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Extra $500 for Challenge

January 14th, 2007 at 01:44 pm

Sorry it has been a while and but I wanted to share this with you. I live in New York and there is a Casino in Yonkers that's 30 minutes ways and me and my partner went to day to see the place. We set a budget of $100.00 for each of us to spend. We came back with our $100.00 plus an extra $500.00 that would go toward the $20.00 challenge. Gambling sometimes pay off. only sometimes.

Last Balance $42.40
Addition $500.00
New Addition $542.00

Adding another $10.00

January 6th, 2007 at 04:06 am

Won $10.00 on scratch off will be added to $20 challenge

$25.00 old balance
10.00 Scratch Off
$35.00 new total

Sold a Book

January 4th, 2007 at 04:44 am

Now it's time to start the new year off right, I put my $20.00 aside for this challenge to start. Listed some book I had around the house on half price and I sold a book for $5.00 this is added
start
$20.00
$5 (book sold)
Total $25.00

Note; To all my ebayers out there the ebay fees for 2007 are going up to .40 cents instead of .35 cents.Just wanted to let you know.

Found my First Coin For the New Year

January 4th, 2007 at 04:38 am

Went to the gym yesterday and I found my first .25 cents and walking home I found .10 cents so for the new year I start my street change with

.35 cents

Yea For The Comming of 2007

December 31st, 2006 at 05:42 am

The last day of 2006 and I am really ready for 2007. My goals is to lose 50lbs and to put some major money into my retirement, vacation, and debt acct. I owe my mother 65,0000. over the course of 10 years and I have to make her first $7,000 payment today. Thank God I saved for that and that was hard to do but I did it. And the $20 challenge for me starts today. I wish everybody a happy and safe new year. Also this year I am starting to count all the money that we spend on eating out and food shopping. We spent $800.00 in a 2 month period. That's to much for 2 people. I will do better this year! Oh well happy 2007!

Will Be Using Coupons

December 24th, 2006 at 05:23 am

I never used coupons that much because I never seemed to get any good coupons to use. But effective christmas eve I will be using couponds when I can get them for the tings that I use and I will be putting the money away toward my $20 challenge that I will also start today.Reason for the renewed coupon interest is because My co-worker gave me a cute coupon holder for christmas that I want to use and to save money of course.
I rolled coins last night total $85.00 this goes toward $20.00 challenge and vaction.
I made sure to buy some dolls and race cars and give to toy for tots I do this every year. The feeling is priceless.

Happy Holidays To All

December 22nd, 2006 at 04:02 am

Just want to say To all Have A Happy And Safe Holiday!

Waiting for 2007

December 16th, 2006 at 04:19 am

The holidays are here and I am rushing them away. I can't wait for 2007 so that I can really focus on my goals of losing weight before my July cruse, Getting a tenant into the other house that we have, we are in the process of fixing it up to rent out. And Looking more into puting money away for retirement. That part is scary to me.
good news my boss at work stated that she is taking us out for to lunch christmas and she paying Yea!
Nothing to much on the saving front. Just trying to get the bill payed for the month. Even thought I have an so called extra check(I get payed bi weekly) this month can you believe that it's spent already on bills.
Hope everybody have a safe and blessed holiday.

Why Does Everything Go Up In Dec

December 9th, 2006 at 04:15 am

Just got a notice about my property tax bill it will be going up a extra $120.00 for the year 2007. I remember when I used to pay $350.00 every quarter now I am paying over $600.00 every quarter forthe same piece of property tax. Things keep going up and My salary never catches up to the bills.
I will be glad when January get her then I can start looking for a part-time job to help me with these bills.
This month so far saving has been zero and spending has been excessive with eating out more then we need but to. This will all be cut on in 2 weeks we are going to be doing a lot of belt tighting in the new year.


Short & Sweet Days

December 1st, 2006 at 05:10 pm

Thanksgiving was wet, cold and we stayed in and cooked,slept, and watched T.V a good day.

Friday we went to a guy who was selling barbies bought $200.00 worth( I collect barbies) But these are good for resale. they are old and mint in box. Yea Barbie!

Saturday Got a free scratch off won $40.00 which will go toward $20.00 challenge.

Sunday. Cleaned the basement and listed things on ebay for the christmas season.

Overall saved a little spent a lot but I am looking forward to Dec 1th to really start my saving plan.

TUESDAY WAS A GOOD DAY

November 23rd, 2006 at 03:03 am

Happy Thanskgiving to all. Now Tues was as follows, My partner is retired and works parttime on computers at a school, Another job came in for in to work at a different school on computers so he will be working 2 days at one school and 2 days at another Yea. This spells extra money for our trips. Me I took advantage of ebay's 20 cent sale and listed a whole lot of things for the holidays. I won $4.00 in scratch off tickets. So yea again Tuesday was a very good day for making money. My spending has been out of control with thanksgiving and buying extra food items and eating out we spend into uptil now about $200.00. But staring tomarrow things will be different.

My Fellow Co Worker

November 18th, 2006 at 04:31 am

This was a suprise to me, Yesterday was payday, My co worker was saying how her paycheck was low and asked me to look at it to see why. When I looked at all her deduction from her check. Money was being deducted from her check in the amt of $150.00 every 2 weeks form her credit card company's collections dept. Because she owes them $4000. it was 2000.00 but with interest and late payments it turned into 4000. I was so made at her and shocked at the same time. We make little as is for people living in New York and for her to go and let someone take her money for her stupid purchases that was probably not need. she could have taken that $150.00 and put it in saving for her kids or something that would benefit her in the long run. I tried to explain to her what was going on with her paycheck and her answer to me was "that's part of life being in debt and I said "yea ok" and walked away.

The Holiday Spending Season is Here

November 15th, 2006 at 04:51 pm

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, My office mates today were talking about having a x-mas party. They decided to have the party at the Olive Garden in Manhattan and they stated that they wanted $10.00 each from each person in the group gift for the manager's gift. she's nice but... $10.00 is kinda expensive for my right now. oh well guess I have to skip something else to make up for.
As far as Thanksgiving I am going to Pathmark food shopping they have the 10 items for $10 sale. Me and my mate are doing this holiday very quite a small dinner for two and some videos that we get from the library. That's all for us.
With the holidays here so is the spending.

Free Items Yesterday

November 12th, 2006 at 04:57 am

Just wanted to share a interesting event yesterday. Yesterday I went to an estate sale. The man that was having the sale was giving everything in the house away for free. He said he just wanted to get rid of it. There was a fair amount of people inside not to much stuff was in the house. But I came away with a nice boiling pot in white, camera, tape recorder all free. I love when you get free stuff don't you.

Waiting Until December to Start Again

November 12th, 2006 at 04:35 am

I am losing the $20.00 challenge, I am putting my energy else where. I will start fresh on Dec 1, 2006. My goal is to get to $1000.00 by Dec 1 2007

Found coins in the Lot

November 7th, 2006 at 03:55 am

I seem to alway find coins in parking lot, So far I have found 8 cents last week
change total = .41

Great Sunday

November 5th, 2006 at 03:32 pm

Beside the weather being nice, We had a great sunday selling at the Flea market.Yesterday we said we were just going to try to make the rent and the inventory which we did to day was our profit and yea we made over $200.00! And I met a guy that said he would sell me some old barbies from his daughters who are now grown up and do not want them once he gets them out of the Basment. Did I mention I love barbie olds ones at that. And I am proud of myself I did not spend one dime at the flea market. We brought our own food and drink. So all day I spent basking in the sun and making money.
We still have a long way to go for our bills and vaction to be paid off.But by doing flea markets for the holidays hope that put some extra in our pockets. Thanks to all for all the great support that you give that is why I love this place. There are always great people here.

Good Flea Market Day

November 4th, 2006 at 03:14 pm

This is the weekend that me and my partner do a weekend flea market. We do this event every year. Today was a good day we made over $150.00. Which will go toward growing our flea market business and bills. We hope Sunday will be a little higher.
On another note I failed at just taking $40.00 weekly to work with me this week. But I am going to try again until I get it right. I spent about $25.00 over what I was suppose to this week. But over all this has been a very good money week for me With found money and unexpected money comming my way.

Unexpected $$$$

November 2nd, 2006 at 04:03 pm

Yea! For November so far . Just got an unexpected check from the city for a tax progam that I have with my home mortage. The governer gave us a $57.00 refund. Yes I love unexpected and found money don't you. This will go toward my Alaska Cruse Next year.

To Windy To Sell Today

October 29th, 2006 at 04:47 pm

Me and my partner was going to takes somethings to the flea market to sell today. We both looked forward to earning some extra money for the holidays and for the bills. But The wind was kicking at about 30-40 mph. It was just to windy to sell outside. This flea market was outside. We went to the flea market that we were going to sell at to see who was there and we found out that if we would have set up selling there it would have been free instead of the normal $35.00 because not to many vendors was there or customers for that matter. Oh well we have another flea market event comming up for this weekend. Hope that we can do that one weather permitting.