Have you ever hosted a garage sale where people arrived 2 hours early to look through your old junk? Did they seem overly eager to snatch up what you deemed to be garbage?
If this sounds familiar to you, those people probably weren't hoarders-they were ‘flippers,' and that old ‘junk' you just sold to them for 50 cents might have just paid their bills for the month.
My name is Veronica, and I am one of those flippers.
My husband Andrew and I are both full time health care professionals, garage sale ‘flippers', bloggers, and seekers of financial independence. We have been paying our bills with the help of garage sales, estate sales, auctions, and eBay for the past few years, and have made quite a dent in our once-staggering amount of debt!
To date, we have completely paid off $96,500 in student loans, our $15,000 wedding, $5,000 in credit card debt, a $6,500 car, and over half of our mortgage- $76,600 and counting!
No, we didn't receive an inheritance or win the lottery. [Read more…]