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Figuring out where to start seems tricky.
When I have been in job interviews, mentioning relevant college experience is usually the “go to” starting point.
Let’s try that…
University of Northern Colorado. B.S. Business Marketing. 5 years. Graduated 2009 (you know, right during the recession).
I’m one of those people who can study for 20 minutes and get a 93% on a test (annoying, I know) so ya, college was great!
Am I hired yet?
Just the thought of working for anyone again motivates me to not let that happen.
But let’s back up a bit – I think there’s some interesting stuff to cover.
I guess I’ve always wanted to make money in a “creative” way.
Here are a couple of highlights I remember:
- Sold cigarettes & weed in highschool:
- Bought cartons of Marlboro Reds online for like $20 (no tax, no ID check) – packs went for $8-9 in Alaska because of the high taxes but I sold them for $5.
- It’s not well-known, but weed was actually (somewhat) legal in Alaska way before Colorado or California. It had to do with a privacy law. And law enforcement didn’t really care anyway.
- I sold it, which isn’t actually legal, and you really don’t make that much for the amount of work – but it was fun.
- More interesting: I lost about $3K I was going to use to buy another QP (quarter pound) when my car was broken into and they stole a stereo. Of course, this was the one time I left cash outside of a lockbox I kept in my trunk to help avoid this happening 🤦♂️ That one hurt.
- Mined Bitcoin when it was worth pennies.
- Mt Gox was the big player at the time and I lost > $100K (by peak prices) when they shut down.
- Still had a few BTC in a couple of other mining pools so when BTC hit $1K I sold most of it. I should probably consider that a win.
- I have no interest in it anymore, but maybe I’ll post some screenshots of my account someday.
This is a (slow) work in progress – more coming eventually.