Just got an email from ebay and it has NO LISTING FEES FROM AUG. 29 TO SEPT. 30!! Sell everything and save up for the Christmas rush!! Just use a gallery picture and keep your listing at 9.99 or less and the insertion fee is on them!! I have been waiting for this! I am going to hunt for tons of stuff!
Archive for August, 2007
Been really concentrating on family lately. Have really tried cutting most expenses and have made dinner at home most nights. Made the dinner list on a calender, so that has been helpful.
We are still spending more than we are bringing in, despite my efforts. Either from necessity, or lack of discipline, mainly both. So concentrating on just making sure everything gets paid.
Just been concentrating on staying at home and making the house a "home". Like having the kids back to school, but soon enough DD3 will have cycle break (year round school) and she will be home for three weeks. Makes getting a different part time job a little harder.
Speaking of jobs, I applied for a different one at the library, but now have learned the last lady was'nt even in there two weeks before she quit it. Hmmmm....
Check in again later! I am always lurking!
I was wondering if there is a somewhere to gather up our MOMA's and put them in one place. They are so full of good advice!
My friend Lynnae in bloggy land has the great website "Being Frugal"http://beingfrugal.typepad.com/being_frugal/. She keeps track of many financial blogs and always has great links, also while telling her story of trying to be debt free. She tagged me to do a "Money Advice" meme, where you give your best money advice on your blog. She was tagged by Moolanomy at http://www.moolanomy.com/88/my-one-money-advice-meme/. They are trying to make sure that financial bloggers make a difference in each others lives!
So, my advice is, of course, to keep track of every penny you spend!!!Put a notebook in your purse or car and keep track of every penny, from the new outfit to the candy bar or cup of coffee! It is the best way to keep yourself accountable AND keep track of where your money is going!
So my friends, I am tagging all of you who read my blog to give your best MOMA meme. (My Own Money Advice). Just put MOMA meme in your title of your post so we can go read your best MOMA!! C'mon, ya know you wanna! You ALL have so much to share!!
Happy dancin' for me! Mom and Dad seem to be back on their feet, everyone is healthy for now and the kids are back to school full days! Tomorrow I am off work, but much to do! Will try to sneak in a nap. Have set a couple of financial goals I will tell you about later! Have a great weekend!
I qualified to do a focus group from a survey company I use. The content was deadly (IRS tax forms!!) but the pay out was great - $75 cash!! Oh, what to do, what to do! Grocery shop? Savings account? Probably Walmart!! (And who said Walmarts numbers were down? They are still getting my money!!)
No, I did not win a contest! I went shopping for my parents (I got to spring mom today!!!) and my mom told me to buy my groceries with her card too. I told her it might get pricey, but she said go for it. I did buy some "extras", but nothing too crazy!
Still will have to deal with some issues with both my parents. Since my dads care seems to be getting more physical and extensive, we are talking about getting help for mom, so something good did come out of moms hospitalization. I just hope she takes it easy!
I went ahead and threw some stuff out for the garage sale today. Hard to squeeze in with having mom in the hospital. My main goal was to sell the range hood that we removed to put in the over the stove microwave. We did sell it, but for a song! Oh well, hopefully it will help out the people that bought it. Sold some of my friends stuff too. She made $60, we made about $57, but it was $21 for ad. I also gave DD2 $10 for helping. Good to get some stuff out of the house!
Mom is still in the hospital. It would be heaven if we could get her out tomorrow, but her liver enzymes are still high. Dad fell in the bathroom today. My brother had left and I was helping DH buy his new car, so I got there to find him lying there. *Sigh* He was okay, but had to call the paramedics to come and get him up.
DH has purchased the his new (used of course!) vehicle. Not sure what he will do with his time now! He has been tire kicking for a year! It is a 05 Chevy Impala. We put down a few thousand and financed a lot of thousands. Ugh. Decided to make payments as opposed to clearing out the EF. DH will look around for a better financing deal on Monday, otherwise we will just lock in with the dealer. One good thing is our FICO's! DH has one in the 800's! I always worry about getting approved for stuff. I guess I should'nt.
Well, on the money front, having mom in the hospital has pretty much kept me from spending money. Gas and food. But we have been eating with Dad every day, so he pays for food if we eat out. My mom was diagnosed with ecoli!! Don't know where she got it. The health department is investigating. She is getting better, but holy cow! They took 4 days to diagnose it! NOW she is in isolation (we can see her, we just have to put on the goofy gowns). Still trying to have my garage sale tomorrow. I know, I know, CRAZY! But I had already put the ad in the paper. So I am just throwing some stuff out and seeing if I can make a little money. Hopefully it will be non intrusive to have it 7-11 and then I can care for my dad in the afternoon and give my brother a break. Hope to talk to you soon and if you are a prayful person, toss a couple our way! Thanks!
Totally non financial!
So my week so far with mom in the hospital, DH in the car accident, Oh and the AC went out (hey its only 100!) would'nt it be a topper to my week (and its only Tuesday!!) that I be arrested. I arranged a block party for National Night Out and because of one ignorant neighbor and one jerky police officer I was almost arrested for trespassing. Thank the Lord that my luck turned around and the DH is okay, the AC is fixed for only $75 and I DID'NT get arrested! Now if we can get mom out, my week will really turn around!
I have'nt been posting much lately! We have had birthdays, anniversaries and all kinds of fun. Now we are having the reverse with my mom being in the hospital and DH calling today to say he'd been in an accident (in Cincinnati, in a rental!) I need a giant umbrella to deflect everything pouring on me! Been nuts trying to keep up with the kids and mom and dads household too. Ugh!
I have been having some frustration about a lot of things, so I have just been lurking on your blogs!
Lot of money output.... prices going through the roof on stuff, can't get money to pay stuff off. Ugh.
DH bought me a necklace for my birthday. It is beautiful. I told him not to buy it, we can't afford it. We really can't! But he got it anyway, which means more debt, which more debt is usually (always) MY FAULT, so down the pike, I will pay for the necklace in grief! Ugh!
Kids need to go back to school! Ugh! One down, two to go!
On a better note, bought DH his birthday gift. Just one. Bought on ebay and used money I had in my paypal account from selling stuff! This last week of sales was outstanding and will be able to use some for groceries!