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What is this $20 challenge I read about?

May 31st, 2009 at 02:13 pm

I read different people's blog sites and see a lot of the $20 challenge boxes. I do see that there are many different reasons why people put money into that account. Could anyone please explain to me if there are "rules" to this, or maybe explain their method of doing it? I would like to challenge myself to save a bit more than the 10% I put away on payday. I also send whatever is left in my account at the end of that pay period into my FNBO direct account.
Any info would be appreciated.

As for the basketball fan in me, I want to say: The Orlando Magic won last night! Yaaaaaayyyyy!!!!!

Have a great one!

Ticked off at myself.

May 22nd, 2009 at 02:59 pm

For some odd reason I am in a spending mood. I think I am relapsing. Help me Frown
OK, so I complained last week about buying that new watch when I didn't need it- now I want to go back to the watch store and buy this other watch that I liked as well. I'm fighting it big time, and I think I will make it through. I just needed to vent.

-I've been good and bad this pay period with the money. I usually go to the salon every 2-3 weeks for a deep conditioning treatment, and every other month I get a full $80 wash, condition, and perm. I know its a lot of $, but I have very thick hair that can't be tamed unless a stylist does it. I can't do it justice. This time, I opted to wash it and flat iron it myself. It's ok, but I am far from excited about it. It's not as straight as when stylist does it, but I'll live with it for another week.

-I also have blown the entire budget for this pay period. I don't know where the money went. I plan to spend a certain amount after all of the fixed bulls are paid. Whatever extra is left in the account come next pay check, gets thrown into savings. Well, I find myself with $3 spend money left, and having to grab money from the "leftover cash" until next Friday, which is payday. I am so dissapointed in myself, and I need to step it up big time.

Sorry for the long note, I just needed to let it out. Hope everyone has a nice Memorial weekend.

Does anyone use Walmart for medications?

May 14th, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Hello guys and gals!!!
I currently use the Walgreens right next to my apartment to fill up my 1 prescription medication. They're women pills, so I refill them each month (you get what I'm talking about right?)...Well, I keep seeing these Walamrt pharmacy commericals explaining that you can get most non name brand prescriptions for $4. I currently pay $10/month. Just curious if anyone has uses Walmart for their meds. Any good or bad experiences would help me make a decisons on if I should switch...