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Walmart Kitchen Towels Deal and Sleeping Bag

May 30th, 2017 at 10:08 am

We got these a few months ago, but didn't have a chance to log them yet, and they sold out an the rummage sale, so no picture! The receipt doesn't say the original price, so not sure what that was.

Kitchen Towels 4pk (Bought 8)
We paid $1.06 each
Sold 8 for $3.00 each at 5/5/17 rummage sale
Profit = $15.52

Kitchen Towels 7pk (Bought 5)
We paid $1.06
Sold 5 for $4.00 each at 5/5/17 rummage sale
Profit = $14.70

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sleeping Bag (Bought 1)
We paid $5.33
Sold for $10.00 at 5/5/17 rummage sale
Profit = $4.67

$20K Update - New Renter is moving into Rental #2!

May 30th, 2017 at 08:13 am

Our new renter is moving in today, yeah!!! Also housing is coming to check out the house today to see if they can give her any assistance. She has already committed to the house either way, she has paid the deposit, and first months rent, and signed a year lease. So we will see if they provide them any additional assistance. Rent is $1500, and we were able to put $1300 into savings!

Current Balance $20,130.00
+$25.00 FB Sales
+$1300.00 June Rent for Rental #2
Balance $21,455.00

Local Savings $10,490.00
GC Savings $3735.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $2745.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Loan Payback Account)$1725.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #1)$1260.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #2)$1500.00
Total Savings = $21,455.00

52 Week Challenge
2017 Total = $508.00(We have paid weeks 1-20 and 46-52)

FB Sales Week of 5/22/17

May 30th, 2017 at 07:15 am

$66.00 in sales this week! Got rid of some books which is nice as those don't seem to sell as well as they used to now that everyone uses Kindles, etc.

Sale #691 (CC) $13.00
Storage Jars (10) (Me) - Free After Rebate
Sold for $1.00 each
Profit = $10.00

Judy Bloom Books (3) - We paid .25 each
Sold for $1.00 each
Profit = $2.25

Sale #692 (CC) $13.00
Judy Bloom Books (4) - We paid .25 each
Sold for $5.00 for 4 books
Profit = $4.00

Sale #693 (LL) $10.00
Girls Nike Swimsuit - We paid $2.00
Sold for $10.00 each
Profit = $8.00

Sale #694 (JF) $5.00
Alco Sandals - MO paid .02
Sold for $5.00
Profit = $4.98

Sale #695(DA) $25.00
For my Mom and SIL - $25.00 in little girls shoes

Debt Update as of 5/26/17

May 26th, 2017 at 03:04 pm

$324.31 paid off in the last 2 weeks!

Celebrations for this update:
-Total debt went down $324.31 in the last 2 weeks!
-Total debt went under the next $1000 mark for the 4th update in a row!

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 $0
HELOC $0
Store Loan $8,841.41
Mom Loan #2 $21,298.79
MO Mortgage $85,020.43
My Mortgage $152,450.00
Our Mortgage $249,416.55
Total = $516,997.18

Down $324.31 in the last 2 weeks!!

Starting total was $587,351.27
$70,354.09 paid off since 6/19/15 (including downpayment on house)!!!!!

We have $1725.00 in a savings account to pay off the Mom Loan, so the amount we still owe that is $19,573.79.

$20K Update - Rental Bills and Car Repair

May 25th, 2017 at 08:32 am

Had to take $1000 out of savings for repairs to my Malibu and some expenses for Rental #2. New renter moves in next week and once we get rent we will be able to put that $1000 back in savings.

Current Balance $21,075.00
+$5.00 FB Sales
+$50.00 MO Payday to Our Savings (5/26)
-$650.00 Car Repairs
-$60.00 Rental #2 - Hot Tub Repair
-$140.00 Rental #2 - Cleaning Bill
-$150.00 Rental #2 - Beer and Food for Helpers
Balance $20,130.00

Local Savings $10,465.00
GC Savings $2435.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $2745.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Loan Payback Account)$1725.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #1)$1260.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #2)$1500.00
Total Savings = $20,130.00

52 Week Challenge
2017 Total = $508.00(We have paid weeks 1-20 and 46-52)

FB Sales Week of 5/14/17

May 22nd, 2017 at 06:28 am

Not much again for sales this week. Still mostly working on Rental #2 and getting our garage cleaned out after the rummage sale.

But even with only 3 sales picked up, total was still $43!

Sale #688 (AR) $3.00
Kids 2pk Flip Flops - We paid $1.59 each
Sold for $3.00 each
Profit = $1.41

Sale #689 (NC) $13.00
Salt and Pepper Shakers (Me) - Free After Rebate
Sold for $2.00
Profit = $2.00

For my Mom: Just the Basics Laundry Detergent (4) @ $1.50 each, and Tide Boost Pods (2) @ $2.50 each = $11.00

Sale #690 (KO) $27.00
Girls Swimsuits for my Mom and SIL

Couponing for a couple of treats for me!

May 20th, 2017 at 08:40 am



I rarely buy myself any non-essentials, most of my shopping is for resell items, so sometimes it's fun to find some deals for myself!

I had a few good coupons so I stopped by the mall:

Herbergers
-$10 off $10 purchase

I receive these coupons somewhat regularly from JCP and they are super handy to get close to free items there! Herbergers was another story......there were so many restrictions it was crazy! The coupon couldn't be use on clearance, door buster sales, and a giant paragraph worth of other restrictions. I searched the store for over 30 mins before I finally found this cute little pink umbrella with hearts for $12.00. Used the coupon and paid $2.13 OOP. If I get those again from Herbergers I probably won't even use them!

Bath and Body Works

I received 3 coupons for Bath and Body Works
-Free Travel Size Item
-Regular Sz Lotion for $5.00 (Regular $12.50)
-20% off purchase

SUCH a better experience at BABW! A sales clerk saw me holding my coupons while I was shopping and let me know I can use the 20% coupon ON TOP of the $5.00 lotion coupon! So great! So I got a travel size body wash for free, and the lotion for only $4.26! So $17.50 worth of products for $4.26!

Overall for the day I got $29.50 worth of items for $6.39 after tax!

$20K Update - Passed $21K!!!!

May 18th, 2017 at 08:20 am

Current Balance $20,950.00
+$50.00 My Payday to Our Savings (5/19)
+$75.00 My Payday to Mom Loan Savings (5/19)
Balance $21,075.00

Local Savings $10,460.00
GC Savings $3435.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $2695.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Loan Payback Account)$1725.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #1)$1260.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #2)$1500.00
Total Savings = $21,075.00

52 Week Challenge
2017 Total = $508.00(We have paid weeks 1-20 and 46-52)

Getting Rental #2 ready for new renter and spending money like madness.....

May 15th, 2017 at 08:28 am

Our new renter is scheduled to move in on June 1, so we are working hard to get the house completely ready for them. We spent all weekend working on a new maintenance-free deck and lots of cleaning. It was a looooonnng weekend...lol.

MO is over half done on the deck and I got nearly all of the cleaning done. We are having his sister who does cleaning come in to finish up a few things this week.

We also found out the hot tub had a leak so we had someone come in to fix that. $$$$$

Meanwhile we are eating out like madness while we are in town working on the rental (an hr away from our home) and also paying for food/drinks for family and friends that have been helping with the deck. I am sure we spent over $200 on food and beer this weekend....ugh! Hopefully the hemorrhaging of money will be over soon and I can share some before and after pics of the deck!

$20K Update

May 15th, 2017 at 06:25 am

Just a little FB Sale Update

Current Balance $20,935.00
+$6.00 FB Sales
+$9.00 Even Out Amount
Balance $20,950.00

Local Savings $10,460.00
GC Savings $3435.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $2645.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Loan Payback Account)$1650.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #1)$1260.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #2)$1500.00
Total Savings = $20,950.00

52 Week Challenge
2017 Total = $508.00(We have paid weeks 1-20 and 46-52)

FB Sales Week of 5/7/17

May 15th, 2017 at 06:20 am

I only had one sale picked up last week for a 2pk of kids flip flops, but while she was here she impulse bought 3 little Vday Make-up bags that I had displayed by my door! Wink


Sale #687 (CP) $12.00
Kids 2pk Flip Flops - We paid $1.59 each
Sold for $3.00 each
Profit = $1.41

Vday Make-up Bags (3) - We paid .84 each
Sold for $3.00 each
Profit = $6.48

Debt Update 5/12/17

May 12th, 2017 at 09:25 am

$1412.24 paid off in the last 2 weeks!

Celebrations for this update:
-Total debt went down $1412.24 in the last 2 weeks!
-Total debt went under the next $1000 mark for the 3rd update in a ro!
-Store Loan went under the next $1000 mark!


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 $0
HELOC $0
Store Loan $8,955.72
Mom Loan #2 $21,298.79
MO Mortgage $85,200.43
My Mortgage $152,450.00
Our Mortgage $249,416.55
Total = $517,321.49

Down $1412.24 in the last 2 weeks!!

Starting total was $587,351.27
$70,029.78 paid off since 6/19/15 (including downpayment on house)!!!!!

We have $1650.00 in a savings account to pay off the Mom Loan, so the amount we still owe that is $19,648.79.

$20K Update - WE MADE IT TO $20K!!!

May 11th, 2017 at 01:50 pm

YESSSSS!!! We made it to $20K!!!! Our portion of the rummage sale was $1122.85, I put $1100 in savings and kept the $22 for fun money. I know we will have to go back under once we pay for the new deck at Rental #2 in June, but for now it's great to be at the top of the $20K Challenge!

Current Balance $19,785.00
+$50.00 Mo Payday to Our Savings (5/11)
+$1100.00 May 2017 Rummage Sale
Balance $20,935.00

Local Savings $10,445.00
GC Savings $3435.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $2645.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Loan Payback Account)$1650.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #1)$1260.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #2)$1500.00
Total Savings = $20,935.00

52 Week Challenge
2017 Total = $508.00(We have paid weeks 1-20 and 46-52)

Pics from our rummage sale!

May 8th, 2017 at 12:42 pm

We had a rummage sale this weekend, here are some pics! Wouldn't you love to shop here??? Wink











$20K Update - Almost to $20K!

May 8th, 2017 at 12:30 pm

So very close to $20K!! I should have my rummage sale money in a few days and that will get us past the $20K!

Current Balance $19,725.00
+$50.00 FB Sales
+$10.00 Mortgage Savings
Balance $19,785.00

Local Savings $9345.00
GC Savings $3435.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $2595.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Loan Payback Account)$1650.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #1)$1260.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #2)$1500.00
Total Savings = $19,785.00

52 Week Challenge
2017 Total = $508.00(We have paid weeks 1-20 and 46-52)

FB Sales Week of 4/30/17

May 8th, 2017 at 12:26 pm

FB Sales for the week were $104.00!!! Lots of sales got picked up when customers came to check out or rummage sale this weekend.

Sale #682 (KK) $5.00
Ariel Jammies - We paid $1.07 each
Sold for $5.00 each
Profit = $3.93

Sale #683 (SH) $3.00
Smile Sets - We paid $1.30 each
Sold for $3.00 each
Profit = $1.70

Sale #684 (SR) $41.00
Valentines Bar Soaps (4) - We paid .52 each
Sold for $2.00 each
Profit = $5.92

Girls 3pc PJs (2) - We paid $1.06 each
Sold for $7.00 each
Profit = $11.88

Girls 2pc PJs - We paid $1.06
Sold for $5.00
Profit = $3.94

Dish Drying Mat (2) (Me) - I paid .99 each
Sold for $2.50 each
Profit = $3.02

Ice Cube Trays (2) (Me) - Free After Rebate
Sold for $1.50 each
Profit = $3.00

300ct 2pk Matches (Me) - Free After Rebate
Sold for $2.00 each
Profit = $2.00

Yard Stakes (Me) - Free After Rebate
Sold for $4.00
Profit = $4.00

Sale #685 (DA) $30.00
Girls Kitty Night Gowns (4) - We paid $1.06 each
Sold for $3.00 each
Profit = $7.76

Also $18.00 for my Mom/SIL in Girls Clothes

Sale #686 (CS) $15.00
Total Girl Cotton Shorts (2) - We paid $1.43 each
Sold for $5.00 each
Profit = $7.14

Shoe Rack for my Step-Mom $5.00

Sale #686 (CS) $10.00
Total Girl Cotton Shorts - We paid $1.43 each
Sold for $5.00 each
Profit = $3.57

Total Girl Fringed Pineapple Tank - We paid $1.43 each
Sold for $5.00 each
Profit = $3.57

$20K Update - Payday

May 4th, 2017 at 02:27 pm

Current Balance $19,600.00
+$50.00 My Payday to Our Savings (5/5)
+$75.00 My Payday to Mom Loan Savings (5/5)
Balance $19,725.00

Local Savings $9295.00
GC Savings $3425.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $2595.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Loan Payback Account)$1650.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #1) $1260.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #2)$1500.00
Total Savings = $19,725.00

52 Week Challenge
2017 Total = $508.00(We have paid weeks 1-20 and 46-52)

Target Cleaner Deal

May 2nd, 2017 at 12:07 pm



We got these back in February and I didn't have a chance to post yet. The pic is actually from our rummage sale that is set up, so only the cleaners listed were part of the deal, not everything in the pic.

Pledge $4.09 (3)
Pledge Wipes $4.09 (1)
Fantastik $2.59 (4)
Windex $3.12 (4)
Shout $2.94 (4)

After mfr coupons, store coupons, and Cartwheel Deals the total for 16 cleaners was $22.11, $1.38 each!

*ETA - Sold 1 Shout for $2.50 on FB on 4/9/17
*ETA - Sold 3 Shout for $2.50 each at 5/5/17 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 4 Fantastic for $2.50 each at 5/5/17 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 4 Windex for $3.00 each at 5/5/17 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 1 Pledge Wipes for $2.50 at 5/5/17 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 2 Pledge for $2.50 each at 5/5/17 rummage sale



Target Valentines Clearance Deals

May 2nd, 2017 at 11:00 am



Star Wars Vday Boxer Short Set
Regular Price $9.99
Clearanced to .99
Final Price = $1.06
(Marked $4.00 for rummage sale)

Star Wars Beanies (Bought 2)
Regular Price $3.00
Clearanced to .30
Final Price = $.30
(Marked $2.00 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $2.00 each at 5/5/17 rummage sale
Profit = $3.40

Vday Make-up Bags (Bought 20)
Regular Price $7.90 each
Clearanced to .79 each
Final Price = .84 each
(Marked $3.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 8 for $3.00 each at 5/5/17 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 3 for $3.00 each on FB on 5/7/17

Vday Bar Soaps (Bought 37)
Regular Price $4.90 each
Clearanced to .49 each
Final Price = .52 each
(Marked $2.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 4 on FB for $2.00 each on 4/30/17

Vday Shower Gift Sets (Bought 6)
Regular Price $4.90 each
Clearanced to .49 each
Final Price = .52 each
(Marked $3.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $3.00 each at 5/5/17 rummage sale

Pink Tube Top (Bought 2)
Regular Price ? each
Clearanced to .50 each
Final Price = .53 each
(Marked $2.00 each for rummage sale)

Kids Black and Grey Fuzzy Socks (Bought 10)
Regular Price $1.00 each
Clearanced to .10 each
Final Price = .10 each
(Marked $1.00 each for rummage sale)

Kids Avalon Socks (Bought 1)
Regular Price $1.00 each
Clearanced to .10 each
Final Price = .10 each
(Marked $1.00 each for rummage sale)

We have a renter for Rental #2!!! $20K Update!!

May 2nd, 2017 at 08:49 am

We have a renter for Rental #2! They signed the lease yesterday and paid $1500 deposit which I put into a new separate savings account. They aren't moving till June 1st for us to work on some updates and cleaning. I am so excited that we got someone in there so quickly!

We are now going to be getting $300 more per month in rent then we were before! So that will be an extra $300 in savings every month!!!!

Current Balance $18,090.00
+$2.39 Cap360 Interest
+$7.61 Cap360 Even Out Amounts
+$1500.00 Deposit for Rental #2
Balance $19,600.00

Local Savings $9295.00
GC Savings $3425.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $2545.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Loan Payback Account)$1575.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #1) $1260.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #2)$1500.00
Total Savings = $19,600.00

52 Week Challenge
2017 Total = $508.00(We have paid weeks 1-20 and 46-52)

Debt Update 4/28/17

May 1st, 2017 at 03:43 pm

$293.96 paid off in the last 2 weeks!

Celebrations for this update:
-Total debt went down $293.93 in the last 2 weeks!
-Total debt went under the next $1000 mark.

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 $0
HELOC $0
Store Loan $9,069.95
Mom Loan #2 $21,862.36
MO Mortgage $85,200.43
My Mortgage $152,800.00
Our Mortgage $249,800.99
Total = $518,733.73

Down $293.96 in the last 2 weeks!!

Starting total was $587,351.27
$68,617.54 paid off since 6/19/15 (including downpayment on house)!!!!!

We have $1570.00 in a savings account to pay off the Mom Loan, so the amount we still owe that is $20,292.36.

$20K Update - Possible Renters for Rental #2!!

May 1st, 2017 at 10:59 am

Just a small update to savings. I took the leap and posted my old house for rent onto public FB sites this last weekend. I was hoping to rent to a friend or family member, but we didn't find anyone, so had to open it up to the public. This was my personal house that I lived in for 8 years, and then now rented to a family friend and my BIL for the last 2 years....so I am very nervous to have a stranger in there!

I posted it on Thursday night and had tons of responses, MO showed it all weekend and we already have 3 separate applicants who want it. We have decided on one and MO has set up a meeting with them for this evening to sign a lease and move in starting June 1. That will give us 30 days to get some minor repairs done, and also have some major cleaning done as I had no lease with friend/BIL and the cleaning that was done is not good enough to have someone move in.

So far things are going very smoothly so hopefully that continues! Also with our Property Management that we do for my parents 4 unit, we had a tenant moving out and had to find a new one for that. We did find a new renter and got them in and settled for May 1, feels good to be getting all these vacancies filled!


Current Balance $18,010.00
+$50.00 MO Payday to Our Savings (4/28)
+$30.00 FB Sales
Balance $18,090.00

Local Savings $9295.00
GC Savings $3425.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $2540.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Loan Payback Account)$1570.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account) $1260.00
Total Savings = $18,090.00

52 Week Challenge
2017 Total = $508.00(We have paid weeks 1-20 and 46-52)

FB Sales Week of 4/23/17 - Rummage Sale Next Weekend

May 1st, 2017 at 09:39 am

FB Sales for the week are $77.50!! I am not posting this week as we are having a rummage sale this coming weekend, but hopefully some of the items I have on hold will get picked up, as I do have quite a few waiting for pickup right now.

We are pretty much set up and ready for the rummage sale, this is a city wide sale, so hopefully that will attract a lot of people!

Sale #675 (RMP) $13.00
Girls Clothes for my Mom/SIL

Sale #676 (CC) $6.50
Girls Clothes for my Mom/SIL $4.00
Dish Mat $2.50

Sale #677 (JN) $5.00
Total Girl Cotton Shorts - We paid $1.43
Sold for $5.00
Profit = $3.57

Sale #678 (TB) $18.00
Girls Nighties (6) - We paid $1.06 each
Sold for $3.00 each
Profit = $11.64

Sale #679 (JF) $25.00
Girls 3pc PJ Sets (2) - We paid $1.06 each
Sold for $7.00 each
Profit = $11.88

Girls 2pc PJ Sets - We paid $1.06 each
Sold for $5.00 each
Profit = $3.94

Kids Smile Sets (2) - We paid $1.30 each
Sold for $3.00 each
Profit = $3.40

Sale #680 (ME) $5.00
Ariel Jammies - We paid $1.07 each
Sold for $5.00 each
Profit = $3.93

Sale #681 (BJ) $5.00
Ariel Jammies - We paid $1.07 each
Sold for $5.00 each
Profit = $3.93