I’m not dead. I’m just really busy making da money.

I’ve always wanted to be the type of person that sets goals for themselves. Let me pat myself on the back as, today, I’ve reached a new goal.

LONGEST TIME BETWEEN BLOG POSTS IN THE 6 YEAR HISTORY OF THIS BLOG.

I know. I know. You’re so proud of me right?! Thanks for your encouragement.

For realsy though, I’m at a weird crossroad. This blog is literally titled Punch Debt In The Face, and as such, feel like the voice of the blog should be about debt, or at the very least, personal finance. That said, after 1,170 blog posts, I just don’t have much left to say about money. 

That’s not to say that I’ve stopped caring about money. My Roth IRA, 401k, and taxable investment accounts are still very much a part of my life and I love them dearly. But I just don’t have any interest in writing about them anymore. At least not often enough to warrant posting here.

I’ve flirted with the idea of selling off my blog for a couple thousand bucks. Letting some spammer take it over and blast you with a million posts about “10 ways to get out of debt” or “Best credit card offers”. I’d want to punch myself in the face for doing it, but money is money.

The other part of me wants to just let it lay dormant and post as desired (kind of like I am right now). Maybe sometimes I post a couple times a month. Maybe I go six months without any new content.

Part of me wants to just rename my blog Punch Life In The Face and just write about whatever the hell I want without feeling like I need to cater to a specific audience, but unfortunately, website SEO hates new domains.

And so here we are. Only problem is, I’m not quite sure where “here” is.

I can tell you that I’ve been continuing my latest money making hobby of flipping a ton of furniture on craigslist. Here are my most recent deals..

Original Z Chair. Paid $250. Sold for $850.


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Stanley Credenza. Paid $250. Sold for $600.

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Lane Credenza. Paid $50. Sold for $500.
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Arnt Sorheim Credenza. Paid $450. Sold for $1,050.

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Lane Credenza. Paid $250. Sold for $650.

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Norwegian Teak Credenza. Paid $500. Sold for $1,500.

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BoConcept Leather Chairs. Paid $1,000. Sold for $1,900.

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Walnut Credenza. Paid $350. Sold for $800.

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I know after my last post about flipping furniture I got a few emails from readers saying they gave it a shot and were able to make a quick profit. So far my furniture investing is absolutely destroying actual stock market investing. Can’t beat a 100% to 200% return on investment.

Go flip some furniture already. Unless you live in Seattle, then back off… I call dibs 🙂

Oh, and I’m 99% sure Girl Ninja and I are having a piece about us go up on Forbes this week. I’ll link to the post when I see it… assuming I’m happy with how it portrays us, haha.

Edit: the forbes article is up. Found here.

8 thoughts on “I’m not dead. I’m just really busy making da money.

  1. Your photos are outstanding! I believe I said this on your last furniture flipping post, but I’m so jealous of your CL market. It seems that ours is just flooded with junk. Not sure if that means there would be a ton of potential for something like this…or none at all. That being said, my husband had quite the twinkle in his eye when I showed him your first post. Maybe over spring break or summer break. 🙂

  2. Wow!! I agree with Penny, your photos are awesome. My two cents – I think you should leave your domain the same and write whatever you want! I’ll be here! Love hearing about everything, not just the money.

  3. “Oh, and I’m 99% sure Girl Ninja and I are having a piece about us go up on Forbes this week.”

    Come on, man, this is awesome. You’re obviously very relevant. Why stop blogging on here? To be completely honest, I’m unsure of (if there even is one) the money/income situation that this blog generates for you, but why stop? There is ALWAYS something to talk about when it comes to money. We love hearing from you. We won’t stop subscribing or clicking on the blog or generating views – we love this stuff! And we’ve built a relationship with ya. Don’t leave us!
    Seriously though, I think in the long term the ROI from posting here once every week or two is worth keeping up. Even if you find yourself just babbling about how content/set you are when it comes to money. I don’t think it would be a good idea to totally abandon the blog.

    You’re the best! Thanks for all of the advice on PDITF. Hope it continues.

    • Have to respectfully disagree with MGX on continuing to blog. If you are burnt out talking about money, and your financial schemes are all on auto pilot, then move on to new things!

      I’ve definitely enjoyed reading your blog though because you are basically 2 years ahead of me with very similar circumstances. And yeah, constantly thinking about new ways to increase money gets tiring.

      You might as well the blog open though. You may learn something new that you want to share, be it every 6 months or 6 years.

      Congrats on the article!

  4. Dang man, keep up the CL side hustle. That is truly amazing ROI.

    As for the blog, do you. If you go, we’ll miss you. If you stay, we’ll be happy. Whatever makes you happy is all that matters.

    In the mean time, I need to check out CL again. Last I checked, our midwestern market for quality furniture was sub-par, but I’m sure there are some gems out there.

  5. I’d encourage you to write about whatever you want, and maybe just set up the site to “auto-post” a “greatest hit” from the past once or twice a week. I’m sure plenty of us haven’t been here for the whole ride and wouldn’t mind reading stuff from the past about your journey….

    And I really, really wanna give your CL hustle a try. I’d need space to work on furniture and a car that could handle transporting it, though (and time, which is a too-limited commodity right now).

  6. Great that you are making a ton of money off redoing furniture. But it would be nice to have a little more details… At such a high level view I just pass it off as too good to be true. I mean, I would never have though that anyone would pay $1,000 for a piece of furniture off craigslist….

    How much time/money is spent in redoing? What about browsing?
    How are you finding the pieces? Do you already know the target brands? Are you finding pieces that people don’t know what they have? How are you choosing pricing?
    Yeah, I get you don’t want to give away any tricks. But otherwise it just seems like bragging without any content. Pretty useless to anyone actually looking for advice…

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