Monday, April 27, 2009

Just don't have it in me I guess

I have noticed that I don't have much to say on here lately and when I do write, my heart is just not in it, so after thinking about it long and hard, I have decided that I don't think I will continue posting anymore. I'll leave the blog up and you can always let me know if there is something you would like me to answer, but for now, I am going to just let it coast for awhile. If inspiration strikes, I'll write something, and if not, I won't. Thanks! Oh, and I will still continue to be stopping by your blogs for regular doses of great financially savvy info, so please keep posting. :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sorry, out again, but now I'm back...

Once again I have neglected my blog for too long, and for that I apologize. I went on vacation a few weeks ago and came home with pneumonia!!! Thank goodness for paid sick time! I am feeling much better, but now am busy catching up on work from both vacation time and sick time. Oh well! Makes the time go quickly between visits with the fiance if I am busy. I want to thank all of you who have stuck by me through my vast absences and thanks to those of you who have taken advantage of the survey referral links off to the right. I have been trying to keep up with all of the survey opportunities lately and have been surprised to have already earned an extra $863 so far this year from surveys alone, not to mention all of the great products I have been sent to try out. So fun!

Once I am caught up on my work I will be back, I promise! Hope all is going well for all of you! I'll be checking in on you all soon too! Thanks and happy day to you!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Savings strategy

Last night the fiance' and I were talking about saving money for our new house and our life together. It's tough because we live in different states and are traveling back and forth a lot, which starts to take it's toll on the pocketbook. Anyway, we aren't seeing each other for 2 1/2 weeks which I know isn't long, but that will actually save us both a ton of money. We had gotten in to the habit of seeing each other every weekend which, when you are buying plane tickets, really adds up. When we are together on the weekends we like to go out and that of course ends up costing a lot of money too. So, we have decided that we are going to try to get back to the every other weekend plan of seeing each other, which means we should each only need to buy one plane ticket a month instead of two each. Huge savings right there! And when we aren't together on the weekends we obviously won't be spending as much money either as neither one of us goes out much when we aren't together. As I was lying awake last night trying to think of more ways to save money, I decided that I would charge myself a weekend tax every Friday. I set up an automatic transfer of $20 every Friday to go directly into my ING account. I know $20 isn't much, but it will add up quickly, and if I don't have it to spend, it will help me grow my savings without hurting too much. Isn't it so easy to waste $20?? I think this will be good for me because it will give me less money to spend foolishly and will continue to add to my savings for my future. Hey, if $20 is easy, I might up it to $25 and continue increasing it by $5 increments until I start to notice it. Time to tighten the belt and live frugally again. I'm looking forward to it, I love to watch my savings grow, that right there is entertainment to me! :)