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52 Week Challenge Progress

February 28th, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Hi, everyone. Today I took the day off so my dh and I could go to a nearby town to run an errand that had been scheduled for awhile. I got paid today also, so I have more progress to report on my 52 Week Challenge.

Previous Challenge Balance: $754.48

$58.28 payment to cc #2
$30.00 payment to dh's hospital bill #4
$40.00 regular deposit to regular savings
$10.00 payment to cc #2
$20.00 deposit to slush fund

New Balance $912.76

I will be making a payment to cc #1 and depositing funds to my other savings accounts. I will post those tomorrow.

52 Week Challenge Progress

February 15th, 2014 at 01:33 pm

Hi, everyone. As you can see from the left side of the screen, my savings is nearly cleaned out. A relative has died with no savings or life insurance. My dh and I were called upon to help with funeral expenses. The husband says there is a "cancer care" policy, but is not sure if it has a death benefit. If our money is not needed, we will get it back, but will have to wait and see.

Prior Challenge Balance: $675.23

Savings Deposit $40.00

Credit Card Payment to cc #1 from checking $20.00

Credit Card Payment to cc #1 (extra money we had from something allocated for but did not buy) $3.12

Credit Card Payment to cc #1 dividend from savings account (found money) $6.13

Credit Card Payment to cc #2 $10.00

New Challenge Balance: $754.48

52 Week Challenge Progress

February 8th, 2014 at 01:31 pm

Hi, everyone. More money in and more money out.

Previous Challenge Balance #647.83

$20.00 paid more to cc #1
$7.40 got some money from selling a book and put it towards cc#2

New Challenge Balance $ 675.23

Woo-Hoo!

52 Week Challenge Progress and Pet Peeve

February 4th, 2014 at 07:02 am

Well, I paid more on debt and want to report on a pet peeve of mine.

$608.86 Previous Balance of 52 Week Challenge

$7.00 Money Previously Allocated for Something We Wound Up Not Buying (saved money twice there!)
$20.00 paid to credit card #1
$11.97 rebate money paid to credit card #2

This brings my balance to $647.83!

Because my employer called off work today due to bad weather, I am probably saving money because I am not out buying something. But that's hard to calculate.

My pet peeve regards cc#2. I got it in 2005 about 4 months after the discharge of my chapter 13 bankruptcy. The company charges an annual fee to use the card. Of course, I could pay it off and cancel the card, but then I would be cutting off my oldest currently open credit line. Not good when I hope to refinance my house some day. So I will keep it and keep it paid off when I get it paid off.

52 Week Challenge Progress

February 2nd, 2014 at 05:57 pm

Hi, everyone. I paid some on dh's medical bill, bringing the balance to $96.00. I also put some money into savings and paid to cc's. I will post those balances later.

Previous Challenge Balance $479.86

Payment to Dh's medical bill $30.00
Payment to credit card #1 $50.00
Deposit to savings $49.00

New Challenge Balance $608.86