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So the Good Doctor paid me today.
I am going to make a deposit tomorrow so I will be back to a zero balance.
He also confirmed there is lots and lots of work to do moving forward. I also picked up another "customer" who is need of a handyman. This time it's $12.00 per hour. I am going to keep it Tuesday's and Thursday's and split my time between the two. The good news is is that both customers fall under my own rules. This is extra income and so I will NOT allow it to stress me out. Jamie
Made a deposit of $67.90. But.....when I went to pick up my $45.00 paycheck from my second job, it was not available and the office was closed. I called and they assured me it would be ready on Thursday. So humbling. How a few short years ago, I wouldn't waste the gas on $45.00. Tonight, I am depressed and feel taken advantage of.
Anyway, time to reset the Loose Change Fund.
Well, since I put the Mother's Day brunch on my card, I was given $90.00 cash towards the celebration. I put $20.00 in my pocket for this week's tolls and spent $6.00 on a lemonade during the Rochester Lilac Festival with my family.
I am going to put the balance into my Loose Change Fund.
I got the Chase rewards check for $70.34 today! That, along with my above Loose Change will be deposit into the account totaling $118.40. Not too shabby....Jamie
Man, I would have thought that Chase rewards check for ~$70.00 would be here by now. I suppose I'll just wait until it arrives before I make another deposit.
So I got paid from my second job today. $53.00! $25.50 on some groceries and the rest right into the old Loose Change Account. Woooo hooooo
Well, I made a quick deposit of $13.35 into the Loose Change account, thus, hit the reset button again. I love this game. Awesome!
Still no Chase rewards check yet, however, it should be soon to follow....~$70.00....wooo hoooo
I received a PayPal check for $39.00 yesterday so one I receive my $75.00 chase reward check I will deposit all I to the Loose Change account.
I have been submitting some writings to yahoo and thus the PayPal check. I enjoy it. Its relaxing and therapeutic. I average about $6.00 per article and am very pleased with that.
Part time job paid $52.50 last week so that takes care of the next two months refuse bill.
Well....gotta run. Talk soon. Jamie
Rock on!!!!!!! Oh, and I redeamed $70.00 in Chase reward points. Check should be here in two weeks. Jamie
And we start all over again! Just amazing how a little diligence and money management can really add up. As I stated last night, almost one month to the day of my Loose Change challenge and I have already seen my balance rise to $250.00. Now, I have added some reward monies, so, to constitute my "change" and "dollar bills" is a bit of a stretch, however, it really does add up.
I have accepted a part time job too! $10.00 per hour painting and providing other "handyman" work for an MD in a neighboring town. I should clear about $40.00 per week which, doesn't sound like much, but, an exra $160.00 per month sure does sound nice, especially when looking at some of the items I would like to purchase (new riding lawn mower, new tool shed, new storm door, new laptop). All of the above items are really needs, but, one thing at a time! Jamie
$26.57 deposit set to be made tomorrow. Baby steps. Also I put $35.00 from my quick silver rewards in the loose change account and have $38.00 coming from another reward. That should put me at about $250.00 after the first month or so of the challenge. Amazing. Can you imagine $250 per month......that's almost a million dollars at the end of the year.
I will reset tomorrow and update again. Jamie
I love this challenge.
Been a slow couple of days. The Loose Change has been available to deposit, however, my modem at home crapped the bed, thus, I have not been able to get on line efficiently.
Well, more soon. Jamie
What a crazy busy wonderful weekend!!!! This was my Easter with the girls and as such, invited my parents over Saturday afternoon for games, movies, dinner out then a sleep over in preparation for a great feast today, Easter Sunday. The girls have not seen them since January when they left for their home in Florida. Ty a great time we had. Or an early dinner I took everyone to the Golden Corale. I know. YUCK! But the kids love it and so do my parents. $75.00. Ouch but with my $105.00 capital needs rewards check coming I can pay that charge off toot sweet and still put $35.00 in my Loose Change Account.
Woo toot. Jamie
Happy Easter everyone! "This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad!"
Okay...so I never expected to have any dollar bills or change this evening, however, I took the girls to Pizza Hut and then to see Heaven is for Real and thus, my Loose Change Update Part Deux!
Hey everyone. Happy Good Friday and Easter! I made a deposit of $14.46 into my loose change account this afternoon so we start all over again tomorrow.
Enjoy your Easter weekend! Jamie
Some other "rumblings":
I visited my bank again today. For the third time in two weeks, I opened another account. If you recall, I started with a savings account (savings) and an operational account (bills - money in/money out).
I then opened a Loose Change account...for the obvious reason and to house my mortgage pre-payment monies.
I then opened a Duplex Escrow account...again, obvious reasons.
Finally, I opened an emergency fund account and transferred money from savings into it. It certainly is no where near where it needs to be, but finally, after much study, deliberation and guidance from this site, I feel really good about the allocations my money fall under.
Again, we are talking dollars, not hundreds or thousands, but baby steps right!?!?!?!?!?!......I said...RIGHT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Jamie
Sooooo, I took some money out from my savings account and paid off the new Capital One Quicksilver. I went over budget by $5.15 so my total outlay to earn the $100.00 cash reward was $505.15. The good news, as you know, is that the $500.00 spent was on items I needed, i.e., four new tires, gas, some grocery's, etc. So I by no means feel as if I just spent to spend!
I then took the Quicksilver and laid it ever so gently in the bottom of my safe, exchanging it for the trusty old Chase Freedom! This old girl carries a 9% interest rate, has never carried and balance and is steaming down the path of gift card reward points for Christmas.
The buddy who purchased $110.00 worth of DVD's from me added $80.00 more today and as we speak, has taken a lunch trip to the ATM to get the cashola! Here is my plan for the funds:
1. $40.00 auto fuel
2. $50.00 Easter Dinner ($30.00 ham, green beans, and drinks are my obligations)
3. $20.00 pocket money for the thruway and parking
4. $80.00 Loose Change Fund
Wooooohoooooo.......ROCK AND ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not much but every little bit counts!
I love this "game". Went for a nice walk in downtown Rochester today but didn't find a single penny on the ground. In fact, I gave a less fortunate man $1.00 for a soda. Felt good sharing but not finding any change was a bummerooski. Jamie
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