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Love those Chase checks!

June 28th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

I got my chase reward check for $50 yesterday. I have gotten at least one check each month since I got their mastercard, for a total of $1000. I also saved $6 on steak that I bought at Bi Lo yesterday, so a total of $56 to add to my challenge money.
prev. total $11,042.00
today 56.00
new total $11,098.00

Savings rates are going up.

June 27th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

I heard on the news that the savings rate is finally going up after more than 20 years. People are finally saving again. I remember when my parents saved and paid cash when they wanted to buy something new. What a concept!!

EOM bills

June 26th, 2009 at 05:22 pm

I sat down to pay my EOM bills this morning. My electric bill was only $100 and I budget $160 per month for it. I also had extra money left in my water/garbage envelope and blue cross envelope. all in all, I have an extra
$280 to add to my challenge money.
Prev. total $10,762.00
today 280.00
new total $11,042.00

June 25th

June 25th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

It is June 25th today. Just 6 more months til christmas!

Usual check!

June 25th, 2009 at 06:46 pm

My usual monthly check came in yesterday and of course, was immediately added to the $20 challenge.
I have been kept very busy house breaking the new puppy. She is getting the idea, cause she licks her lips when she goes. she knows she is going to get a treat when we go inside.
But she is still have plenty of accidents. Good thing she is so cute!
She has had an ear infection, so that was costly. Hopefully it will be cleared up when we go back to the vets this monday.
Prev. total $10,179.00
today 583.00
new total $10,762.00

Another good day!

June 19th, 2009 at 09:39 pm

I am having another good day, just like yesterday. My puppy (knock on wood) has not had one accident so far today. I take her out every hour.
I did my grocery shopping this morning and saved $6 using my advantage card.
Then I received a check for $15 in the mail from the Tim Horton company, so I have $21 to add to my challenge money.
There is a big car show here tomorrow at the park, but I am not going. It is supposed to hit 100 tomorrow, so I will stay home in the A/C!
Prev. total $10,158.00
today 21.00
new total $10,179.00

A good day so far!

June 18th, 2009 at 09:24 pm

I have had a good day so far. The braves finally won a game ($1). The stock market went up. ($1) I had a no use gasoline day. ($2) And I got a check in the mail from wendy's for $8. (dividend) That is $12 for the challenge.
Prev. total $10,146.00
today 12.00
new total $10,158.00

House breaking!

June 17th, 2009 at 08:21 pm

I am trying to house break the puppy and it is really time consuming! I give her a treat when she goes outside, but she is still having so many accidents!
Anyone have any suggestions?

I have had two no use gasoline days this week. Gas here (premium) is now up to $2.80 a gallon, so it adds up. I will add $4 ($2 a day) to my challenge money.
Prev. total $10,142.00
today 4.00
new total $10,146.00

An exciting letter!!

June 14th, 2009 at 08:11 pm

We received a letter in the mail yesterday from the couple whose new house, my husband just finished building.

They were thrilled with the house and said that my dh was the best builder in the world and it was the best house they had ever had built! The letter went on and on and they even praised my bookkeeping.

We were totally shocked to find a check for $1500 they were giving dh as a bonus!
I am certainly adding that to my $20 challenge!!

Prev. total $8642.00
today 1500.00
new total $10142.00

sold some furniture

June 13th, 2009 at 07:00 pm

I went to put an ad in the local paper for a round table and 4 chairs that I have. The lady taking the ad, asked if she could come and see the furniture. I told her sure and she came on her lunch hour and bought it. She got a good deal for $100 and I got $100 to add to my challenge money!
Prev. total $8542.00
today 100.00
today $8642.00

ps, and I didn't have to pay for the ad!

Rite aid check

June 13th, 2009 at 01:15 pm

My rite aid rebate check finally came in. It was for $6 plus the braves won last night, so I will add another $1 to the $20 challenge.
Prev. total 8535.00
today 7.00
new total $ 8542.00

I found a quarter!

June 11th, 2009 at 08:53 pm

Yesterday, I found a quarter. I know some of you keep track of the change that you find, so I think I will do the same. I very seldom find any coins on the ground, they are usually in the coin holder at newspaper stands. I stop to look at the headlines and coins catch my eye. I never tell dh, he thinks I should let someone else get the change.
I picked up a few things at the grocery store and saved $4 on a few things. I will add that to my challenge.
Prev. total $8531.00
today 4.00
new total $8535.00

Saved some money!

June 10th, 2009 at 05:38 pm

I saw a stand in place fence in one of my catalogs. It seperates one room from the other thus keeping the puppy off of the carpet. (we had been using a make shift fence, but it was a real pain.
My husband came home early last night and built the same fence for about $20. It was $150 in the catalog and that does not include the shipping.
The spindles in the catalog fence were only 3 1/2" apart. But, my husband decided that was not far enough apart, so he made them 2 1/2" apart.
Do, you know that puppy was able to squeeze right thru that? (She has a lot of hair and looks much bigger)
However, an hour later and a trip to Home Depot, we now have a nice, step over fence and we can confine the dog.
I am so glad I did NOT order that fence and we certainly saved money.
Good thing too. I took the puppy in for her third puppy shot and by the time I got out of the vets, I had spent $132 and I have to go back in 10 days. Dogs are expensive but they are worth it for all the happiness they bring you!

Net worth went up!

June 9th, 2009 at 03:59 pm

I generally keep a tally of my net worth the first of every month. This month, I did look up the figures on my mutual funds and stocks on the first, but I did not get around to tallying the total til yesterday. I forgot how time consuming it is to have a new puppy.
My net worth is back up. It is not as high as it was the first part of September, but it has come back a lot, thank goodness.
Hope you all have had an improved net worth this month also!

Good interest rate is coming to an end.

June 8th, 2009 at 04:33 pm

I opened 3 checking accounts last summer, one for business, one for personal and one for local savings. They all promised a rate of 3.1% til the end of June 2009. Well, that is fast approaching, and I wonder what the rate will drop to? Heck, it is even hard to find 2.5% on a good c.d.
I am sitting on a lot of cash waiting til the housing market picks up, so I don't know what I will do.
I did get a good deal on ragu spagetti sauce this morning. Bi Lo had it for 99 cents a year, so I bought 4 and saved a least $4. Plus the braves came from behind to win yesterday, so I have $5 more to add to the challenge.
Prev. total $8526.00
today 5.00
new total $8531.00

I haven't forgotten!

June 5th, 2009 at 07:17 pm

I haven't forgotten about the $20 challenge, I have just been busy with the new puppy, Molly. She is so sweet, but has sharp puppy teeth!
I have not kept up with the braves this week, but I know the stock market went up yesterday and I saved $5 using coupons and my Ingles card today. I will add that to my challenge money.
Prev. total $8520.00
today 6.00
new total $8526.00

I have a new baby girl!

June 2nd, 2009 at 01:04 pm

We got a new baby girl puppy on sunday. She is a malti-poo. Her mother was a poodle and her father was a maltese. She is so cute, but not house broken at all. As a matter of fact, she has never been outside, on the grass and never worn a lease. So far, she seems to be getting along with my little poodle, Holly.
I did get a rewards check from my Chase mastercard yesterday for $50; the braves won on sunday and the stock market went up yesterday. That is $52 to add to my challenge money.
Prev. total $8468.00
today 52.00
new total $8520.00