Monday, December 23, 2013
Don't Wanna Talk About It
I did not do so well this Christmas. Sigh. I bet there will be another Christmas next year though. And I'm sure that I will save for that one too.
I got $9 more from Pinecone Research. Yay.
So for 2013 my tally looks like this..........................
$275 Bank of America
$5 free check from magazines.com
$123 Pinecone research(surveys)
$75 Energy Plus(electricity rebate)
$200 Jewel(bonus for buying gift cards)
$13.20 Bank of America Add it up(Like Mr.Rebates/My Points)
$15 AutoZone rebate/visa card
$5 Amazon E-card from Recycle Bank
$8.40 Star Savings(Like My Points/Mr. Rebates)
$125 Golf $$$$$$ Den won
$10 My Points($10 Bass Pro gift card)
$10 My Points($10 Old Navy gift card)
$20 Alcohol Rebate(Thanks sluggy!)
$1184.10 for Christmas 2013
BP was my winner for the year with Bank of America hot on his tail. Definitely saving your credit card points for Christmas is the way to go.
I really beat myself up when it comes to not accomplishing my goals. I'm not good at failure. I spent $1786.02 this year. Yes, I went over by $601.92. And then with the car problems and the money that we are throwing at them, well, I felt like crying.
And then something serendipitous happened and I felt better. I read an article about why the X generation is the worst generation off and my spirit was uplifted. I have issues.
There is a part toward the end(and I might add that I liked the colors and the way it was presented. I was like, ooohhhh pretty and then stopped reading.Just kidding.) that gave how much on average each generation was in debt/had saved/saving rate/credit score and we were above/off the charts compared to all with the one exception being the debt. It was just nice to get a reality check. Maybe we got this far because I stress so much about the little things aka Christmas spending. Seeing that we aren't doing so bad was the best Christmas gift I will get this year. Ok that and the Victoria Secrets undies and body butter that I bought myself from Den. He's good to me.
Next year, I'm going for the knock out and will get all the Christmas money together!
Wishing you a debt free Christmas,