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$20 Challenge

February 27th, 2007 at 05:41 pm

Added $4.08 to the challenge brining my new total to $1198.91


February 26th, 2007 at 08:00 pm

I just checked my points with Mypoints.com and I have a total of 3,050 points. This is great because I plan on cashing in, in November for X-mas gifts. I am hoping to have over 10,000 points which would give me at least 3 GC. You need about 3250 points for a $25 GC so if I can hit my mark by November that would be great

Continuing the trend

February 26th, 2007 at 07:17 pm

Now that I am debt free Big Grin (sorry I am still grinning) next Monday would be my first paycheck in which I only have to pay necessities such as water, cell phone and internet. Now I use to pay $20 each pay period towards my student loan and have decided to add this amount to my tuition/ing account every month. I figure why stop now

Affordable or not

February 26th, 2007 at 07:03 pm

I have a friend who is currently looking for a BMW. Anyhow she realizes that she can not afford $600 a month on the 5 series ( the one she wants) and now is considering a lease because her payments will be much less and she could afford it with the option to buy. I said to her if you can not afford to buy then it is not affordable if you have to lease. I am I wrong; she thinks this is just a great idea. I have tried explaining to her even people who are financially set tend to not lease statistically

$20 challenge

February 25th, 2007 at 09:26 am

I stayed home last night saved about $30 but I am onky adding $20 to the challenge + $1 for not spending today

New total $1194.83 Smile

Tip of the Day

February 25th, 2007 at 08:38 am

This was in my inbox from the Dollar Stretcher and decided to share:

She Saves $90 per Month

I found an easy way to squeeze out $90 or more per month to
deposit in the savings account by totaling the following:

(1) Reward card savings - I total all the sale price and card
"savings" listed on receipts and earmark that amount for
savings. This can total around $50 per month. (After all, I
would have spent it anyway.)

(2) Spare change - My bank has a "Keep the Change" program
that rounds up each debit card purchase to the nearest dollar,
and deposits the difference into my savings. This can total
around $15 per month. I also roll my coins as they're
received, and this totals around $12 per month.

(3) Luxury tax - Any time I buy something not strictly
necessary, I tax myself 10% of the purchase price.
Unfortunately, this totals around $15 per month now, but at
least, it keeps me honest

Change of Plans

February 24th, 2007 at 09:10 pm

Well I was planning on going out tonight and decided not to...basically the person I was going with did not want to wait and I was going to drive myself anyway, well it all worked out because I saved some money about $30 ($10 cover charge and two drinks at $10 each)

More money added to my challenge

February 23rd, 2007 at 05:00 pm

I added to the challenge today in the amounts of $.64 (rounding up the change) and $9.11 (had lunch and dinner out)

New total $1173.19

I AM DEBT FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 23rd, 2007 at 02:28 pm

Finally I am totally debt free Smile I got my tax return (not much but thankful) and paid off my last student loan which was $767.93

I am soooooo happy, no cc no student loan, no car payment. Now I can start socking way for my house

Part of my challenge was to pay off debt, last year I used the funds to pay off cc and only two months in the year and my student loan is gone. I am sooo excited I can not stop grinning Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

$20 challenge

February 22nd, 2007 at 08:42 pm

Added to my chllenge today. I took the stairs $1 and then I got "B" on an exam in which I did not study for and had no clue so I added $2

New total $1164.08

reaching my goal

February 21st, 2007 at 07:54 pm

Well tomorrow is payday (part-time job) I decided to save a $100 each pay period which is $200 a month from my little part-time gig, in order to reach my $1000 a month goal (well this should help). So I added my first $100 to the challenge + an extra .51 giving me a new total of $1149.29 leaving me with $850.71 to go before I reach my goal for the month


February 21st, 2007 at 01:27 pm

Sold a book on Amazon, I will make $11.50 so I went ahead and added this money to the challenge.

New total $1060.28
Leaving me with a difference of $939.72 in order to meet my March goal of $1000

Adding to the challenge

February 21st, 2007 at 09:53 am

Added $16 to challnge because I had breakfasto out and dinner, so I needed to match this amount

New total $1048.78

New goal

February 19th, 2007 at 05:47 pm

I have set a new goal, and that is to save at least a $1000 a month towards my new house which will give me $11,000 end of December. Any how I just added my weekly deposit of $25 + .20 to my challenge brining my total to $1025.97. So wish me luck

EF never fails

February 19th, 2007 at 05:44 pm

You know I never knew what it was like to have a EF. Now I am trying soooo hard to build one up. Today was payday and I would have had an even $1400 but I had to lend my brother (the one who never borrows) $200. My nephew his youngest son went to jail on Friday and he needed money for bail and an attorney. Now my brother has been having problems with this kid before his mother died and now it seems like he is simply out of control. If it were me I would leave him there. Any how the point is we all need a little cushion because you never know what will happen.

$6 added to the challenge

February 19th, 2007 at 03:39 pm

Yep I added the $6 in order to catch up to Tina ...lol. So Now I have made my first $1000 towards my new home now I have $15,000 to go yippie.

Nephew's birthday

February 18th, 2007 at 07:20 pm

Well my brother sent my nephew down for a few days and he will be turning 4 next week so of course he made a suggestion to my mom that we have a little something for him, and of course I am always the one ending up spending the most. I do not want to talk about how much was spent it was less than $100 but more than enough. We had pizza and a cake and then I had to buy two gifts one from my mom and one from me along with batteries. But my mom said eveything went well because I had to go to work

So close

February 18th, 2007 at 07:17 pm

To meeting my $1000 challenge goal, I just added $8.89 to my challenge/home account brining my total to $994.77. I can not wait until I meet my $1000 goal and start working on my second thousand. I feel like transfering monye from my EF account just to meet this goal, but I'll wait tomorrow is payday and i will add the six bucks then

Adding money to the challenge

February 16th, 2007 at 05:34 pm

I have been eating out like crazy, I need to really buckle down. I had breakfast out and dinner at least I bought my lunch. So aded to the challenge $4.16

New total $985.25 getting close to $1000

$20 Challenge

February 15th, 2007 at 05:59 pm

I feel like God has a plan for me. At times I feel lik I have not made any progress with much in my life but then something hits me. My car is paid for, I have close to $2000 saved in case some thing really does come up (never in my life that I can remeber other than taxes did I have $2000 saved). I also have no cc debt, it's funny because when I get my check I feel like I am missing something (a bill that is). And after I get my taxes I will be able to pay off my last debt which is my student loan. Maybe next month I can try the 60% solution or start depositing $475 (that was what I paid for rent when I lived on my own) into my house account. We will see

Now today I was able again to add to my challenge, $1 for the stairs and $1 for no spending then .80 for rounding up my change.

New challenge/home total $981.09

$5.43 added to challenge

February 14th, 2007 at 07:36 pm

Well I ate out today, cost me $11.47 but I am unable to actually match this amount so I rounded down and added $5.43 to my challenge/new home account.

New total $953.29
Looks like I will meet my mid month goal of $1000, next week is payday and it will be a big check over 90 hours Smile

What a surprise

February 14th, 2007 at 07:30 pm

I am not in a relationship right now (would like to be but oh well) as the day progessed my co-workers came into my office/room with two huge packages for me. I thought who in the world would be sending me a Valentine's...well my God daughter. I got a two, two dozen roses and a large and I do mean very large bath and body set Smile It has a bath brush, rock, candle, lotion, shower gel, body wash, soap, spray and a ton of other stuff. I know this was well over $100 but I enjoyed it, I had a beautiful surprise. It shows that her parent's really appreciate the little things that I do for her

Today is my anniversy

February 13th, 2007 at 02:13 pm

Well today has marked one year since I have been blogging here. I reviewed my first blog and proud to say I have met one out of two goals. One was to save for a home and another was to pay off CCs; well the CCs are paid off and I am working towards saving for a house

I'd like to say thanks to every one who provided me words of encourgement

Just listed

February 12th, 2007 at 08:00 pm

Just listed two more books on Amazon, hope they sell. I have one more to list and my brother is suppose to provide some more books. Just trying to make some extra cash

50/50 Tuition

February 12th, 2007 at 06:52 pm

Ok the school offers a deal where you can pay half your tuition the first part of the semester and the other half a quarter of a way through. Well it was time for me to pay the remainder so I put it on the cc since I had a dollar credit and will pay it off tomorrow. I just tried paying it but the balance has not posted yet. The unfortunate part about the whole thing is that I had to take the money out of the EF fund Frown $356.70 but I get paid next week Monday so Ill transfer the funds back

where do they get this stuff?

February 12th, 2007 at 06:35 pm

I am like so shock with the availability of things to children. My sister's friend's kid who is bad as a dickens was just arrested and he had a bullet proof vest. I mean how in the devil would or could he obtain a bullet proof vest. He is not in the military or with the police. Anyhow here I am looking for an article from the late 50s early 60s and can't find a thing, but he is able to obtain a bullet proof vest. Unbelievable

$20 Challenge

February 12th, 2007 at 03:14 pm

No spend day so a buck goes into the challenge

New total $947.23

$20 challenge

February 11th, 2007 at 08:24 am

Did some grocery shopping today and Publix had a few BOGO so I saved $5.86 so I added this amount along with a few extra change to the challenge brining my new total to $946.23

All is well tonight

February 10th, 2007 at 07:51 pm

Well the seniors were not bad tonight (thank God) no one had any complaints and there were no 911 calls on my shift. I still have about 10 minutes left but they are all sleeping right now, yeah!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't get me wrong this is a really nice job but these seniors (really wealthy seniors) can drive you nuts.

Oh yeah I almost forgot, you all know how I hate starting the movies because if you start one minute early or late you will definitely hear about, not only that I have to lecture them about their walkers etc. etc any how I was told no more will I have to start the movie. The girl from activities has to come in, bad for her but great for me Smile

How Ironic

February 10th, 2007 at 06:24 pm

Here is the story, warning this is a long blog.

I was named after a little girl who was murdered in Jamaica. Anyhow I wrote a essay on how I got my name and got an "A" on it. Now I am at my part time job and this lady comes up and tells me how her niece was suppose to have my name but because the little girl was murdered her sister changed her mind. Well I asked her about the story and she tells me, guess what it is the same little girl that I was named after...weired I know. Now I am determined to find this news paper article and am drawing a blank, the murderer's name was Samuel Rainford and of course mom is not sure of the spelling of the last name. Right now I am not pulling up anything but I will call the Jamaica newspapers tomorrow and see what I can come up with

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