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A little extra money here and there

April 30th, 2010 at 12:11 am

Hi all it's been approx. a month since I've blogged because I've been dealing with a lot of crap recently. The boyfriend and I have broken up sadly but I won't go into it here, it's just the regular old feelings of sadness and all of the stuff that goes into breaking up with your best friend. Sucks but life is going to go on. Also I had to have a back tooth pulled which is still sore and I wish I had known how bad it would hurt so I could've taken some days off. I know from now on but I just wish the dentist would have told me this might would happen.

Anyway onto better things, my sister moved back into my parents house and things are a little cramped. But I think I may be in a much better place to move out later this year so that's a major goal for me. I also mentioned in one of my past blogs that I was going to try and make an extra thousand dollars of money to save. I've been working really hard on that and decided to post my results finally.

Tally on extra thousand:
1. Sold an old working laptop that I wasn't using anymore. I now use an Acer laptop that my dad got me and I love it. I loved the old laptop too and I genuinely hated getting rid of it since I had it for so long but I'm trying to look at things from the point of view that if I'm not using it at all and haven't been for a long time I might as well get rid of it by selling or giving it away. I had asked my now ex-boyfriend how much it might be worth and he said he didn't think I could get anything for it because of it being old (him and his negativity) but I could try for $100. I put it on Craigslist and ended up with $75. Looks like someone did think it was valuable enough to pay for it!

2. Received an unexpected check from my health insurance company because my doctor was overcharging me or something. Check was $125.00.

3. Overtime at my job. I received about $12.

So the total so far is $212! That's on top of my emergency fund too, so I'm excited to keep building upon this. I will also count up my change and extra dollars as well and possibly add that in later.

Tomorrow I have a TON of things I need to get done including pay more on my car. Last time they didn't take any interest out, maybe because I've paid so much in advance? I was kind of confused on that since they were taking out interest before and I was paid ahead then too. Whatever if it all is going to principle then that's awesome. Total on that after tomorrow is going to be $1650. Getting so close! Also I'm going to a consignment store and attempting to sell some clothes, if they take even one thing then that's a plus and more money for my personal challenge. I'm also going to try and get money back from my technician certification (that might be a story in itself) and send off the forms to reclaim some FSA money. Then I'm going to dump a ton of stuff off at the Goodwill. It will hopefully be a very productive day and a great long weekend for me!