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Packaging for gifts

 Presentation is important when you give gift. As well as when you sell online, packaging is equally important. Check these echo friendly selections:

What's new at Etsy: Lucine Designs

 This is my first new attempt at giving you the preview of some of my upcoming items at Lucine designs on Etsy . I have been inactive at Etsy for a very long time.  Today I uploaded several new items. I intend to add at least 3 pieces per day. I guess by the end of April I would have 90 items! So let's see if that would work out. What would I add? Jewelry pieces, some wall ornaments, destash some of my supplies I bought over the years from my favorite store in Manhattan. Sadly, those stores are no longer in business.  You are welcome to follow and find out the upcoming new listings at Lucine Designs at Etsy . Let me know what you like and what else would you like to see there. 

Selling online and 2022 Taxation information

  It’s going to become harder to avoid telling the IRS about income from selling stuff online. Here’s what to know Published Fri, Mar 26 2021 10:01 AM EDT Updated Fri, Mar 26 2021 10:01 AM EDT Sarah O’Brien @sarahtgobrien Share Key Points Effective next year, sellers on certain online platforms like Etsy and eBay will receive a 1099-K if their sales are at least $600, down from the current threshold of $20,000 with a minimum of 200 transactions. Not all online sales are taxable, whether you receive tax form or not. Here’s when and how you should be reporting that income to the IRS.

St. Patricks Day is coming up - our green selections

 Spring is around the corner and so is St. Patrick's Day is coming up. Get ready with your green accessories. I have here some selections for you or treat your BFF. Green drop earrings The above earrings would go pretty well with this multi gemstones with modern evil eye lampwork beads necklace by Lucine Designs. This one of a kind necklace has fancy toggle clasp. Elegant and easy to put on. This one of a kind, slip on bracelet has evil eye lampwork glass beads        Here is an amazing set of the latest fashion nail polish colors, along with set of nail polish removers. These colors go pretty well with the above accessories. There is always something new at BaysideLu at Mercari - it's best to follow them, so that you don't miss the bargains and new gift selections.

New York buy and sell online communities

 I will update this list as information is available:   Bayside / Auburndale Queens Yard Sale / For Sale or Trade Queens, NYC online Garage Sale  has 24k members as of March 15, 2021 What to do in New York City:   This is general thrifty group, not limited to NYC 31k members

Buying a house - take notes

  Ways To Use Real Estate As A Retirement Investment By  Ryan Luke   /  July 16, 2020 Avoid These 9 Expensive Home Buying Mistakes By  Ryan Luke   /  January 4, 2021 ...  "Know Your Number Before The Bank Does Before you apply for a preapproval amount, make sure you have done your homework and know what you can afford. Do not let the lender tell you what monthly payment you can afford. Make sure you have a number on paper, backed by data that shows exactly how much you can afford with a buffer for emergencies..." I like specially these point #4 Going Through The Process Without A Realtor As a home buyer, you are usually off the hook for paying realtor fees. The sellers usually end up paying the commission for agent fees that can be up to 6% of the purchase price. You really have nothing to lose and everything to gain by working with a realtor. Scenario With 4% Interest Rate Here is a scenario I typed into my free  mortgage calculator #6 Failing To Read The Fine Print #7 Putti