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52 Week Challenge Progress and a New Chair

December 17th, 2015 at 10:08 am

Hi, everyone. I got my Pinecone deposit and sent it right away to cc #1.

Old 52 Week Challenge Balance: $5587.82

$5.00 pinecone payment

New 52 Week Challenge Balance: $5592.82


Also, I took the day off today and after a morning appointment which ended earlier than anticipated, we went to a local furniture store and bought the new chair. With tax, it was $435. Free delivery. I put it on cc #1, but plan to have it paid off quickly with the following: 1) I had $20.00 in my slush account, 2) $315.00 from regular savings, and 3) $100 from my paycheck on Friday. I don't like taking so much from savings, but that's what it's there for, right?

And even better, my husband asked if they could deliver it to today and they did about 30 minutes after we returned home. We were very happy.

52 Week Challenge Progress

December 10th, 2015 at 06:59 pm

Hi, everyone.

I got $5.00 from Epoll surveys today, so I sent it right to cc #1. I also sent another $2.00 to cc #1 because I have been doing really well with the fountain card.

Old 52 Week Challenge Balance: $5573.68

$5.00 epoll surveys
$2.00 fountain card challenge

New 52 Week Challenge Balance $5580.68

52 Week Challenge Progress

December 8th, 2015 at 11:51 am

I am doing really well this week with the fountain card, so I am sending an extra $2.00 to cc #1. I will probably be able to send at least one more payment to cc #1 before next payday.

Old 52 Week Challenge Balance: $5571.68

$2.00 extra payment to cc #1

New 52 Week Challenge Balance: $5573.68

Happy Thanksgiving and 52 Week Challenge Progress

November 26th, 2015 at 09:00 am

Hi, everyone. I just want to wish Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and hope that you are having a restful, stress free day.

I finally got $5.00 more from Pinecone, so that went straight to cc #1.

Also, I have been doing pretty well with the fountain card, so I sent $2.00 to cc #1.

Old 52 Week Challenge Balance: $5364.68

Pinecone $5.00
fountain card savings $2.00

New 52 Week Challenge Balance: $5371.68

More Snowflakes Coming Soon...

November 16th, 2015 at 07:04 pm

Hi, everyone.

I just cashed in some more survey points and rebates that will come to fruition soon.

I cashed in my rebates at mrrebates dot com for $11.97. I will get that at the end of the month.

I cashed in my survey points at epoll for $5.00.

I will probably be able to cashed in points at pinecone for another $5.00.

This will all make additional payments totalling $21.97 to cc #1.

Spending Less $ = More Money for Paying on Debt, Part 2

November 3rd, 2015 at 04:44 pm

Hi, everyone.

I am still trying to come up with more ways to spend less on stuff. As you know, I have been paying more attention to stuff I spend money on, like iced tea at convenience stores and such and applying the funds I don't use for that to paying off cc #1. Today, I also discovered that at my work's cafeteria where I sometimes buy lunch and iced tea, they have something called a fountain drink card where you can buy 10 refills (you must bring a refill cup which I already have) ahead of time for $6.00 plus tax or $6.56, which comes out to about 65 cents per refill. Yea. So, I have still been resisting going to convenience stores because that is usually $1.19 to $1.30 per 32 ounce drink depending on which one I go to. But at the work cafeteria, I can use the fountain card and save a lot of money. So, I bought one and have been using it for when I do buy iced tea on work days. Of course, I am also still making tea at work and drinking that much of the time, but sometimes, I want to get out of my office and do something different for a little bit. I am going to figure out the difference between what I was paying and what I am paying now and pay that to cc #1.

Spending Less $ = More Money for Paying on Debt

October 28th, 2015 at 08:20 pm

Woo-hoo! Spending less money on trinkets, blinkets, and shineys nets you more money to pay on debts and necessities. Sound obvious? Yes, it is, but some of us have to consciously remember WHY we are spending less money on stuff like cups on ice tea from a convenience store so that we can some day be out of debt. I have been consciously thinking about this lately and instead of buying iced tea every day, I have been making my own in a pitcher and drinking that. I also bought a 12 pack of sparkling seltzer water and added lemon juice and stevia for a refreshing, non caffeine beverage. Anyway, I am sending an extra $5.00 to cc #1 just because I have funds to do so due to less spending on stuff.

Prior 52 Week Challenge Balance: $4722.02

cc #1 extra payment $5.00

New 52 Week Challenge Balance: $4727.02

And It Just Keeps Rollin' In...

October 2nd, 2015 at 10:34 am

Hi, everyone.

It has been quite a week at my house. Our air conditioner is finally functioning at peak capacity. It turns out the reason why the fan kept running all the time even if we had it turned off is because of two reasons: something called a relay was malfunctioning and a wire was hooked up wrong. Anyway, it's all fixed now. The weather has been rather cool here this last week, so we have not had the A/C on for at least four days. And because we have our new windows, we have had the windows open that entire time. For the last five years, we have not been able to open windows on cooler days because the windows did not open at all.

Also, today the deposit for my rebate from mrrebates came in and went right back out to cc #1. Woo-Hoo! So, here is my updated 52 Week Challenge Balance.

Prior 52 Week Challenge Balance: $4381.58

mrrebates deposit $10.44

New 52 Week Challenge Balance: $4392.02

This brings the balance for cc #1 to $4496.78.

More Frugal Goings On

October 1st, 2015 at 03:21 pm

Hi, everyone. I got my Pinecone deposit today and my husband got his check, so here is the update to the 52 Week Challenge.

Prior 52 Week Challenge Balance: $4309.10

Husband's payment to cc #1 $67.48
Pinecone Deposit $5.00

New 52 Week Challenge Balance: $4381.58

This brings the cc #1 balance to $4507.22.

I also got an email from mrrebates about my rebate of $10.44 being available. So, when that arrives in the bank account, I will send it to cc #1 also. Woo-Hoo!

Frugal Goings On

September 30th, 2015 at 06:04 pm

Hi, everyone.

I just got a payment of $5.00 from Pinecone. As soon as it clears, I will send it right to cc #1.

My garden is doing well. My kale and lettuce are about 3 inches hall! In another few weeks, they will be ready for picking. Yummy!

I transferred money the other day to make the escrow payment. The transfer finally cleared, so I mailed the check today.

Tomorrow, my husband's check clears and $67.48 of that will go to cc #1.

I will post an updated cc #1 balance tomorrow after both payments clear.

52 Week Challenge Progress

August 19th, 2015 at 04:24 pm

Hi, everyone. More progress to report on the 52 Week Challenge here. I just got a Pinecone deposit in the amount of $5.00, so I sent it directly to cc #1. Woo-Hoo!

Old 52 Week Challenge Balance: $3695.11

Pinecone deposit $5.00

Current 2015 52 Week Challenge Balance: $3700.11

52 Week Challenge Progress

August 15th, 2015 at 05:43 am

Hi, everyone. Several days ago I got a $25.00 Toluna suurvey check in the mail. I deposited it and as soon as it cleared, I sent it to cc #1. Woo-Hoo! This feels great.

I should be able to cash in at mrrebates before the month is over. That will be about $10.00.

Prior 52 Week Challenge Balance: $3670.11

cc #1 payment $25.00

New 52 Week Challenge Balance: $3695.11