Friday, August 20, 2010

End of the Week!

D and took cashed out $4000 each from each of our non registered accounts to pay for the Outback. That is on top of the trade in. We hold some of our non registered investments with ING. Last year, I complained about how long it takes for them to buy/sell vs. my broker.

Lo and behold, the money showed up today in our checking account. I initiated the sale on Monday so that is record time for them. The bank draft for the purchase came off of our line of credit. I was going to move things from savings but I have things slotted such it would have caused a headache to do so.

The transfer from checking to saving (different banks) should happen by Wed next week so I'll end up paying 8 - 9 days worth of interest. It's worth avoiding a headache.

My colleague and D are trying to talk me into cutting back a day. I guess my wear and tear is showing. I'm still confident that the tiredness is temporary so I'll just wait and see. News on the street is that 2 more people have decided to leave my old work place. That will make 8 out of 11 of us. You cannot tell me that won't impact their cash flow, despite their nonchalant attitude.

Today is a perfect day for drying laundry outside. Even though this summer has been very humid most of the time out our way, there has only been a few occasions where it was too humid for clothes to dry and we either postponed laundry or used the dryer because we had to have it.

Have a great day today and a great weekend!


  1. Isn't it a great feeling to know that you can buy the car with cash; w/o incurring debt?

    If you feel that you can cut back a day with relative ease then why not. Have a great weekend as well!

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  3. Hi Sandra!

    It is a good feeling knowing we don't have to owe.

    We are really enjoying the new to us car. On the flip side, we hadn't planned on changing vehicles again so soon so the extra monies paid this year hadn't been budgeted for.

    @ The Retirement Group;

    Welcome and thank you for sharing! I look forward to exploring your blog further!