Friday, April 8, 2011

Flurries ... finally!

I did it. I made it to payday with $7.62 left, which I sent off this morning to Discover. My first snowflake. I'm so proud.

I put gas in my car, paid the bills and added $25 to the Emergency Fund. It feels good to be moving in the right direction. Finally.

I can see where it might get to be fun to work the plan. And that's next on my list: The Plan. I want a get-out-of-credit-card-debt-forever date. I want that extra motivation.

Stay tuned.

Sarah

P.S. For some reason, Google seems to think I'm spam when I comment on others' blogs. I've done a lot of visiting and commenting and my comments don't show up until I alert the site owner. If you think about it, check your spam folder and see if I've been there!

12 comments:

  1. I've tried changing a few things on my blog so you can post, but it doesn't seem to help. so now part of my routine is to check the spam comments as well.
    Thanks goodness for snowflakes. One at a time, and you will have a mountain.
    I recommend Gail Vaz-Oxlade's book, Debt Free Forever, a step by step guide to working your way out of debt. Think of it as the Instruction Manual for developing and implementing your Plan.

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  2. Yay for snowflakes!!! So proud of you.

    As well as Gail's book, I was able to get a Dave Ramsey FPU kit. I didn't actually attend a class because there weren't any in my area. The cd's are great! I listen to them in my car all the time... it really gets in your head. And thats a very good thing. :) If you can find them somewhere I highly recommend them.

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  3. Hi Eboo, I don't know what to do about the spam thing. Apparently I'm bad news :)
    I'll have to check into Gail's book. I haven't read that one.

    Little Lamb, I do have Dave Ramsey's book and someone gave me the cd's. I listen to them in the car - you're right, they definitely get in your head! As Dave says, hopefully I'll start getting some traction with this stuff!

    Thanks to both of you for your support.

    Sarah

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  4. well done with your first snowflake!

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  5. Thanks Two Year! Hey, check your blog spam folder ... I've been visiting your blog and have left a couple comments :)

    Sarah

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  6. Well done!!! I am so excited for you!!! What did you do with the extra money, where did you place it!! I am anxious to know!

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  7. Thanks, Sarah! Discover got what was left from last week's money. I'm going to keep sending them all the extra dimes and nickels and hope it adds up eventually!

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  8. That is a great start! I just LOVE allocating any leftover $$!! I think you've just joined the "geeky money people" club! Well done! I'm trying to hang in there til Friday which is payday - I have about $18 left but need to pick up two things after work which will take between $3 and $4. I can usually get through a work week without spending anything....so here goes!

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  9. Just found your blog and I'm enjoying it! I love making snowflake payments, and no amount is too small for me! Have you thought about selling books/DVDs/CDs on Amazon to bring in some extra snowflakes? I've had some success with that and wrote a post about it. http://homeownerby30.blogspot.com/2010/12/selling-on-amazon.html
    Good luck!

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  10. LBC, I have done a lot of ebay selling in the past, but haven't ventured out to Amazon. I may have to do that. I do have some books etc. I could sell - not a lot, but every snowflake counts!

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