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Lost Entry! Random Updates...

August 12th, 2015 at 09:38 am

OH how frustrating. I just typed out a very long entry with lots and lots of updates. Hit save & publish. Gone. UGH!!! Well, now it'll have to be the truncated version.

- Completed balance transfer from Verve to Cap One QS. Verve is out of wallet. Both remaining Cap One cards scheduled to be paid off by the end of the year.
- Credit score has gone up 30 points, due to utilization decrease thanks to QS, and to old items falling off.
- Outstanding debt debt # decreased dramatically, due to age of a few items. Not planning on avoiding them if someone comes knocking, but can't get info on them at this time, so I am going to stop worrying about it for now. Will focus on paying more current, pressing accounts off.
- 401k is up.
- Baby EF is gone. Spending has been out of control. Need to get it back on track. Will build this back up within the next few weeks. Have not had cash flow problems, so it's less of an issue than it was a few months ago. Would still like to have something, though. No new debt added, though, so spending has all been cash. Better than nothing, I guess.
- Have been getting lots of snowflakes. Managed to score a pair of $100 sneakers this morning for $34 out of pocket thanks to finding a good deal on eBay, and my eBates credit in PayPal.
- Received 2 of 3 bank account bonuses. Due to a typo in my direct deposit system, will not be able to receive 3rd. Oh well. Moving on! Found another account, and opened today (TIAA - $150). Will pursue another later on this year (BMO Harris? - $200).
- Booked 2 vacations - LA in October, found a $150 round trip fare. Will stay with a friend, and only have to pay for dining out and car rental. Barbados in February - will be pricey, but mostly paid for already. $600 cheaper than last year, and will save money while there since we are staying in a condo instead of hotel. Can make our own breakfast, lunch, and drinks. Will go out for dinner.

Sorry this seems so rushed, but the other entry took a long time to type!!!!

Hope everyone is doing well with their goals!!!

8 Responses to “Lost Entry! Random Updates...”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    It is so frustrating to lose entries, and it usually happens when you've been working on one for a long time. I always select all and Ctrl-C before I hit Save and Publish. That way you can open a new post and just paste and publish. It's saved so many posts from getting lost.

  2. Liz Says:

    Thanks, ceejay! I never remember to do that until after the fact Smile O

  3. snafu Says:

    Liz, hope it's ok to mention we've gotten into the habit of making lunch our major meal out while on vacation. We find it works better when co ordinating events or vacation activities, The unanticipated benefit was that we got the same meal, perhaps a hardly noticeable, slightly smaller portion for a much more moderate cost. Same restaurant, fresher, calmer, wait staff which all adds up to a better experience.

    ...just an unedited thought

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Right on, Snafu...the big lunch is cheaper and then you don't feel so stuffed with a big meal for supper. We've done that some while I've been on vacation.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That's too bad you lost out on one of your bonuses. Hope the next two you're looking at work out!

  6. PatientSaver Says:

    Yeah, there's long been some kind of bug here where you can lose an entry after you hit Publish. After typing in the entry, I always copy and paste the entry onto a word doc, just in case it disappears. And it often does.

  7. ceejay74 Says:

    I'm intrigued by the "big lunch" idea...especially if you had a vacation rental with a full kitchen! Then you could do all your adventuring by day and hang out at "home" at night. Now that I'm not much into clubbing or late-night prowling, that actually sounds really appealing.

  8. Liz Says:

    I like the big lunch idea....for a different trip purpose/ mix of people it could work. This is a beach vacation, so we will be spending most days laying on the beach in front of our condo, and then being 3 single girls, will want to go out at night. I'm not much for clubbing, but do like to go bar hopping a little, especially on vacation.

    Not really expecting it to be too too expensive. I found Barbados restaurants to be quite reasonable last year...most dinners were around $40-$50 a person, including plenty of drinks (then again, I live in NYC so it's all relative!) Trying to remember what we spent total aside from accommodations, I think I brought $600 cash with me, and then we spent another $200 on credit cards each....that included every meal out (stayed at a hotel) and a lot of taxis. We're hoping the condo rental cuts way down on meal/drink expenses (with one of these girls, drinks are a big part of her day on vacation lol), and we're staying in a different area more suited to walking places at night.

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