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January 26th, 2008 at 03:54 pm

Received my deposit yesterday in the amount of $28.14 so I added this amount to my challenge Smile
New total $7372.79


January 26th, 2008 at 02:42 am

Was all I could say. My uncle came by in tears because they are going into forclosure (or already has). Apparently my aunt is responsible for paying the bills and has been keepng this little secret, that the mortgage is past due. My uncle who came home earlier than usual, got the mail. This is why when you are married, as a "couple" everyone should be involved.
I have a friend who has no idea how muh money her and her husband has because he handles everything

One of those weeks

January 24th, 2008 at 09:43 pm

Long rant
First I went back to work on Tuesday, as anticipated my coworker left everything for me to do (yep, didn't lift a finger)

Next I notice my car was making a funny noise when I tried to start it (only 6 months since I have had it) to make a long story short, it would not start yesterday or today.
So after a big production on Tuesday trying to get an appointment for an oil change at Carmax I was finally scheduled

Now that I am scheduled, today is the day I take my car in. My uncle jumped my car, so now when I go in I say to the guy I am here for my appointment and in addition could you please check to see why my car is no starting

So he prints out my consent form to service my car only for the oil change, I say to him did you make a note to check why it is not starting? He says yes it s in the computer. Now being the consumer savvy person that I am, I ask him his name and the manager's name because I know that there is a fee for this but Mr. when you walk in the door I am not going to acknowledge you or even look at you for that matter, I guess had no time to enter the information correct. So I give him the key and an alternate number to contact me regarding the status and leave

Now I get a call that my car is ready and it will be $200+ of course I say for what? $54 to check my car $50+ for labor $50+ for the battery, plus my oil change. I say to the guy you have got to be kidding me and I am not paying this (the service for the battery) he says you have to pay for us looking at your car in order to find out what is wrong and that I signed an ok to do so, I say to him, no I signed for a an oil change.

So to make a long story short he says there is nothing he can do about it I say we'll see. Then I called their general manager in addition to the corporate office. In the end I got my oil change for free and picked up a battery from Sam's in which my uncle will put in.

Unbelievable, I guess he figured since I am a woman that I have no clue, guess hes the whose clueless

Oops I forgot I added $40 to my challenge today , new total $7344.65

Well I was not chosen

January 22nd, 2008 at 04:50 am

...for the presidential debates. I really wanted to go and entered the school lottery (FAU is hosting the event) Even though I have not made up my mind as of yet. I just thought it would be great and that I would be a part of history
I am a little bummed about it

No spend day

January 22nd, 2008 at 12:53 am

Today was a great MLK day, I did not leave the house and just slept, read a book and watched a bunch o old movies starring Sidney Poitier who is one of my favorite actors. In addition, I paid $2 on the cc.
There was no mail today and I was waiting on a check from the college for $400 refund which I need to pay on the CC, hopefully it is there tomorrow

He only thing I can complain about is that I can not wait until I move into my own place for just a little I mean just little privacy. My mom gets in her moods where she just opens my room door and it bugs me, not only that I wanted to try and study today and she sits in the living room which is near my room on the phone and that drives me crazy. No matter how many times I ask her not to that, she as this thing that this is her house and she will do as she pleases

I am praying that this is my year that I am able to buy

Paying down the CC

January 21st, 2008 at 12:31 am

I spent $3.95 on eating out, another $12 on two pair of sweats so I matched this amount and paid it on the CC. This is what I call wasteful spending

$3 for the challenge

January 19th, 2008 at 05:27 pm

I got $3 today from Pinecone so $3 was added to the challenge
So far this year I have made $9 in surveys, not too bad. This however is not including the $23 I am waiting on from surveysavy. I wish there was a way that I could get atleast 2 paid surveys a week. Either way I am not complaining
New total for the challenge $7302.46

Great day

January 18th, 2008 at 06:29 am

Well yesterday was my birthday(the 17th) and I treated myself. First, I made breakfast then went and got a hair cut with color in addition to waxing my eyebrows. I even treated myself out to dinner. I had to go to class, but that ended up being ok. I was going to go out on the town but decided a movie would do, so I saw "The Great Debators" it was a really good movie. I even rembered to use my school ID which saved my $1.50, that is going towards the CC

On a different note, I'd like to say thanks again to every one who reads my blogs and voted for me in the last contest. And special thanks to Jeffrey; who remembered to send me a happy birthday email.
The money I won from the contest went straight to the $20 challenge.


January 17th, 2008 at 01:25 am

Well, I did not get my raise...well no one did. Just wish he had told us before hand instead of waiting until payday. In addition, I did not get my week's worth off vacation pay so I will remind him next pay period. Well he gave us all an extra hour on our checks, yep 1 measly hour. Well I should not complain because I do have a job

Just when I gave up

January 16th, 2008 at 03:23 am

I am so excited, I thought that I would only have one class this semester and a professor that I emailed last week just responded and stated he would make an exception for me to attend his class Big Grin Now I am back on track to graduation, I just have to get 3 classes in for the summer and 4 for the fall and I am done Smileor vice versa. I can not stop smiling


January 16th, 2008 at 02:36 am

Well tomorrow is payday, which is the first check for the year. Usually the boss gives us a raise so I have my fingers crossed. He also owes me a week's worth of vacation pay from last year so I hope it is with this check. In addition I have two CCs with balances so I am going to pay off the one with the interest, my goal is to have both paid off by the end of the month.

On a different note I went to class tonight and it is going great. The instructor actually teaches, this is my third attempt with accounting so we'll see how things go on the fist test. I already got 10 extra points Smile

I bought breakfast today for $3.63 so $4 went towards the CC

I guess that's it for now

$20 challenge

January 15th, 2008 at 02:34 am

Just received a $6 check from your2cents in addition to the money I received from a gift card that was sold on ebay ($28.83 )I have decided that until I get the cc paid off, only extra cash earned (surveys or gifts ) will be added to the challenge. So it is going to be awhile
New total$7263.89

Today and yesterday were both no spend days so $4 went to the cc

What a year

January 15th, 2008 at 01:43 am

It is only the 14th and my year is off to a bad start. I got ticket in Novemeber did what I was told (mind you it was the wrong information) and my license was suspended, then I had to take a driving course which ended up costing me almost $40 Frown next I can not get another class in so I am only taking one this semester and that means I will not be graduatning until spring of 09 and on top of that I owe all this money on a cc. Well the dentist is suppose to reimburse $425 and the school owes me refund of $408

wait until you hear this

January 14th, 2008 at 02:24 am

My boss (owner) decided that he wanted more than on person looking at past due balances (basically I got a minor promotion) the office manager is who was/is responsible pretty much slacks. So any way there is this new lady who calls patients that I give her to bill because the office manager writes them off. So to make a long story short, she calls this patient who has a balance due, and ask the patient to "borrow' yep "borrow" the money form her parents. Can you believe this? Not how much can you pay, or are you able to make monthly payments, I thought that was terrible and down right rude. She saw nothing wrong with it. Grant it the money is due but I just could not see myself asking another person to borrow the money from their parents. Maybe it is just me

Part time job

January 13th, 2008 at 06:57 pm

I am starting to hate my part time job. I like the extra cash but it is becoming to be too much. As you all know I am a concierge at a luxury senior facility, last night security went up to one of the residents apartment and called me to call 911. This is a pet peeve of mine, don't you think he should call from the aprtment (911 that is) before he calls me. And to make matters worst, when I call I can not tell the dispatcher any thing because I have not witnessed the incident n or am I in the immediate area where it occured. Now I have informed management if this on more than one occasion, but I guess it is going to take a lawsuite for them to figure it out.
I also gave them my notice that I can no longer work Sundays after the first of the year and guess what I am still on, well they are in for a rude awakening because they now have twoo weeks to find some one or find some one for both Saturdays and Sundays

$3.99 a pound

January 12th, 2008 at 05:54 pm

I could just kick myself. I went to Publix and picked up some grapes and a few other things, at the time I thought my purchase were a little out of the ordinary but I did not think anything of it. Well I am entering all my receipts (3 days later)into my money software and notice that those handful of grapes cost me $7.19 arrrrrrgh. I was so annoyed, normally I check my receipts right away and if I had, I would have known those grapes were $3.99 a pound and returned them right then and there

Thanks to every one

January 11th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

I'd like to thank every one who reads my blogs and offer great advice. I really appreciate it. In addition, I would like to thank every one who voted for me in last month's contest.

For me depression is a serious issue, I am easily depress, but I have notice a great change over the last year (for the better). Being able to discuss my life openly here is one of the best things that could have ever happened

Thanks again


January 11th, 2008 at 04:25 am

Yep I sold two items as soon as I posted them on Ebay. 1 was a $30 Victoria Secret Gc that I got for X-mas so I made $28.83 Smile next item was a textbook was for $28.14
Total $56.97 which will be used to pay on the CC as soon as the funds are posted