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post #6196 of 18218

Plan A

So my original plan was to pay off my student loans and then "retire" to an eBay only income. The original goal was the end of this year. My wife did not like my plan, as is normal of most of my plans. Lol.

 

Plan B

We agreed that I would continue employment at my current "real" job until the house is paid off. The current goal, my "Ferrari Goal", is March 2018.

 

Plan C (AKA - Back to Plan A)

However, as sudden change of events at my workplace has been causing me great stress and grief, every day. I make good money and have good benefits, but all that is not worth the sheer hatred I have for my tasks. I can make just as much by "retiring" and adding only half the working hours to my eBay endeavor.   I have developed a spread sheet (conservatively) to show her that I can make more money with only eBay, by using just 75% of the combined hours of both jobs. It uses numbers based on the last 24 months of sales, not even considering projected growth based on the last 6 months. The spreadsheet goes home with me tonight......wish me luck!


Edited by capnwes - 10/23/13 at 12:51pm
post #6197 of 18218
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wish me luck!

Rock that mother fucker, chief.

post #6198 of 18218

Hmmm. That's what she said...

post #6199 of 18218

good luck man...if you can work less and make just as much money doing something that you enjoy, then why not?

post #6200 of 18218
Because he's married, and wives rarely succumb to logic.

Good luck, though. It sounds like a solid plan to me.
post #6201 of 18218
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good luck man...if you can work less and make just as much money doing something that you enjoy, then why not?


Cuz he might miss out on the "Happy Wife", Benefits, Retirement aspect"  Depends on the ammo the wifey is using to leverage the situation.  But either way Wes, you will make it happen.  But damn if you can stick it out until the house / S. loans are paid off, thats a huge headstart.  Then again, 2018 seems like a stretch to "stick-it-out" with work.

 

Btw, what is it you do for ur day job?

post #6202 of 18218
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Plan A

So my original plan was to pay off my student loans and then "retire" to an eBay only income. The original goal was the end of this year. My wife did not like my plan, as is normal of most of my plans. Lol.

 

Plan B

We agreed that I would continue employment at my current "real" job until the house is paid off. The current goal, my "Ferrari Goal", is March 2018.

 

Plan C (AKA - Back to Plan A)

However, as sudden change of events at my workplace has been causing me great stress and grief, every day. I make good money and have good benefits, but all that is not worth the sheer hatred I have for my tasks. I can make just as much by "retiring" and adding only half the working hours to my eBay endeavor.   I have developed a spread sheet (conservatively) to show her that I can make more money with only eBay, by using just 75% of the combined hours of both jobs. It uses numbers based on the last 24 months of sales, not even considering projected growth based on the last 6 months. The spreadsheet goes home with me tonight......wish me luck!

 

Good luck!

 

Have you considered taking up another job? Even part time, so you have benefits and still remain active in the work force, so to speak. You seem to have an excellent work ethic and any employer would be lucky to have you.

post #6203 of 18218
I'm a CAD operator and BIM (3D) modeler for an industrial electrical contractor. I've been there about 4 years. I like the guys I work with, but despise my actual job. I am the only one who can run the software. I have to support all estimators, project managers, engineers and foreman in the company by myself. I've never missed a deadline except two weeks ago when the engineer had the wrong date on the schedule. Now I'm being micromanaged by at least 6 people. Grrrr

I won't need a part time job. Self employed is good enough for me. The flexibility will be nice. I will save/invest the money that would normally go into 401k. eBay offers a wide variety of health insurance options to power sellers. Not having to pull 80-100 hours a week for both jobs will be the biggest bonus. The wife will love that point.
post #6204 of 18218
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eBay offers a wide variety of health insurance options to power sellers.

Must look into this.

post #6205 of 18218
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Now I'm being micromanaged by at least 6 people. Grrrr

 

I can tell from your description they are really gonna miss you the moment you walk out the door. I wish you the best of luck.

post #6206 of 18218
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Must look into this.

The range from $59-$240 a month depending on your coverage/deductible selection.
post #6207 of 18218
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The range from $59-$240 a month depending on your coverage/deductible selection.


TBH, compared to what I pay for my PPO in California, those prices (from a distance) look reasonable.  Of course I'm sure just like anything else, varies by location.

post #6208 of 18218
An item I sort of want to keep but doens't fit has been on the market for about a month

New buyer aka 0 feedback on ebay msgs me to buy it outright if I waive shipping

Should I sell him the item? The 0 feedback scares me
post #6209 of 18218
I had zero once.

I'd do it if that price is good for you.
post #6210 of 18218

wes, not that it is my business, but if you do quit your '"real job," maybe you should consider opening a consignment business?

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