Thursday, August 28, 2014


I'm down to the final 3 dividend payments for the month of August, each paying on the last day of the month, labor day.  Not planning much for Labor day weekend, I'll be working my regular schedule Sunday and Monday.   It's nice to know I can expect a big payment at the end of each month, since all three are monthly dividend payers (CRF, CLM, AOD).  But what's even better, the very next day on the first of each month I collect all the beginning of the month dividends.  So I get two big payments back to back each month.  Didn't really plan it that way, but it's nice how it worked out.  When I start taking payments instead of reinvesting all dividends, it will work out well for bill paying.

It's been a busy month.  Had some luck, winning a Bose wave radio in a lottery second chance drawing.  Picked up a little extra cash doing some odd jobs on the side and am planning on putting some items up for sale at my sister's next yard sale the first week of September.  Also managed to pick up a few extra hours at work, so the money situation is improving.

Celebrated paying off another medical bill.  Made my final payment to ER Physicians this week.  One more down, 5 more to go.  Also cancelled one of my credit cards.  It was the only one that still charged me an annual fee and I don't really have any need for so many cards, so I cancelled it and saved myself the $100.

I'm liking my phone service with Virgin Mobile, been doing a lot more texting since it's included in my package.  Just had one problem with items being billed to my account which I did not purchase.  A couple of game charges from Gamestop for $6.99 each, but Virgin Mobile took care of it and reversed the charges when I called customer service.  So it was no big deal.  I'm loving getting my phone service for half of what I was paying AT&T.  Big fan of AT&T, also a shareholder, but if they don't offer the best deal, have to move my service to another provider.

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