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This Weekend's Spending

September 30th, 2006 at 04:22 pm

Lunch $4.75
Amazon.com $43.91
Walmart $79.60
McDonalds $5.02
KOHLS $61.91
Albertsons $24.96
Rent $75.00
Daycare $90.00
Medical Bill $10.00
Comcast $75.57
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TOTAL: $470.72

I think I have it all Covered. I need to get on my Challenge though...I still owe myself money. I will be depositing $50 + $5 Pinecone Check next Saturday.

Giving & Bills

September 29th, 2006 at 11:56 pm

Today I thought I deserved to buy Lunch since it was Payday and I left a $1 tip.

The Total was $4.75

Then I went and saw my mom at Chilis because it was her birthday and then we went to Walmart after and I purchased a couple of things.

$79.60 actual total: $59.60

I got $20 Cash back because I needed to get my favorite meal. TRIPA TACOS that I haven't had for almost two weeks! GOING CRAZY EEK!

Paid by Comcast Bill: $75.57

Then on my CC I put an Order for a friend who is going through an Ordeal, some Mia Bella Candles $63. I will be paying off CC next week. I actually love the Convenience of my CC. When I think I cannot buy something because I do not have the money, I use my CC and can pay it off 3 weeks later and still not go into OD on my Debit account. It WORKS GREAT!

I also got my Gas Bill, it was about $24. Due on 10/18/06.


$79.60
$75.57
$4.75
$100
$90
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$349.92

2 cents : (

September 27th, 2006 at 10:34 pm

I HAVE to mail out my Invitations NOW...I had 37 cent stamps before I discovered my newer stamps...I thought GOOD! I have Stamps to use, ONLY TO DISCOVER the Rate went up 2 cents...I DO NOT HAVE TIME to buy 2 cent stamps...I wasted my 37 cent stamps : ( I am really sad and annoyed about it...

37 * 8 = $2.96
2 cents * 8 = 16 cents

I had to place my new stamps over my old Stamps...I wasted $3.12+$2.96= $6.08 because I didn't BUY 16 cent worth of Stamps...

I thought they were waiting until January to change to 39 cents??? I guess they remembered the Holidays were coming up and didn't want to waste an Opportunity.

There is my 2 cent VENT for the Day Frown

Bills, Bills, Bills

September 27th, 2006 at 07:43 pm

Resolved Issue with Daycare, they said they HAD received all my Pay since my daughter started. No, Really?! LOL. Big Grin

I got a couple of Bills, two days in a row:

Power Bill $27.85 Due 10/13/06

Credit Card $127.08 Due 10/13/06

Issues with Daycare >:(

September 25th, 2006 at 08:35 pm

I write them a check EVERY WEEK, I never miss a BEAT. I pay EVERY SINGLE MONDAY! Now the Manager is trying to tell me I missed paying.

So what I did was I Printed out the Checks THEY Cashed from my Bank that I use Online and I gave it to them. The Transactions.

But how DARE someone tell me I don't PAY??? I PAY!!! >: ( That makes me VERY Angry and it reminds me of the issue I had with my Car Insurance Company just the month before that.

It makes me angry how they try to RIP yeah when you already paying out anyway! At least I pay and try not to get away with anything! > : (

Expenses this Weekend

September 24th, 2006 at 03:12 pm

Car Insurance $62.83
Aside for Rent $150
Mom's B-Day $32.12
Close Chase Acct $30.63
Friday Lunch @ Work $4.75
McDonalds $5.02
Daycare $90.00
Walmart $26.71
Albertsons $27.89
Medical Bill $10.00
GAS $12.37
Total: $452.32

LEFTOVER: $77.68


Do I not know how to shop?!

September 23rd, 2006 at 12:04 pm

Today I for some reason thought I had a Walgreens. I do not have a Walgreens. I had a Plan. I ended up driving around for 40 minutes looking for somewhere to go. It was stupid and I wasted Gas. I finally stopped at Kohls, didn't really see anything I wanted. I am just so mad I wasted Gas! The whole week I did good, I only used about 1/4 of a tank from just driving to work! Now I used MORE and that just really irritates me. I do not need that many Groceries this week, but I still need Milk & Bread and a couple of other smaller items.

I also went to close my Chase account but they told me I would have to wait till Monday.

My Bank also overcharged me $2 on a check and so I need to call them Monday as well.

Expenses so Far

September 22nd, 2006 at 09:20 am

Car Insurance $62.83
Rent $150
Mom's B-Day $32.12
Close Chase Acct $30.63

No Spend Day or not?

September 21st, 2006 at 09:20 pm

My Daughter's Preschool had called & said she was sick. My mom went and picked her up and took her to the Doctor and the total with the Co-Pay and Medicines were:

$35.50

Plus I volunteered and worked 1 hour Overtime today. I am going to volunteer again tomorrow.

$19.95 (time and a half)

I am also able to view my Check Online every Thursday and so tomorrow I will be Paid:

$530.21

3rd No Spend Day

September 20th, 2006 at 10:11 pm

Brought my Lunch again. We also got Free Fresh Cookies at work during all our Breaks, I kind of got sick of them after the second break. Tomorrow is Thursday and if all works out I will put $15 bucks in the Challenge fund for not eating Lunch out at work on Friday.

Which will bring my Tally up to:

$479.03

RECEIVED:
$5 Pinecone

STILL WAITING ON:

$12 Gillette Rebate (Mailing it off tomorrow)

$100 Rent.com
$155.42 from Myself
TOTAL: $270.42

My Bills Evaluation

September 20th, 2006 at 08:11 am

Bringing Lunch to work. Close to Payday. Need to pay Car Insurance and I am not sure what else is due. I made a decision to pay my Rent by Money Order. It is due next Friday as well as My Comcast Bill.

This week:

Car Insurance $63
Daycare $90
Groceries $50
Aside for Rent $150
TOTAL: $353

Next week:

Rent $525
Comcast $75
Daycare $90
Groceries $50

I get Paid Weekly so I try to Pay off those Bills that come up during that week but this week I am also setting aside money for Rent. I already have $300 aside so I have this week and next week to gather the rest. Having a Home is FIRST Priority. I think I will receive my Power Bill & Gas Bill in October. I also owe myself $140.

Here are my EXACT Bills:
Rent $525
Daycare $90
Car Insurance $63
Power Bill
Gas Bill
Comcast $85
MMG $39
Doc Bill $10 (Weekly)
CD $5.99

I just went over my Bills in my Online Account to see exactly what I pay every month. Its not alot. I am very fortunate for everything I have being a Single Mom and having a Good Job & Family Support when necessary. I also WORK & HAVE WORKED REALLY HARD to get Everything I Want.

Cancelled a couple of unnecessary Services

September 19th, 2006 at 10:59 pm

I joined a Coupon site that matched Ads with Coupons. I just really didn't feel like I needed it. I was already slaving away all week matching Ads and finding Deals. If I find it might be useful in the future I will join again, other than that nah not at the Moment. Saved $5 a month there.

I also quit this Card Service that sends out Cards for you, but I can get Cards for $1 a peice at the Grocery Store AND $1 Store. So saved $20 bucks a Month there.

Why waste the money if I don't need to? I have done this before with Auto Ships. I have this Obsession with trying a bunch of things. But I enjoy it and as long as I am not Contracted then I am Happy to Cancel and do it again later if I want to. Big Grin

Received $5 Pinecone Check

September 19th, 2006 at 10:37 am

Forgot my Lunch yesterday but I had kind of a bad day so I didn't buy anything and just ate when I came home. Today I am going to bring my Lunch and drink Propel water. I need to cut back on my soda. I had a weird dream. I cannot wait for the weekend. I did get to go home an hour early yesterday, because I signed the Roster too in case we were slow. AND WE WERE! My Daughter was so happy. I work so late and she did not have to sleep at the Daycare. She LOVES being in the Apartment and hanging out at home. I feel so guilty. But what can you do? We need the money I make and we can do fun things on the weekends. I am fortunate enough to have weekends off and THAT is a Big Deal for me!

Went to spend a $1 at the Dollar Store & $20 Challenge

September 18th, 2006 at 10:22 am

and I ended up Spending $14.47 but keep in mind, everything was an Investment. Like 4x6 Index Card Box to hold all my Coupons and My Envelopes to process my Rebates. I also got my Daughter some more Water Colors because I know how much she Loves them. My Calculator to add and subtract my Finances and Rebates Big Grin and Invitations for my Housewarming Party. Nothing useless except maybe the Laffy Taffy LOL. Big Grin Wink

I forgot to add I owe Myself:

$91.42 for Comcast Discount
$49 for getting a Dining set half of what I set out to Pay
Total: $140.42 to $20 Challenge

PLUS REBATES:

$12 Gillette Vibrance Razor
$3 for Batteries
$15 Total

$100 Rent.com
$5 Pinecone Survey

$20 Challenge: $464.03 (I AM CLOSE TO MY GOAL!Big Grin)

Rest of this weeks Bills

September 18th, 2006 at 09:03 am

Preschool $90.00
Headset $71.37
Dining Set$60.00
TOTAL: $221.37

Which leaves me about $89 for the rest of the week.

Next week I have to pay my Car Insurance. The week after I have my Rent & Comcast Bill & My Mom's Birthday.

I was about to Call and Complain to Comcast for not adding my Credit for the Promotion and then I get the recording "Your total is $75.57" which means I do not have to pay $166.99. Doing the Cabbage Patch. I do not like Complaining but sometimes it is necessary but they changed it without having to Complain Big Grin

Today I need to stop at the $1 Store and get some Envelopes and put my Labels and Stamps on it so I can start processing my Rebates. Big Grin

Did I do Good? Because I want to kick myself, : (

September 17th, 2006 at 01:29 pm

First I forget to get extra coupons for Stockpile. But keep in mind this is the most Coupons I have ever used.

My Total was: $73.18
PC Savings: $15.38
Coupons: $9.29
TOTAL SAVINGS: $24.67
34% Savings Frown

UGH! Next week will better! Big Grin


I also picked up the WRONG HAM! I got Honey Turkey instead of HONEY HAM! So now tomorrow I need to exchange it. The Cashier was nice and accepted all my Coupons. But the Catalina didn't print out, she said that machine maybe Broken. So I will remember that for next time.

Oh yeah I mistaken my HEINZ Ketchup for HUNTS so no Rebate for that. But I will get one for my $12 RAZOR Big Grin

I also got Gas for the week: $21.83 ($2.84 Gallon Unleaded)