Sunday, August 12, 2018

All I Have To Say




             Hello all. Sometimes this is all I have to say. Have a Great Sunday & A Great Week

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

My Tenant


 Hello all well here's the story for the week. I am kinda sad because my Tenant which is very good and she has a good spirit. Which is rare in people told me that by October she might be moving. I hate the thought of going through the process of getting somebody new that I might or might not have problems with. This tenant and her family are so nice. I don't have any problems with them and she pays on time. She keeps the place neat and clean. Her and her  family are just nice people. She will be missed by me. I have had some crazy and bad tenants in the time that I became a landlord.  My first tenant I felt sorry for her and I let her rent from me. Big mistake. Her rent was always late, she called me all the time for the simplest stuff. Also one time my basement in the rental house got flooded. Me and my partner ran over there. We stayed in the basement cleaning up the water for 4 hours. The tenant did not help and I personally knew her. She had been living in the neighborhood  when I was living in the house.

The house when she left was a wreck It smelled of  piss and  incense . The refrigerator was black with mold inside and she broke my toilet among other things.  I had to pay a lot of money to have it  my house cleaned up  and repaired. Then  she skipped out on last months rent that she owed. I said never again. The tenants after that were always angry. They  never payed on time and demanded that I be there at their beck and call when something in the house broke. Needless to say It took me two years with them back and forth in court because of the security deposit. I was glad to get rid of them 

Now this last tenant again I will miss this family, I am hoping she stays another year. She's the only good tenant that I have and I need her and her family to stay. I know I sound  selfish but when you got something good you want to keep it. So what do you think?

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Health Cost



Hello all, well here's the story for the week, I am talking about a personal situating  when it comes to health care. I was into the hospital this past week. I had to have surgery  for something. The hospital was suppose to keep me overnight, but they have a policy that they only keep you for 6 hours and then send you home. The reason for that is  the insurance companies will not pay for overnight stays in the hospital anymore unless it an emergency. Anyway being a cheapskate that I am  and proud of it to. When I was introduced to the doctors that would do my surgery . The first thing I asked them was do they take my insurance because I did not want any extra medical bills coming my way. Was I wrong to ask them that since they were about to open a sista up in the operating room?
                                                       
I also told the  nurses that took care of me don't give me any medication that is not covered under my insurance plan. Was I being to cheap with my health? I realized that if it's was not for my partner having good insurance I would be  screwed when it came to my medical expenses. That's why I wanted to tell you that you need  good medical insurance and extra money on the side for medications and co pays. I still have to pay co- pays when I go to the doctors but I am ok with that has long as the insurance company covers the rest. And if you have not notice  Heath Care is expensive

So no matter what insurance you have make sure you set some money aside extra for the unexpected medical cost that insurance companies don't pay for. So what do you think?

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

I Need Good Food!!!




Hello all well here's' the story for today. I need good food...… Please!
Where I live in Queens I have been to so many places and their food was horrible. Last night I wanted something good. So I  went  to Applebees. I ordered the 2 mains and two sides. I had the salmon and baby back ribs . My partner had the steak and ribs with  rice and potato. Can I tell you the meats were dry and the sides tasteless. I was so disappointed. But what really shocked me was that the bill was $50 bucks for what?? I could have stayed home cooked a steak and made a simple side for less money. Guess that will teach me to eat out again. 

Last month I went to Outback Steak House  I use to love this place but no more they failed me to. Their food tasted like it was frozen and they reheated it . I was disappointed and the bill came to about $100 for 4 people. I don't know maybe I need to get into the restaurant business and serve what these guys are serving to people tasteless, frozen food and charge a pretty penny for it. What do you think?

Well that's the story what do you think?


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Spolied..



Hello all , how are you today. Well here's the story for the week. First let me tell you that I did not win the  Mega Million for $500 million. You know I am upset about anyway. Last weeks I was out yard sailing and  got two  Apple  iPods cheap $10 for 3 of them..   The guy was nice enough and found one charger that fit all three iPods. Well we I got home  two turned on and one didn't. So I took  all three  to the Apple store to see if they could fix  one and show me how to work the other two. Here's the kicker part...

First the worker in  the apple store  told me my iPods were dinosaurs they came out in 2012 and they can not be fixed if they break . I was ok with that as long as they were working  and I can put music  on them I am good. So the nice apple employee showed me how to use the working ones and he tossed the non working one but get this...….

While the salesman was helping me a brat and her mother came in to the store and over to the worker and asked if he could fix their $700 apple phone that did not work. While the sales person was explain to the mother what the problem was her brat for a kid kept yelling at  the mother  calling her all kinds of not nice names and how  she wanted a new phone and so on. But the one the mother had in her  was brand new. After the brat stopped fussing the mother turns to her and tells her if she doesn't stop acting up she will be getting a flip phone. Really? 
 I remember as a child if we acted up in a store we got it good right there in the store. What's wrong with kids now a days.

 Well that's the story what do you think?
  

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Thank You



Hello all well here's my story for today. I just want to say Thank You for being a part of my Crazy life here at  Spirited Frugal & Free.

Love you all

Thursday, July 19, 2018

They Got Me!



 Hello All well here's the story so far. First Monday morning I get a call from the Chase  Fraud unit. They call to tell me that someone  tried to charge somethings on my debit card. They wanted to know if it was me. I told them no the last time I used my debit card was 3 months ago if that. The person that falsely used my card tried to charge get this a Jack in the box meal and they tried to buy some shoes for about 60 bucks. These charges were in California and I am in New York. Thank god I have fraud alert on my cards. But normally when the bills come in I check them anyway just to make sure.

Now on to the next thing I forgot and left my car doors unlocked on Monday when I came back from going out. I stayed home Tuesday but Wednesday night something told me to check my car.  Sure enough someone had been in my card and took the money out of my cup holder. I had about $25 in lose coins and dollar bills for tolls and parking meters. Mind you the car was in my driveway. I am just thankful that the person didn't smash my windows to get into my car. They can have the $25 but if they had damaged my car it would have been more money to fixed then the $25.

This week  has been a week of trying  to and taking my $$. Hopeful the rest of the week will be someone giving me money or me winning some $$. That's my story what do you think?

Friday, July 13, 2018

I Am Tired





 Hello all  here's the story for the week, I am tried of getting ripped off.  The story goes like this guess who showed  this week to do the yard? Yep my gardener he does the yard and then presents me with a bill for $130 bucks. Mind you he missed 2 weeks for the month of June and in my mind my bill should be $40 bucks.  ( $20 a week  for his services)But he goes on to tell me that he charged me $50 dollars for the seeding of the grass and $40 for the trimming of the tree and  $40 for the mowing . I was mad and asked him what did he do  again?  After I paid him I asked my partner  if he trimmed  all the backyard trees.  My partner told me he only did one. On top of that my partner had to stay outside with the gardeners to get him to do the things that he was suppose to do in the yard without me telling him. Every time I talk to the gardener it's always a new price that's more then what I had budgeted for. He's a rip off and this is my last month with him.

Also I went to the doctors yesterday and my co pay is now $50 bucks instead of the $30. Needless to say he charges me for every test done. He tells me that he will not get paid by the insurance company if  I don't get my eyes checked once a year because I am a diabetic. Let's not talk about how medications keep going up on me. I am worried that the money I have saved will not last as long with all my medical problems. I have to rethink about getting a part-time job just so that I can have money for medical expenses.  Well that's my story what do you think? 

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Summer Got Me Hot!!!

                                                       Hello All How Are You Today?

Well here's my story I am Hot literally Hot!!! My main air conditioner went out last week when it was 98 degrees and the humidity in New York made it feel like 102. It was hot. My main air conditioner that cools my downstairs was on it's last leg anyway but I pushed it and the air conditioner  said F**K you on the hottest day of the year I am out! So I got my fans and used them and then I ran over to P.C. Richards an electronic store to buy a new. Here's what happened. I got the air conditioner I wanted. The sales man tells me since I have a casement window I need a guy to come in and look at  my windows.  They will charge me  $25 for his services. Once the guy comes in to look at my window where the air conditioner  will be then they can deliver the air  conditioner. But get this they can not tell me how much the air conditioner will be because of the kind of windows I have . Huh????

 Now if I had regular standard windows the air conditioner would be $489. But since I have special  windows  the price is up in the air. Is that crazy or what? I said forget it and talked to my window guy. He's making me a new window and getting me an air conditioner for the window cheaper then the  $489 plus the extra $25 I would have spent.

My gardener is MIA again . I have not seen him in two weeks. Which means if I have to do my lawn this week. He's fired. What do I need a lawn guy for if he doesn't show up regularly and when he does  show up he wants a check. 

                                                    So that's my story what do you think?


Thursday, July 5, 2018

How to Travel Switzerland SUPER CHEAP! Budget Travel Tips

                   

                   Hey all just wanted to share this guys great travel video. I could travel with him anytime. He goes to some cool places on the cheap. I will admit some of the places that he travels to I would pass but some like Greece and Italy and such I am there.

                                                            So what do you think?

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th

                                Hello All Wishing everyone a Safe, Happy & Fun 4th Of July

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Happy July


                                                      Hello All Happy July 1th.

 Here In New York we are having a heat wave  90 degrees  So I want everyone to stay cool and drink your water. 

                             
                                                            Have A Great July. 


Monday, June 25, 2018

To Mad




 Hello All. Well here's the story for the week. My darn refrigerator  hand broke off and the  refrigerator is only about 5 years old if that. I was so mad over the weekend they make crap things now. I replaced a refrigerator that was 20 years old  with this piece of crap it was going but the handle never broke like this one. Now I have to find a guy to fix it. More money spend that should not have been because of cheaply made products. I hate that.

I had sent my mother some flowers and a fruit basket from 1800 flowers last week. She got both before her birthday. I had spoke to her later on and she told me that the flowers I send had fallen  apart in 2 days. I called 1800 and explained to them what happen. I had lost the receipt and was not sure about what flowers I had sent her.  They were nice about it and looked me up, apologized for the flowers. They  gave me a $20 credit toward my next order. Plus they are sending my mother some new flowers. Which was a nice thing to do . Since I had paid a pretty penny for the order.

My $1 a day challenge, yes I am still doing it. Told you I am going to Hawaii next year and I need spending $$. Well I barely made my $$ for June. But thank god I had a mystery shop that paid me $30 bucks plus I rolled some coins which came out to $37.50 which $25 of that is going to my coin  stock  challenge. So I have $12.50 toward my dollar challenge, Nice right! 

                                        Well that's my story so what do you think?  

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Happy Summer



Happy First Day Of Summer. Have A Great Day!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

HOW I SURVIVE WITHOUT A JOB | MAX VLOG | TMZ



Like this Way this Surfer Dude is handling his money. You Go Bro!!!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Thought you might like this today

Have A Great Day

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Happy Saturday


Hello All thought you might need a good laugh today. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Happy Tuesday


 Hello All. Somedays I just feel like I need to back on a Cruise Ship looking at a Sunset over water or looking at homes up on a mountain. ( California Homes & Sunsets)  Today is just one of those kind of Days

                                              Have a Great Day & What Do You Think?

Sunday, June 10, 2018

10 Billionaires That Are Cheaper Than You



Just think about the things that you could do with half of the money they make. Vegas Baby I am coming!

Liars, Liars



Hello All, Well here's the story so far. This is my season the yard sale, garage sale season. This is where I go hunting for my holiday gifts that I give and for my other reasons. I have found a few liars in the bunch of yard sale holders and this is what I mean by liars.
When I read a yard sale post they will state that they will have 5-8 families on the block doing yard sales. When I get there they have only 1
In some advertisement for yard sale/garage sales they will say I have this and that to sell. I will drive 25 miles for that certain items and when I get there they don't even have the item they were advertising . When I ask about it they play dumb like they don't know what I am talking about. Liars
 Then you get to other yard sale holders and you see that they stated they have  the good stuff  that they are selling and it' really cheap junk.
Here's another one you get to a yard sale and they have some good stuff your want to buy. The yardsaler has  priced their stuff at retail prices not yard sale prices. Some people really do think they have gold at their yard sales. 
Why tell all these lies to make people drive so far to look at your junk?  Or overprice so junks so that people don't want to buy it.
If your doing a yard sale be truthful and don't waste people's time and money getting to your sale and you have nothing of value to offer or your overpriced. Gas and time both cost $$.
So what do you think?

Monday, June 4, 2018

Yardsale


Hello all well here's the story for the week. Yes that's me in the picture I had a yardsale yesterday. The weather was nice here but yesterday it was cold felt like 50 degrees. I  will admit Sunday was not a day to do yard sales. I made a big...…. $21 dollars for the whole day. Most of the stuff that did not sell will be donated to charity.
I see that yard sales even the ones I go to don't have a lot of people like they use to. I guess people don't have the money like they use to or they don't need the stuff that people are selling. Including me.
Today is the first Monday in June and I am now 4 days behind my $1 challenge. I have not made any money yet and right now I am not a happy camper. My yard sale money doesn't count that's was earmark for something else. So I have to try and find jobs or coupons to make me $30 dollars this month. Got any suggestions?

I need my money I did a mystery shop last month and got my check today in the wrong darn name. The mystery shopping company made the check out in my email name not my real name. I was pissed. Now I have to call the company so that they can reissue me my check in the correct name. If they think I am going to let them have my $15 they are mistaken.

                                     Well that's my story so far what do you think?


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Madea Is Trump's New Communications Director



 Hello everyone Thought you might like this. Happy Wednesday!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Watch Out Caesars...


Hello all where is my story for today. But first Happy Memorial Day to all of you. Have a safe and happy one. Now on to my story.

I get my American express statement yesterday and I scan it  to see what I have on it. Why am I seeing a $59 dollar charge for Caesars Hotel for a no show on May 17-18.
I called Caesars and told them that I had canceled that reservation and made a new date to come  down. I gave the women my canceled reservation code and she told me that was an old code. I could not get made because this women was so nice. I told her I cancelled this reservation for the date the company was charging me for.  She told me that she would put in the system for the manager to listen to the tape of me cancelling my reservation on the phone and if they screwed up which they did. They would refund my money. This I have to wait for 2 days to get a call back from A manager at Caesars Hotel since this is the holiday weekend. This year Caesars hotel has been trying my patience. I think for the future I will be going to Tropicana in A.C. They treat me better

After all of this what I am saying is always check out your statements because you never know who's trying to get some money out of you falsely.  

That's my story what do you think?

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sunday Book Review


            Hello All . Sometimes you just need a good Sunday Book Review and here it is
                                 https://www.facebook.com/A.HillsBookClub/?ref=bookmarks

                                                             So what do you think?
                               

Friday, May 18, 2018

Mattress Problems

Hello Everyone, Here's the story for this week. Mattress problems.  I have been sleeping on a mattress for the last 10 years that was about 20 years old( that's another long story) but I decided it was time to get a new one. My body was telling me that because my back, side and legs were always hurting when I woke up. The old mattress had to go. I went to about 6 different stores and the mattress ran from $2600-1300. I tool the $1300 mattress set but the problem was......

The  Mattress King  store was a small store who had great prices but it was in New Jersey. And 3 hours from where I lived.  The delivery charge was going to be around $150 dollars. Which with all that I was getting mattress, sheets, box spring, mattress covers, etc it would be ok until.....

I happen to go in to another mattress store closer to me and I was looking at a mattress that I liked but it was to expensive. When the sales women showed us all she had. We decided to walk because the mattress we wanted was $1900 not including delivery, taxes etc.  Our deciding to walk was the best deal because she matched what the deal was in Jersey that we were getting plus to be honest the mattress store  that we purchased from was $75 less then the New Jersey store. We still got all the bells and whistles for less then what we originally was going to pay. It's pays to shop around and walk out of a store if you had to . So you could save some $$.

                                                    So that's my story what do you think?




Saturday, May 12, 2018

Happy Mothers Day

                                   Wishing you a Great Mother day. Be Safe Happy & Enjoy 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Mada & Black Panther



Hello All I  know it's not my normal post but for a change let's talk movies.
                                   
                                          Have a Great Day!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Happy Saturday




      Hello All just wanted to share something with you that I  thought was cute. Happy Saturday

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Woman describes scene along Indy highway after armored truck loses bags ...





This would never happen to me. Because if It did I am in there. Stuffing twenty's dollar bills in places I can not mention with my face covered. ( LOL). What do you think?


Thursday, April 26, 2018

For A Yard!!




Hello Everybody, well here's my story so far. Yesterday I was sitting home watch some judge program when I hear out my window the sounds of a leaf blower. I just knew it was to early for my Gardner to come because it's only April 23 and it's the end of the month. He usually starts on the first of the month. Anyway  my doorbell rings and sure enough it's the Gardner saying that I owe him $200 for  Spring yard clean up? You know I looked at him like he was crazy. I told him what did you do for $200 bucks? I said did you do this, that. this. and also that and that. He told me yes. You know he lied. When I checked after he left he did not do half of the things that I wanted done. My conclusion is that his A** is fired and I will be keeping my money in my pocket and going back to doing my own yard work.

My doctor called. I hate when he calls me after I get test done with news I need more test done. This is the scary part for me because my mind always goes to the serious stuff medical stuff . Like I don't have enough wrong with me already. The only thing I can say is thank god for insurance because without that  I would be screwed!
                                                well that's about it so far What do you think?




Saturday, April 21, 2018

Old Town Of San Diego Tour Part 1



Took A trip to San Diego and this was part of my trip. Visiting Old Town Of  San Diego. It was dusty but fun!

Loving Vegas & More


 

Hello all here's my story for the week. I am in love with a place not a person. I love Vegas and I am looking to move there in the near future. Like 3 years from now. I have a lot of clean up I have to do to get my house in order before I move. But I have been looking at apartments online. I am also thinking about getting a condo there. I'm in the research stages right now. I know one thing I have to get the Heck out of New York, It's to expensive and the money that I have saved over the years will not last me long if I live in New York during my major retirement years.  

Repairs are for the birds I ran all over town yesterday trying to find a place to repair my DVD Recorder. Since I try and record all of my TV shows  on it  because it's cheaper then getting cable. But I had no luck. Most of the places I went to like best buy and other electronic repair places keep telling me to buy a new one or they can fix it for $500 bucks. Really?? The system did not cost me $500 so why would I repair it for that much! On top of that they do not make this system anymore so where could I possible buy a new one at??? Everyone is pushing cable thanks but no thanks. I will think of a way to get this thing repaired or I will just miss my TV shows that's all

Summer is coming I know it. New York has been pretty cold for spring but summer is coming and with that instead of me going to yard sales I will be doing a few. Need to clear out a whole lot of stuff. Will keep you posted.
So what do you think? 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Making Money & Misc Talk

Hello All well here's the story for the week. I am trying to get my life and my mess in order. I am dumping all my unnecessary stuff and selling the rest. I need the money to go on my Hawaii cruise next year and I want to live a minimalist lifestyle. So out the junk goes and believe me I have a lot of stuff to get rid of. Want some of it?

My taxes were ok this year I just knew my favorite uncle , Uncle Sam was going to bless me with a nice refund. Instead I had to pay the fed $1000 and the state gave me $300. So I am out $700 from my personal pocket. What kind of Uncle is that to take $700 from a non- working person. A bad one that's what. 

My Challenges the coupons one is not going to well and the dollar a day is not bad. I made so far about $38 on the dollar a day challenges. The coupon one about $7 I saved for the month of April so far.
  
Life in general is good it's getting warm out so it's time to hit the street and start my walking. God I need to put down the cake and start thinking about my weight. I want to look good for my cruise next year. Suppose to be going to Atlantic City this week will tell you how it went later on. Hope to win some money. Lord know I could use it. So that's my story What do you think?

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Real Whopper: Most Expensive Burger



 Hello All, One of my favorite things to do is to watch how much people will spend on foolish things like this over the top burger. This burger is way more then the price of a burger king or even a Five Guys Burger. Crazy People with Their Crazy Spending Love it!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Matress Hunt


Hello All here's my story for the week. I am on a mattress hunt. I need a new one because the one that I am sleeping on is pretty old. But the part I want to tell you is that when did mattress get so darn expensive. Here what I am talking about

First Stop Sleepy's Mattress store found a queen size  mattress, box spring, pillows, mattress covers, free delivers and removal of old mattress, sheets and bed frame all for $1800 tax not included in the price

Second Stop P.C. Richard they were having a mattress sales, Serta queens size mattress, box spring, frame, pillow, mattress protector, free deliver and removal all for $ 1998.

Third Stop Raymore & Flannigan Serta Queen size mattress, box spring, frame and  free delivery but if I have them bring me a  headboard it would cost me $65 for delivery.  Even though the mattress and the rest of the stuff is free delivery. Cost would be $2500.

When did getting a comfortable bed get so expensive? And now a days you have to fight with the salespeople for free stuff for the price that they want which is about $1800 on average.

Needless to say I am still looking for a good  Serta mattress cheap. Any suggestions?

                                                         So what do you think? 

Friday, March 23, 2018

Book Club (2018) - Official Trailer - Paramount Pictures



               I Love Cute Movies likes this. With a nice Cast of Women.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

How coming clean about financial struggle -- and counseling others -- be...



              This Video had me thinking a lot. Good information....

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Cancelled




Hello All well here's my story so far. I am not even suppose to be talking to you today. What I am suppose to be doing is gambling and drinking my butt off in Atlantic City.  I had to cancelled my mini trip because of the big snow storm that New York was suppose to have on Tuesday. What we got in  New York was  light snow and rain . Some Snowstorm! .   Now A.C will not see me until April.  The real reason  I go is because my mother lives down there and I kill two birds with one stone I visit her and gamble a little all for the price of  getting there which cost me about $60 bucks including gas and tolls on the bridges.

My D**N mechanic ain't worth his weight in beans. This is what happen we have a car that has cost us about $3000 in repairs. Yes I know we need to sell it and we will , But we gave the car to our mechanic because he needed to fix a problem  with the car that he made.  Our Mechanic or shall I say Ex-mechanic keeps our car for 4 months setting in his shop. Then he had the nerve to return it to us stating that he could not fix it. When he said that I wanted to strangle him. Why did you keep my car so long if you knew you could not fix it in the first place? I could have had someone else look at it in the time that your lazy A** kept it. 

Other then that I am trying to liquidate all of my doll collection and toys that we bought as collectors. Know anybody who likes Vintage Babies, Marvel legends & Hot Wheels?
Well that's my story what do you think? 

Monday, March 5, 2018

Crystal Vanner Living in a MiniVan

 

 Hello All, I have been watching these video about people living in their vans full-time and working to travel. I think I could do this for about a mouth or two but realistically I need  to stay in one place. I could defiantly live in a tiny house somewhere. What do you think about Van living?

Sunday, March 4, 2018

I Live By

                                  
Hello All This Quote is me to the T. Just wanted to share this with you today. Happy Sunday.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Is This Really Living?

Where To Start


Hello All Happy March 1th. Well here's the story So far. I am in Love! Yes I said it I am in love with a guy that I saw on YouTube. Well not the guy but his lifestyle. He travels the county doing seasonal work and he's a minimalist .I would love to be like that to travel,  work seasonal jobs and save money. He also has a great voice.

Next The Challenges for January Dollar A Day, Coupon Challenge and Coin Challenge was Good, Bad and down right Ugly. The Good The Dollar A Day Challenge I made $108 for the month of January. The Not To Bad  Was The Coin Challenge I save $50 bucks in coins for February.
The Ugly The coupon Challenge was zero. I could not find coupons to used so that I could save $$.

Next Thing was that I was feigning for a trip this year. I think I got cruise fever. So I looked on line and find an Ok deal when it came to a Thanksgiving Cruise out of New York. For two people it will cost me about $4500. But it's for 14 days and we will be getting  $240 back in onboard credit, specialty dinning, free internet, free cruise phone usage( whatever that is) $100 per port  tour credit. We can use this to go sight seining almost free. The person that we spoke to when booking this cruise was very helpful and she really pointed out ways for us to save $$.

It's Over The chocolate 28 day challenge is over. I did not have one piece of chocolate for the month of February and I am proud of myself. Let's see what I can get rid of for March. I am thinking bread.

                                                 That's my story what do you think?

Monday, February 26, 2018

Movies


Hello All. Well here's the story for the week. This will be short and sweet. A friend of mind told me that she wanted to take her kids to see The Black Panther Movie. The tickets were on sale for 418 each. That would have been $126 for 7 people. For  just the movie no popcorns, soda, hotdog just a seat for 2 hours. She was luck and got the tickets with a coupons for $9 each which cost her $63. That was still expensive but it was better then paying $126.

My question is when did the movies became so expensive? I remember movies use to cost me 75 cents  when I was growing up then it went to $3. Last time I went to the movies it cost me $8 not $18. That is why I will wait until this movie comes out in the library on DVD. I get to see this movie for free. I will spend the $18 might be less  that people spend just to see it in the theater  on dinner and a movie  junk food. That way I can watch this movie in the comfort of my own home and I can pause it because I go to the bathroom a lot.

That's about it for me for this past week. Told you it would be short and sweet. So what do you think?




Tuesday, February 20, 2018

E*TRADE Commercial — This Is Getting Old





 I love this E trade Commercial. It speaks the truth and it's cute. So are you planning for your retirement?

Monday, February 19, 2018

Now You Tell Me!!



Hello All well here's the story for the week. First Happy Presidents Day. Now on to what's going on.  First I am happy to say after 2 months of collecting coins. I managed to save $50 bucks worth. Which I wrapped today because I am to cheap to use the Constar machines at the grocery store. They charge to much just to count your coins. I can save the money and do it myself. This money will be going in my Kellogg's stock. You know the stock that I try and put $25 dollars in to once a month. I collect my coins and invest them when I get $25 dollars of course.

Also today I got a call from my dentist. I love my dentist been with her for 15 years she's just that good. And to be truthful I hate going to the dentist but with my dentist the trips and procedures are not so bad. Anyway I get a call from the dentist telling me that my insurance did not go through and they even called my insurance company for me. They told my dentist that my birth date was incorrect on the insurance form...... But you have been paying my dentist for the last 3 years that I have been using this insurance company so now you tell me I have a birth date problem?

When I personally called the insurance company they told me that yes my birth date is wrong but they could not tell me how wrong it was. I would have to call my employer since I am on a group policy so my employer can correct my birth date on there end.  Thank god they gave my dentist the ok to do my teeth this week even with the birth date problem.
I hate dealing with insurance companies they will screw you if you let them.

Oh well that's been my week quite and frustrating. What do you think? 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

This Is HArd....


Hello All Well here's my story so far. It's Hard.  I am on a no chocolate  eating for the month of February it's a short month so I figure I can do this. Wrong you just don't know how much you crave stuff  until you stop eating it. I need my chocolate but I am fighting the good fight so far.

They took my money- I looked on my credit card bill and I saw that my door man charged  me the $500 that I owed him. I thought since his men where here doing the last adjustments on my doors and windows that I ordered. When they left they forgot to ask me for the $500  I owed them  So I figured that it was a wash since I had already paid them most of the money for my windows and doors  anyway. Not the case they took the last $500 I owed them off of my  credit card. Well darn you think they could have called me first to tell me without me having to find it out by looking at my credit card statement.

Making Money it's going well for me I managed to get about $90 in mystery shopping for my challenges and $75 in my online stores for the month of February. This is turning out to be a good month for me when it comes to my challenges . You know the $1 a day one.

Water Bill- I just got my water bill for the month of January.For 3 months the bill was $103.15 this bill belongs to my rental that I have but darn that's a lot of  money for  plain water for 3 months. It did go down last time I paid the bill it was $230.  Thank god my tenant is  paying  because if I had to pay for this out of my own pocket I would trying to use water like twice a week at most. I remember when my water bill was just $78 dollars every 3 months back in the day.

                                               Well that's my story what do you think?
 


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Hello My Name Is Doris Official Trailer (2016) - Sally Fields [HD]


               This is gona be such a cute movie, Will be seeing it!

To Darn Expensive

 

Hello all well here's my story so far. I went to the mall yesterday and I saw where the Girl Scouts  had set up a table selling cookies. I love my thin mints so I picked up a box. It was mighty light. Felt like it had about 6 cookies in it. When the women told me $4 I almost gave her back the box of cookies. Is it me or is $4  kinda expensive for a small box of cookies? 

I am happy this week because I am finally working my butt off when it comes to mystery shopping. I was able to get 8 shops this week. Which will give me about $100 for the month. Which you think might be small but for me that's pretty good because remember I am not working so every little bit helps. Besides this money helps me with my dollar a day challenge, Yes I am still doing that.

Surprised bills. Yes I get them from time to time. I got a bill yesterday from my eye doctor who I had seen in Nov 2017. The bill was only $25 dollars thank god . That was just the portion that my medical insurance didn't pick up . Thank God for medical insurance.

Well that's my story so far what do you think?



Saturday, February 3, 2018

So True

 
       Hello Everyone, Just wanted to share this great Quote with you today. Have a great Saturday!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Bakery Outlet & Worries








Hello All, Well here's the story for this week. First I had the nerve to go into an Entenmann's  discount bakery place. You know the place  where they sell all the breads and bakery products that were damaged in production but still good at a cheap price.  I usually go there to get my english muffins and bagels since you can get 3 for $4. Which is way cheaper then my supermarket. My partner went crazy yesterday when he pointed out that they had a sale of buy 8 cakes, cookies , donuts or mix for $8 that's $1 dollar each compared to $6 in the store. So what they might be damaged in a small way they still taste good going down and they are fresh.
So I gave in and purchased 8  boxes of bakery products and my 3 packages of bread all for $12. Did I mention I was a sweets junkie.

Worries , do you worry about not having enough money to retire, enjoy your life, not enough money for medical expenses etc. I worry all the time. Mostly about having enough money to live my life. when my partners is no longer in the picture. I have to figure out a way to live. Since we live on his pension & social security checks. I am to young to collect on my pension and social security right now. So I have to find a way to live on the money we have saved  if something were ever to happen to him. I am covered up to  3 years on his medical insurance after that  I have to get a job to keep my medical insurance from his company. I don't see how housewives use to do it depend on someone else for their livelihood. I have depended on someone for 4 years now and it's killing me. Since I am use to making my own money and doing my own thing.  So yes I worry and eat a lot of  cake.              
                                       So that's my story what do you think?