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Business Expansion Investment

December 31st, 2017 at 01:08 pm

Well, today we bought a 10x6 dump trailer just in time to deduct from our 2017 taxes.

This purchase is an investment for our side business, which, actually, has become my DH's new full time job so I guess it is no longer a side business. We are excited at the possibilities!

Goings On in My Life

December 29th, 2017 at 08:24 am

No spending yesterday.
My dad gave me $20 to take my mom to her doctor's appointment.

2017 had its ups and downs.
The ups -
Our trip to London. A dream come true for me.
Our middle son turned 21 and our youngest turned 18.
Our oldest son got his first full-time job at Amazon. All adults now in our household, which is rather bittersweet for me.

The downs -
My husband lost his job in September (just before Hurricane Irma) so we are struggling a bit. Fortunately our side-gig ramped up quickly after the hurricanes so it helped our financial situation. It is starting to slow down.
My mom's cataract surgery did not go well and required a second eye surgery.
I gained nine pounds since August and I have felt down in the dumps pretty much since September.

I hope for a 2018 that has more ups than downs.





Lowered Interest Rate on CC2

December 28th, 2017 at 08:56 am

I called my bank to check on my variable interest rate, which is greater than the 15.4% I had on the side bar. The current rate is 16.15%. The bank was able to lower it to 12.65%. I was told they could only do this once per year so I can call again on 12/29/18 to have them lower it once again.

That's nice.