$.95 cents in ING interest…

It’s the 22nd day of the month and I am really building up the Benjamins b/c I have earned $.95 cents in interest in my ING savings account! Just in case you don’t know, “Benjamins” is a slang terminology for “money”. Benjamins refers to Benjamin Franklin who is on the $100 dollar bill. My blog name is a play on words about saving money.

Last night, I went online to add $2 to my BillPay that is set for Friday. On Friday, I will be down to one single credit card bill. I owe $3,219 on my Cap1 Visa. YAY!!! Before adding that last $2 to pay off my retail card, I took a look at my checking account…well, I was sorta surprised b/c I had ALLOT more money than I thought I had in my checking account. It means that I have really, really been saving money and I attribute that savings to my couponing!

Couponing really makes me scrutinize ALL my purchases from shoes to my cable services. I am always looking for a bargain. But at the same time, I do not want to be a slave to money and be a miser. One of my coworker’s mother passed away over the weekend and I ran out and bought a condolence card and slipped $100 into the envelope. She is a wonderful older lady but I know money is tight for her so I did what my heart told me to do. The money is small compared to her grief, I just hope I helped.

Anyway, I have earned $.95 cents in interest, will have just one credit card payment by Friday and ultimately, I am building up the Benjamins!