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Extra Principal Actually Added to Mortgage!!!!! and other Desert News

February 27th, 2010 at 12:40 am

After all the absolute insanity of trying to get my extra mortgage payment actually put on the mortgage, I was deeply happy when BAU actually just cashed the check and properly credited it to the account.

It was so easy that I'm in shock. I was geared for another 3 months of total Mortgage company VS me!

Also last week, when going into a grocery store, I received a free newspaper.

Then they asked me if I would like to enroll a subscription.

I told her that I would, but only the sunday edition, because I don't read papers much and I like the coupons. She offered me a month of sundays for $4.35, home delivered. Then she told me if I promised to keep up the subscription for 3 months, she would give me a $10 gift card for Staters. What fun, getting moola back for something I had already planned on.

On the other hand, I got a free $52 back from Citibank and went out and spent it recklessly on local Greek Festival ($39 bucks on food) and the remaining $13 bucks on the local Date Festival. Unfortunately, the parking was $10, and I ended up buying religious icons (reproductions) from Russia for $20 and buying more food.

I went over budget, although I was good about spending only cash I had on hand, although I paid for the icons with a credit card.

And I actually went back again. First day no ticket price, second time $7 parking and $5 1/2 price for entry.

It was fun. I didnt' run up credit because as usual I wrote up the credit card balance in my checkbook as a purchase. When the credit card bill arrives, it will be ready to be paid for.

2 Responses to “Extra Principal Actually Added to Mortgage!!!!! and other Desert News”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Wow, I thought I saw some pigs fly by my window but I figured I was imagining it! Smile Congrats on FINALLY getting your extra payment applied.

  2. Jerry Says:

    I think that idea of entering credit card payments into your check register is really smart, and insurance against overspending! It tracks the amount so that it can't lead to surprises, and offers a reminder as well. Very smart. Glad you enjoyed the festival!

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