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Grocery savings

August 31st, 2013 at 11:14 am

I did my grocery shopping on Tuesday. I saved $11 using my advantage card. The braves have won 4 gmes in a row, so that is a total of $15 I will add to the challenge.

Prev. total $8815.00
today 15.00
new total $8830.00

social security again

August 28th, 2013 at 09:35 am

I got my s.s check from the govt. today. As always, i add it to the challenge.

Prev. total $8306.00
today 509.00
new total $8815.00

rebate

August 28th, 2013 at 09:32 am

I got a #240 rebate from the building company we buy from. Of course, this is added to the challenge.

Prev. total $8066.00
today 240.00
new total 8306.00

coin jar

August 28th, 2013 at 09:27 am

I took my coin jar into the bank yesterday. I got $42 to add to the challenge.

Prev. total $8024.00
today 42.00
new total $8066.00

Another interest check

August 24th, 2013 at 10:46 am

I received another interest check yesterday. This if for the loan I made to my friends to build a cabin. They are leaving for Europe this weekend, so they made the payment a week early. I will, of course, add it to the $20 challenge.

Prev. total $7732.00
today 292.00
new total $8024.00

new riding mower

August 23rd, 2013 at 09:28 am

We had to go out and buy a new riding mower last night. DH has been trying to repair the old this entire summer. It just won't start and he has spent lots of time and money on it.
I had hoped, being the end of the season, we could find one on sale. Wrong, we couldn't even find any at full price. Finally, we went to Murphy, N.C. and bought the last one in stock. I sure hated to spend that money.Our first snapper lasted over 20 years; this one, only seven.

I also got a pinecone check.

Prev. total $7732.00
today 3.00
new total $7735.00

Keep those checks coming!

August 21st, 2013 at 02:41 pm

I got another unexpected check today for over $7. I love it when surprise checks come in. The braves won today and it was a no use gas day, so I can add $10 to the $20 challenge.

Prev. total $7722.00
today 10.00
new total $7732.00

Pinecone check

August 18th, 2013 at 12:16 pm

I ordered my pinecone check today. It was for a survey that I did almost a month ago. I wish they would just go back to mailing them after you complete the survey. I hate having to go online to order a $3 check.
In good news, my dh talked to a prospective client today who wants him to build a custom house. He looked at our last big custom house and really like it but the lot was too steep and he wants a house on a level lot. (good mountain view lots are generally steep)
Braves won two games, I had a no use gas day yesterday and I saved $6 buying sprite on sale. That is $10 more for the $20 challenge.

Prev. total $7712.00
today 10.00
new total $7722.00

Edward Jones check

August 16th, 2013 at 11:02 am

I requested a check from Edward Jones for dividends that had built up in my account. The check was for $223 which will be added to my $20 challenge.

prev. total $7489.00
today 223.00
new total $7712.00

What's this check for???

August 9th, 2013 at 12:44 pm

I got a check in the mail today for $84. It is from the electric company. I know it is for the spec house that we just sold. It is a refund, but I don't know what it is for? Suffice it to say, I will take it and be grateful!

Prev. total $7400.00
today 84.00
new total $7484.00

Thirteen in a row!

August 8th, 2013 at 01:32 pm

The braves won their 13th game in a row, last night. Another $2 to add to the challenge.

prev. total $7398.00
today 2.00
new total $7400.00

How about those braves!!

August 6th, 2013 at 02:55 pm

I have been adding a dollar to the $20 challenge every time the braves win. They have been on fire lately and i have not kept up with the challenge very well. Since they have won eleven games in a row, I am adding $11 to the challenge.

Prev. total $7387.00
tody 11.00
new total $7398.00

Another interest check!

August 4th, 2013 at 10:52 am

I received another interest check yesterday; this one was for $194. I loaned some friends enough money to build a cabin and they are supposed to pay me back the end of October. In the meantime, I am charging them 3% interest. I will add that to the challenge.

Prev. total $7193.99
today 194.00
new total $7387.00

More interest

August 2nd, 2013 at 02:03 pm

I picked up an extra $57 in interest from my new money market account which I will add to the $20 challenge. I also had a no use gas day, the stock market went up and the braves won their last two games.

Prev. totatl $7131.00
omterest 57.oo
new total $7188.00

Prev. total $7188.00
today 5.00
new total $7193.00

A new month

August 2nd, 2013 at 08:36 am

I am adding my Ing interest to the $20 challenge.

Prev. total. $7170.00
today 61,99
new total $7131.00