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End to no spend days...

April 20th, 2007 at 03:22 pm

I've been very good at not spending for the past 3 days but that is coming to an end today. I NEED a haircut and I'm getting one! I also need color so it will run approx. $40-$50 but will last me several months.

On the plus side, I'm depositing $950 into my vacation account today. This is all from checks and birthday money I've been saving for a few months.

I was sitting here watching Oprah and they were talking about all the waste that is generated by ATM receipts. I'm guilty of this too. I request one and then toss it in a day or two after I've checked my account online. I think I will try and only request a receipt when I make an ATM deposit.

This is the result of my new haircut!

Can you tell...

April 14th, 2007 at 12:17 pm

...I found the color settings? LOL Since I'm trying to have a no spend day, I thought I would come here and play with them. I don't think anyone can tell I like the color purple either!!!

Unexpected Windfall?

April 14th, 2007 at 12:15 pm

Yeah right! But I could possibly receive a small stipend. According to the article on the home page, I qualify for inclusion in the class action suit because I used my credit/debit card in Norway in 2001. I went ahead and ordered copies of my bank statements for the period of time I was over there. Once I receive them I will fill out the claim form and submit it. Any amount will be nice and I will consider it "found" money.

This could be a nice start to the New Year if indeed I do receive something from this!! Smile

UPDATE: I ordered the necessary bank statements. It will cost $12 for the copies of the two statements so I hope I recoup that if I'm entitled to any money.

$5 surprise

April 10th, 2007 at 01:20 pm

Imagine my surprise (and delight) when I found a $5 check in my mailbox from Staples. I'm assuming it's a rebate check from something I bought!


Total is now at $85.23!

I had last Friday, Saturday and Sunday and I spent $0 all three days! Instead I stayed home and tackled a room that had slowly turned into a dumping ground for everything I was too lazy to find a home for! I didn't get it completely organized by I did go through everything and find a home for each item. Not everything now has a place in my home! Smile Once I've finished sorting my books, the room will be done.

Good Mail Day!

April 5th, 2007 at 08:07 pm

I sold some clothes through a forum I belong to and I received the money order today...$25.10 added to my challenge money!! Total now stands at $80.23! Ever closer to my monthly goal of $250.

So...

April 2nd, 2007 at 03:10 pm

I'm probably not doing the $20 challenge in the way it was designed. My goal in this challenge was to save $20 or more a month in unconventional ways. Loose change I didn't spend or found while out and about, things sold on forums, etc.

So with that in mind, I received $5.15 for an item today and I found 0.01 which brings me to $47.42.

I've been saving my little dribs and drabs in a cute little bank which I will empty each month and deposit in my credit union savings account.