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Paid down one bill / Action items

March 3rd, 2009 at 03:32 pm

Whoo hoo! I was able to pay off a portion of a furniture store bill this weekend. We only owe $2300!! It's coming down slowely, but at least its coming down.

I'm going to list some action items below to help keep me more accountable.

Action Items:

Need to put a snowball type plan together for the other debts.

Need to menu plan better than I have been.

Work on Christmas gift list with items I have purchased on sale during the year.

Update / clear out my home office desk - its a mess!

Get a schedule on paper for Cub Scouts; I'm going to be a Tiger Cub leader starting in May.

Catch up on home maintenance (e.g. air conditioner filters, paint, caulk, -- flylady type things).

Declutter the house to save time on cleaning.


February 27th, 2009 at 09:06 am

Hello -

I haven't been posting on my blog too much, but I have been lurking and reading info posted by others. You all are very inspiring!

2009 $20 challenge

January 4th, 2009 at 02:39 pm

I'm very excited! I just got a small raise at work, so after taxes, 401k loan repayment, increased costs of benefits; I am able to put $75 semi monthly into my ING account!!!!

2009 $20 challenge

December 18th, 2008 at 08:30 am

I know it's a little earl, but I am READY to get started on my $20 challenge.

My goal this year is to put away $1500 by Dec. 1st -- $500 to the emergency fund and $1000 for Christmas (for gift buying).

I have earned $14.48 from ebates that I will start the account with (although I won't have the money until Feb. 15th.)

I'm gonna try to do an automatic debit each pay for the challenge... Hopefully it will be smooth...


December 18th, 2008 at 08:21 am

Hurray! I met my savings goal of $1k by 12/1.

I also was able to pay off one of my credit cards (Dell) that raised my APR to 30.9% when my payment posted HOURS after the due date. So long Dell, nice knowin ya. My balance was $4k, and I was paying $130-ish dollars a month. It will be nice to have that extra $130 a month to save...

I'm thinking about my goals for 2009. I'll have to get started on those soon.

Added more!! :-)

May 29th, 2008 at 01:51 pm

Found a lotto ticket my hubby bought -- a $3 winner.

Got a $0.62 credit balance refund check from a bill that was overpaid.

Returned two shirts that didn't fit for $28 that goes into the ING account...

Still waiting on the $10 MySurvey check.

Beginning balance: $100

Added: $31.62

Ending balance: $131.62 (amount till goal $868.38)

Opened an ING account

May 23rd, 2008 at 04:45 pm

I'm on a roll, I just opened an ING account with a portion of my economic stimulus payment.

ING balance: $100
Goal: $1000
Long way to go: $900


I'm starting a $20 challenge

May 23rd, 2008 at 09:20 am

I was browsing through this site today and decided to start a $20 challenge blog.

My very first entry!!

I earned $10 from mysurvey.com to add to my $20 challenge.

Total deposited: $10.00 Yea!