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March 2nd, 2011 at 04:09 am

I haven't posted in a week or so because nothing new has really been happening. I am glad to report that I have been going to telephone Debtors' Anonymous meetings most every day and I continue to track each penny I spend and no longer spend compulsively. I know my reprieve is just for this day, but it is working and my compulsive spending problem has been gone now for about 2 months. Praise the Lord...literally!

In April my DH and I are flying to Ashville, NC to meet one of our sons for a short vacation and see Biltmoore house there. That trip is compliments of my Chase Frequent Flyer VISA card! Also, we are getting our hotel compliments of our Marriott Rewards card as we got six free nights there (we got the card to get six free nights and then immediately paid it off). In addition, I recently got a "Rewards" Amex card which gave me 20,000 points to open an account and then spend and payoff a $600 purchase. I did that and just purchased a $180 Bissell carpet cleaner with the points.

My DA program would say to cut up all credit cards but I only use just the one Chase frequent flyer card (I don't use the other cards). I use it like a debit card and pay it off each Friday. I know it is a little risky to keep that card but I LOVE those miles as we live in a town with expensive air service and actually buyng tickets would be EXPENSIVE!!

I am so grateful for my progress in the DA program. One Day at a Time my compulsive spending has been arrested since January 1. I write down everything I purchase each day and live according to my spending plan.

I mentioned earlier that when I got my spending under control I started overeating. I am happy to report that I have been on Weight Watchers now for about two weeks and have lost the pounds I gained when I quit over spending. I am also participating in an online Overeaters Anonymous group which is really helping in that area too. Life is VERY good right now. We are truly living on what I make and saving DH's paycheck each month. We have both stopped frittering away money and now plan ahead for purchases we want to make. Thanks God!! Blessings to everyone.

8 Responses to “FREE Carpet Cleaner!!”

  1. mjrube94 Says:

    Wow, SQ, you are doing SO GREAT! Congratulations on all of the progress you're making Smile!

  2. Ima saver Says:

    You are doing great! Enjoy the Biltmore house, it is beautiful!

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    January 1! That will certainly always be a memorable anniversary. Smile

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Would you believe I used to live near Asheville but never saw the Biltmore House. People told me that I should reserve a whole day or even two to see it thoroughly -- unfortunately I never got around to it. Hope you enjoy it!

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    Glad to hear you are still on track! Enjoy your trip.

  6. Savings Queen Says:

    Everyone, I appreciate your kind words. I am grateful beyond belief that the overspending compulsion I had for so long has been lifted. I thank God for this as it was SO bad before Christmas that I feared I would lose all of our savings, the house, etc. My spending truly was an addiction. I know most people here aren't addictive spenders but I really am one. One day at a time, though, God has healed me.

  7. Savings Queen Says:

    CB, I know what you mean about the Biltmore House and thanks for everyone telling me how neat it is. Once time years ago DH and I were just 30 minutes away and we didn't go!! I have kicked myself for years for that and now we get to. Yippee!!!

  8. Jerry Says:

    You really have saved a lot when it comes to this trip, it sounds like you really know how to work those cards in your favor to lead to maximized savings. As long as you use the card wisely, and don't let it use you, then you will have some insurance of being able to travel on the cheap! Congrats on your progress and your hard work...

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