Monday, April 24, 2006

More Good News!

....and no, its not saving money on insurance...

I found out today that my house I have with my ex is going to be sold! It was put on the market on Tuesday and I will close on 5 May!!!

They say good news comes in threes.....

Guess What?

I got my tax refund. It has been sitting in my checking account since Thursday! I owe a big Thanks to Tired But Happy...Thanks - I read his blog and found where he said he had mailed his around the same time I did and so I decided to check and booyow! there it was!!!!!!

I had done the Check Status on your return and it said my return had been received and to expect the deposit around May 15! I love there timing!!!

What am I/we going to do with our new found money? Well $714 to savings, $1000 to pay for the Spring Break trip to Myrtle Beach, and then $1000 each for my wife and I. My wife is going to put her's in a CD (she found a 27 monther with an APY of 5.75%) and I haven't quite decided what I am going to do yet (I am open for suggestions).

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Yes, I'm Still Alive - Update

Boy does time fly! I am back from vacation, where we spent some of the money we'd been saving. Myrtle Beach was beautiful. The water was cold, but everything else was wonderful.

I have maxed out my Roth IRA for 2005, which includes opening a new account with Fidelity. Everything for set up was relatively easy. Just had to speak to a customer service rep about which fund I wanted to open. I went with Contra.

I have also been trying my hand with Prosper. I currently have 6 loans out ($50 each). Like some others I have read about, I would like this to be a self-funding hobby. I plan to loan an additional $50 a month until I get there. I have one month in with prosper and 4 of the 6 loans have already paid their first payments. The other 2 should be paying by the end of next week. So far so good.

I will soon find a good balance between work and play and keep my Blog up.

Peace & Prosperity to All!