I Bought a $700 Pair of Shoes & I'd Do it AgainDid you hear the flurry of personal finance bloggers simultaneously clicking unfollow on Twitter? I just admitted to owning a $700 pair of shoes, and I had the gall to say that purchase wasn’t wasteful. Someone take this blog away from me, right?

I know that designer shoes aren’t for everyone. I’m also confident that I absolutely could have made it through my wedding day just fine on shoes that cost a fraction of the price. More than that, though, I am certain that I’ve learned more about personal finance by investing in these heels than anyone–including me–would have ever guessed.  Continue reading “I Spent $700 on a Pair of Shoes and I’d Do it Again”

I Spent $700 on a Pair of Shoes and I’d Do it Again