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Swag Bucks

Merry CHRISTmas!

Swag Bucks is a great way to earn FREE gift cards!  It’s one of the easiest to do.  You just use the Swag Bucks search engine and every couple of searches, you’ll win Swag Bucks!  Save them up for FREE Amazon gift cards, or Barnes and Noble, or Paypal CASH!  Last year Swag Bucks paid for nearly 3/4 of our Christmas presents!  How nice would that be – 3/4 of your gifts would be literally FREE!

Just click on the icon above to get started and follow their instructions.  It’s very easy.

Bonus – sign up your friends and you get matching Swag Bucks for their first 1000 Swag Bucks won!  There are other ways besides the search engine/tool bar to win Swag ucks – you can do surveys, print coupons (PRINT COUPONS!) and watch videos.  Without referals, I still think you can easily get $5-$10/month just doing searches yourself, not including all the other ways.

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Swag Bucks

Swag Bucks is a great way to earn FREE gift cards!  It’s one of the easiest to do.  You just use the Swag Bucks search engine and every couple of searches, you’ll win Swag Bucks!  Save them up for FREE Amazon gift cards, or Barnes and Noble, or Paypal CASH!  Last year Swag Bucks paid for nearly 3/4 of our Christmas presents!  How nice would that be – 3/4 of your gifts would be literally FREE!

Just click on the icon above to get started and follow their instructions.  It’s very easy.

Bonus – sign up your friends and you get matching Swag Bucks for their first 1000 Swag Bucks won!  There are other ways besides the search engine/tool bar to win Swag ucks – you can do surveys, print coupons (PRINT COUPONS!) and watch videos.  Without referals, I still think you can easily get $5-$10/month just doing searches yourself, not including all the other ways.

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Swag Bucks

Swag Bucks is a great way to earn FREE gift cards!  It’s one of the easiest to do.  You just use the Swag Bucks search engine and every couple of searches, you’ll win Swag Bucks!  Save them up for FREE Amazon gift cards, or Barnes and Noble, or Paypal CASH!  Last year Swag Bucks paid for nearly 3/4 of our Christmas presents!  How nice would that be – 3/4 of your gifts would be literally FREE!

Just click on the icon above to get started and follow their instructions.  It’s very easy.

Bonus – sign up your friends and you get matching Swag Bucks for their first 1000 Swag Bucks won!  There are other ways besides the search engine/tool bar to win Swag ucks – you can do surveys, print coupons (PRINT COUPONS!) and watch videos.  Without referals, I still think you can easily get $5-$10/month just doing searches yourself, not including all the other ways.

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Swag Bucks

Swag Bucks is a great way to earn FREE gift cards!  It’s one of the easiest to do.  You just use the Swag Bucks search engine and every couple of searches, you’ll win Swag Bucks!  Save them up for FREE Amazon gift cards, or Barnes and Noble, or Paypal CASH!  Last year Swag Bucks paid for nearly 3/4 of our Christmas presents!  How nice would that be – 3/4 of your gifts would be literally FREE!

Just click on the icon above to get started and follow their instructions.  It’s very easy.

Bonus – sign up your friends and you get matching Swag Bucks for their first 1000 Swag Bucks won!  There are other ways besides the search engine/tool bar to win Swag ucks – you can do surveys, print coupons (PRINT COUPONS!) and watch videos.  Without referals, I still think you can easily get $5-$10/month just doing searches yourself, not including all the other ways.

Leave a comment »

Swag Bucks

Swag Bucks is a great way to earn FREE gift cards!  It’s one of the easiest to do.  You just use the Swag Bucks search engine and every couple of searches, you’ll win Swag Bucks!  Save them up for FREE Amazon gift cards, or Barnes and Noble, or Paypal CASH!  Last year Swag Bucks paid for nearly 3/4 of our Christmas presents!  How nice would that be – 3/4 of your gifts would be literally FREE!

Just click on the icon above to get started and follow their instructions.  It’s very easy.

Bonus – sign up your friends and you get matching Swag Bucks for their first 1000 Swag Bucks won!  There are other ways besides the search engine/tool bar to win Swag ucks – you can do surveys, print coupons (PRINT COUPONS!) and watch videos.  Without referals, I still think you can easily get $5-$10/month just doing searches yourself, not including all the other ways.

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Financially Fit Friday

“When real faith grips you, you develop a mind-set that looks for the best in everything, refuses to give up, finds a way around or through every obstacle, and presses on to victory.”

– Norman Vincent Peale

Have you started a money makeover? What are you planning on paying CASH for? What bill are you paying off? Share a bit of your story! No story is too small to share! Real life stories keep Carrie motivated 😀 Catch up on Our Story to see how far we’ve come.

Emergency Fund – $1000 – Stocked

House Fund – Goal $30,000.00 by 3/31/2013. This will cover the down payment, closing costs, as well as “sprucing up” the home to make it our own – aka, new furniture, paint, bedding, fencing for the backyard, swing set, etc. It will also be used to fix up our side of the duplex we are living in so it is ready for new renters.

  • Counter offering failed.  I’m so disappointed right now I don’t even want to look at other houses.  I pray the offer they are negotiating with falls through so they go for our offer 🙂
  • Deposited $200 in leftover income.  We are out of town and unable to deposit other moneys 🙂  And we decided to donate extra money to two different charities that have been on our hearts to do.
  • Currently Saved $5,860.75

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The following are the other loans we currently have, but will put them on the back burner as we save for a house bigger than a 2-bedroom for our family of SIX 😀 We plan on keeping the duplex we currently own, and renting out the side we currently live in, thus earning more money each month that will pay these off for us 😀

Hubby’s Student Loan as of 10/01/2011 $9395

  • Outstanding Balance is $8,766.48

My Student Loan as of 10/01/2011 $6480

  • Outstanding Balance is $6,017.26

Family Loan $3000 – I was told to keep this and put this towards a new house, since the person doesn’t need this money right now 😀 Bonus 😀

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Swag Bucks

Swag Bucks is a great way to earn FREE gift cards!  It’s one of the easiest to do.  You just use the Swag Bucks search engine and every couple of searches, you’ll win Swag Bucks!  Save them up for FREE Amazon gift cards, or Barnes and Noble, or Paypal CASH!  Last year Swag Bucks paid for nearly 3/4 of our Christmas presents!  How nice would that be – 3/4 of your gifts would be literally FREE!

Just click on the icon above to get started and follow their instructions.  It’s very easy.

Bonus – sign up your friends and you get matching Swag Bucks for their first 1000 Swag Bucks won!  There are other ways besides the search engine/tool bar to win Swag ucks – you can do surveys, print coupons (PRINT COUPONS!) and watch videos.  Without referals, I still think you can easily get $5-$10/month just doing searches yourself, not including all the other ways.

Leave a comment »

Financially Fit Friday

“When real faith grips you, you develop a mind-set that looks for the best in everything, refuses to give up, finds a way around or through every obstacle, and presses on to victory.”

– Norman Vincent Peale

Have you started a money makeover? What are you planning on paying CASH for? What bill are you paying off? Share a bit of your story! No story is too small to share! Real life stories keep Carrie motivated 😀 Catch up on Our Story to see how far we’ve come.

Emergency Fund – $1000 – Stocked

House Fund – Goal $30,000.00 by 3/31/2013. This will cover the down payment, closing costs, as well as “sprucing up” the home to make it our own – aka, new furniture, paint, bedding, fencing for the backyard, swing set, etc. It will also be used to fix up our side of the duplex we are living in so it is ready for new renters.

  • We are working on putting a counter offer in.  The price dropped on the house we really love.  Prayers this works out!  I can’t stop thinking about this house!
  • Deposited $7.50 in spare change.
  • Deposited $0 in leftover income 😦 We bought a few gift cards for presents so December wouldn’t be too much of a hit on our savings goals.
  • Deposited $28.44 from a mystery shop
  • Currently Saved $5,660.75

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The following are the other loans we currently have, but will put them on the back burner as we save for a house bigger than a 2-bedroom for our family of SIX 😀 We plan on keeping the duplex we currently own, and renting out the side we currently live in, thus earning more money each month that will pay these off for us 😀

Hubby’s Student Loan as of 10/01/2011 $9395

  • Outstanding Balance is $8,766.48

My Student Loan as of 10/01/2011 $6480

  • Outstanding Balance is $6,017.26

Family Loan $3000 – I was told to keep this and put this towards a new house, since the person doesn’t need this money right now 😀 Bonus 😀

Leave a comment »

Swag Bucks

Swag Bucks is a great way to earn FREE gift cards!  It’s one of the easiest to do.  You just use the Swag Bucks search engine and every couple of searches, you’ll win Swag Bucks!  Save them up for FREE Amazon gift cards, or Barnes and Noble, or Paypal CASH!  Last year Swag Bucks paid for nearly 3/4 of our Christmas presents!  How nice would that be – 3/4 of your gifts would be literally FREE!

Just click on the icon above to get started and follow their instructions.  It’s very easy.

Bonus – sign up your friends and you get matching Swag Bucks for their first 1000 Swag Bucks won!  There are other ways besides the search engine/tool bar to win Swag ucks – you can do surveys, print coupons (PRINT COUPONS!) and watch videos.  Without referals, I still think you can easily get $5-$10/month just doing searches yourself, not including all the other ways.

Leave a comment »

Financially Fit Friday

“When real faith grips you, you develop a mind-set that looks for the best in everything, refuses to give up, finds a way around or through every obstacle, and presses on to victory.”

– Norman Vincent Peale

Have you started a money makeover? What are you planning on paying CASH for? What bill are you paying off? Share a bit of your story! No story is too small to share! Real life stories keep Carrie motivated 😀 Catch up on Our Story to see how far we’ve come.

Emergency Fund – $1000 – Stocked

House Fund – Goal $30,000.00 by 3/31/2013. This will cover the down payment, closing costs, as well as “sprucing up” the home to make it our own – aka, new furniture, paint, bedding, fencing for the backyard, swing set, etc. It will also be used to fix up our side of the duplex we are living in so it is ready for new renters.

  • Offer was countered, but the sellers refuse to turn on utilities and dewinterize the house for a proper inspection.  This bothered us.  So we will pass on this one for now.
  • Deposited $6.02 in spare change.
  • Deposited $0 in leftover income 😦
  • Deposited 44c in interest
  • Deposited $3 from a survey
  • Deposited $16.04 from a mystery shop
  • Deposited $500 from earnest money since we are putting house on hold, for now 🙂
  • Deposited $5 from Superpoints
  • Currently Saved $5,621.81

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The following are the other loans we currently have, but will put them on the back burner as we save for a house bigger than a 2-bedroom for our family of SIX 😀 We plan on keeping the duplex we currently own, and renting out the side we currently live in, thus earning more money each month that will pay these off for us 😀

Hubby’s Student Loan as of 10/01/2011 $9395

  • Outstanding Balance is $8,766.48

My Student Loan as of 10/01/2011 $6480

  • Outstanding Balance is $6,017.26

Family Loan $3000 – I was told to keep this and put this towards a new house, since the person doesn’t need this money right now 😀 Bonus 😀

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