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Thanksgiving Humor

November 24th, 2014 at 06:44 pm

Here's some humor as we head towards one our country's biggest and oldest holidays...

Another Payday, Debt Paid, Savings, Retirement

November 20th, 2014 at 07:16 pm

Hi, everyone.

My cc #2 balance is still $0! Woo-Hoo! I get paid tomorrow. I have already allocated for 1/2 of the mortgage payment, gas for the car, slush fund, groceries, and the purchase of health supplements. I have also paid the water/sewer bill and put money into savings.

I will be putting the balance of my work reimbursement into my professional account. That's where it came from and I want to go to another conference next summer, so I figured the $231.00 would be a nice beginning to the approximately $1500 I will likely need.

I will be getting 2 payments of $3.00 each for Pinecone surveys in a couple of days. They will be going straight to cc #1. That feels good to say. Big Grin

Mortgage is Down and Found Some Money

November 18th, 2014 at 07:07 pm

Hi, everyone. We just got our first statement on our mortgage since we re-fied. It's weird because, unless I forgot to record the balance on SS for several months, the balance went down by about $1179, but the regular principal plus extra principal is $151.00. Hmm...

I also got some found money in the mail, $3.00 for a Pinecone survey and $6.77 in a reimbursement check for a work related party. The whole $9.77 is going to cc #1 once the check clears.

I did it!

November 16th, 2014 at 07:31 pm

I finally paid off the balance on cc #2! Woo-Hoo! I did this with some of the rest of my work trip reimbursement. I also authorized a $50.00 payment to cc #1. From this point, I am going to seriously step up payments on cc #1. I am so happy I can hardly speak. I am blessed.

I am so blessed...

November 13th, 2014 at 09:46 am

Hi, everyone. I am so blessed. Today is a wonderful day. I remembered a couple of days ago that my cc #2 has with its rewards system a way to "erase" travel purchases. So, since I recently had to travel out of town for work, I decided to see how it would work for that. I was able to erase part of the cost of my hotel stay to the tune of $30.41! That was after I had already paid that part off for myself. Woo-Hoo! The credit for that hit today, which brought the balance of cc #2 to $185.59. Awesome. I also received the reimbursement payment for the trip from my work. I paid $100.00 to cc #2, bringing the balance of cc #2 to $85.59! Awesome. I feel so blessed. I will probably pay off the rest before next payday out of the same funds. I can't stop smiling. Big Grin

Another Payday

November 7th, 2014 at 01:45 pm

Hi, everyone. It's payday here in the midwest and so more money has gone to savings, debt, and retirement. Here is my progress so far.

$21.00 Deposit to slush fund
$40.00 Deposit to regular savings
$40.00 Deposit to car account
$40.00 Deposit to house account
$20.00 Deposit to professional account
$20.00 Deposit to aaa/tax savings account
$ 6.00 Deposit to escrow account
$ 3.00 Deposit to self account

The best news is that before I even got paid this time, I discovered I had about $40.00 left over in my checking, so today I sent it to credit card #1. In about 2 weeks or so, I should get my reimbursement for attending a conference. I will pay off cc #2 completely and put $50.00 of it towards cc #1. The rest I will put back into my professional account for attendance at another conference next spring or summer. I also have $3.00 coming for Pinecone surveys, but I don't know when I will receive it. I will put it towards cc #1. On December 1st, I will get about $11.00 from mrrebates that I will put towards cc #1.