Monday, October 30, 2017

Got It!!!!

 Hello All, Well here's my story so far. I finally got my mystery shopping check in the mail to day Yea! The check came to $165.00 but they still owe me about $100 more which I should be getting  in a couple weeks. I am glad that I got this check. I am doing a mystery shopping experiment.  I have open a checking account at a new bank which I got paid to do.  So when the company has teller shops I can do them at this bank. Also any other mystery shops that I do the money will go in to my new bank account for 1 year. I want to see how much money I can make mystery shopping for a year.

It pays to keep track of things. My gardener which I have not seen in 5 weeks did my yard yesterday. He also wanted to get paid so he presented me with a bill that was all wrong. So what I did was get my calendar out and told him these are the days I seen you and the days I did not see you. After our discussion the bill was reduced quite a bit. I paid only $80 bucks for 2 months instead of the original $160. It pays to keep track.

Vegas is still my love. I am still looking into moving to Vegas in 2019. That would be the right time to move because it will take me about a  year to get all my junk sold, donated or trashed. And believe me I got a lot of stuff. So that's my story so far what do you think?

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

8 Days

Hello All, Well Here's the story for the week. You would think that I would be excited because in 8 days I am off to California to cruise the California coast line. I should be but I hate a few things about traveling.
                                  1. Packing I hate to pack and unpack my clothes. Then don't forget all that wash you have to do when you get home.
                                2. The money that I have spent just to go on the trip and the extra spending money for the things I might need or buy on the trip. I don't like spending money.  Ok, this trip was kinda cheap.  With air travel, car rental, hotels,  a stop in Vegas ,  the cruise itself  for the  two of us this trips costing me under $5000. Plus I get some great perks from the cruise line.
                                3. Staying in Hotels. I could never sleep good when I stay at hotels. First of all I check all my sheets and rugs and bathrooms when I first get there. I don't want to find any surprises. Last I can't sleep because I know that in a couple of hours I have to check out. So I worry that I will not have enough time to get my act together before they start charging me because I overstayed my check out time.
                       4. Flying. I use to love to fly but not so much anymore, The seats are smaller and my butt had gotten bigger. I have to bring my own food. Airline food is way to expensive, And attitude some of these airline attendants have a lot of it.

                                   5. Being late. I worry that  I will be late to catch my plane, boat, a planned adventure. Just late for stuff. That's why I make sure  I am at least an hour early for stuff if not more.

You ask if I worry about all of this stuff why do I travel, Because how else will I  see the world if  I  don't. Just have to deal with my fears, dislikes and  keep it moving.
                                                                   So what do you think?

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Feeling Good

Hello All, Here's My Story for The Week. Today well the last couple of day have been so nice I just kicked up my leg and stretched. Like I am doing in this picture. I love when we have nice days 70 degress in New York. Yea Baby. Over the last couple of day I had some great experiences. First I had a chance to meet a Facebook Friend that was visiting New York. That was a delight for me. We had a good time and  I enjoyed meeting her and her family for the first time.

Second I was able to get into Manhattan which I don't do as much since I stopped working there  . I see all the changes and it's sad to see I don't like change but I guess that's life. My favorite Gyro place went out of business and I almost cried. They had the best sauce for  Gyros.

Trying to get ready for my California/ Vegas trip. I am doing  A 7 day California Coastal cruise  after that  Vegas Baby for 7 days . I am so ready for this trip I had been planning it for a year. I am  also working my butt off doing every mystery shopping job I can get so that I can have money to keep my Radio show( podcast going) I like my podcast show just don't like the fees they charge me to do it.

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

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Money Hustle

Hello all well here's my story for the week... so far. I am trying to make a dollar out of 15 cents. I have been doing mystery shopping jobs for the last 3-4 days. I must say I have made a nice piece of $$.($200) Now I just have to wait until they send me my check. I hate that part. I am trying to make as much money as I can so that I can fund one of my hobbies and that's podcast radio. I love doing my radio show but it is now costing me $$. The cheapest I can get my podcast for is $6 a month for now. So I am trying to make $1 a day or more if I can that's why I am busting my a** when it comes to these mystery shop jobs. I am also trying to put more stuff out on my online store ,  right now nobody is buying but...... I did get 50 cents from amazon don't know why but I'll take it. Every penny helps toward my podcast goals.

I am doing my podcast for free with a limit of 5 hours later on I will want more hours. So that's why I am saving up for it now. Well that's my story what do you think?

                                                     A Hill's Let Talk Podcast

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Expensive Week!!!

Hello All, Man this week has been Expensive!!! First I needed new glasses. My old  glass I have had for 9 years and I needed new glasses because getting older mean my vision is not as good as it use to be. Well got the prescription. But the eyeglass man tells me  with the new glasses and new frames. Which will be cheap that bill will cost be.... $350 bucks!!! for glasses. I think that's crazy what about you?

Also I am getting some stuff dry cleaned, when did that bill go up? 4 things that are being cleaned cost me $25 bucks. I wanted to tell him the cleaners to forget it but I needed these things cleaned for my trip. So I bite the bullet and spent the money. How does people who wear suits to work afford the cost of getting their suits cleaned once a week. That's an expensive habit. The average cost of cleaning say a dress is $7 dollars. Depending on what the material is on your clothing it could cost more.

Last I had an eye problem and my doctor gave me medication for it. Went to the pharmacy to get it . She said it would be $80 bucks I told her to keep it. I am not paying $80 bucks for some eye drops. That's crazy. My eye problems  is not life & death this medication just makes the problem go away faster for that price I will wait until the problem goes away by itself and it will. So that's the spending and non spending story. What do you think?

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Showing You My Atlantic City Room

Really That Much???

Hello All, well I am back from the beautiful Atlantic City, ( watch for my upcoming videos). That is not what I am talking about today I am talking about the difference in pricing here and in New Jersey when it comes to a Walmart. I visited my mother this past week and I love the Walmart by her in New jersey . Can you say they are cheap!! They are also a Super Walmart which means that they are a store and supermarket all in one. I find when I shop at my mothers Walmart the prices are half of what they are here in New York. So when I go I make sure to stock up on all the products that I need. I love that Walmart and  what I love the most about it is that the more you buy the better it is for my stock.

My Atlantic City Trip was a good one. I came back a Winner which is rare for me. With hotel cost $57 for 2 night stay, food $50 bucks for 2 nights dinner I bring my lunch and breakfast from home. free parking normally it would have cost us $10 a day but we got a free parking voucher from the front desk for being guest of the hotel. Gambling and tip money for drinks about $1000 for two people. I am glad to say  we won all of that back plus we came home with an extra $200 in our pocket for a later time. Thank you Atlantic City for the free trip.
                                                          So what do you think?