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    #91
    I just found out that my husband is getting a $1,000 bonus, which should be in the next paycheck. All the late nights and working on weekends lately was getting on my nerves, especially since he is salaried, but I guess this makes up for it. Half is going in savings, half towards my daughter's Coverdell account since we didn't get around to adding anything this year (yet).

    I managed to get Chicago Blackhawks tickets when the season went on sale! I got decent seats for a good game and they were "only" $160 each. They are already reselling for $225 and will only go up in price. I'm tempted to sell them but my daughter and sister will kill me. I should treat myself. I haven't been to a live game since the 90's and it will be a fun experience for my daughter and husband. They've never been.

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      #92
      Sold 2 items on ebay yesterday for a total of $46.59. One of them was an old Game Boy cartridge of my daughter's. The other was an advertising giveaway I got at work for free. That brings my recent (60 days) ebay total to $62.39. I've got 4 items still running that already have bids.
      Steve

      * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
      * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
      * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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        #93
        Originally posted by disneysteve View Post
        Sold 2 items on ebay yesterday for a total of $46.59.
        So one of the items I sold was a set of advertising pens that I got for free. I've sold this set before and it brought about $6. This time it sold for $22 which was fantastic.

        I checked the bidding history and it turned out that there were actually 2 people who bid $22. I guess the one who entered it first won but I'm not entirely sure how that happened.

        Anyway, I still have more of these sets so I sent the person who didn't win a second chance offer which gives them the opportunity to get the item for the amount they bid - $22 - and they accepted that offer.
        Steve

        * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
        * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
        * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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          #94
          I went to Kohls today since I had a 30% off coupon, there is a king size designer comforter set in the clearance section I've had my eye on. It's been marked to $72 and I was thinking I was going to go ahead and get it today with my 30% off.

          Well, today it was marked down to $38.99!!! With my 30% I got it for $27.50!! Wa-hoo

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            #95
            Sold a DVD on half.com.
            Got a bid on another ebay item.
            Got my bank statement and discovered that I hadn't recorded one paycheck from my urgent care job.
            Steve

            * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
            * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
            * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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              #96
              I'll count this as a win. UPS tried to screw me over (this is on another thread). I bought 1000$ insurance on an item, and they dropped it. filed a claim and they said insufficient packaging (factory sealed still). I disputed, finally got 300$. I called back and disputed again since the 300$ was assuming I was going to fix it, but it can't be fixed as is. They finally agreed to 750$ and still told me to keep the unit. I plan to sell it and hopefully make up my loss and even make a bit of profit. This has taken almost 2 months to resolve.
              Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you're stupid and make bad choices.

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                #97
                This is a very modest win. The last couple of months have been dividend season, so I got some small deposits from my shares in McDonalds, Microsoft and Starbucks - its just a couple of bucks - but I'll take the passive income.
                james.c.hendrickson@gmail.com
                202.468.6043

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                  #98
                  This thread dropped off so I thought I'd revive it.

                  I'm working at my per diem job tonight. I'm at the newest center which hasn't really developed a patient following yet. The busiest day they've had since opening was yesterday when they saw 9 patients. Today from 9-5 they saw 7 but so far since I came in at 5 I have seen zero.

                  Aside from the fact that I'm being well-paid to essentially do nothing, I've used that time to complete 3 medical surveys online so far, earning me an additional $110. Nice double-dipping on my part.
                  Steve

                  * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                  * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                  * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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                    #99
                    Just pocketed $102K today.
                    Got debt?
                    www.mo-moneyman.com

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                      Originally posted by tripods68 View Post
                      Just pocketed $102K today.
                      Did you rob a bank? Sell a house? Liquidate an investment account? Hit the trifecta at Belmont?
                      Steve

                      * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                      * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                      * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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                        Originally posted by disneysteve View Post
                        Did you rob a bank? Sell a house? Liquidate an investment account? Hit the trifecta at Belmont?

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                          Three wins for us this week:

                          1. We paid off about $5k of debt in September, woo!

                          2. We actually waited to buy an item we needed until we had enough remaining budget and cash to do so. Which means we didn't increase our debt by running out and grabbing it the second we needed it. It feels good to buy things and immediately pay off the credit card.

                          3. We switched our everyday purchases to a cashback credit card (that of course gets paid off immediately)

                          I know, small things, but it's big for us.

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                            I actually consider it a win that yesterday we made the first payment of $1,000 on the Parent PLUS loan we took out this semester. My plan is to pay at least $1,000/month (it's a $15,000 loan) so that most of it is repaid before next school year. So that's where a big chunk of my part time job income is going for the foreseeable future. The fact that we're able to do that is the part that is a win to me.
                            Steve

                            * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                            * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                            * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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                              Originally posted by disneysteve View Post
                              Did you rob a bank? Sell a house? Liquidate an investment account? Hit the trifecta at Belmont?
                              Sold our house, just got the proceed!
                              Got debt?
                              www.mo-moneyman.com

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                                My best win in September was paying tuition and housing bill (almost $9K total) for our daughter in full with cash. No student loans! We expect we will be able to do this again in the spring as well, which will be two years of education and housing without loans.
                                My other blog is Your Organized Friend.

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