Friday, December 29, 2017

Happy New Year!

Hello All , I know it's early but just in-case I forget. I am wishing you and your Family a Safe and Happy New Year. See you in 2018!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Good Day!

Hello all well Here's the story just for today. I am doing a happy dance because.... I played my holiday numbers and they came out. That's right my lotto number came out in box  so that's $80 bucks for me. Happy Holiday to me!
 I am happy  that it came out I have been playing the same number every year at Christmas for the last 10 years and it shows that sometimes when you keep doing something it pays off.  Not all the time but sometime.Now what to do with my 80 bucks???

 Never Again! I went to my local CVS Pharmacy today to pick up some items and also to look at the holidays items that were suppose to be 50% off. There were not to many holiday items with the 50% off tickets that I was interested in buying. But they did have a sale on cereal for $1.99 I picked up two boxes. Went to check out and I did not have my CVS card with me or the 25% off coupon. The cashier would not right the sale up without my card. The cereal came up to $4.99 each if I decided to purchased it anyway. I did not . But I was mad at myself because I am going to do better this year when it comes to having all my discount cards in order and taking my coupons with me wherever I go. Well that's the story the good and the bad what do you think?

Monday, December 25, 2017

Happy Holidays

                                               Wishing You a Happy &Healthy Holiday!

Sunday, December 17, 2017


Hello all, well here's' the story for the week.  Lifestyle Change With 2018 around the corner. It's time for a lifestyle change on my part. For 3 years I have  been free to do what I want. Meaning I left my job and traveled. I also sat on my butt when I was not traveling and ate myself to fat land. But this will all change come 2018.

I am going on a lifestyle change which will  an allowance a clean out of my home Becoming Super Cheapskate /Frugal . You just don't know how bad I want to live small  with only the basics that I need. I feel living this way will help me be a better person. For the allowance I am giving myself $20 a month to do what I want to do with it. Like going yard sailing ,or to  buy something I want  or need  for that month. When the $20 is gone then I will not get another  $20 until the next month. For the Super frugal/Cheapskate I am watching my pennies like a hawk and see where I land at the end of the year savings wize.

Let me share something else with you my sidewalk is cracking. No thanks to a tree in front of my house and the roots are cracking the side walk. It's my responsibility according to the city of New York to fix it. But Con Edison also has a shut -off  line  in the cracked sidewalk. So I called Con Ed to see if they can fix the side walk where their shut off line is. Hopefully they will come check it out and fix   the sidewalk for free. Wishful thinking right. So What Do You Think?

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Walking Away

Hello everyone, Well here's the story for today. Do you know when to walk away from things? Say if you in debt and you see something that you want to buy but you need that money to pay down on  your debt. Do you walk away from a want to pay for a need? What about a toxic relationship that you know you need to get the heck out of . Can you walk away from it. Do you even know how to walk away? Well it's time for me to walk away from certain things and the first is......
Playing Lotto 
I realized that in 2017 alone I have spend several hundred dollars on a game of chance . When really I had no chance of winning  in the first place. After I took a long hard  look at my losing tickets I  said wow I could have had a nice..... something with the money I spent on all these tickets.
 I finally said for 2018 Freak it lotto I am giving you up for good. It's a waste of money that I am not making anymore. Remember I am out of work.


 I will go to the ends of the earth for cake. I love cake and because of my love for the sweet stuff. I am now a diabetic. Ok I was eating more then cake to become diabetic , but you get the point. So I have to give up my addiction for cake. This will be hard because once you have been a cake junkie for years like I have the sweets are now in my system. It's like me breathing air  I have to have it. 
So these are some of the things I am giving up in 2018. What do you think?

Thursday, December 7, 2017


Hello Everyone. Well here's the story for the week. If you say snow and me being from New York I take off running to Home Depot. If you live in a city like I do and the weather man say's snow then we New Yorkers try and get ready for it. I ran to Home Depot yesterday and I got my bags of salt and now I am ready. We might not have a lot of snow but I am still ready for it.  

Pay attention to your money. That's what I have always been taught. Especially since I am not working and my money is limited to the amount in my saving account. My gardener presented me with a fall clean up bill today and it was way over the expected amount. He wanted to charge me $200 but I talked him down to $150. which was still expensive but I remembered that I still owed him for  November's yard clean up, he never asked for it. So I figured that my $150 covered the November lawn care and the fall clean up. Works for me. 

I am starting to change my life for 2018, I am looking for work that I can do from home and more ways to lose some weight. My knees went out on my yesterday and I was in pain. I figure it's either weight or age and I am not that old!!!
So that's' my story what do you think?

Friday, December 1, 2017

Dec Already???

Hello all well here's the story for the week. First it's December 1th already. What happen to the year. It flew by so fast. So what are your December plans?

Here's what happened first in November I got a great Holiday gift  My property tax was raised great gift right. So I had to send a check for $90 extra. Did I mention I am already paying about $4986.78 a year for property taxes on my house. Now every year I can look forward to an extra increase. How nice......

I felt good yesterday because I finally got rid of a lot of stuff that I didn't want. I donated it to charity. Did I mention I love cleaning out my house.  It makes me feel good. If it was up to me I could live in a empty house with just a bed, tv  and some other basics. None of all that extra stuff that you don't really need. I still have a lot more to donate but I am doing it one room at a time.

Hopefully before the months over I will be getting my new front door which is badly needed. New windows and a new mattress. Trust me if these things were not needed they would not be purchased. The front door and windows I am suprise to say came out cheap $3000. For 4 windows and a door. The mattress still looking at getting a good deal on it. I am a cheapskate you know.

I like that the months starts all over again and you get to start fresh. I told you what my goals are and I will be keeping them this year starting with today. So that's my story Have a great Dec 1th.
                                                         So what do you think?