Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Fortune cookie's wisdom coming true????

About 6 weeks ago I went out for Chinese food with an old friend. My fortune said something about coming in to some money in the near future. I didn't think much of it at the time. But in yesterday's mail, I received some information about the mineral rights being mined for on my land in North Dakota. Hmm, looks like I will be receiving a royalties check soon. I wonder how much it will be....

I'll keep you all posted......

Friday, November 7, 2008

Keeping things in line...

well, here it is a week into November and I am very optimistic about my saving and spending. A few things have come up, but I have been able to keep it together and haven't overspent any where yet. The weekend is looking to be fairly mellow. A football game to go to tomorrow, then otherwise I think I will be spending most of it at home. It's suppose to be a very wet and blustery weekend, the perfect kind to spend indoors. I tend to become a hermit in the wintertime, I just don't like to venture out in to the cold much. I've had a few more sales on half.com and a few things listed on Craigslist so I have been able to do a little bit more cleaning out and earning a bit of money is always nice. I'm slowly but surely getting the money to pay the loan off that I owe my parents. I am very optimistic that I can pay the loan in full by October next year, but am really hoping to have it all by April when my next payment is due. It will feel so great to have that paid off and no longer owe any money to anyone except for my mortgage. What a stress reducer that will be. :)

I have ordered a Christmas present for my niece and nephew today. They are getting a gift together and it's actually a gift certificate for an experience they will be able to enjoy as an entire family. I decided that they have WAY too many toys and games and there is no way I was going to buy them more things. I would rather buy them something to go do and even better that they can do it as a family. I only have a few more gifts to buy and I am very excited about the things I have decided to give this year. My 4 nephews in Alaska will also be getting a family gift certificate for something they can all enjoy together.

I'll continue to look for ways to reduce my spending, save my money and earn more. Frugality is my way of life....