When I was younger, about Elementary to Jr. High age, living back in #California I started out making money for my baseball cards by recycling aluminum cans and plastic bottles. I made 5 cents for each can or bottle. They had these reverse vending machines in front of the grocery store. I would walk away with a 2 pockets full of nickels once a week to spend at the Spring Valley Swap Meet.
Later on i would go once a month to a recycling center and drop off bags of recyclables and would make about $60 each trip.
Now at the age of 35 I have started to pick up the recycling bug again. It’s a great way to get the kids out of the house and reward them with a treat after collecting our cash. Also, it’s good for the environment.
Unfortunately, in Utah, we have to collect more because we only get 1.5 – 2 cents per can 😔. And there isn’t anywhere close by my home that buys plastic.
Today as I was cleaning out my garage, i decided to take 4 bags of Non-crushed cans to Bloom Recyclers. The aluminum weighed 19 lbs, and at $0.49/lb, made me $9.31. Not much, but I really just wanted to make room I my garage so it’s not bad either.
Working nights has its pros, but also has it cons. Like working on #NYE2016. So while everyone else gets to party with friends, hang out with family, or fall asleep while watching Netflix…. I get to work a 12 hour shift.
But its not all bad it gives me time to think about the upcoming year and what it means to me.
2017 is the “Year of Me”, the Year i focus on my goals and all these little ideas I’ve had bouncing around in my head, finally come together.
My #NewYearsResolution is to build a strong foundation, so in the next few years after my goals will be easier to reach. Now i realize this won’t be easy, but with this blog, family, and friends, keeping me motivated, I am excited to see where this year takes me.
Say goodbye to 2016 and take off with 2017! 🚀 🚀 🚀
Now this post might not look like it’s about my finances, but this will be the backbone of my quest to $1 million.
Though I’m not extremely out of shape, I’ve definitely put on some extra baggage the last few years. So i am dedicating myself to become the healthiest I’ve been since my early 20’s. And I’m challenging you to do the same.
Because as well all know the healthier you are the more productive you’ll be. And the more productive you are the more financially successful you’ll become!
So remember fruits/veggies = 💰!!!
These are great for my core get yours today!
What is “The Millionaire Projekt”?
It’s my personal quest to hit my goal of $1 million dollars made (outside of my regular 9 to 5) by May 16, 2021. That is when I turn the big 4-0. I’ve always had a dream of being able to retire from full-time work by that age. Of course, even if I hit my goal, I will be doing something to make more money since doing nothing will get boring after a while, but I won’t have to work for “The Man” anymore. This blog is your personal invitation to join me as I succeed and/or fail throughout the next few years. In future posts, I will be showing you the different ways I am trying to achieve my goal and the results. Wish Me Luck!
p.s. Hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas!