I wish I had an awesome August Update for you guys, that I killed CC1 debt with my bare hands and made a sizable dent into CC2. Or that my ace-in-the-hole came through. Or that I won the lottery and haven’t said anything for several weeks because I’m too busy enjoying being debt free.
But I can’t. 😦
I paid down CC1 a bit, CC2 barely and I haven’t heard from my ace-in-the-hole. The cat needs to see a specialist, I still struggle with productive ways to handle stress without shopping and now the house.
Oh, the house. We are getting ready to sell. The one good thing to come out of it is that because I don’t want to haul more stuff to storage, I am forced to not shop as much. I did have a bit of a weekend splurge because I had to get birthday gifts and there were things I wanted on sale. There hasn’t been much beyond that though it’s still probably too much money going to frivolous stuff.
With selling the house, however, we have to invest in some improvements. I’m hiring a painter because there are some difficult rooms I need a professional to fix, but luckily he is a friend and doing it at a discount. Boom, there goes most of what I would have used to pay off CC1. I also bought a deal for a maid service to clean once we declutter. We are trying to sell some of that clutter (that money goes to husband though), but we are not having any luck. Today, a realtor came over and pointed out a dark spot on the ceiling. I drilled a hole and water is dripping out currently. It’s slowed since I drilled the hole, but it hasn’t stopped, so money will have to go to at the very least cutting out and replacing that piece of the ceiling if not also fixing a pipe someplace in the house. More money. Have to power wash the house, finish painting the fence, replace the little front step roof. Money, money, money. Oh, let’s not forget the cost of renting a storage unit. It’s adding up, quickly. Not to mention we aren’t going to see much of a return on investment on any of it, but if we want to sell our house quickly, we have to do it.
It hurts, it pushes back my credit card kill date, but hopefully the ace-in-the-hole comes through. And hopefully some miracle will happen, and I do have a glisten of hope for a miracle actually, but I don’t want to get my hopes up. I’ll know by Sunday or Monday definitely on whether that miracle will happen (so please say a prayer!).
I’m Going to Sell Out Now
I hate to do it, but it never hurts to put it out there, and at least I don’t run ads?!?
Ebates.com, one of the websites I’ve mentioned in the past that I legitimately like to use to make money back, has a referral program. I could earn some money on people who use this link to sign up and make a purchase using the ebates portal by the end of the month. I’ve actually used ebates a few times recently and have over $20 in money that I can have them send a check to me for. The site I use to buy my contacts actually has an awesome cash back percentage. It’s legit, I’ve gotten money before and it has a lot of big name retailers, you just have to remember to go to ebates.com, find the online store you want to make the purchase at (if it participates) and click that link so that it opens a ticket connected to your ebates account. So, if you sign up or get anyone else to sign up using the link and help me earn referral credits, I will be greatly appreciative to you.
Hopefully you all won’t hate me for doing this rather shameless promotion 😦