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Yes, I did it

August 31st, 2007 at 03:00 am

I made it to the $4000 mark for my challenge. I am happy but know I should have a lot more. I wasted a lot of money this month, I am ashame to say but will post my spenindg later on. But for now my challenge is at $4036.32 after add $40

First day of class

August 30th, 2007 at 09:40 pm

Ok yesterday was my first day of classes and I was all excited. So I am in class and it is dark, but I thought nothing of it. Next I notice I began to sweat, I mean to the point I thought I was going to pass out. Then a as I am fanning myself I say my God it is hot in here and one of my classmates says to me didn't you get the memo. I was like what memo, he then says the school is cutting it's budget by $7 million and the a/c will be turned off. I thought you have got to be kidding me. I do remember seeing the e-mail but never thought the a/c will be turned off during classes. What about cutting some salaries? This is crazy, of course we ended classes early
Now there is this huge write up in the paper about FAU cutting back.If it is the same thing tonight I will definately send our president a little note

Time to change MD

August 28th, 2007 at 07:51 pm

That’s it; it is time for a new doctor. As every one knows I go in to see the MD every three months because of my abnormal paps. Any how I had a biopsy the other day and the results were in , well the nurse who is very rude called to tell me I needed to make an appoint so I said to her if I am simply making an appointment to come in to be old to make another appointment in three months I can not afford that (that is what happened last time and I was charged $30) Well that was last week, well the doctor called to tell me it is their policy to have the patient to come in , as I was about to say ok let me schedule she then said and besides your insurance doesn’t pay that much anyway. Well I was PO’d, it wasn’t my idea that she sign up an accept BCBS fee schedule. So I am immediately terminating my relationship with that office

NSD

August 28th, 2007 at 12:12 am

Today was a no spender when it comes to dining out. I am doing really well these last 10 days or so. I have not had dinner out or breakfast, I have been brown bagging now for a while. So I added $1 to my challenge and a buck to my car fund (this is all extra going on the car)so I am happy

Early Nights and Weekends gone

August 26th, 2007 at 03:49 pm

I finally cancelled my early nights and weekends (7pm-7am) with my cell phone carrier which was $8.99 but after taxes it came up to about $17 extra a month, so no more wasteful spending. That extra $17 will be added to my challenge

Still in pain

August 26th, 2007 at 03:54 am

Went to the dentist on Thursday because my crown (that was $900) cracked after chewing gum. Any how when I saw the dentist the week before I was told that they have this new machine and they could replace my crown in the office with in an hour and a half. Well I got my crown alright, but with some serious pain for the last 3 days plus a 3 hour stay at the dentist with my mouth wide open.

First of all, I thought they were going to remove the old one, take a mold of my tooth, give me a temp and reschedule me for the permanent one. No they did surgery on my gums and I still don’t know why and placed the new one on (3 hours later) I am positive that I was a ginny pig for this new machine they have…it seems like he was just learning how to use it and now I am so sore because he did some laser surgery on my gums. I had to call them up today to have pain pills and antibiotics called in

You know I wish they had been honest from the start but after they started on my tooth what was I going do
I knew after I paid $20 I was an experiment and replacing my tooth was not out of the kindness of their hearts

Just pathetic

August 24th, 2007 at 02:43 am

That is what I have to say about my brother in law. He has been driving my nephew's car about 2 months, since he has been sick (my nephew) and my BIL doesn’t have the money to get his car fix which has been broken for about 3+ months. Anyhow, do you think he would have told my nephew that he needed to replace his tire or get it plugged since he is the one driving the car for so long, of course not that would be the right thing to do. What does he do he drops his car and leaves and then call him to tell him he as a flat. Not only that he has been driving the car for so long and knows it is cutting off and is not safe for him (my nephew) to drive, does he say anything, no. He waits until my sister chews him out to say that the car is not safe, idiot. He knows since M has been diagnosed with schizophrenia he has not been working but on the weekends and he hardly makes any money and since he is driving the car you would think that he would help maintain it. I did have an extra $20 so I gave it to M to try and help with his gas or even car repair, it's not much but it is something
Sorry I just had to vent

Splurge

August 23rd, 2007 at 02:22 am

Well I went on a shopping spree and bought 1 shirt and a pair of pants, grand total $164 Frown Of course everything is going back. I don't know what I was thinking, since my old car that I drive around in needs an alternator and back breaks. My mos says I she get ri of it but I like the fact that I can drive this car around and put all the miles on it. But we will see

I also had $31 left over in my bill account, tomorrow is payday from the parttime job, so I put $25 in my challenge home account and $6 in the car fund

Yes I would like my $.35

August 22nd, 2007 at 12:48 am

Ok I go into Publix today to pick up a few things. So I hand the cashier my coupon for $.35 which I thought she did not take off in which I am staring at the screen. When I cash out and get my receipt I am looking for the discount, of course there isn't one. So I say to her did you take the coupon off (while she is staring at me) she says no and hand it to me, I say to her were you planning on telling me or keeping staring wondering if I noctice? I was so upset then I go to the desk and the girl is starin at me as if to say it is only $.35. First of all if the first cashier had applied my discount, by doing her job I would not have been at the customer srvice desk. Boy was I mad

FYI

August 21st, 2007 at 02:23 am

I just read an article thatFair Isacc the company which reports FICO scors will no longer recognize authorized user accounts.

And Medicare will no longer cover "avoidable accidents" that occurs in hospitals. Things such as: bedsores, slip in falls, and items left in a patient after surgery

What a day

August 21st, 2007 at 01:34 am

First I leave work early thinking school starts today and it is not until next week Frown so I lost 2 hours. And to top it off it is a class I kept saying I wanted to drop and not attend tonight, I guess we should always follow our gut.

I was able to add $1 to my challange and $1 towards my car account because I did not buy breakfast or lunch today
Ne challenge total $3963.55

And next I got some good news, my uncle heard from our family and every one is fine with little or no damage from hurricane Dean. Now we just have to keep our fingers crossed for those in Mexico, the storm is now a category 5

Hurricane Dean

August 20th, 2007 at 11:49 pm

Well the storm just barely missed Jamaica and last I heard (around 9am) there were no fatalities, which is great. However, we have not heard from anyone

Hurricane Dean

August 19th, 2007 at 05:09 am

Even though I am happy, here in south FL we won't see this storm (hopefully, anything can happen) I am sadden because my parents are from Jamaica and we have a lot of family there who is about to face this storm. I am really worried. We are talking about a category 5 storm, if any one remembers Andrew was a 4 as well as Katrina. So we know what these storms can do and with all the mountains in Jamaica which can cause a ton of mud slides
oh dear

I know I should not feel this way but I do

August 18th, 2007 at 03:02 pm

I know what I am about to say is pure selfishness and I wish I could get rid of this feeling of joy but for some reason I can't. So I figured I will post my feelings
About 3 years ago my BF for about 6 yrs left me for some one else. I was devastated and I know we were having problems (money) but never thought he would just up and leave then the next thing I knew they were married, it was like a slap in my face.

Now I find out they are having the same if not worst problems than we had, she has caught him cheating twice, their lights were off and now they are facing foreclosure on their home.

Now I see it as he cheated on me with her and now she is faced with the same thing, he also skipped out on me owing me money now they are in the process of loosing their home and a lot more. Why am I happy, I think it is a feeling of payback, I wish I could shake this feeling because I know I am not exempt from the same thing

Splurged

August 18th, 2007 at 01:21 am

I went on a splurge today first with breakfast ($3.29) and then lunch ( I lost my receipt, about $10)
It all started when I was running late for work and left my breakfast; even though I had my lunch, my co-worker wanted and pleaded to go out to lunch but did not pay. But I got lucky and a patient gave me $10 today for lunch so that worked out.
Then I went to Blockbuster's and picked the Bourne series, since I saw the movie the other day ($25) so today was definately a spend day

Good day

August 17th, 2007 at 01:38 am

I was able to pay last month's balance on the cc, so I have until next month to pay the balance remaining before I incur interest. I also added to my challenge the following:
• $25 weekly deposit
• $20 the dentist did not charge me today so I saved his amount
• $2 for not eating out
New total $3944.80

Finally, I have decided to join my company's 401k plan

August 16th, 2007 at 02:33 am

I have finally decided to join the company's 401k investment program. This is with my part-time job, my full-time job does not offer 401k and I have to add to my Ira bi-weekly. Any how they match the first 4%, so of course I will deduct the 4%
I have decided to allocate my funds as follows and hope this is a good move:
• -10% Wells Fargo Stable MMK (DSR1) low risk
• -10% Pimco Return (PTRAX) Bond this has a medium to low risk
• -10% Oakmark Equity (Oakbx) medium to high
• -10%Van Kampen Comstock (ACSTX) high risk
• -10% Wells Fargo Adv index fund (NVINX) high risk
• -30% Dreyfus Appreciation (DGAGX) high risk
• -10%Wells Fargo adv growth fund (nvlcx) high risk
• -5%wells Fargo small cap (nvsox) high risk
• -5% American funds (rerex) high risk

$20 challenge

August 16th, 2007 at 01:24 am

I added $2.09 to my challenge. A buck for not buy breakfast and a buck for not buying lunch Big Grin 3 days in a row I have not eaten out, this is great for me

New total $3897.80

The Bourne Ultimatum

August 15th, 2007 at 01:01 am

I finally went to the movies today and used my free passes, I also took my nephew and it was great. We saw "The Bourne Ultimatum" I can't tell the last time I went to a movie, but I am glad we went.
The only money spent was on his luch, I opted out and decided to eat at home

$20 challenge

August 14th, 2007 at 05:31 pm

Did not buy breakfast or lunch today so $2 is added to the challenge

New total $3895.09

BoA SUCKS!!!!!!!!!

August 14th, 2007 at 03:40 am

Ok I open up this new account so that I can pay my car principal online well we already know that isn't the case. Now I am waiting 5 days for this transfer of $20 into my new checking account so that I can withdraw the funds and close this account, this is crazy. Now I get my new CC which was suppose to 0.0% on balane transfers, guess what it a 3% charge or $10 which ever is greater. You have got to be kidding me, of course I cancelled that transfer. Also my contract says introductory rate through July 2008 (no date give)one would think the end of July right? Wrong July 2nd
It's funny because when you do the application online you're not told of the little fee but when you get the paper work in the small print there it is.
You know the old me would have never read the contract I was just happy to have a card but the new me hmmmmm I go through everything with a fine tooth comb

Good day

August 14th, 2007 at 01:33 am

Today was a great day, not too busy not too slow...just right. I also did not eat out for breakfast, lunch or dinner Smile
I added $2.87 to my challenge bringing my total to $3893.09

Only thing is, my nephew seems to be really battling depression, so I have two free movie passes and we are going to the movies tommorrow.

I have fought with depression, I told my sister I think he is more depressed than schizophrenic but of course I am not an MD I just hope he gets out of this stage/phase or what ever it is

No dining out

August 13th, 2007 at 04:32 pm

ok I packed my breakfast as well as lunch and a few snacks to get me through the day and I am so proudof myself; I did not buy breakfast or lunch today. $2 is added to the challenge

New total $3892.22

B+

August 12th, 2007 at 04:35 pm

was what I got in my health law class, I stumped on the finally which dropped my grade. I am not too happy, but am happy I did not get a C

BoA what a headache

August 11th, 2007 at 09:19 pm

I finally found someone at BoA who knew what he was talking about. No payments made electronically even with the BoA account will be applied to the principal. I either have to go into the branch, make a payment by phone or mail it in Frown So now I have to close my checking account that I opened with them. What a pain

I hate lending money

August 10th, 2007 at 10:40 pm

I don't know why I do it, but I hate lending money, especially to my sister. Since I am off tomorrow, from my part time gig a friend asked me to go to a comic show which was $35. I think I spoke to soon when I said yes, because now I do not want to go nor pay the $35; but anyhow I called my sister up to collect the $50 she owes (3 weeks later) and she rushed me off the phone ( I figured she would). The week when she was suppose to pay me back she says to me "oh I forgot to give B (my BIL) your check", since then another 2 weeks has past. She has a bad habbit of not paying when she says she is. In any event I am going to have to take this money from my EF account to pay my friend tomorrow for my ticket Frown

BoA strikes again

August 10th, 2007 at 12:57 am

I don't know if you guys remebered bt I ws told by BoA if I had a checking account with them and paid my bills on line then I can not to make all payments to the principal, well guess what, that is not the case. The following is from their bill pay service:
Bill Pay Help close window
Payment Memo Cannot be Sent
Payment memos cannot be sent to payees that accept electronic payments.
What a joke, now I am closing this account this is crazy

$20 challenge

August 10th, 2007 at 12:53 am

I had abot $50 left in my personal account since my last payday, which is a huge accomplishment for me. So I added $25 to the challenge and $25 to my car account

New total for the challenge $3889.40 Smile
In regards to my car I will wait until I get a statement and send a check for the principal it seems like when ever I pay online BoA has a problem with applying it to my principal in the mean time I willearn interest

The Fight continues

August 8th, 2007 at 10:03 pm

OK I have about had it with BoA. I was told as long as I write "principal" for any extra payments towards my car it would be applied, well guess what? it wasn't. Now I am PO'd I will be on the phone with them as soon as I get home...this BS

Hall of Fame

August 6th, 2007 at 02:25 am


I just realize we have a hall of fame here and I am on it...lol Now I know it has been a while since I have read and blogged


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