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Challenge Update

November 19th, 2009 at 02:27 pm

I received 2 of the payments from Powells. Unfortunately it was $6.25 less than I thought (didn't meet the conditions, my bad), but it did total $22.75, which will be added to my challenge along with the $.03 I found on the street Smile.

I also went to the post office and mailed the box of books for the third Powells order, so I should see that in about 2 weeks.

I've amassed 29 credits on Paperback Swap, and 2 more on the way. I think the next step in my challenge will be to check out high value books for sale on cash 4 books and see if I can get any of them through paperback swap. It's a bit of a risk in that the paperback swap books take about 2 weeks to get here, and the prices on cash 4 books changes, but given that I'll have no money out of pocket it may be a risk worth taking.

My challenge is now up to $109.87, so my other next step is to open up a bank account with a sign-up bonus. I have an offer at Chase for $100, but before I sign up I'll check out a few others to see if there's anything better. I'll use this new account as my "Freedom Account" that Mary Hunt talks about.

All in all, a good day...

4 Responses to “Challenge Update”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I love our freedom account! Great job on the challenge, too.

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    You're adding it up fast for the challenge!

  3. cptacek Says:

    Ha! I did that too with my Paperback swap account and then sold on half.com. I got Night by Elie Wiesel a few times and the Glenn Beck book. Those were both more than $5 each, and the postage on both were minimal.

  4. Kris10leigh Says:

    Great job! That's exciting and encouraging for me as I just start up on the challenge.

    Ingdirect.com often offers $25 to set up a savings account with them. If you're not familiar with them, you just need to know that if you want access to your money you have to transfer it to your checking account (at your regular bank) and it takes three days. It's great because you can't use that money for impulse buys.

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