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  1. Day 1 - Postscript for the Day for June's Financial Challenge

    by , 06-01-2009 at 05:45 PM
    The goal: to raise as much money as possible this month to pay down debt.

    Total so far: $41.61

    Deposited a check from Inbox Dollars for $28.46. I go through Inbox to make purchases from eBay and Amazon, and I also do as many of their surveys and paid emails as possible. It takes me about 90 days to earn $30 that way, but I would be making the purchases anyway, so it is free money to me.

    I also sold $13.15 in books to the used book store. The bookstore ...
    Fluff and Feathers
  2. Day 1 of June's Special Financial Challenge

    by , 06-01-2009 at 10:47 AM
    The goal: How much extra money can I make this month to apply to debt?

    Current balance: ZERO

    In a stroke of providence, I stopped off this weekend at the store where I have my booth, and the owner mentioned she is going to have a big outdoor garage sale/craft fair this weekend. She offered me a spot for free, and I accepted.

    I had been thinking about a garage sale, but I live out in the middle of nowhere, at the end of a very long and winding dead-end ...
    Fluff and Feathers
  3. A week on the ranch (May 25 - May 31)

    by , 06-01-2009 at 09:41 AM
    Wow, I can tell it has been a rough week when my activity level "status" on FV goes from 100% to 81%!!

    Crazy, crazy, crazy at work, culminating in me driving up north several hours in the dark of morning to assist in three searches, and not getting home until the sun was down that night. The next day, Friday, was the inevitable clean-up day, so again, home at 8:30pm. I have never so looked forward to a weekend!!

    On the ranch, life went on without me. The ...
    Ranch Diary
  4. Ground Maneuvers - May 30

    by , 05-31-2009 at 10:14 AM
    I am thrilled to report baby veggies on just about all the plants. The beans are behind and are just now blossoming, and a couple of the tomatoes are taking their time, but everything else has gotten the memo that spring is here and it is time to get to work!

    In the fruit world, the pluot and plums were a bust this year. My one pluot vanished, I suspect the work of birds. Same with the cherries. I had tons of them, but I think the birds think I planted the tree for them. ...

    Updated 05-31-2009 at 11:34 AM by madhen

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  5. June's Special Financial Challenge

    by , 05-30-2009 at 11:02 AM
    I've decided to set a special June challenge for myself.

    This coming month, I am going to see how much of my credit card balance I can pay off. This blog will be used to document my progress, big or little, in finding money and making money, and trying to be creative and persistent enough to make a dent in my debt!!

    I'm going to use this weekend to look around the house for things to sell, and to really concentrate on using up craft supplies I already have around the ...
    Fluff and Feathers