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Searching Under Every Bush & Couch Cushion!

May 31st, 2007 at 01:54 pm

Photo Credit: Matthew Mullenweg

Final shove on the $20 Challenge for May finds .61 cents in Piggy unaccounted for, taking it to the challenge. Piggy has been fattening up on the sly again!

$20.35 balance
+00.61 fattened pig
$20.96 May total

YTD - 2007 Challenge Total $162.79
Challenge Cumulative Total $288.90

I have looked under every bush, couch cushion and keyboard to round up another loose four cents in order to make it to $21.00 this month, but alas, I've come up empty handed. But have just squeeked past $20 this month! Hoping to do better next month!! Perhaps so as it portends to be a three paycheck month for us and thusly a little larger allowance for me to draw upon.

Adding To The Challenge

May 30th, 2007 at 09:10 pm

Adding to the challenge.

$16.22 balance
+04.13 addition
$20.35 MTD

2007 Challenge $162.18
Cumulative Total $288.29

Purse Cleanout & Literal Liquid Investments

May 23rd, 2007 at 07:01 pm


$12.63 balance
+03.59 purse cleanout
$16.22 May MTD

2007 Challenge Total $158.05
Cumulative Total $284.16

On investments: I bought PHO etf (PowerShares Water Resources) on 5/18/2007 at 19.49 per share.

Today will be a no spend day. Big Grin

The Deal You Are Doing

May 18th, 2007 at 01:38 pm

Photo Credit: Sams Face by Aliceson

CashHappySon slipped me a rolled up $1.00 bill 'for the deal you're doing' and I found a penny on my desk. Adding them to the $20 Challenge.

$11.62 balance
$12.63 MTD

2007 Challenge $154.46
Cumulative Total $280.57

To The Challenge

May 15th, 2007 at 11:59 am

Contributing to the $20 Challenge $5.76.

$5.86 balance
11.62 MTD

2007 Challenge Total $153.45
Cumulative Total $279.56

Financial Proverb

May 14th, 2007 at 04:22 pm

"It is not economical to go to bed early to save the candles if the result is twins." ~financial proverb

Principles of Economics

May 14th, 2007 at 02:59 pm


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May 9th, 2007 at 07:12 pm

Putting cash back towards my Roth IRA via the $20 Challenge.


00.00 May balance
+5.86 cashback
$5.86 MTD

2007 Challenge $147.69
Cumulative Total $273.80

PayDown Smackdown

May 2nd, 2007 at 12:50 pm

Yesterday I paid my mortgage payment of $353.96 + an additional $65.04 in extra principal. Updated balance as of 5/1/07 is $22,150.48 with an expected payoff in August of 2012, the month & year THE Hubster expects to retire. Updating balance amount over on the left.