14-y-o Florida girl buys foreclosed house with money from Craigslist furniture-selling hobby

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Willow and her tenants, in front of the house Willow bought with her mother.

NPR’s Planet Money profiles Willow Tufano, a 14-year-old Florida girl who saved thousands of dollars by harvesting furniture from foreclosed houses and selling it on eBay. She’s just bought half interest in a house that went for $100,000 at the peak of the bubble. Her mom owns the other half, and the house went for $12,000. They rent it out for $700 a month now. Chana Joffe-Walt writes:

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