I’m reconnecting with today’s guest, Aaron LaPedis. He’s someone I interviewed years ago, back when I was working on a show called Financially Fit with Yahoo! It was a fun time and I got to travel around the country interviewing people who had some really cool financial lifestyles – like, people who lived in tiny homes, people who have retired by 40 and then Aaron was somebody that was the “Garage Sale Millionaire.”
Aaron is a millionaire next door who created wealth for himself through finding really interesting stuff and then reselling it. Whether it’s on eBay or to individuals on Craigslist. He’s from Denver and he’s the author of “The Garage Sale Millionaire: Make Money with Hidden Finds from Garage Sales to Storage Unit Auctions and Everything in Between,” a bestselling book. Now he’s working on a second book, a children’s book dedicated to his son and all kids out there who have autism. It’s called, “A Boy Named Penguin.” That comes out very soon so stay tuned for more information on that.
Aaron is really taking advantage of his millionaire status by doing what he loves. Right now, he’s running an art gallery in Denver and writing the children’s book that he is very passionate about. He’s also out there giving speeches. He is living the life he deserves because he has actually put in the hard work.
So we’re going to talk about how he became a garage sale expert. How maybe we could learn a thing or two about what to pick up at the next yard sale so we can cash in. We also talk about how he attributes a lot of his financial success to making the right calls, being diligent and having this “garage sale savvy.” But he also encountered a very life-threatening moment in his life and that was a catalyst for him to really make the most of, not just his finances, but of his overall life and happiness.
One of my favorite quotes from the interview: “To be able to negotiate, it’s a powerful tool that you’ll use your whole life.” – Click To Tweet
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