Archive for November, 2006

Credit Card Chargeoff

Okay I have no idea where to even start looking for information about this, but I will later today. I got a phone call from my credit card company – it was MBNA, sold to Bank of America (or marged, whatever happened with them). I’ve had the credit card for 8 years now, I used [...]

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

San Fran is stingy (and more on giving)

Tricia over at Blogging Away Debt wrote a little about the 20/20 show Cheap in America that was on last night. I admit to not watching a lot of live tv and even less of tv news, so I’m glad she wrote a follow up. The shows unscientific study showed that San Francisco was stingier [...]

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

My Black Friday Shopping

So I went out on Friday. I braved what everyone said would be terrible traffic and grouchy people at the stores. This was my first experience – and I was well prepared. I checked the online sites that had the ads already, made my list, re-wrote my list a few more times, checked online sales [...]

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

Craft Show Wrong-doings

Over the weekend I planned on going to a local craft show. I was excited, I love craft shows, love handmade items and enjoy just seeing what is out there. This craft show was big. I took my two kids as my DH had plans for the day. They were in a good mood and [...]

Monday, November 20th, 2006

Gift giving plans

Since we live far away from our families, the holidays have always been hard. Hard to not go house to house to eat, not having a full house, a stream of visitors coming and going, various desserts to try out. And the money situation. Lots of our friends go home (wherever their parents live) for [...]

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

After payday

All the bills are paid and a chunk was paid on the credit cards . . . and we still have money left over. I know, I tried not to faint too. We need to buy a few groceries and do some minor car repair and hopefully we’ll be able to make an extra payment [...]

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

Earning Money

Okay since the holiday season is upon us, my seasonal biz is getting a few orders a day. Not too bad considering the majority of orders come the second week of November until the second week of December. A couple of years ago (the last year the site belonged to someone else) the site profited [...]

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Fixed my money mistake!

Okay after a couple of days I finally got my money problem fixed! The salesman came over tonight and took the meat and returned my money. Or rather, he credited my credt card. I am SO glad it’s over! I felt like he was stalling, like he was avoiding me, etc. I had to make [...]

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

Food today

I mentioned we went to the vet today. We got stuck in traffic (three car accidents on the same road) and were 40 minutes late. Probably five of those minutes were spent on me getting lost. Anyway, we did something we very rarely do. We ate out. At a fast food place. It cost $18. [...]

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

Pet Costs

Today we took our cat to the vet to get fixed. We took him to the SPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic so it wasn’t nearly as much as if we took him to our regular vet. In the end it cost $75. That is for a neuter, two shots and a microchip. Plus the gas (down to [...]

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006