Monthly Archives: October 2012

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Update on My Husband’s Secondary Checking Account

I wrote in August about the secondary checking account we’d opened for my husband, and I thought I would share an update on how that is working out. As far as I’m concerned, it is working out pretty good.  The main perk for me is that I’m no longer having to worry myself every moment about our main checking account.  We used to have a bit more breathing room financially when our youngest son still lived at home and was… Read the rest

October 2012 Credit Card Debt Update

The last time I shared our credit card debt was in July when I did the balance transfer when we had $9880 in credit card debt. Here are our current credit card balances: AMEX $1809 Chase $8714 Wells Fargo Line of Credit $350 $10873.00 is the grand total.  As you can see, our debt increased.  I can tell you one reason why – we had to buy $1600 worth of tires for one of our vehicles after Mr. A’s business… Read the rest

Ideas for Halloween Costumes

Halloween costumes don’t have to be expensive, if you have an active imagination you can come up with plenty of interesting costumes and even if you don’t have an active imagination I am going to share some links to get you started. My employer is holding a fun fundraiser this year for Halloween and I had no idea what I wanted to be. So of course I went right to Google and started searching.  One of the first posts I… Read the rest

About My Term Life Insurance, What I Just Learned

  On Wednesday I wrote and published a blog post called Do You Have Life Insurance?  When I got home after work last night, Thursday, not even 24 hours after publishing the post, what to my wondering eyes had appeared in my mailbox but a letter from the company managing my life insurance policy.   It appears that my term life insurance was in effect for 10 years, and I am  approaching the end of the initial term.  My policy… Read the rest