7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done in the past seven days. 1. Struggled with an accounting error that I still can't figure out. 2. Drove my daughter to her first day of high school. 3. Sold three items on a local Facebook group. 4. Made fun plans for Friday The 13th. (blog post coming soon) 5. Woke up with a headache and sore throat. 6. Watched the movie The Iceman, and was really impressed by … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done in the past seven days. 1. Enjoyed having my nephew over for a visit. 2. Finally saw The Way Way Back (loved every minute of it) 3. Gave up Diet Coke. Again! 4. Experienced some major technical issues with my site. 5. Sold an item on eBay. 6. Sold several items through a local Facebook group. 7. Made plans to go away for a weekend in October. … [Read more...]

The #eBayThanksYou Campaign

I have done a lot of blogging over the years expressing my love for all things eBay. Over the past decade, the use of eBay has helped my family not only supplement income when needed, but to also build up and stretch our everyday budget. Giving us more freedom to create fun memories as a family. Below is my fun top ten list of what eBay means to me. 10. Winning! I can still remember bidding … [Read more...]

eBay MoneyMakers, An Update with Windy Sibbersen #eBayParent

Remember the Sibbersen family who were featured in eBay’s MoneyMakers video series? I recently had the chance to catch up with Windy Sibbersen, who graciously agreed to answer my questions on all things eBay. Let me tell you, Windy is a "straight shooter", who really knows her stuff. We could have talked all day, and that would have been just fine by me. I hope you find the following … [Read more...]

#eBayParent Twitter, Party Summer Selling!

Score some awesome prizes and gain great selling tips by joining me (@5_dollarshake) and the eBay Parent Panel on Twitter. We'll be tweeting about all things eBay and Summer Selling. Get creative, brain storm, share and learn all you need to know to sell successfully on eBay this summer season. #eBayParent Twitter Party When: 8-9 pm EST Thursday, July 19, 2012 Where: eBay’s Bumebox … [Read more...]

Buy, Sell & Watch With eBay Mobile

Whether your mobile device is an Apple or Android, smartphone or tablet - there's an eBay app for that! Take your eBay experience to the next level and on the go with these official eBay applications. eBay for Android; With the Official eBay app for Android, you can browse, shop, sell and manage all of your eBay activities no matter where you are. And with cutting-edge voice-enabled search, … [Read more...]

Help Finance Your Summertime Fun with eBay #Giveaway

With the the warmer weather finally here and the beginning of summer just around the corner, it's time to start planning and prepping for family fun! For some families this means making expensive vacation travel plans, and for some prepping to make the most of staycations. No doubt, both can be a lot of fun, and eBay can help! Tips on getting the most out of your summer … [Read more...]

eBay MoneyMakers, An Update with Tristen O’Brien

Remember the O’Brien family who were featured in eBay's MoneyMakers video series? While recently attending the eBay Parent Panel Summit, I had the opportunity to spend some time with Tristen O'Brien. I was lucky to have the chance to really pick his brain on all things eBay. Which he could not have been nicer about. I was just as lucky to have him on my team during a game of eBay … [Read more...]

5 Tips For Selling on eBay

1. Just do it The best way to learn to sell on eBay, is to dive right in and do it. eBay makes it easy to list your items with their step by step guide and you'll be surprised how quick and painless it really is. 2. Surf and search eBay This is a great way to research prices before you list. Also, while doing this you can list your item by simply clicking "Sell one like this" on any live … [Read more...]

#eBayMoney & My New Year’s Resolution

As I catch up on my blog reads I've been thinking a lot of all the New Year's Resolutions shared. Weight loss, fitness, diet, getting organized. So many blog friends also mentioning their plans for financial changes in 2012. There it is, "financial changes" my one and only New Year's Resolution - and in reality it's the easiest of the bunch for me to achieve. Thanks to my love for eBay! I'm … [Read more...]

Thinking Outside the Box With eBay Green Team

These days my family puts real effort into living more "green". It was only a few years ago that I thought living green meant simply recycling our aluminum cans. Now that we've taken the time to educate our-selves, we're making more green choices every day. From how we pack our groceries, to double thinking before hitting the print button. We've learned that it all adds up, and it all … [Read more...]

Preparing For our Holiday Budget with eBay

With the holiday season just around the corner now is the perfect time to start cleaning out those toy boxes and closets. I do this every October to not only rid of clutter, but to help prepare our budget for the holiday shopping that is about to happen. Like most families, we've really scaled down our gift list, after all going broke is not what the holidays are about. Yet, each year, there are … [Read more...]

eBay Parent Panel Ambassador

If you read my blog regularly, then you already know that I am a big fan of all things eBay. I'm thrilled to share with my readers that I am now an eBay Parent Panel Ambassador! As an ambassador, one of my goals is to help parents find extra money with items they already have in their homes – clothes the children have outgrown, tech gadgets and computer accessories, toys and more. This is … [Read more...]