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$5 Bill Challenge Update and Other

May 1st, 2012 at 01:21 am

I was able sock away $50 for April, so that brings my Bahama 2013 fund to $168. My goal is to have $500 in that fund before I go in Mar 2013. My total snowflakes for the month is $748! The majority of that was from back payment I received from the VA, This was only a partial payment, I'm expecting a much bigger snowball within the next couple of months.

Lastly, at the beginning of March I particpated in a Biggest Loser/Savings Debt Challenge on the Dave Ramsey forum. My goal was $5000, I finished the challenged at $5613!! Over the 8 weeks of the challenge, the total debt paid or saved was over $455,000! That's just outstanding; there will be another challenge starting up next week that I will post about.

2 Good Mail Days

April 5th, 2012 at 07:37 pm

Yesterday I received a rebate check from shopathome.com for $37. If you haven't checked it out yet please do so, it's a site that pays you a certain percentage for shopping at certain online stores. Can't go wrong for getting paid for doing shopping you would normally do online anyway.(see my side bar for link).

Today I received a $10 rebate check as well. So for the month of April I already have $47 worth of snowflakes.

Also to date I've save $3925 towards my Biggest Loser Savings Challenge I'm participating in. My goal is $5000 and I should reach that next week when my rental payment comes in.

Finally, I have $5 towards this month's $5 challenge as well. Not too shabby!!

April $5 Bill Challenge

April 1st, 2012 at 09:15 pm

For some reason it was much harder for me to save $5 bills last month then ones as I've been previously doing. I guess since it was hard, I will continue to step my game up and save $5 bills this month as well becuase I know it will be better in the long run(My 2013 Bahamas trip).

In Mar I saved $45, so my YTD savings between ones and fives is already $118..not too shabby. It just goes to prove that small amounts do add up.