The Friday Stack: free money, stimulus, blessing

by Rocket Finance

After all of the money we made through cc bonuses and bank bonuses last year, I feel like I should be giving cash to the Hustler. The fact is, he has come a long way. There was a time when he was pushing the ethical boundaries of Sprint’s dropped call program on one blog. Now he authors four different sites and is throwing around $100 bills. Enter his contest for a $100 in free money.

I am sure that many of you have heard about the flooding in the Midwest. We are currently trying to sell our home in Wisconsin since we have moved to Colorado. I just learned that the flood waters are within 75 feet of my house and that there are houses that are completely flooded within sight of our old dwelling. Frankly, since my family and possessions are safely out. . . I have mixed feelings about my house and possible flooding. . .

Our stimulus rebate was direct deposited over a month ago – and none too soon. If you are still wondering about the status of your rebate, check out the Stimulus Payment Status page from the IRS. The prediction on this page was quite accurate regarding our situation.

On a number of occasions, I have shared that we are dealing with a monthly budget deficit of $300 to $500 since we are renting in Colorado yet still making payments on a home in Wisconsin. We were blessed this week with another stream of income as Mrs. Rocket was given the opportunity to provide child care (beyond our own three kids) during the day in our home. The situation is ideal for us and the money that she will be able to make will just about cover the deficit. We are excited about the prospect of avoiding greater debt.

Have a great weekend!

  1. 2 Responses to “The Friday Stack: free money, stimulus, blessing”

  2. By Mrs. Micah on Jun 13, 2008 | Reply

    A blessing indeed! Just think how much more of a blessing it’ll be when you’ve gotten the house off your hands and have a budget surplus every month to put towards debt!

  3. By rocketc on Jun 13, 2008 | Reply

    That thought occupies many of my daydreams. 🙂

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