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Saved $500, Gave $500.

June 12th, 2009 at 11:05 am

Hi all! Long time, no write. Not much to report since my absence. All of the weddings and graduations are over with, so I can start back with saving more money.

On another note, I received one of my bonus checks from work! Yay! I put $500 into savings, and decided to give my mom $500 to help her pay for some of her land that she owns. She's having a hard time for the taxes due to her job making a few cutbacks. So I feel good that I am in a position to help her pay for it.

This month is going to be a great month of saving, and I can't wait to get the ball rolling. I'm trying to figure out a father's day gift that I can get for my pops. He's very hard to buy something for, since he doesn't really ask for anything. I want to get him something really nice, so I'll use this weekend to look around and hopefully I find something.

Well, I hope everyone has a great day. I have to work tonight- not too excited about that, but it's a part of life (at least until I win the lotto! I can dream right?!?!).

Would you lend me some money...

May 30th, 2009 at 01:21 pm

to pay for all of these wedding and graduation gifts I have to purchase? LOL

Well the end of this month and the beginning of June will have me spending away. I went to a friend's wedding yesterday, so that's one gift off of the list. Next week I'll have some graduation gifts to send out and another wedding to attend. The couple is registered at Bed Bath & Beyond, so I can use my 20% coupon I printed out. For the graduation teens, I may just give Visa gift cards. My bank account will be very slim. I picked up some extra details and a few hours of overtime for next pay period, so I'll just re stock the account.

Tonight I'm going to a local restaurant to support a fund raiser that our community is hosting for my friend who was shot last week. He recently purchased a house that is in need of a lot of maintenance. He's still getting paid his regular salary, but he used to work a lot of details and overtime in order to make extra money for his house. So the money raised will be given to him to help with his house and other things.

I hope everyone has a great day....let's go Magic (I so hope they pull off the win tonight!)

Please pray for my friend

May 24th, 2009 at 06:36 am

This is a non financial blog, but it would mean alot to me if you guys would keep my friend and fellow police officer in your prayers. He was shot multiple times last night while chasing some bad guys. He was wounded pretty bad, but he made it through surgery (he's a fighter), and is now on a long road to recovery.

The scumbags were captured a while later, and now we must pick up the pieces, be strong for our fellow officer, and continue to fight for good for our city.

I hope that someday society will do away with violence and hatred, but until then, I will have a job. Yet, for the number of low lives I come across, I do meet many wonderful and kind-hearted citizens.

I've been at work for the past 13 hours dealing with this, but I am now home and about to eat some breakfast and try to get some rest. I am still in shock as it could have been any of us, and I am thankful to God for sparing his life and giving us another day to fight crime.

Take care all, and please be safe.

I caved in and bought...

May 20th, 2009 at 07:14 pm

a new watch yesterdayFrown
I didn't really need one, but I had been scoping out a certain Fossil watch for some time now. I had been going back and forth in my head over if I should buy it. I actually paid half price for it, since it was on sale for $49.99 and the retail price was $105. I need a slap on the wrist....

Well, after buying the watch, I went to my dentist apt, and was notified that I will have to get 2 wisdom teeth pulled. I thought if I hadn't bought the watch, that could be $50 bucks added to my teeth pulling procedure. But, did I take the watch back? Negative. I told myself, self, you had $200 extra dollars left over from your budget, you deserve to treat yourself to something nice. Well, today...

I was feeling a little guilty, but I'm ok now. I'll have an extra 3 hours of work on this coming paycheck, that I'll replace the $50 I spent on the watch.

Well, that was my spill for the day. I work midnight shift, so I'm patrolling the city looking for bad guys/girls. Have a good night all.

New blogger!

May 9th, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Good afternoon to all this beautiful Saturday. I'm new to the blog site, but have followed this forum for a few months now. The big question is, who am I?.....

Well, I am a 28 year old enjoying life in South Florida. I have had a love/hate relationship with money for a few years, but now I'm back on track. As a young girl, I used to hold onto my money like it was going to run away! As I entered into college, I guess my immaturity let me spend, spend, spend, thinking I'd get a high paying job later, and pay off all of my debt. I didn't rack up too much debt while in college, but after graduation, I became a teacher. Now I don't know about other places, but teaching pay in S. Florida doesn't stretch very far for a single person. Fast forward a few years later, and I am now a police officer in the same area. The pay is a whole lot better, and I am saving diligently. My hope is to own a home before I turn 30.

I look forward to reading all of the other blogs out there. I'm off to helping a friend search for a dress. I need a dress for a wedding myself, but I'll just window shop today.