Sunday, September 28, 2008

All good things must come to an end...

OK, I really don't believe that ALL good things must come to an end, but yesterday one of my good things ended. I will be forever thankful that it lasted 18 month though. What am I talking about you ask? After moving in to my condo 18 months ago, as of October 1, I will have to start paying my condo association fees. Darn it! At just under $200 a month, not having to pay these dues has saved me almost $3600!! I'm quite pleased with that and had gotten use to paying them anyway, but I was paying them to my savings account instead of the association. I'm happy that I had put this line item into my budget from the start, otherwise I think it could be a really reality check to suddenly have to "find" another $200/month to pay this bill. This just means that I will watch my savings account grow at a little bit slower rate now, OR, I will have to figure out a way to earn another $200/month to not see a change. I could probably be a little more aggressive in finding some of the mystery shopping assignments and maybe I should try to fill out EVERY survey I receive an invite too. Sometimes I get so many that I just delete them if I don't feel like trying to qualify. I guess now I could try a little harder with these. I'm a pretty determined person when I want to be, so I'm sure I will figure out a quick way to continue having this $200 to add to my savings account. At least I'm always up for a good challenge!! :)


indebt said...

Good luck with coming up with the extra $'s always kind of fun to take on challenges like this :)

Sharon said...

Ouch. That's a hefty fee. What does it include? You were very smart to already have it in the budget though. I'm still looking for a way to make up for $400.00 in my budget...

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