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Black Friday 2019 - What Did You Buy Today That Will Pay You Back Tomorrow?

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I finally was brave enough (the discount helped) to buy an Instant Pot 7 in 1 to try to slow cook stuff, to try to make it even more difficult to feel too lazy to cook and meal prep my lunches so I don't spend on eating out.

Also bought a little, cheap (but with great reviews) lapel microphone because I would like to give a try to record a short course while I paint to upload to Udemy @Lex DeVille

Finally I combined the Black Friday discount with my Student discount and got a year of Adobe apps at $17/mo instead of $60/mo so I finally have the last Photoshop and Illustrator available AND now I can learn how to use Premiere Pro to edit my YouTube videos instead of iMovie, which does the job but doesn't let you play with text/images much like other paid software does.
 

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What ages are your kids? When I was an au pair my family asked me to only speak Spanish to the baby. He was a toddler by the time I left and understood everything 100%. Bilingual school? After school classes? I used to go to English class twice a week after school when I was in HS because schools in Bs As leave you at a very basic level so my mom started sending me when I was 13 or so. The younger they are the more cold turkey you can go, their brains do the rest.


Edit- also let me know if you need help, I IS SPANISH SPEAKUR
My kids are 1 and 3. If I were super rich tomorrow the first thing I would do is hire my housekeeper from work to come work full time in my home. Not because my house is filthy, but because she’s a super sweet lady that doesn’t speak a word of English, and I know my kids would be speaking Venezuelan lickety split.
 

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Not because of Black Friday, but I bought a security system and a new thermostat for the house. I could have hired someone to do it all for probably less than $400 or $500 but noooooo I had to get my 2 buddies aka dumb & dumber to help me put it in. After the mechanical engineer not taking my advice about drilling the hole bigger....... 22 minutes later he comes up with a brain storm..... lets make the hole bigger. :clench: Anyway, got it all installed before we leave on our trip because now the mother in law has decided to stay home instead of going with us. I think I worry about her more than her kids do :innocent: :halo: Another thing I bought but not because of Black Friday was these things that keep your shoe laces from coming untied; actually it is a whole shoe string with a screw end. If they work well, I'm buying a case!
 

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I guess I didn't answer the second part of this.

I have been finding more and more that to get to a higher level of selling I need extra skills that complement the main classic skills. With masterclass, I am hoping to learn/improve things like storytelling, acting, character building, writing skills and devices, and visual arts like camera work, sound, lighting etc.

I love that stuff and would study it all day long for no other reason than it is fascinating ha! But it has a ton of business usage as well. I'm excited!
I did it too! :)

I shared the price with another member here. Thanks to this post: NOTABLE! - No one will mentor me! Wait, no, that's too hard!
Thanks @msufan !!

Note: In Belgium I would have paid 200 EUR (100 EUR if I would share). With this deal, I only paid 90 USD (= half of the US price: 180 USD; paid it to @msufan), which is 81,68 EUR. Apparently, the price is set higher in Europe.

So, we did this deal yesterday. Now I've almost finished the masterclass with Margaret Atwood. https://www.masterclass.com/classes/margaret-atwood-teaches-creative-writing/enrolled. It's been truly amazing. She has such poise and charisma. Really useful and inspiring stuff. There are also PDF's with each lesson, where you can find more detailed info.

Today I also suscribed to @JScott 's "BiggerPockets Business Podcast" which is FREE. Talking about good deals.

IMPORTANT EDIT:
not this weekend, but last weekend, I also bought this:
Online Courses - Anytime, Anywhere | Udemy from a certain teacher called Lex DeVille
 
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I did it too! :)

I shared the price with another member here. Thanks to this post: NOTABLE! - No one will mentor me! Wait, no, that's too hard!
Thanks @msufan !!

Note: In Belgium I would have paid 200 EUR (100 EUR if I would share). With this deal, I only paid 90 USD (= half of the US price: 180 USD; paid it to @msufan), which is 81,68 EUR. Apparently, the price is set higher in Europe.

So, we did this deal yesterday. Now I've almost finished the masterclass with Margaret Atwood. https://www.masterclass.com/classes/margaret-atwood-teaches-creative-writing/enrolled. It's been truly amazing. She has such poise and charisma. Really useful and inspiring stuff. There are also PDF's with each lesson, where you can find more detailed info.

Today I also suscribed to @JScott 's "BiggerPockets Business Podcast" which is FREE. Talking about good deals.

IMPORTANT EDIT:
not this weekend, but last weekend, I also bought this:
Online Courses - Anytime, Anywhere | Udemy from a certain teacher called Lex DeVille
Just chiming in to say that I really appreciated splitting the MasterClass offer with @IlseVdG and I have actually begun with the Daniel Negreanu poker series on that site, which has been fun. I'll get a TON of use from that site in the coming year!
 

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I've bought all the materials that I need in order to start customizing sneakers!
We'll see how it goes - my goal is to sell those sneakers!
 

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I bought the Kopywriting Kourse from Neville Medhora, great stuff. The most valuable part is that I can get my copy critiqued by people inside.
Also bought a Huawei P30. I'm saying goodbye to Apple, I've had a terrible experience with my iPhone SE.
 

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I bought a $5 logo from fiverr, I will be laughing at the result until the day I die. Definitely worth the money
I bought a landing page for a plumber on Fiverr once. Why it had Christmas decorations on it in the middle of summer I’ll never know...
 

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Update: That Instant Pot is ammmaamazing! I made chicken with corn on the cob it just took like 7-10 min after searing it a little bit and it came out soooo soffft and juicy and delicious, makes it look like I'm good at cooking, and I got enough portions for all my lunches this week so no spending!

If you need help with the meal prep this is the thing, it's full of simple AF recipes all over the www!

This is what I made (I threw the corn on the cob on top):

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ixGr0C1myg

PS and all you have to wash is the inner pot
 

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I bought a landing page for a plumber on Fiverr once. Why it had Christmas decorations on it in the middle of summer I’ll never know...
The Plumber probably lived in Australia! :p
 

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New laptop. Asus ROG with beastly specs :)

Needed something faster and more powerful. So that's my justification lol

Now I need to get it working for me.
 

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I bought a pair of jabra elite 65t wireless earbuds so I can listen to podcasts and audio books more often. Love them.

I finally moved my business into a warehouse so I also purchased a nice backpack to help transport my laptop and lunch etc during my daily commute to work.
 

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I bought a 5TB external storage drive on sale for $100.

It could be used for another backup, but I'm likely going to use it to store terabytes of music samples, video content and any software installation files that I may want to have on hand without having to redownload anything.

I suppose it pays me back by saving me time and headache later on.
 

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