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Nervous :/

March 26th, 2009 at 05:40 pm

I borrowed $171.90 from my Disney money and paid back $200. I am afraid I am not going to have enough money this week to make my car payment though. Frown

Previous total: $514.51
Money today: $28.49
New total: $543.00

Racing Pool

March 25th, 2009 at 04:44 pm

My husband won a racing pool at work. Some people didn't pay and I think he spent some of it, but he did give me $35. I also found a dollar in the dryer. LOL

Previous total: $478.51
Money today: $36.00
New total: $514.51


March 2nd, 2009 at 04:05 pm

I am having a hard time finding things to sell and coming up with money for this. :/

Previous total: $169.53
Money today: $6.00
New total: $175.53


March 1st, 2009 at 01:54 pm

OK I am starting this blog off with what I have saved up so far. Not much. I consigned a bunch of my daughter's clothes at Once Upon a Child and they gave me a check for $129.53. Today my husband sold some speakers for $40 too.

Previous total: $0
Money today: $169.53
New total: $169.53


May 26th, 2007 at 08:22 pm

I rolled up all the change that I have been collecting while I wasn't doing much else to save. I had some dollars in my change jar and my pocketbook too. I have 15 dollar bills and $38.50 in change.

Previous total: 1244.21
Money today: 53.50
New total: 1297.71

Starting Over

May 26th, 2007 at 08:18 pm

We had to use some of our savings money for some bills that came up. I just kind of gave up after that. I am starting over and my restart total that is in my ING account is $1244.21. My next goal is to get it back up to that $1500 mark. Frown

*** $1500.00!! ***

April 10th, 2007 at 08:04 pm

One more add here before bed. I forgot about the $20 DH's uncle gave him for gas. He spent it but I transferred it our of our bank account. LOL On top of that I rolled $10.50 in quarters and pennies. That brings my total to over $1500.00. I am so happy with that Big Grin Disney World here we come. LOL

Previous total: 1486.73
Money today: 30.50
New total: 1517.23

Day Tipper

April 10th, 2007 at 06:06 pm

I have another 11.35 to add to the challenge. I got paid for two tips I submitted at daytipper.com. $6.00 per tip (minus paypal's fees bla)

Previous total: 1475.38
Money today: 11.35
New total: 1486.73

Adding to the Challenge

April 10th, 2007 at 10:01 am

Don't give up on me yet Smile I am still trying.

First of all I have to say... I don't like the way my blog looks. Maybe I need t get used to it or something, but I liked it much better the other way.

DH took off work today because we have to take DS to the urologist for a checkup on his kidneys. Since he was off he took the opportunity togo this morning and turn in his scrap metal. I added the money he made from that to our savings.

Previous total: 1298.38
Money today: 177.00
New total: 1475.38


April 2nd, 2007 at 03:15 pm

I had some dollars I have been saving in my pocketbook. I did have more but like I said I have been slack on my savings.

Previous total: 1289.38
Money today: 9.00
New total: 1298.38


April 2nd, 2007 at 02:41 pm

I have been really slack lately about trying to add money to the challenge. I am going to try to get better about it. I did roll some wuarters and pennies today. I have 10.50 to add from that. I am also adding the 3.62 for March's interest paid in my ING account.

Previous total: 1275.26
Money today: 14.12
New total: 1289.38


March 17th, 2007 at 09:15 pm

I forgot to add 0.50 for pennies I rolled today Smile

Previous total: 1274.76
Money today: 0.50
New total: 1275.26

Challenge Money

March 17th, 2007 at 09:10 pm

I have $20 to add to the challenge from DH's uncle from gas.

I also am making a good bit of money on cha cha as a guide. The more trained you get the more searches you get, and then you make more money. I am up to almost $50. Smile

Previous total: 1254.76
Money today: 20.00
New total: 1274.76

Challenge Money

March 16th, 2007 at 03:37 pm

We sold DS's Gameboy Advance on Amazon. Our total profit was 46.35. I transferred that to my ING today Smile

The cha cha thing is going pretty good. I haven't been able to do it much in the oast couple days b/c I am having problems with java on my laptop, but I have made around $33. Smile I am not cashing it out yet though.

Previous total: 1208.41
Money today: 46.35
New total: 1254.76

More Money and Cha Cha

March 12th, 2007 at 08:48 pm

I have become a cha cha guide to make some extra money for savings. Lots of pranking. Keeps me entertained. Smile What these people don't realize is we get paid whether you have a valid search or not. LOL

I have a 14.00 check from surveyspot.com to add today and 16.00 dollar bills I have been saving this week to add to savings.

Previous total: 1178.41
Money today: 30.00
New total: 1208.41

Messed Up

March 12th, 2007 at 05:11 pm

I messed up transferring money into my ING. I knew it would happen eventually. I put a deposit in the bank and accidentally transferred all of it to my ING which was not my intention. I am just going to leave it that way and be more careful that time. The difference is $51.

Previous total: 1127.41
Money today: 51.00
New total: 1178.41

One More Dollar

March 7th, 2007 at 08:00 pm

I found a dollar in a bank envelope in my pocketbook. I am putting it into my challenge money. I will deposit this tomorrow so I can start earning interest on all the money instead of having a bunch of it in an envelope at home.

Previous total: 1127.41
Money today: 1.00
New total: 1128.41


March 7th, 2007 at 07:55 pm

I finally have got my ebay stuff straight. Everything I sold was actually paid for pretty quickly except for one. Still no payment so I reported them to ebay. After shipping fees, paypal fees, and ebay fees I made $38.48. Not too bad considering most of it was stuff I had just lying around. I can't wait until it gets warmer and I can have a yard sale. Smile Then I can get of a bunch more stuff I don't want any more.

DH sold DS's Game Boy SP on amazon also. He discovered he didn't need it any more because the Nintendo DS we got him for Christmas plays Game Boy games. As soon as that gets deposited in our checking account (which takes forever) I will transfer it into ING.

Previous total: 1088.83
Money today: 38.58
New total: 1127.41

ING Interest

March 7th, 2007 at 06:38 pm

I am adding my interest paid from my ING account for February. A whole $1.14. LOL

Previous total: 1087.69
Money today: 1.14
New total: 1088.83

More Change

March 6th, 2007 at 12:37 pm

I have a roll of nickels, a roll of dimes, and three dollar bills to add to the challenge money. I wish I knew hoe much changed I had saved up. I can't tell since a lot of it has gone into the bank and been transferred to my ING. I am going to go back though my journal and see if I can figure it out. Smile

Previous total: 1077.69
Money today: 10.00
New total: 1087.69

We Love Bellsouth!

March 3rd, 2007 at 10:10 pm

More money in the mail today from Bellsouth Big Grin. My DH said we will get $50 more from them and a gift card to Wal Mart but not for a while. I can't believe how much we have saved in just about 2 months!

Previous total: 877.69
Money today: 200.00
New total: 1077.69

Check From Bellsouth

March 2nd, 2007 at 03:59 pm

Bellsouth sent us a check for $125 for switching our phone service to them. We were paying $130 a month for our cable and internet, and then another $30 a month for our phone service through Vonage. We switched to a package from Bellsouth and DirecTV that will only cost us $100 a month for the three. Not only are we saving $60 a month, but we will be getting close to $500 in rewards from them for switching. I also have $10 to add from the gas money Dh gets weekly.

Previous total: 742.69
Money today: 135.00
New total: 877.69

Still here

March 1st, 2007 at 06:11 pm

I am still around. I have been off work on vacation all week. I have been making tons of new things and learning how to cook from scratch. I have been getting tons of advice at frugalvillage.com. I haven't had much to add to my savings lately. I sold some stuff on ebay and am just waiting for some payments to come in before I transfer that. For today I do have a roll of quarters, two rolls of pennies, and 7 dollar bills.

Previous total: 724.69
Money today: 18.00
New total: 742.69

YAY! More money!

February 23rd, 2007 at 07:06 pm

Long story short - my DH ordered me flowers for V-Day and I didn't get them. They tried to send them a day late and I refused them. I fought with the floral company for hours until I finally ended up with a free bouquet, and a full refund for what he spent. This was credited to my account today so I am going to send it to savings. The total for that is $74.98.

I also have another $23.16 to add that I transferred from my paypal account to my checking account. This was $19.75 from cashing out from CashDuck, and a few dollars for some pajamas I sold on ebay.

Previous total: 626.55
Money today: 98.14
New total: 724.69 (WOW!)

Good Mail Day, More Money

February 23rd, 2007 at 06:45 pm

I had a great mail day today. I got a check for $10 from a research company for sending them a copy of my ID to prove I am 21 and can do cigarette surveys; a $7.15 check from Cash Crate for completing offers; and The Tightwad Gazette III. I orderd I, II, and III on half.com for $4.00 each. And that is with shipping.

I have the two checks to add to the challenge, plus $20 from DH's uncle for gas money, $5 DH gave me leftover from his spending money last week, and 7 dollar bills.

Previous total: 577.40
Money today: 49.15
New total: 626.55

Adding Dollars and Coins

February 20th, 2007 at 08:35 pm

I went through my pocketbook and I had 10 dollar bills and enough change to make another roll of quarters and another roll of pennies.

Previous total: 556.90
Money today: 20.50
New total: 577.40

Amazon Payment

February 20th, 2007 at 08:12 pm

When I checked my bank account just now there was money transferred into it for a textbook I sold on Amazon. I transferred it into my ING account.

Previous total: 496.10
Money today: 60.80
New total: 556.90

Yay! I made it to $500. Blew right past it in fact. LOL

Adding Money

February 16th, 2007 at 04:50 pm

I have $20 to add for DH's gas money from his uncle for this week and last week. (He owes us 6 more.) Then I added up the ones I have saved.

Previous total: 469.10
Money today: 27.00
New total: 496.10

I am getting close to 500. Can't believe it!

More money

February 13th, 2007 at 12:46 pm

This past weekend we spent in the mountains with some of our friend's who just had a baby on Friday. The trip was unplanned b/c we didn't know the baby was coming. We kind of spent a lot of money but I had got a check for going to school and working in daycare. They give you so much money for every class you take. My check was for 360. I loaned my sister 60 and I guess we spent the rest in the mountains. I have some ones left but not much else to show for it.

I got another check in the mail yesterday for 500.25. It is also for school. I have a grant and I use it to buy my books and tuition and then they mail me a check for the rest. I would love to throw the whole check in savings but I need to pay a couple of bills. I took 8 dollar bills out of my pocketbook and put them in the savings money. I also rolled up a good bit of change.

Previous total: 443.60
Money today: 25.50
New total: 469.10

Quick Update

February 13th, 2007 at 09:47 am

I have been without internet for a week while we switched over to a cheaper company. I am back now and have more to add to my savings. I sold some books on Amazon and just transferred the money over to my ING account. I am thinking once I go through some stuff here I will have a little more to add so hopefully I will be back later. Big Grin

Previous total: 381.50
Money today: 62.10
New total: 443.60

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