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Easter Weekend - Big Casino Wins - $20K update

March 29th, 2016 at 03:04 pm

For Easter Weekend we went to my MIL's house about 2 hours away.

Saturday my MIL tried to kill me with food. Homemade Indian Tacos for late breakfast, then a nap, then homemade deer stroganoff for lunch, almost immediately followed by pheasant stir-fry for dinner. SO STUFFED.

Sunday was Easter, we went to church and then back at the house we had an Easter Beer hunt that was very fun. My SILs buy 6 different beers/ for each person and then label them so you know which ones are yours. They hide them all over the yard, deck, vehicles etc. Somehow I wasn't able to find one of mine and no one can remember where they hid it...lol. MIL lives right on a lake so we are there all the time in the summer time and I am sure it will turn up! Then we played that saran wrap game where they made a huge saran wrap ball and hit prizes (candy, chap sticks, $1 bills, giftcards) in the ball and you race to unwrap it while the next person in line is rolling a dice. Every item you uncover in the saran wrap you get to keep and you keep unwrapping until the person with the dice gets doubles. Once they get doubles they grab the ball from you and they start unwrapping and the person after that tries roll doubles...etc. I had never played this before and it was so fun! We got a big pile of candy, about $5, $15 Subway GC and $25 Olive Garden GC! Sweet! Then we had sweet and sour pork for lunch and napped. In-between family fun we made a few trips to the casino that is 5 mins away and we just kept winning! We ended up $1700 ahead! We are full, happy, tired, and a little richer!

We had several great hits, but here is our biggest one! $911.29 on a $1.50 bet! (Plus another $39 for those other coins). We also had $450 hit, $302 and $250 and a few other $100+! So much fun!


We have a big electrician bill for rewiring our hot tub that we were getting ready to take money out of savings to pay, but now we were able to use this money and not have to take it out of savings, yeah! That was $1300. Then we also purchased 4 tickets to Garth Brooks concert in May and that was $320 (my cousin will reimburse us for 2 of the tickets), and we also paid a few more weeks on the 52 week challenge. We were also able to put $600 in savings as well from extra casino money and payday!

Current Balance $16,625.00
+$25.00 My Payday to Our Savings
+$25.00 My Payday to Mom Loan Savings
+$600.00 Casino Winning!
Balance $17,275.00

Local Savings $7180.00
GC Savings $2245.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $2350.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Payback Account)$4250.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account) $1250.00
Total Savings = $17,275.00

52 Week Challenge
2015 - Week 52 = $1378
2016 - Week 13 $66 (total) + $12 +$13 (deposit)=$91
(Weeks 46-52 are also paid already $343)

$20K Update

March 22nd, 2016 at 08:38 pm

Our credit card statement was now due with the cost of the survey to make sure we were not in the flood plain so we had to take out of savings for that.

We also took money out to cover the cost of the hotel at State Darts, but MO's team took 1st so he won enough to cover it! Once he gets his winnings we can put that back into savings.

Current Balance $18,055.00
+$25.00 MO Payday to Our Savings
+$10.00 Beer Rebate
+$35.00 FB Sales
-$140.00 State Darts Hotel Room
-$60.00 Experience Fee for Laughlin Trip
-$100.00 Vet bill
-$1200.00 Survey Fee
Balance $16,625.00

Local Savings $6580.00
GC Savings $2245.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $2325.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Payback Account)$4225.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account) $1250.00
Total Savings = $16,625.00

52 Week Challenge
2015 - Week 52 = $1378
2016 - Week 11 $55 (total) + $11 (deposit)=$66
(Weeks 48-52 are also paid already $250)

FB Sales Week of 3/13/16

March 22nd, 2016 at 05:29 pm

Had some good sales this week getting rid of clothes and also advertising items for Easter baskets! Sales were $45.00!

Sale #411 (BJC) $7.00
Crayola Soap Set - We paid $1.31 each
Sold for $3.50 each
Profit = $2.19

Ninja Play Set - We paid $1.86 each
Sold for $3.50 each
Profit = $1.64

Sale #412 (CK) $7.00
Crayola Nail Polish Set (2) - We paid $1.31 each
Sold for $3.50 each
Profit = $4.38

Sale #413 (JJ) $7.00
Crayola Nail Polish Set (2) - We paid $1.31 each
Sold for $3.50 each
Profit = $4.38

Sale #414 (KW) $24.00
5 pairs of my old shorts and 1 pair of capris
Profit = $24.00

Debt Update for 3/4/16 and 3/18/16

March 22nd, 2016 at 12:20 am

Oops look like I missed my debt update last payday so here is the last one and my most current.

3/4/16 Update!

Student Loan $0
Payback Savings $0
David's Bridal $0
Scheel's Card $0
Total Rewards $0
LOC - US Bank $0
Ring Iddeal $0
Best Buy $2850.00
Loan from Mom $12,976.51
Store Loan $12,456.22
HELOC $28,335.76
MO Mortgage $87,711.28
My Mortgage $157,550.00
Our Mortgage $255,046.89
Total = $556,926.66

Down $367.43 in the last 2 weeks.

Starting total was $587,351.27
$30,424.61 paid off since 6/19/15 (including downpayment on house).

We have $4185.00 in a savings account to pay off my Mom, so the amount we still owe her is $8,791.51.
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Update for 3/18/16, this last 2 weeks we paid off $1302.85!!

Student Loan $0
Payback Savings $0
David's Bridal $0
Scheel's Card $0
Total Rewards $0
LOC - US Bank $0
Ring Iddeal $0
Best Buy $2850.00
Loan from Mom $12,976.51
Store Loan $12,344.60
HELOC $28,082.02
MO Mortgage $87,540.20
My Mortgage $157,200.00
Our Mortgage $254,680.48
Total = $555,623.81

Down $1302.85 in the last 2 weeks!!

Starting total was $587,351.27
$31,727.46 paid off since 6/19/15 (including downpayment on house).

We have $4225.00 in a savings account to pay off my Mom, so the amount we still owe her is $8,751.51.

Busy Busy Bee and $20K Update

March 14th, 2016 at 06:23 pm

I haven't been on my blog much lately. I have been very busy trying to get through all of my clothes. I am done with underwear, socks, jeans, shorts and dress clothes except for skirts. Still a lot to get through!

I have also been getting in some good hrs at my parents rental, cleaning and painting. We are starting the job of property managers now so my parents paid us for 1/2 of March and all of April and we have been showing the units that are available working to find renters.

Excited to be over $18K!

Current Balance $17,580.00
+$25.00 My Payday to Our Savings
+$25.00 My Payday to Mom Loan Savings
+$375.00 March/April Property Manager Pay
+$35.00 Escrow Refund
+$12.25 FB Sales
+$2.75 Even Out Amount
Balance $18,055.00

Local Savings $6535.00
GC Savings $3745.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $2300.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Payback Account)$4225.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account) $1250.00
Total Savings = $18,055.00


52 Week Challenge
2015 - Week 52 = $1378
2016 - Week 11 $55 (total) + $11 (deposit)=$66
(Weeks 48-52 are also paid already $250)

FB Sales Week of 3/7/16

March 14th, 2016 at 04:07 pm

Just one sale last week, but it was a good one! I do have several items waiting for pickup!


Sale #410 (TB) $24.50
Scented Nail Polish Sets (5) - We paid $1.31 each
Sold for $3.50 each
Profit = $10.95

Lip Balm Tins (2)- We paid $1.31 each
Sold for $3.50 each
Profit = $4.38

$20K Update - MO got his coaching check!

March 7th, 2016 at 10:41 pm

MO got his coaching check today! YEAH! It was almost $500 more then we expected so that was great news. It was $2493, so he put $2400 into our savings, and then the $93 he used to pay 2 big weeks for the 52 Week Challenge for 2016. We now have that paid up to the current week, plus weeks 48, 49, 50, 51 and 52 are also paid so when we get to the end of the year that will be a breeze!

Current Balance $15,180.00
+$2400.00 MO Coaching Pay
Balance $17,580.00

Local Savings $6110.00
GC Savings $3745.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $2275.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Payback Account)$4200.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account) $1250.00
Total Savings = $17,580.00


52 Week Challenge
2015 - Week 52 = $1378
2016 - Week 11 $55 (total) + $11 (deposit)=$66
(Weeks 48-52 are also paid already $250)

$20K Update

March 4th, 2016 at 09:25 pm

We got rent, but decided not to put it into savings yet. We have a bill that came in for hot tub repairs that was much higher then expected so we are waiting to straighten that out before adding that extra money to savings just yet.

I did take in our coin jar though and that added $55 to savings as well as savings interest.

Current Balance $15,070.00
+$25.00 MO Payday to Our Savings
+$3.73 Cap 360 Interest
+$26.27 Even Out Amount
+$55.00 Coin
Balance $15,180.00

Local Savings $3210.00
GC Savings $4245.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $2275.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Payback Account)$4200.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account) $1250.00
Total Savings = $15,180.00


52 Week Challenge
2015 - Week 52 = $1378
2016 - Week 11 $55 (total) + $11 (deposit)=$66