Archive for December, 2006

Things to do this coming year

Start planning your list of what to do financially and otherwise. Otherwise – the list will probably be long for me. I always have a list of goals and they are then broken down into smaller goals. Here are a few financial related ones: Before I get going here, I found a couple of great [...]

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Buying Food this time around

This payday we spent $287 (including tip) on groceries. I took a final test that morning/afternoon and visited with a friend until my DH got off work. While I was at her house, I realized I didn’t have my list (or what few coupons I had) with me – so I started a new list. [...]

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

BAH 2007 rates are up

2007 BAH Rates are now available and the website seeems to be moving faster. I guess everyone looked up their rates already. LOL Our BAH went up $50. It still isn’t at the BAH of ’05 because from ’05-’06 for our area and our current rank, it went down. If you were here already you [...]

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Donate to a good cause

And hear work at home moms singing. Check out Carol for a Cause – a very unique Christmas Fundraiser inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas. The fundraiser is from December 13-25. All proceeds will be donated to the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. To listen to the carols and donate please visit Carol for [...]

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

A Holiday Gift for Me! (ask for that discount!)

This past weekend we went out and about finishing up our holiday shopping. I have still stuck to my list and we were looking for the little things that I needed – mainly, cookie decorations for the family gifts. We stopped at Ross’ – and say what you will, but that is a great store. [...]

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

Holiday Gift Budget update

Over the weekend I finished shopping for my family gifts I am giving my brother and their families. Once I got home and started putting everything together, I realize I spent about $100 for 15 people. Yes, I rocked the house going with my family gift idea! I will have to spend money shipping the [...]

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

Annoying to pay someone else

I mentioned in my diy vs pay someone else post that it was annoying to pay a couple of the people that we had in our “we paid people to do this” column. You have no idea just how annoying it was! The guys we paid to do the carpet? Oh my gosh that was [...]

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Charge off=BAD

It didn’t take me that long and even less time reading to come to realize that a charge off is a bad deal. I suppose I knew that before researching it – erasing debt doesn’t just magically happen AND become good for you! So now I am left to pay more every month. I am [...]

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Do you pay someone or do it yourself?

I was reading My Open Wallet and noticed she has a “My Rules” section in the sidebar. I hadn’t noticed before and the DIY vs. Pay one caught my eye. There is very little that we pay others to do. At our first house, we did a number of things ourselves: removed carpet and padding [...]

Friday, December 1st, 2006