Learning is Earning

Learning is Earning

Expanding your knowledge is crucial to expanding your wallet. The more you know, the more you can earn. Learning is indeed earning. I like to do a lot of my learning the old fashioned way, books! I guess I should throw out the full disclaimer right now (this method will require reading). I know most people either love reading, or the flip side, would rather do just about anything in the world instead. I used to fall into the second category, so I know you can get out of that dilly dilly dungeon. Since you’re here at the dojo, I’m assuming you’ve found your passion in finance. Finding something you’re passionate about is the key to change. I find myself reading books…. I hate to say it…. for fun now. I believe you can too. So, I thought I’d share with you two places that I go to find books for super cheap.

  1. Estate Sales– You can usually find an entire bookshelf, or two, filled with books. Most of the time (in my area at least), the most expensive books will be $2 opening day of the sale. As the sale goes by, deductions begin to arise. A lot of final days, you can get your books, or whatever else might catch your eye for 50% off. Not to mention, sometimes you can bundle your haul together and offer up a price, you’d be surprised how many times they accept. I always use www.estatesales.net to find the best sales in my area.
  1. Goodwill– If we’re talking about giant bookshelves full of untapped potential, we’re talking Goodwill. Most of the Goodwill locations I’ve visited have a giant bookshelf that spans an entire corner of the store. A lot of them offered up for under $2. Much like estate sales if you catch a Goodwill on the right day, you can get even more discounts. Goodwill color coordinates their items. So, let’s say you have a book with a green price tag on it for $2, you noticed when you walked in, that today was 30% off all items marked in green. That $2 book just ended up only costing you $1.40. Plus, Goodwill is always rotating their inventory, so you never know what you might find. Use their website www.goodwill.org to see if there is a location in your area.

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