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Awesome news and a potentially useful book

December 30th, 2010 at 04:11 am

First the good news. That extra, one-time freelance gig I picked up in December? I was happy when I thought it would be for $300 to $350. Now I'm thrilled. After everything was said it done, it turned into a bigger project. Final total: $640. Cha-ching. I think that's a check that will get me off on the right foot goal-wise for the new year.

My boss on the project also said he liked my work and said he'd like to bring me in for more projects. Music to my ears. Now, it's just a question of time. Eek!

In other news, I went to the library to get some work done (third time this week) and grabbed a promising book off the new arrivals shelf. I think it's one that all of us might enjoy. It's called Point Click & Save by Rachel Singer Gordon.

It's well written and has a lot of useful tips and web resources for grocery coupons and savings, finding freebies, making money online via surveys, etc. All stuff that we SAers love. I've already gleaned a few new money-saving ideas from it, and I'm only 37 pages in.

If you see it, grab it!

As for that freelance check. The freelance income plan I outlined before means I already know where it's going.
50 percent to IRA = $320
35 percent to kids college funds=$224 ($112/kid)
15 percent to car loan payoff=$96

I will also be getting another check for $600 in January, for my regular December work. It will go to:
50 percent to IRA = $300
35 percent to kids college = $210
15 percent to car loan = $90

I think this year is off to a good start-- before it even starts.

7 Responses to “Awesome news and a potentially useful book”

  1. Looking Forward Says:

    WooHoo on your extra $$! Big Grin

  2. PNW Mom Says:

    Awesome on the extra money! Thanks for the book suggestion....I will have to check it out!

  3. Swimgirl Says:

    I will look for that book tomorrow when I go to the library! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Swimgirl Says:

    Darn! I searched the online catalog and it's not available. Will you share the best ideas?

    And good job on the unexpected and extra money. I have an upcoming "gig" for which I will get paid extra $$. ALWAYS nice!

  5. ThriftoRama Says:

    The copyright on the book is 2010, so I know it's brand new. It might take a while for your library to get it. I'll try to share some of the good stuff when I get a chance.

    Oh, and the book is written by the woman who does the mashup mom blog, so if you google that, I'm sure you can find it.

  6. scottish girl Says:

    Woohoo!! Extra money is always good Smile

  7. retire@50 Says:

    thanks, sounds like my kind of book. I put it on hold at the library

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