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Baseball is over

September 29th, 2014 at 06:55 pm

At least for the braves, it is. Well, there is always next year. I add $5 to my $20 challenge every time they win a game. I added another $5 yesterday which makes my $20 challenge a total of $14,973.00. I expect to surpass $15,000 next week when I receive my savings dividends.

coin jar

September 25th, 2014 at 02:05 pm

I took my coin jar to the bank yesterday. I have $41 to add to my $20 challenge.

Prev. total $14,879.00
today 41.00
new total $14,920.00

social security day!

September 24th, 2014 at 05:01 pm

Today is my social security. I have never cashed a check, always saved them because my husband is still working. I will add that to my $20 challenge.

Prev. total $14,361.00
today 518.00
new total $14,879.00

I am getting pretty close to my goal of $15,000 for the year.


September 24th, 2014 at 03:24 pm

I also add my discount from Builder's Firstsource, every month. Sometimes it is very little, this month it was quite large. This is where my husband buys all his building materials.

Prev. total $13,731.00
today 630.00
new total $14,361.00

Capital one card

September 24th, 2014 at 01:23 pm

It is time to work on the $20 challenge today. I did open a new capital one card and earned a $122.000 bonus. The check arrived today and will be added to the challenge.

Prev. total $13,619.00
today 112.00
new total $13,731.00

Still no word from Vanguard

September 22nd, 2014 at 08:55 pm

I still have not heard back from Vanguard as to why they blocked on line access to my account with them. It is my IRA account. I called again this morning and was told someone would call me back this week.

I feel a little better because I am now able to access my account with the tele phone line. My account is still there. I could not access it last Friday and that had me upset. I will keep you posted as to what the problem is when I find out.

Braves game

September 21st, 2014 at 01:17 pm

Hubby is heading to Atlanta today to go and see a live braves game. I am terrified of traffic, so I have never been to a game. Hubby is going with a friend that use to live and work in Atlanta, so he is use to the traffic.
the breaves have not done too well lately, I hope they win today. My $20 challenge stands at:


What is up with Vanguard?

September 20th, 2014 at 01:47 pm

I received a letter from Vanguard yesterday advising me that they had blocked online access to my vanguard accounts. They gave me a number to call.
I immediately called and was told that an advisor would call me back. They never called.
I called 3 more times and was given the same answer.

Finally, I asked for a supervisor who told me that I would be called back by "an interior department" but not until Monday or later.

I tried to just check my balance by telephone. And assistant came on and repeated that I would be called back by an advisor. I tired to check my balance on line, my password is invalid. This is a large sum of money, needless to say, I am worried. This is my IRA account and I have not made any transactions in a long time.

I do not understand why they can not tell me my balance or even if my money is still there. I am very upset, but don't know what to do???

Any advice?

Molly did ok!

September 19th, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Me, not so good.!
We ttok Molly into the vets at 9 a.m. to have surgery. They said they would call us by noon to tell us how she was doing.
I finally called them at 1 p.m. and they said she was still in surgery and to call back.
I called back at 2 pm and got the answering machine, so I drove the 7 miles to the vet's office.

She was out of surgery and doing ok, but I cried all the way home.
We have her home now and she seems to be ok but very quiet. I fed her a little egg custard for breakfast. (She has aa very sore throat from the incision)
She is a brave little girl and has never cried once. (Not like her mama)

prayers for little Molly!

September 18th, 2014 at 01:54 pm

My little Molly is undergoing surgery this morning. I did nnot get much sleep last night.
Last weekend, we felt a lump in her neck and I took her in immmediately on Monday to the vet.
They had to put a needle in her neck for a biopsy and later draw some blood for blood work. She never whimpered or cried. In fact, the girl that was holding her, when she got the needle in her neck, said to me, "Molly licked my face."
She is such a sweet and brave girl. I appreciate you all sending good thoughts her way.

(Molly is my older dog, age 5. She is a maltapoo. Her mother was a full blooded black poodle and her father was a full blooded white maltese. Molly looks like her daddy. She is full blooded sweetness!!!)

Thank you from Benny

September 17th, 2014 at 05:02 pm

In last week's paper, the local shelter featured a dog named Benny. They said that Benny needed surgery. I sent a check to them for the surgery and yesterday I received a thank you note from Benny. A big Woof!
I have not gotten a handwritten thank you note in years. (But I still send them)
Very nice!

Savings updates

September 17th, 2014 at 01:15 pm

I added $200 to my mutual fund challange this week. That makes a total of $4200 year to date and my goal is $7000.

$20 challenge
Old balance $13,563.00
today 10.00
new total $13,573.00

New dollar store

September 15th, 2014 at 04:30 pm

A new dollar store just opened up the road from me, yesterday. I don't do much shopping at dollar stores, except for cards and envelopes.
This one carries a lot of groceries and I checked the prices. They are much cheaper on most items. I will definately shop there more often, plus they are 6 miles closer than the dollar store by Ingles. The Ingles one is Family dollar and the one is Dollar General. Hubby and I went there last night and spent $16 on things we have been needing.

I went to Ingles today and saved $5 using my advantage card, so I will add that to the $20 challenge.

Prev. total $13,558.00
today 5.00
new total $13,562.00

Nice surprise

September 12th, 2014 at 03:05 pm

I got a nice surprise in the mail yesterday. A friend has been calling dh and asking him a lot of questions about a small house he is building for his daughter. Sometimes they talk at Home Depot.
Yesterday, he sent him a $25 gift certificate for our local grocery store and told him to buy some beer with it! So, bottoms up!! He will enjoy this!

advantage savings

September 9th, 2014 at 08:49 pm

I did my grocery shopping today and saved $10 using my advantage card. I will add that to the $20 challenge. I also bought some batteries that I thought were on sale. When I checked my receipt, I see that I did not get a discount on them, so I will return them tomorrow.
A bit of trivia: On this date in 1956, Elvis first appeared on Ed Sullivan show!

Prev. total $13,527.00
today 10.00
new total $13,537.00

THI dividend

September 5th, 2014 at 08:46 pm

In checking my Edward Jones account today, I discovered that I had received a dividend. Even tho I sold my Tim Horton Stock last week, I guess I was still the owner of record, when they declared a dividend.

I recently completed the paper work to be able to transfer money from my Edward Jones account to my local account, so I then transferred over the $42 dividend.

I will add that to my $20 challenge.

Prev. total $13,466.00
today 42.00
new total $13,508.00


September 5th, 2014 at 03:01 pm

Has anyone ordered propane for heating yet? I received a flyer that propane was $1.99 a gallon. I checked and could not find it any cheaper locally. I also received a $25 off coupon if ordered before Sept. 1st.
What are you paying for propane this year?

C & S bank

September 1st, 2014 at 04:21 pm

Today, I got my interest on my 2 c and s money markets. One is paying 1% for 6 months and one is paying 1.25% for 6 months. I earned a total of $245 for both of them for the month.

Prev. total $13,215.00
today 245.00
new total $13,460.00

That is the total in my $20 challenge.

Interest day!

September 1st, 2014 at 04:18 pm

As robin mentioned, today is the date to check your interest. My capital one account earned $31 which will be added to the challenge.

Prev. total $13,184.00
today 31.00
new total $13,215.00