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No spend day

February 23rd, 2015 at 09:31 pm

My first no spend this week, plus I found .60 cents.

Money everywhere

February 13th, 2015 at 10:08 pm

I walked to the library today, and on the way I found $3 in coins by a parking meter (hope no one was trying to raid it). On the way back I found another dollar. Also in the afternoon I visited my former neighbor, and she gave me a lettuce and some chard from her garden.

How much?

February 7th, 2015 at 06:58 pm

When I find money I generally just toss it in my change jar, which i bank when it gets to 6 or 7 dollars.(the bank doesn't mind me depositing that much in loose change). I don't know how much I've found over the years, tho I have found a $20 note on more than one occasion. i'm going to save it in a separate box to see how much it comes too. Starting with the .20 cents I found in the last 3 days.

More please

February 6th, 2015 at 06:17 pm

Another no spend day, plus I found .10 cents. Need more days like this.

The never ending demands

February 4th, 2015 at 10:08 pm

of Work & Income for medical certificates continue. Paid $44 for one this morning. Also paid an electrician's bill of $51.58. OTOH I found .10 cents, and a friend called round to see the new house bringing a big bag of veggies from her garden.

All for me!

February 2nd, 2015 at 12:37 pm

This morning I dashed over to the store to pick up some bread, and I found $2 by the (empty) taxi stand. Nice.

Left Over

January 23rd, 2015 at 10:40 am

The lawyer sent me a check for $5,998 left over from the sale of my old house, so I paid it into my EF. Soon be at $10,000!

Cheap and healthy

January 13th, 2015 at 06:04 pm

The supermarket down the road from me quite often sells its less than perfect produce at reduced prices. Today I bought a bag of precut stir fry veges for $2. I would never pay full price for that, but it's a good way for me to get a variety of veges, since if I bought all the carrots, broccoli, cauli, onions, mushrooms and zucchini there is a chance they would spoil before I used it all.

Also today I found .10 cents.


January 5th, 2015 at 09:01 pm

today I spent 0, and found .20 cents to put in my change jar. I now have $12.30 in there.

Swings and roundabouts

January 2nd, 2015 at 10:20 pm

In: found .10 cents

Out: fruit $4.80

Net loss

September 9th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

found 50 cents
spent $1 on a can of peaches

Get rich slowly

September 5th, 2011 at 12:08 am

a no spend day and I found 10 cents. So I am richer tonight.

Don't mend those pants!

August 23rd, 2011 at 11:50 pm

I think folks is getting so poor they has holes in their pockets. The little money they have drops thru onto the street. Today I picked up a $nz10 bill. Doing the happy dance and checking there's no holes in my pockets.

Shedding excess pounds

August 23rd, 2011 at 01:03 am

I found a 10GBP in a wallet - all the money I have left from my trip. I took it to the bank and exchanged it for $nz19.

Now if only someone would pay me for every pound of weight I lost...

Scratch my itch

August 10th, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Call me an optimist. I don't buy scratch lottery tickets but I pick up ones people have thrown away, just in case they overlooked a winner. I picked one up today and it was worth $3. Thank you unknown person who dropped it.

Come here little stove...

September 27th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

Today was a nice warm day so I walked into town. On the way I found a whole FIVE DOLLARS!!! I rushed to the bank straight way and deposited it in my house account which I'm saving to redo my kitchen. It will pay for five minutes of the carpenter's time. Now if only I could find five thousand dollars...

High finance

September 6th, 2010 at 08:31 pm

Ugh, spring. With erratic earthquakes, howling high winds and dismal downpours - who needs it? It can go back where it came from. I stayed at home and read something absolutely fascinating - my bank statement. Last month I earned nz$1.02 on my FI account. Goody goody, now I can afford a new toothbrush every month without depleting my net worth.

Also I have $9.50 in change to put in the House a/c. And the mailbox just yeilded up an invitation to attend a seminar on Forex speculation - oops, investing. Free drinks and nibbles. Ah, the joys of being a capitalist and a landowner.

With interest

August 1st, 2010 at 02:21 pm

So my $5,000 Ef is sitting in an online account and - tada! it earns $10 interest every month. I feel I am finally becoming financially independent. all I have to do is repeat the saving 100 times and I will have $1,000 a month coming in. Rich, I tell ya, rich.

Second coming

July 16th, 2010 at 01:14 am

Owing to the fact I paid secondary income tax last year, I'm getting a refund of nz$498.50 this year. Eagerly waiting...and pondering the best thing to do with it.

All for me

June 21st, 2010 at 11:26 pm

Payday, and as all the regular monthly bills are already paid, there is only groceries to buy for the week. This month is a 5 paycheck month, so bar anything unforseen cropping up, I should have nz$400 left over on the 30th. Impatiently counting the days off the calendar...


January 31st, 2010 at 10:11 pm

I earned $300 more than I spent last month, so went to transfer the savings into my EF. I realised I has earned nz$5.47 in interest on that account. Yay.

It's nowhere Financial Independence yet, but I get the feeling my money is working for me rather than just me working for money.

Ooh look, here comes money

January 15th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

On my way to work this mornig I found 10 cents. When I got back tonite there were three letters in my mailbox - all from the IRD.

The first said my student loan, which was supposed to have been paid in full in 2002, actually had a balance of $5.13, but they are writing this off so I now officially owe nothing.

The second said I had qualified for an interest write off in 2002 which hadn't been credited, so they would be shortly sending me a refund.

The third contained my refund check - for $14.24.

I was left wondering how much it cost them to process all that little lot and considering how to spend my windfall. The wool sale is now safely over so I quess it will have to go in my EF.

Black Friday

November 13th, 2009 at 07:45 pm

today the 13th was a lucky day for me. I found .30 cents.


July 28th, 2009 at 12:28 am

Life is hard sometimes. Especially when I'm coming home from my evening cleaning job and I'm hungry and I have to go past all the fast food joints in our area. The thought of going home and waiting while I cook up a meal makes me want to give in and buy some pizza or a burger more often than I should.

So I'm taking action. Before I leave for work I put a banana or some raisins or some other snack in my bag and nibble on it as I walk past the Chinese takeaways. On a cold night it's not as comforting as fries would be, but it works.

Maybe next winter I could get a thermos and fill it with really thick soup? At least I didn't spend tonite and I found 10 cents outside the Indian restaurant so I came home richer than I went.

Law of Attraction?

July 11th, 2009 at 01:19 am

Yesterday I watched the video The Secret with some friends. I was a bit sceptical about the law of attaction idea, but decided to do some experimenting to see if it works. So just before I went to sleep I spent a few minutes focusing very hard on drawing the sum of one dollar to myself.

This morning I was on my way to work and as I passed a phone booth I had a sudden impulse to check it for change. Inside I found two fifty cents!

I often find coins so that's not unusual in itself, but it's odd I found exactly that amount right at that moment. I shall carry on experimenting and see if it works with larger sums.

Money in

June 17th, 2009 at 12:48 am

I said all the coins were covered up by the snow yesterday. Today it is all melted and I found 90 cents.

Stamp tax

May 25th, 2009 at 01:54 am

I nearly came out even today. I went to post my tax return and then I remembered; for most govt departments sending in forms is freepost. The IRD asks you to pay for the stamp yourself (maybe they are trying to boost Post Office revenue?). So I went to buy a stamp for nz.50 and on the way back I rescued a 10 cent and a 20 cent from being buried alive. There were roadworks going on and they were lying not far from the hole. Glad the workman didn't poke his head out as I was picking them up or I'd have been embarrassed. Now I wonder, do I have to declare .30 cents as income from the Ministry of Transport?


May 17th, 2009 at 12:47 am

I found two coins on the way back from church, a ten cent and a twenty cent. I now have a total of nz26.40 in my change jar, so will buy a $25 Bonus Bond tomorrow.

I actually don't collect all that much change. I think if I had lots of it, I would be looking at reducing my spending on sundries, then reducing the amount I got out of the bank. I never have masses of it in the jar - I hate the thought of missing out on even miniscule amounts of interest, so when it gets to about 10.00 I usually stick it into a savings account.


May 2nd, 2009 at 06:33 pm

I recieved notification that I earned nz133.98 interest last year. Happy happy joy joy. If I use the 20% discount I get on purchases at the yarn store, I can get some Rowan wool.

Reward for good behaviour

April 8th, 2009 at 05:10 pm

Even though it was really cold outside I decided to go to Bible study at church. On my way I found a dollar. Wouldn't it be nice if I got money every time I did. guess a lot more people would go to church.

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