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Back from Vegas/Rummage Sale/OT/$20K Update

October 4th, 2016 at 05:40 pm

We are back from our quicktrip to Vegas. We had a great time and 1 of the other couples we were with snuck off and had a surprise wedding! Just the 2 of them, then had it planned in secret for months apparently! So sweet!

We did awesome on gambling and after gambling straight for about 2 1/2 days we came out $350 ahead! We also earned enough points on our Total Rewards Players Card (Caesar Entertainment Properties like Harrahs, Caesars Palace, The Linq, etc.) to earn Platinum status for 2017 which means we will continue to get free flights, free rooms, free play money, free food, etc. for all of 2017! The benefits alone are worth thousands of dollars in comps to us, so to have them and get paid for doing it is sweet!

We used the $350 we came home ahead to payoff our only non-racing debt, we had borrowed about $1000 from our paid off HELOC when we bought the Jeep, and had been paying off about $100 a month on that. So we used the winnings plus a little extra to pay that off in full!

So excited that we came home ahead and were able to reimburse all gambling money to savings that we took out for the trip (flight, hotel, drinks and most food was comped).


Rummage Sale - Last weekend the rummage sale made $2056.10 total. The total for MO and I was $515.10 which we put into savings. This weekend when we were in Vegas my Mom came and opened the rummage sale while we were on vaca and made about another $1200, $220ish for me and MO, so about $735.00 total for us. Not bad considering we had crappy weather last weekend and again we only have about 3000 people in our small town. Also I didn't do any snacks, last year for snacks in my home town I made over $1000 just on the snacks (I am sure I wouldn't even break $100 here) so that was a big difference too. Overall I am happy for the extra $700 in savings and a lot less items in my rummage sale inventory!

OT
We FINALLY got an email at work for some OT, after about 10 months of no OT. YES! Unfortunately I already had Monday off this week for Vegas, so most of my OT will only be paid at straight time, and not time and a half, but it's still extra money! I am not sure how long this will last so I am going to get in as many hours as I can. I am hoping to do 15 hrs next week.

Current Balance $7,320.00
+$600.00 Rental #2
Balance $7,920.00

Local Savings $2805.00
GC Savings $2295.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $1010.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Loan Payback Account)$555.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account) $1255.00
Total Savings = $7,920.00

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