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Temporary Lodging Paid

July 24th, 2015 at 01:18 pm

We received a payment for our temporary lodging expenses yesterday. The amount was $1550.50. This is less than the rent we actually paid for 30 days. But the Army made this payment based on their calculation for 10 days worth of lodging and meals. Works for me!

I can now make the final payment on our Citi Premiere card, which is under $800. That will make the balance zero. It should remain that way and we will get it closed in the near future.

I still have a running balance on our Citi Preferred card, maybe about $3K. This card has 0% interest, so I have been just paying what I can from paychecks. I will need to dip into savings soon to get it all paid off, which is fine. I haven't even used all the money the Army has sent yet. Smile

I expect I can put at least $1500 on it today, and have another $500 available on pay day. Of course, we have our trip expenses, but some of that Army money is covering the trip. I'm finally feeling a little more in control of the cash inflows and outflows again.

It will be interesting to see how college and making payments feels in the next couple months! It's coming up fast. Smile

6 Responses to “Temporary Lodging Paid”

  1. mich Says:

    CCF - good job. Do you have any other CC bonuses/snowflakes you are eyeing right now?
    Are you trying to cashflow college for your daughter? We have saved all along, but we have twins, so it will be 2 at once in two more years.
    Interested in hearing any ideas you have.

  2. scottish girl Says:


  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Can you pay tuition on a credit card? Smile

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    I think I can put tuition on a credit card, but it may cost me a fee. Not sure yet...need to get my daughter to give me access to the financial part of her account. Smile

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    @mich, I'm not eyeing any credit card bonuses right now. My daughter got quite a few scholarships for this year so we are cash flowing the first two semesters. Easily can pay tuition out of savings or pay, most of housing will come from her college savings accounts. My husband is passing on some of his tuition benefits, so that will help us for four years out of the eight we are expecting between our two daughters. We are doing our best to avoid loans. So far we haven't agreed to any although we have been offered $17K in loans!

  6. snafu Says:

    Delighted DD will be using scholarship funds to support some of her costs. It just frosts me that thousands of scholarships have no applicants. It has me wondering if school counsellors are only directing their students to the major athletic and scholastic gifts. I know $ 1K - $ 5K doesn't seem like much but 10 applications can easily garner $ 10K using the same essay with a tiny bit of modification.

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