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Old 02-24-2019, 05:04 AM
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I, personally, am sick to death of all this talk of FENNEY .... so let's have a discussion about MONEY .............

Sometime ago I read an article in the local paper about a woman of meager means who wanted to go on a cruise and she saved dollars and did it! So, without giving it too much thought, I started throwing dollar bills in a drawer, when my purse got too heavy I cleaned it out just keeping sufficient small change to go shopping and put the rest in a vase, then I started taking the quarters and saved them. Of course, I had to save pennies and now I have bags and bags of pennies.

Recently when I was bored I thought I would count my various money stashes. I could not believe it. I had saved dollar bills in the hundreds and change in the vase approaching $50. I use the quarters to purchase dish washing liquid 4 bottles at a time (I hate running out of anything essential), and it was painless. The bags of pennies went to the Sheriffs Ranch for their charity. Now I am left wondering what I did with this money before I became a banker

So, you out there in TOTV land, do you stash away money in odd little ways because I'm looking for some new ways to save.
This Thread was just the boost I needed to leave Sams Club. It was not easy but the Savings will be Hugh.

I addressed my concerns about the errors they have made or incorrect things we had been told in the last six months and Crickets from the manager so I'm sorta glad they didn't try to save us at all. We did our last shopping trip through there and cancelled the Store Membership on the way out and cancelled the Credit Card through Synchrony when we got home. It's sad and a relief at the same time. What it was is a habit. And not a good habit either.

They had just raised our Credit Card Limit to a crazy level that was way too high. I never asked for that they just did it. Promising the Free Car Wash and backing off the offer was not good.

Selling stale desert items the day of the Superbowl wasn't cool either. Adios old friend. So many Nice People working there but its really all about The Benjamins.

Thank You for this Thread Madelaine Amee.

Almost forgot, opening Credit Cards to get $200 back when you spend $500 is great. Opening a Chase Savings & Checking account for a whole lot of money is great. I got $500 but I heard its less now. Never paid attention to any of this stuff before but we hear a lot of ways to save here at Boca Del Vista and its fun!

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Old 02-24-2019, 07:15 AM
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2.5% with USAA
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We absolutely brainwash all younger family members with this;
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Old 02-24-2019, 08:28 AM
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Pay off all credit cards every month.

It is an amazing way to save money. If you cannot afford it today, you can't afford it.

If you need a loan for something big. Search hard for a valid lender with low rates and be wary of flexible rates and all the small print.

Pay off all credit cards every month. EVERY DAMN MONTH.

Save your money. Reuse. Recycle.

And about money in general, if you are successful in working and saving, be ready to have folks think it fell on you.
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Old 02-24-2019, 09:00 AM
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Pay off all credit cards every month.

It is an amazing way to save money. If you cannot afford it today, you can't afford it.

If you need a loan for something big. Search hard for a valid lender with low rates and be wary of flexible rates and all the small print.

Pay off all credit cards every month. EVERY DAMN MONTH.

Save your money. Reuse. Recycle.
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And about money in general, if you are successful in working and saving, be ready to have folks think it fell on you.
An interesting phenomena but sooo true.
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Old 02-24-2019, 09:49 AM
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Cgilcrest, I have the USAA Visa card and get 1.5% back, was your 2.5% a typo, or do you truly get %2.5 and if so about how long have you been receiving the 2.5%?
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Old 02-26-2019, 01:20 PM
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Cgilcrest, I have the USAA Visa card and get 1.5% back, was your 2.5% a typo, or do you truly get %2.5 and if so about how long have you been receiving the 2.5%?
USAA does not offer a 2.5% cash back card. They have in the past but no longer do. For those that have one they can keep it. I called them and confirmed this. You can do that as well if you have any doubts

The best cash back card with no restrictions is Alliant CU at 3% (year one). At year two it's 2.5%. There are very few cards that offer 2.5%. Those that do usually discontinue the program for new applicants. There isn't much money to be made by a lender with that much no restrictions cash back.
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Old 02-26-2019, 02:11 PM
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Hair cut every three weeks when we first came here started at about $12-15 with tip.
When it got to $20 every three weeks, I went to Walmart and bought electric clippers for $16.
I put the No.2 on and shave it all over.
Must have saved over $1000 already.
I looked like s**t before, so no one noticed the difference!
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Old 02-26-2019, 03:42 PM
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I looked like s**t before, so no one noticed the difference!
Awww, I doubt that. And remember that great saying, "never say anything bad about yourself. There are too many others willing to do the job."
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Hair cut every three weeks when we first came here started at about $12-15 with tip.
When it got to $20 every three weeks, I went to Walmart and bought electric clippers for $16.
I put the No.2 on and shave it all over.
Must have saved over $1000 already.
I looked like s**t before, so no one noticed the difference!
For more "hair cuts", go to Tenaj for deals every month. This month on feb. 14th, color shampoo and blow-dry, $14. Back home cost over $100.
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