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Add another $50.71 found! (But about $100 over on the utilities budget.)

September 19th, 2012 at 09:36 am

I just posted about finding some gift cards that had been forgotten, well, I forgot that my son just got a $25 gift card for his birthday for The Children's Place. Nice!

I also received a check from CafePress yesterday, which added another $25.71 to the total of found money! I average one check a year of about $30 from Cafepress for products I made eight years ago. I keep saying I should do more on them since they are making some money and I do absolutely nothing with them, but I just haven't found the time. It's pretty cool that it makes enough to pay for it's monthly store fee and pay out something to me each year. I can definitely see the perks to having a passive income, maybe someday...

So, lots of fun "found" money recently, but I also just got an email notice that my utility bill is coming and it's BIG. I don't think they have credited my last month's payment, so that will bring it down some, but it'll still be bigger than normal. We moved during this last cycle, so we have two weeks that we are responsible for the utilities are our new place as well as at our rental. I think once everything is hashed out, it will be about $100 more than normal; I will be glad when all of these moving expenses are behind us!

3 Responses to “Add another $50.71 found! (But about $100 over on the utilities budget.)”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Cool...I've always though selling on CafePress or Zazzle would be a good side gig. If I could get my artist daughter to come up with something...

  2. alianora Says:

    OOh, what is your design on cafepress? I have a couple of designs up there, but they never seem to go anywhere. They aren't the best designs ever, but I thought they were cute.

  3. Personal Finance Student Says:

    alianora, the designs are really basic, but hit a really specific niche which is why I think they sell. People would be going looking for that specific thing, whereas I also have some other cute designs, which never sell. I think they get lost in the marketplace. I don't market those either though. I think the whole key is finding a particular niche, good luck.

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