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Happy Memorial Day!

May 25th, 2015 at 11:02 am

Many thanks to ALL of our veterans and the men and women now serving in the armed forces. God Bless America!

WE have had a great holiday so far. WE had dinner out with friends from Fla. and yesterday,we went to a car show. WE had the oldest and the newest car there.

Gary drove his 1933 ford victoria and I drove the new 2015 corvette. No trophy, but we won several door prizes. We are having dinner tonight with a Viet Nam vet and his wife.The braves have won their last two games so my $20 challenge looks like this:

Prev. total $8709
today 12
New total $8721.00

capital one check

May 19th, 2015 at 01:59 pm

I get a monthly check from capital one, which is one of my 2 credit cards. I always pay it off in full, but I enjoy the 1 1/2% that it pays me back. My husband has a different credit card that pays back 3% for home imporvement purchases. He uses that one at home depot for building supplies purchases and I pay that off in full every month also.
Also, our regular building supply place gives us a 5% discount if we pay it off by the 10th of the month.

These small rebates do add up and I appreciate them.

$20 challenge
Prev. total $8651.oo
today 13.00
new total $8664.00

Weyerhaeuser rebate

May 18th, 2015 at 02:45 pm

My husband used weyerhaeuser floor panelings on the house he is building and they offered $1.50 back per sheet, for every sheet we bought. I am always very careful to send in any rebates on building supplies. Today, we received a check for $70 which I will add to my $20 challenge.

Prev. total $8576.00
today 70.00
new total $8646.00

My goal for the year is $20,000.

Elvis and Gary

May 13th, 2015 at 12:21 pm

I met Elvis and Gary (my husband ) the very same week, back in February of 1977. Gary proposed, Elvis didn't!!
I think I chose the right man. We have been married for 38 years today!

USBank

May 13th, 2015 at 12:09 pm

I applied for a credit card with USbank.com because they were offering $200 cash bank if you charged at least $1000 the first three months. I met the requirements only to find that I have to take a $200 credit on my charge card.
My dogs have several vet appts. this month; rabies shots, heartworm tests and grooming, so I am going to use my $200 credit for that. I have a "pet fund' and I will take the $200 from that to add to my $20 challenge. Needless to say, I won't use my usbank card again. I prefer credit cards that actually send you back a rebate check or at least credit your rebate to your checking account. Both my capital one credit card and my quicksilver credit card pay that way, so I will keep on using them.
I keep track of all my credit card purchases and pay them off in full each month. I just charge to get the cash back.

Prev. total $8343.00
today 200.00
new total $8543.00

snafu??

May 12th, 2015 at 02:09 pm

Snafu,
You are always here with the greatest comments and also some very good advice!! But who are you? Do you post on a blog here? Please escuse me if I am asking a silly question. Remember, I am old, maybe even senile???? Bur I really enjoy your comments!!

Mother's Day

May 10th, 2015 at 07:50 am

I just want to wish everyone a happy mother's day. Call your mom and tell her you love her!!

Elvis has left the bullpen!

May 6th, 2015 at 02:51 pm

Yes, Elvis was actually called in to pitch to the Braves last night!!
The braves won 9-0 and for that I am glad. I am still adding $5 to my $20 challenge every time they win, but unfortunately, they have lost more games than they have won.
They got rid of most of last year's players and basically have a brand new team, so I am not surprised that they are not doing as well as I had hoped. I will continue to watch and root for them and learn about all the new players. My $20 challenge stands as follows: $8304.00 year to date.

GE Savings bank

May 3rd, 2015 at 02:04 pm

I got my GE savings bank interest for the month of April to add to my $20 challenge.

Prev. total $8248.00
today 28.00
nw total $8276.00

My savings direct

May 2nd, 2015 at 07:20 am

I recieved $141 in interest from MySavings Direct account last month. They are paying 1.04% interest, not great, but the best I can find for a savings account right now. I have added that to my $20 challenge

Prev. total $8097.00
today 141.00
new total $8238.00

My favorite month

May 1st, 2015 at 11:30 am

May is my favorite month. Everything is blooming. It is not too hot and not too cold! Just perfect.
I have my $20 challenge up to $8097.00 beofre I add last month's interest to it. The interest is pretty low because we have so much cash tied up in real estate, two spec houses and 5 lots.
$20 Challenge $8097.00