I have said early on that this year 2009 is my year of financial freedom. In an effort to reach my goal, I devise strategic plans to rid myself with the debts I seem to have accumulated the past few years and start my retirement fund this year.
I used to give away my old clothes, bags & shoes but this year & last May 2008, I followed Og Mandino’s advice, ‘To turn garbage into wealth’. And that is what I did. I gathered all my old clothes, bags, shoes, books and what-nots and decided to have a garage sale at the boarding house we are managing in CPU, Jaro.
My last May garage sale was a success. Along with my brother & sister-in-law, we sold the stuff at home that we barely used. We had so much fun. We have met a lot of interesting people. We have this trisikad driver who is really interested in my brother’s old jersey sando. He comes back every 30mins to check on the sando after driving a passenger & gives us his coins he earned ‘til it was totally paid off. And there was a guy who came in with his talented dog, that entertained us with its tricks.
So this February, in my attempt to pay off my debts of last year, I planned another garage sale and this time I convinced some co-residents in the hospital to join me. With them,we earned P6, 450.00!!! Wehooo!!! I decided this to be my yearly thing…. Now, I could say my journey towards financial freedom is starting in a high note….