Online Thrifting Platforms Help Create Five-Figure Side Hustles

Thrifty fashionistas are using online thrifting platforms like Poshmark to rack up sales, but there’s an art to it.

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Every year, the average American throws away 81.5 pounds of clothing, translating to a cumulative 11.3 million tons of discarded clothing going to landfills. This is not only wasteful but also incredibly detrimental to the environment. Some textiles take more than 200 years to decompose completely.

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Sara Stanich, CFP®, CDFA®, CEPA
Founder, Cultivating Wealth

Sara Stanich is a Certified Financial Planner practitioner, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) and founder of Cultivating Wealth, an SEC-Registered Investment Adviser. Sara has been a financial adviser since 2007, which followed 12 years in marketing roles and an MBA from New York University. She is a frequent source for the financial press, and has been quoted in Investor’s Business Daily, U.S. News and World Report, and CBS News. After over 25 years in New York City, Sara recently moved to the beach with her husband, three kids and Labrador retriever. She frequently blogs at