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Reduce personal energy dependence

Today’s economy is rising tide of expenses and debt for the average consumer. It seems to many that there will never again be a low tide where one can catch their breath before dealing with yet another increase or financial crisis. In previous posts, I gave several tips on ways to decrease your expenses and although we are soon starting a new year, those tips are still very pertinent today.

We have moved forward in our sustainable living model with the addition of rabbits, bees, tilapia fish, and a large aquaponics setup, which have all helped in reducing our need on outside sources to live a comfortable, frugal life.

I would like to take a moment to once again discuss the desire and need to reduce our energy consumption-initially to reduce our expense and be less dependent on outside sources, but since have noted how much a difference has been made in reducing our carbon gas emissions.We are taking our energy reduction one step further with the addition of a solar panel grid to our electric system.

In the past decade solar power was an expensive venture to install and maintain, but in just the last few years many new innovations have made solar power a very affordable opportunity to the average homeowner. In just the past few months, thousands have contacted us to see how affordable solar energy has become.


Through our program and partnership with one of the leading solar companies in the United States, it is as simple as:

  • Free installation
  • Included maintenance at no additional cost for the life of your contract. That includes any necessary repairs or replacements. (Which, you should know, are not a common occurrence: Today’s solar systems are designed to withstand extremes of wind and weather)
  • Locked-in low rates that can be significantly less than you pay your utility now
  • No paperwork: All permitting and arrangements with your utility will be handled for you

And with a completely FREE evaluation of the property, there is nothing to lose. Everything will be handled initially by phone and email, and only once you decide solar is the right choice will an engineer visit your home for an on site assessment and installation plan.

The truth is, going solar may be one of the smartest things you can do as a homeowner because it can increase your home’s resale value. And as utility prices go up, your savings grow.

There is nothing to lose and everything to gain by converting much of your power generation to green, clean, solar energy. Take just 30 seconds to request your no-risk consultation and you could be on your way to savings in your pocket, while making a huge difference on our environment. Currently available in limited markets, but quickly expanding, so if we are not in your market yet, check back soon.

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Every Penny part II: Track Your Spending

more than mommy

I wrote a post before about how I try to stay as thrifty as possible to assuage my stay-at-home mom, doesn’t-bring-home-the-bacon guilt and I mentioned that a technique I’ve used before is to track my spending.

I rarely buy things for myself and whenever my husband or I do, we always spend within an agreed upon limit.  However, more times than not I am walking to the register with my thrifty purchase in hand feeling so guilty for spending money on myself when this $5, $10, $20 could be going to our savings or bills or loans.  Whenever we’ve gone over budget in the past I spend a good few days just blaming my selfish shopping because my (illogical and unreasonable) guilt always forces me to assume that the overage was from something I bought for myself.

Well, for the past 6 or so months we’ve been feeling the squeeze…

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Storage Lockers-Is there really money to be made?

The last few years have grown a proliferation of television showsStorage Locker showing “average” people making loads of money from buying abandoned or foreclosed storage lockers. It must be true since it is considered “Reality TV”, right?

Reality TV sent thousands to storage locker auctions nationwide to make what was considered “Easy Money”. Spending nearly a decade in the business, I can attest there is money to be made, but:

1) It is not easy-simple yes-but not easy

2) The larger crowds at auctions sent prices paid for lockers sky-high, reducing the profitability of everyone involved.

After the scandal surrounding Dave “Yup” Hester, from Storage Wars on A&E  the viewership of such shows declined some, but more so the attendance at auctions-at least locally-has declined. The decline in attendance has opened opportunity for those who have persevered to increase profits through paying lower prices for units.

Working storage locker auctions, through trial and error, we have learned the way to maximize our profits. This is easily done through smarter purchases and an increased network of buyers for individual or specialized products.

But that is only part of the story, as stated above, the work is not easy. There is a multitude of things to consider before pursuing a start-up business in storage locker auctions.

First do you have a little start-up capital?  Do you have a little money saved back for operating expenses until you start turning inventory? How much do you need to start? How quickly will you be able to turn product to get your money back-hopefully with profit to do more?

Before bidding on any locker, you should determine if you can handle large items like furniture, appliances, or should you stick with “Box lots”? This will be important to your bidding and could eliminate many lockers from your consideration.

If you are fine on money-even just a few hundred dollars-Do you have a way to haul the items from the locker and get it cleaned out? A truck? The manpower? Most facilities require you to be done in 24-48 hours-no matter what the weather is. If it storms for two days, you are still responsible to have that space empty. If not you could face a fine from the facility or worse be banned from future auctions!

Ok, so you have a truck and help to get the items hauled and the space clean, but where are you hauling to? Do you have space somewhere to go through everything, inventory, clean, repair if needed, and prepare for sales? This can be a garage, carport, shed, wherever you can store items to be processed for sale.

Then HOW are you going to sell items: storefront, flea-market, yard sales, online? Where can you generate the highest price in the least amount of time? What are you comfortable with-do you prefer selling face-to-face or would you prefer never meeting your buyer?

StorageFullWhat about the “trash” in the locker: paper, cardboard, non-repairable items? Do you have a way to dispose of the trash? Will there be a cost involved at your local dump? Do you have access to a dumpster or could get one where you store your items? I might add here that the dumpster’s at the storage facilities are off-limits-again you could be fined or banned from future auctions. You must haul everything out of the locker and off the facility property!

If you have been considering going to a storage facility auction but are a little apprehensive, that is good. Don’t plunge into something with little knowledge, become more professional by learning all you can. The “Pro’s” will do their best to intimidate you into quitting, before you really get started. But walking into your first and subsequent auctions with confidence will help keep them at bay.

Gaining confidence comes from knowledge. Knowledge is increased through studying the right materials, and the right materials come from someone who has already walked the path on which you are about to start.

I have seen many new people at storage locker auctions, but the majority disappear after 2 or 3 purchases because they were not properly prepared for starting their business. Don’t make that mistake and become a quitter statistic after just a few auctions.

I have prepared a 32 page report outlining the business and best practices for being successful in the storage locker auction business. This report takes the questions above and goes in-depth as to how to prepare yourself for an auction-going to the auction-how to bid-strategies on becoming the winning bid-how/where to sell-tracking your purchases and sales for profitability and more!

Ten years worth of experience and teaching others to be successful in this business packed into these pages. There is not a lot of “fluff”, it is information you need to be successful with stories from our personal experience as to why we do things the way we do. This report will help you to get organized to start and run a successful business with storage locker auction’s.

If you want to start a business that can be successful quickly (if it’s done right!) I urge you to take just a minute to read about my report and how you can get your copy within minutes. Just click the link below to read more:

Storage Locker Treasure Hunt

You will see that this report is essential to starting your new business venture on the right foot, take just a minute to read more about it at:

Storage Locker Treasure Hunt

You will see how invaluable this information is to anyone who wants to be successful with storage locker auctions.





Opportunity in Energy Today

Who do you know who uses energy?

Today is the perfect day to take advantage of a powerful opportunity. As an Associate, you can build a simple and rewarding business by helping all the people in your life choose affordable green energy.

As you sign up customers and build a team that does the same, you can create a residual income that makes a real difference in your life and the lives of others.

We’ve created an award-winning business, an industry-leading compensation plan and unparalleled tools and support. Plus, we have a community of successful and inspiring leaders ready to help you reach your business goals.

How much can you earn?

Your income potential is virtually unlimited. When you become a Associate, you’ll get paid for every customer you sign up for every month that person remains a customer. You’ll get paid even more when those you sponsor to become Associates sign up customers in their organizations. As you build your business and expand your reach, your compensation will grow as you advance through the leadership ranks.

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You have the opportunity to forge a future where you are in control of your success and your income potential, as part of a company that is actively working to make a difference, both in the lives of people involved as well as the world around us.

If  you have further questions, would like more information, or would like to discuss your future in the energy business, just fill out the quick form below:

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