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December 20th, 2007 at 04:55 pm

I had another movie night with friends. I made a meal out of food from the freezer. We had some leftover beer and watched a movie that I had borrowed from the library. It was a lot of fun.

The last paycheck that I received from work as missing the last 9 hours of overtime that I earned before taking my new position. I spoke with my manager and it should show up in my December 30th paycheck. All of it will be going directly to Student Loan#1.

Last month, I cleared out my balance from MyPoints for a few small gift cards to use for Christmas. I havent really paid attention to how long it takes me to build a balance with MyPoints. But since I literally cleared out the balance to zero, Ive been watching it build back up. It went from 0 on November 5th to 790 as of today! Im sure that I could have done better as Ive missed some of the offers, but still, its growing quickly

Also, last week, I signed up for Cash Crate. I spent about 10 minutes signing up for a couple of offers. Then I let it sit for a few days, waited for the offers to be validated. Then I cancelled the free trials. I only did 3 to start out with. I was able to cancel them within 10 minutes. Altogether, I put in about 20 minutes of time (mostly while I was watching tv) and a small fee of $1.95 for one of the offers and I now have a balance of $29.75, a copy of my credit report and score and the opportunity to earn more with the program.

Ive been staying within budget for groceries and entertainment/spending, which has been my goal for the month. I have plenty of funds left in the grocery budget. But not so much in the entertainment/spending budget. I have cut that budget amount down quite a bit and although I have money, I prefer sending it towards Student Loan #1.

So I have about $5.47 until the 30th. Not including the $20.00 that I have in my Christmas budget to spend on dinner out with my mom on Christmas Eve. I should be able to do it though since most of the holiday weekend will be spent with family. And the rest of next week will be spent working or with family. Well see how it goes.

4 Responses to “Lots of updates”

  1. Amber Says:

    I used mypoints for X-mas gifts also, this is a great way to save

  2. mom-from-missouri Says:

    what is cash crate?

  3. HouseHopeful Says:

    Cash Crate is a site that basically allows you to sign up for surveys and trials. It lets you accumulate a balance and then you can cash it out. Its relatively easy. So far I'm liking it.

  4. boomeyers Says:

    Mypoints covered a lot of my Christmas gifts! You can't beat it!

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