Some of you know and some of you may not - I entered Carla's January Challenge and spent the month decluttering and working hard on my finances. In the end, I actually won the prize! Oh - and I've outed myself as well.
Yep - My first name is Pam!
I'm feeling extremely blessed to have won the challenge. I feel even more blessed that Carla set it up, and I was able to complete the items she gave us as homework each week.
I brought in $19 of extra income, I saved $25 from my budget, I won the $20 from Carla, and I ended up making about $110 in extra income (to be paid to me tomorrow on pay day0 for the month of January! Not only that but I was included in a program that has paid me $10 so far, and will be passing on some funds to me monthly for the rest of the year. Every single dollar counts, and will be going towards my debt!
I am looking for ways to do the same thing in February!
Blessings have a way of perpetuating through positivity. I am determined more than ever to get this debt done by year's end now!
Also - the one thing I couldn't exactly due without were new glasses. It's been 4 years since my last eye exam, and I've been noticing things aren't as clear and I'm doing the look through other sections of my glasses thing so I can read things. I'm a little upset that I didn't research my purchases a little better, and thusly spent $399 on 2 pairs of glasses, lens and frames and coatings etc from Hakim optical. It was a sale. I got some great prescription sunglasses and a pair of new glasses. Then Carla - she's really fantastic! - mentioned she went to clearlycontacts.ca and got a pair of "free" glasses, so I thought, what the heck, let's give it a go. I popped on there, and for the price of 2 coatings, and shipping ($36 in total!) I also got a pair of "free" glasses! Here's the best thing! Although all of these things add up to a bunch of money...it's all free to me! Coverage is a great thing!
I'm feeling overwhelmingly blessed at the moment. After tomorrow (which is pay day), I'll update you all about how much debt I've cleared because of this windfall.
I hope you are all working hard on your individual journeys toward your goals. Incidently - if you are in Canada and need some glasses, you can see if the deal from clearlycontacts.ca is still there. At the very least, instead of pairing hundreds for your glasses, you can spend tens of dollars.