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Another 11 cents!

September 21st, 2009 at 03:00 am

I found more money today. I located a dime at the exit door at CVS. Then leaving CVS on the sidewalk there was a penny!

So 21 cents now that I've found in 2 days!!

Found a dime + Rebate Checks

September 20th, 2009 at 12:37 am

Today when I was at Wal-mart I found a dime at the checkout area.

This week I received $49.43 in refund checks from Rite-Aid plus a few others. So a little extra money for the extra income fund!

Have a great evening!

Ebay Buyer Didn't Pay!

September 19th, 2009 at 03:43 am

So the buyer that I filed a dispute against didn't respond to that either. After sending a couple of messages through Ebay, I opened the case over a week ago. I just closed the case, since the buyer made absolutely no attempt to communicate with me and/or pay for the item which she won the auction.

I ended up relisting the item. Hopefully this time if it sells, the buyer will have the decency to actually pay for the item!

Another Ebay Update

September 10th, 2009 at 11:50 am

Yesterday I filed a dispute with a buyer on Ebay who has failed to pay for an item. They haven't responded to any emails that I sent them either. I'm thinking I will probably end of relisting the item. That is usually what happens. My experience is that by filing a dispute it has never resulted in payment of the item. Ugh!!

This is what makes me so unmotivated to list items on Ebay, Craigslist, etc. It seems I have some sort of issues to deal with every time I list a group of items to sell. It almost seems easier just to donate the stuff to Goodwill, Salvation Army, or another charity.

Another NSD!

September 8th, 2009 at 03:06 am

I've had another NSD today! Didn't leave the house in 2 days now.

I ended up doing some yard work today + some laundry and that's about it.

Tomorrow it is back to work!

Have a great evening!

NSD, Ebay, & Cell Phones

September 7th, 2009 at 03:58 pm

Yesterday was a NSD for me. I haven't had one of those in a long time.


I am still awaiting payment for an Ebay item that sold over a week ago. I sent the buyer 2 invoices so far + an email and I haven't received a response to any of those. My next step will be to file a dispute with the buyer, and probably end of relisting the item.

There isn't any interest in the item I have listed on Craigslist...


I recently did a little research on choosing a different cell phone plan. Initially, both DD & I had individual plans through ATT, although it is considered one account under my name. Her plan was 450 anytime minutes with unlimited texting. Mine was 900 minutes. By reviewing previous bills, I determined that she barely uses 100 minutes/month. On the other hand, I use around 700 min./month. She would rather text than talk on the phone.

Since we have some rollover minutes accumulated, I opted to switch to a family plan of 550 shared minutes with early nights/weekends (7PM-7AM). I think we should be fine without going over each month.

It will end up saving us $30/month, which we will both benefit from since she pays her own portion. I should have probably changed this a long time ago, but initially when she got her cell phone a couple of years ago she went over her minutes (and that was my concern). Now, however, she texts almost exclusively!

Happy Labor Day everyone!

Extra Income Update...Long Overdue!

September 6th, 2009 at 08:06 pm

The last time I posted an extra income update was 8/15. Since then I have accumulated the following extra funds:

$692.62...Saturday Income
$150.22...Mystery Shop Reimburse/Fees
$072.12...CC Rewards
$029.51...Refund Checks
$017.74...Ebay Profits
$005.94...August Interest
$000.27...Found Money
$000.18...You Data Earnings
$008.00...Survey Checks

I will add $976.60 to the extra income account.

That brings the total to $6,879.02!

Small Checks

September 6th, 2009 at 03:09 pm

Yesterday I got several checks in the mail. One was $4.64 for a Rita's Italian Ice mystery shop reimbursement, a $2 refund check, and a $2 survey check. So a total of $8.64.

I also got a sample box of cereal from Vocalpoint--Kashi Honey Sunshine.

Mystery Shop Update

September 4th, 2009 at 04:46 pm

I did another restaurant mystery shop last night. I should get $35 reimbursed for that in the next month or so.

I have a shop to complete tonight at another restaurant. The reimbursement for that one is $40.

I enjoy doing these because we get to eat out with minimal OOP expense!

Have a great Friday!

Ebay Update

September 1st, 2009 at 03:44 pm

I recently sold 4 items on Ebay. I have received payment for 3 of those items. After the fees, I have netted $17.74. Not a lot, but certainly a little bit to add to the extra income fund, which I need to update on my blog.

I have still been keeping track of all my extra income, but will update my sidebar with the figures possibly later today.

Oh, I also got $3 in my account from Pinecone for a survey I completed last night!