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Money Bits

November 10th, 2013 at 02:19 pm

Here's a list of money tidbits from recent days:

I completed a Pinecone Survey today. I expect I will get my $3 payment for that later in the week. I'm also secretly hoping to get a sample!

I'm trying to convince my daughter to try purchasing glasses online. We looked at Target optical, but noticed many of the glasses are plastic frames, and she prefers the wire ones with nose pads. We will look at other local stores as well, but I think online might save us quite a bit of money!

The return I made to Lands End at the end of October ended up arriving as a check in the mail, rather than a credit to my card I originally purchased with. I read on their website that this was because the purchase was over 9 months old. Either way I got the money!

We rented a movie on Amazon last night for $2.99. Since this was gift card money used I will match the purchase and send the funds to our mortgage debt.

Our bank reimbursed us for $3 in ATM fees and paid us a whopping $0.03 in interest. I always include these in our snowflake accumulations.

I have Ebay auctions ending today. One will sell, the other four are definitely up in the air as to whether they will or not. The proceeds also go to the snowflakes for equity goal.

We turned on our gas fireplace last night. As a result we will definitely see higher bills. I'm okay with it as it seems to make everyone happy and cozy in the evenings. My goal is always to wait until November 1, so we did make it a little longer this year. Smile

We will be making another trip to the library today. We went Friday when the girls were off from school, but they have now read all the books! They want more to have with them during the week. Libraries rock for free entertainment!

I plan to log into our banks, and investments and various accounts to update our new phone number today. This means I can call tomorrow to cancel our land line. I just paid the bill that includes the phone service for the month of November. I expect they will credit days not used to our next bill, which will only include internet service.

My birthday is next Sunday. I tend to get $100 from my parents each year. I'm looking forward to getting some new socks, a purse, a shirt or two and a fleece to spruce up my wardrobe. I will be looking for good prices, so I can get the most for the money.

Well, that is my list of money tidbits. I had more than I realized. Do you make use of your library? Do you receive money for your birthday? Do you spend or save it?

5 Responses to “Money Bits”

  1. snafu Says:

    I suggest when you call to cancel your land line, you ask/confirm a rebate for the remainder of November. I love out two nearby libraries. The large one is currently being renovated and the noise is incredible. I was thrilled to get an electronic reader as a BD gift since it allows me to get books on-line without leaving home. It electronically removes the books on the due date. No more need to dash to the library in bad weather.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    @snafu, I definitely will be asking and confirming the refund! Glad you enjoy your electronic reader. My girls like theirs, too, just not all books they want to read are electronic!

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I sometimes get money for my birthday. When I do, it depends on what goals I'm working on - some will go into savings and some will be spent. This year any money I get will probably be used for traveling expenses. Smile

  4. rob62521 Says:

    We utilize our library a lot and feel it saves us a bunch of cash. We both love to read and check out books as well as magazines and DVDs.

  5. PNW Mom Says:

    Love Love Love the library! I use it frequently. I also have an e-reader and need to work on seeing what the library has for books for on e-readers. I think they have changed something because they have a notice out that says "you asked, we listened"...I think they have made it easier, because before, it was very difficult. It also seemed they didn't have many of the newer books out.

    I sometimes get money for my just depends on what my current needs are at the moment. I will put it away if there is nothing I need at that moment, but reserve the right to use it if something comes up Smile

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