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Cutting Back To Save Money

January 27th, 2006 at 08:00 am

I had 4 coupons for 1 free bottle of Suave shampoo. Each bottle was $.96 for a total of 3.8$3.84. I usually smoke two packs of cigarettes a day. My Dr. told me if I couldn't quit right now at least cut down. I have cut down to a pack and a half a day with no great difficulty which saved me $20. this week. Since this would have been money spent if I didn't cut down I'm adding it to my total.

Total $99.65
$20.00 Four less packs of cigs
+ $ 3.84 Free shampoo
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$123.49

Amazon Payment

January 26th, 2006 at 08:00 am

Recieved payment of $17.16 from Amazon.com.

Total $82.49
+ $17.16
__________
$99.65 new total

Survey

January 23rd, 2006 at 08:00 am

Got a $2.00 check in mail from a pharmacy co for a survey or something.


New total $84.49

Amazon Deposit

January 19th, 2006 at 08:00 am

Amazon.com deposit $17.15.
Sold book spent $1.59 postage.


Total $66.93
+ $17.15 book sales
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$84.08 new total
- $1.59 postage
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$82.49 new total

My Children's Book

January 19th, 2006 at 08:00 am

I had started writing a childrens book back in August. Five months, and 15 revisions later I am ready to start sending it out to try to get it published. I have sent it to two publishers and have a third ready to send out next time I go to post office. I have had free lance news articles published locally, and one of my poems was published in a national magazine years ago, but this is a giant leap for me. I'm hoping for the best, but will share the good (publication) with the bad (rejection). It will take months to hear back from anyone. I'll continue to send out one or two copies a month to other publishers. Wasn't gonna include this in Challange but my updates are starting to bore me. I hope the suspense of the outcome will make the Challange more intresting.

Some More Sales

January 17th, 2006 at 08:00 am

Sold 3 books over weekend, mailed today $7.17 postage.

Total $74.10
- $7.17
____________
$66.93 new total

Another Book Sale

January 13th, 2006 at 08:00 am

Sold a book, spent $1.59 on postage.

Total $75.69
- $ 1.59 postage
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$74.10 new total

More Book Sales

January 12th, 2006 at 08:00 am

Sold 3 more books last nite. Mailed them today postage $6.21. At this rate I'm gonna run out of books before there are any yard sales to buy new ones at. Only 67 days left till spring. Some say that robins are the first sign of spring, but my favorite sign is a yard sale sign.

Total $81.90
- 6.21 postage
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$ $75.69

Where I'll Get My Books

January 12th, 2006 at 08:00 am

I've been selling off my old books since Sept, but for the challenge I plan to use the rest of the money I make to buy used books at yard sales and library sales to resell. I only have a few left. The books that sell for the most are text books and reference types, so I'll keep my eye out for those when I buy. I sold one text book for $37 and had brought it at a library sale for $1.00. Most of the books sold between $3-$6. The most I'll pay for a book is $1.00 unless it's something I really want to read. The best part is I get to read all I want.

Added Money To Total

January 11th, 2006 at 08:00 am

Money from last weeks book sales deposited in account.


Total $31.74
+ $50.16 book sales
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$81.90 new total

Some Costs

January 6th, 2006 at 08:00 am

Mailed the other book today for $1.84 postage, also brought a pack of bubble envelope mailers for $4.47.


Total $29.06
- 1.84 postage
- 4.47 mailer
____________________
New
total $22.75

Sold 2 Books

January 5th, 2006 at 08:00 am

Sold 2 more books at Amazon. com today. Shipped one out for $2.68 postage will ship other one tomorrow.

total $31.74
- 2.68 postage
____________
New
total $29.06

Rebate Check

January 3rd, 2006 at 08:00 am

I got a $15 rebate check in mail today. Sold two books at Amazon. Postage fees $3.26. Will add book sales when it is deposited in my account.


Start $20
+ $15 rebate
- $ 3.26 postage
____________________

$31.74 Total