2009 was the first year where I started to keep insanely detailed track of my yardsale acquisitions. I figured it would be good to know how much I’m getting out of the experience.
Plus it’s another way to fill my blog with narcissistic content. So here are the final 2009 stats:
NUMBER OF SATURDAY MORNINGS SPENT YARDSALING (“EXPEDITIONS”): 12
TOTAL MONEY SPENT: $358.35
TOTAL ESTIMATED VALUE ACQUIRED: $2,671.55 (SAVINGS/PROFIT=$2313.20)
TOTAL TIME SPENT: [just under] 32 hours
AVG PER HOUR: $72.28/couple, $36.14/person
The beauty of this is that although we saved $2,313 — we really saved over $3,300. Why? Because spending $2313 requires earning over $3300 in pre-tax money. The bonus factor is cutting Uncle Sam out of being able to tax you $1,000, by never earning and spending the money in the first place. They don’t tax savings.. yet!
[And yes, I understand that I still earned the same money regardless of how I spent it, so this technically doesn’t apply. But considering I only work when I need to, maybe it does apply? If people die having spent exactly what they earn — then this is an opportunity to earn less. Trading money for time is life-enriching!]
Mood: YES, I keep track of this shit!
Music: Pixies – Trompe Le Monde