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April Goals

March 31st, 2007 at 01:11 pm

Well I figured out what I need to do in April. Mostly save money since everything is going up AGAIN. I will be working very hard to make it all happen.


April Goals
1. Stick to budget
2. Pay off big chunk of M/C
3. Look at bills again and see what I can reduce
4. exercise daily
5. lose 5 pounds
6. declutter more of house and sell/freecycle it
7. work on my sewing
8. oil change in van
9. get veges planted in garden
10. work on finding cheaper sources of everything
11. Eat out only 2x this month

Last month with tax money I paid off a bill and bought the Dave Ramsey envelope wallet. It has helped out quite a bit.

Just a beautiful day in the neighborhood

March 28th, 2007 at 08:12 pm

Hi All

Well it is sunny and 80 here in the midwest. Today is a wonderful day. I sent off the final payment to Cap one and sent in half of what I owe to Sears Mastercard. Hopefully in the next few months I will be able to get that paid off and I will owe nothing but for the house. Yeah.

It does pay to be nice

March 4th, 2007 at 02:28 pm

Well last night a friend and her DH came over to have a celebratory drink. A little over a year ago her mom died leaving a house full of crap (literally there was mouse poo everywhere), no will and a lot of questions. My friend is deaf and her husband was over in Iraq fighting for our country. She was having problems getting anything started, accomplished. So we stepped in and starting helping her where we could.
By the time we were done 7 months later we had 4 large dumpsters of trash, a couple of sales and finally the house sold to a "flipper" because it needed a lot of help.

Fast forward to last night. Since there wasn't a will they had to wait a year after moms death for claims against the estate and to settle everything. So we were having drinks, toasting that their lives could get back to normal and they had us a card with a check for $1000. Now DH and I did not do this to get any $$ or anything, really just to be friends and help out. When I asked what was going on they said

"You helped without getting paid and without expecting anything, that is the reason you are getting paid."

This will go towards a bill. We are almost debt free.