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Paying down debt slowly but surely

October 21st, 2006 at 07:59 am

Added another $1 to the cc debt because today was a no spender and I am heading to my part-time job therefore, I can't spend any money

Another buck

October 20th, 2006 at 07:09 pm

Paid another $1.03 on cc because it was a no spend day

Previous Total $2305.74
New Total: $2304.71


October 20th, 2006 at 06:18 pm

Well so much happened today at work, anyway I go into the kitchen and noticed the toilet brush (that of course has been used to clean the toilet) in the sink with the dishes in which we use to eat as well as sitting on top of the sponge we use to wash the dishes...well you know I will no longer be using those utensils...gross

Another day at work

October 20th, 2006 at 06:13 pm

well we hired a new person who is very nice and smart but unfortunately she does not speak English that well ( she's hispanic) and the therapist treats her like crap...she's hispanic as well which surprises me. well I finally told the boss that she was so rude to her, that even others made mention to it. I just hope things work out

Today's Spending

October 18th, 2006 at 07:37 am

$130.00 EF
$10.00 Misc Account
$25.00 IRA
$20.00 Student loan
$25.00 CC1
$100.00 CC2
$72.20 CC3
$20.00 Tithes
$162.57 Electric
$65.87 Cable
$39.31 Bellsouth
$100.00 Loan repayment (brother)
$13.84 Targe CC (paid in full)
Total $618.79

Paday and I am not broke

October 18th, 2006 at 07:26 am

Wow, it's payday and I had a total of $49.00 left over Smile I also paid all my bills that are due next month and now I have $200.00 left even with the extra $172.20 on cc's so I am tapping myuself on the back

Available coupons

October 17th, 2006 at 05:58 pm

I have the following coupon available for anyone who wants them (first come first serve) jusr send me a email with your address I will send them out ( I am not on a coupon train)

Clean shower $.35 expires 10/28
(2)Coloox 2 $.50 exp 10/31
(2) Jif Peanut butter $.35 exp 10/31
(2)smuckers jam, jelly etc $.35 exp 10/31
it's not much but if anyone wants them they're yours

I forgot about my savings

October 17th, 2006 at 05:48 pm

I forgot about my savings with coupons I am definately trying to use them. I saved last week $ 4.64 in coupons and target just sent me a coupon for their store brand bread for a free one

No spend day

October 17th, 2006 at 05:34 pm

I spent no money today other than my MD visits and prescription which are both fixed expenses so I added a buck to the challenge (cc debt)

Making some positive changes

October 17th, 2006 at 05:32 pm

well as you all know I got a raise last pay period and I made some changes this week, I decided to save the difference, which is about an extra $60.00 a paycheck. So I changed my automatic transfer from
$75 to $150 EF
$30 to $10 Misc Account
$20 to $25 IRA

I love my nephew

October 17th, 2006 at 05:29 pm

Well I miss you guys but my nephew was here over the weekend and I miss him already, he's headed back to GA. I spoil him everytime he is here (he's 3)We had so much fun, we played games on the computer, watch Nemo and guess what spent no money. Now that he is back in GA it is time for to start back blogging

Another $1.53 on debt

October 14th, 2006 at 02:30 pm

well I rounded up the change in my personal accoun and added a $1.53 to my cc debt. I am happy because this week is payday (from both jobs) and I have a ton of money left over...yippie
New CC debt total:$2537.78
Challenge debt $215.90

Mid Month Update

October 14th, 2006 at 08:45 am

went through bills and balanced out my account and notice I forgot to transfer some funds to the challenge Frown But that is ok because I did find my errors and balanced my accounts. However, for the month I went crazy just spending...looks like I am slowly but surely going back to my old ways in which I need to address ASAP especially since I was doing so well all year with minor errors.
thus far this month:
Misc $133.85
Gas $43.34
Cell: $120.55
Water $43.08
Groceries $64.99
Dining Out $49.61
Tithes $20.00
Extra on Student loan $20
Credit card payments: $217.26
Leisure $63.89 ( Norton Software)
Sales tax $3.32

$40 Extra

October 14th, 2006 at 08:33 am

My got a nice little gift from my uncle last nigh...$40.00 so I just added this amount to my savings account, just did not feelig like paying extra on the cc

Tip of the Day

October 13th, 2006 at 01:22 pm

I received this in my inbox today and thought I would share, being that the holidays are approaching:

Gift Boxes

I cover my gift boxes with single rolls of wallpaper I've
bought at thrift stores for $1 each. Some are elegant and some
are plain, but the paper is durable enough to make it through
the mail.

Mid term exam

October 12th, 2006 at 07:07 pm

We had our first exam in my intro to healthcae servcies class...I think I did ok, I just wo't know my grade until next week. Seems like nothing I studied was on the exam. 1-7 chapters we were to study and everything he had us to go over and review was not on the test. But I have to wait and see from this point

Time to stop the madness

October 12th, 2006 at 07:04 pm

Well my week of uncontrollable spending has come to an end...I was just not in the mood to cook anything for breakfast, lunch or dinner so all week I ate out. Well now it is time to get focus and back on track. I was just so stressed out with my class and therefore just did not time to do anythig but study, my room is a mess as well but I am will get that straighten out over the weekend

$10.00 on cc

October 11th, 2006 at 11:59 am

Had to match funds today, so I paid $10.00 on cc. I will definately cook dinner tonight...what an expensice week

$3.28 on cc

October 10th, 2006 at 06:10 pm

$3.28 was paid on my cc debt, compared to the $85 I spent today, $3.28 is just pennies. But atleast I was able to pay cash

Uncontrollable splurging

October 10th, 2006 at 04:45 pm

I have been so lazy for two days in a row I have eaten out for lunch and then tomorrow again...I promised a friend I would meet him for lunch. The today bought me a Vera Bradley bag that I have wanted for a while so I decided to treat myself ($85) but I guess we can splurge once in a while


October 8th, 2006 at 07:54 pm

Finally got around to typing up my follow-up letter to two collection agencies who has not verified my debt and now must remove it from my credit file or I can sue...which I probably won't. But now I have to send out a ton of letters one to the CA, another to the state attorneys office (both FL and CA) then one to the FTC and another to the credit bureau, but at least it is done. Now this time next month my score should have jumped because there should be three things removed...what a long process

I know I should be studying but...

October 8th, 2006 at 06:18 pm

I am surfing the net, reading blogs, thinking of ways to pay down cc this month; pretty much doing everything other than studying. I feel like the brain is in overload. I have read and re-read my notes, read over not cards...for the most part I know what's on the note card but this is the class I am not sure what the instructor is looking for. Classes started in August and he only gives 2 exams, a mid-term and a final. while in class he never discuss what is in the book (once in a blue moon). On Thursday he did give some indication of what he maybe looking for,and those concepts were in my notes but I just have no clue. We'll see on Thursday, i will continue to review my notes as much as I can

No spend day

October 8th, 2006 at 07:58 am

Today was another not spend day so I added another buck to the challenge/debt brining my new total to $2572.59 and then I added $.59 to the challenge/home account brining my new total to $26.96
I have to keep remebering that every little bit helps

Paying down debt

October 7th, 2006 at 07:58 am

I just do not know how some people do it. I am in about $3500.00 worth of debt and it is driving me crazy, every time I look at the numbers. Some people just don't have a care in the world. Any extra few dollars I get I am trying to pay it towards my debt..it is driving me crazy. I know some may say use the money in my EF but I do not want to use it in case I actually have an emergency and then have to use the CC. Anyway I paid another $5.05 on my debt/challenge so I am feeling a little better but I know now if you can't afford to pay cash then I guess I don't need it

Easy getting into debt but hard getting out

October 7th, 2006 at 07:18 am

Boy it is a long process when it comes to clearing up ones credit. I have to send letters here and there wait 30 days then send another then if ot respond either proceed with legal actions of write another letter to the BBB and the state attorneys office. I have been so busy these last few month. Any way I checked my score and there really wasn't much change. But I have to start with the letters again Frown
Previous scors

Transunion 618
Equifax 577
Experian 555

New scors
Experian: 570

Dining Out

October 7th, 2006 at 07:06 am

Well I went out for lunch yesterday with a co-worker, my intentions were not to eat out for the rest of the month but it is only day 7 of the month and I had lunch out. Atleast I saved $.90 with a coupon and then added $7.44 to the cc debt/challenge in order to match what was spent eating out

Good day

October 5th, 2006 at 02:18 pm

Today was a good day, filled up the car ($18.33) gas prices were $2.32. Went to class which went by pretty fast(thank God). Then hit the grocery store and saved .30 on Irish Spring with my coupon

So I added $1.49 to the challenge cash account after rounding up today, new total $1.49

Payday and I am not broke

October 5th, 2006 at 01:42 am

I never experienced paydays when I am not broke. Since I have taken on this seriousness with my finances I always seem to have some cash left over until the next pay period. I just checked the bank and my funds are there from the part-time job ($234.90). So to even everything out I paid $34.90 on the cc debt.

Previous total: $2584.36
New total:$2549.26
Challenge total:$393.15

Another $19.01 on the CC

October 4th, 2006 at 05:29 pm

Ok I paid another $19.01 extra on my debt. Tomorrow is payday from tmy part-time job so I rounded up the money in my personal account to make it an even $200.00 so of course I use the extra funds on the cc yippie!!!!!!! Anything extra I am either saving in my challenge saving account or putting it towards my challenge debt account, so things are looking up

Previous total $2603.37
New Total: $2584.36

Total applied to debt challenge:$358.25

Living off old salary

October 4th, 2006 at 05:14 pm

Ok now that I got my raise which is almost $50.00 extra each pay period, I will live as though I did not receive this extra money and transer all funds to my EF. I was thinking about using it towards my debt but I already pay twice as much on that and since I want about $6000.00 saved before I actually start saving for a house, so for now I am living as if I did not get a raise

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