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Good Way to End the Month

December 1st, 2012 at 03:20 am

I got a $3 snowflake from Pincone bringing my snowflake total for November to $144!

Swagbucks TV for iPhone/Ipad/Ipod

November 26th, 2012 at 01:42 am

Just ran across it on the app store. Looks like it was just released!

Go grab it and start earning!


http://www.swagbucks.com/refer/RetiredAFGirl

Cyber Monday

November 25th, 2012 at 09:49 pm

For those us who plan to partake in Cyber Monday, why not make a few snowflakes in the process. If you go through ebates.com or shopathome.com websites, you may earn cash back on the purchases that you were going to make anyway. Just an easy way to make a few snowflakes off of your planned shopping.

I do have banners to both on my side bar for which I would get a referral. Referral or not, I've used both and have never had a problem.

December Green Juice/Smoothie Challenge

November 25th, 2012 at 04:53 pm

At the beginning of the year alot of us made it a goal to eat healthier. Regardless of how you've done so far, I thought this would be a great way to not only end the year but also lead the way into the new year. Basically you set a goal as to how many days in the month of December that you will either juice or have a smoothie with something green in it. It can be green grapes,spinach,kale,celery, a green apple, etc... you get the picture.

The challenge will run 1-31 Dec and you just post whatver you had. My goal is to have a juice or smoothie everday during the month of December. Here's to 31 days of healthy drinking!! Would you like to join me???

@Creditcardfree, r u in again?

ETA: Will do the smooth packet method to help with success: http://laceyinloveblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/diy-smoothie-packs.html

$60 On The Way

November 24th, 2012 at 09:21 pm

I just called Chase and cashed in some rewards worth $60. Not sure how I'm going to use it yet but I wanted to go ahead and cash in!

Goal Update

November 13th, 2012 at 04:41 am

I previously posted that I've recommitted to studying to become a Financial Counselor. I'm starting with topic 6 of nine topics becuase the latter topics seems like more familiar territory. Well topic 6 has 6 chapters of reading. I started last night and have finished 3 out of 6. Thank goodness the chapters were somewhat short SmileMy goal is to have the remaining 3 chapters and review questions completed by 26 Nov(2 weeks)...I'm off to a good start.

Refocusing on a Goal

November 12th, 2012 at 12:55 am

One of my goals for the year was to take the tests to become an Accredited Financial Counselor through AFCPE. Well needless to say I'm not going to make that goal but I did order the first round of material. With me starting a new job a month ago, it helped me to realize that now that I'm retired from the military and choosing to work becuase I want to, not because I have to that I'm going to now focus on doing what I love.

So for November and many months to come, I'm focusing on becoming an AFC. It has really helped me to break this goal down into action steps. The first thing I already completed was to type up all the learning objectives and review questions for all 9 topics. By doing this beforehand, as I'm reading the chapters, I can annotate the page numbers to the answers as I go and then go back and write out the answers later. I find that I retain more by writing the answers out, no matter how long it may be.

Secondly I determined that there are 57 chapters to read along with a couple study guide topics. As of now instead of focusing on a certain number of chapters, I want to complete 1 topic every two weeks. That includes all reading and writing out the answers to the review questions. Instead of going in order I'm going to start with the topics that I feel somewhat comfortable with. So I will start with Topic 6 which covers "Credit"....imagine that as a starting place. I may read a little tonight but tommorrow will be my official start date with the goal of having it done by 26 Nov...wish me luck

I will use my blog to track my progress!

Happy Veterans Day!

November 11th, 2012 at 05:31 pm

Freedom is indeed not free so Happy Veterans Day to all my fellow vets!!

Snowflakes 2013

November 4th, 2012 at 09:01 pm

I know most of you are probably like dang we aren't done with 2012 yet!! Since November is the main timeframe I start using my snowflakes for Christmas, I figured I will start saving this month for Christmas 2013. As you know, small snowflakes turn into snowballs over time so start early!

So far this month I have $6.10 going towards 2013, if I have leftovers from this year I will just roll it over. I haven't thought of a goal amount just yet.

It's never too early to start because Christmas comes on the same day every year Smile

First Snowflake of the Month

November 2nd, 2012 at 01:37 am

I got an email from ebates stating that instead of getting a rebate check for my earnings, if I chose an Amazon gift card instead that they would add a $1 to it. So instead of $5.10, I got $6.10!!

For those of u that haven't heard of Ebates, it pays u for the shopping u normally do at certain online stores anyway. You can check it out via my sidebar.