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May 5th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

Our flex account reimbursement for 2008 cleared today, so that's $500 that I immediately sent over to savings. Last year was the first time that I have ever used a flex account, and I was afraid it was going to be a major hassle, which is why I put off submitting the paperwork until just before the April 30th deadline. But, it actually wasn't bad at all. In fact, I think I'm going to submit some 2009 expenses right away to get that money in savings and earning interest faster. It's kind of like getting a tax refund -- I know it's just my money that I already paid and am now getting back, but since I never see it before it's taken out of my paycheck, it feels like extra money!

An update on the $20 challenge. Today I brought my lunch, we cooked dinner, and I went for a run (2.5 miles in the rain!) I also completed 2 loads of laundry. So $6 added to the challenge.

Previous balance: $18
New balance: $24 (woohoo -- over $20!)

Now, husband and I are off on a mini-date to see "Wolverine." Good thing I'm so full from dinner that I won't be tempted to splurge for popcorn Smile

**Update -- obviously, I can't add -- that should only be $5 to the challenge. Maybe I am hoping the Tigers will win tonight! Well, I already transferred the money, so I'm going to leave the current balance...

**Update #2 -- ha! The Tigers did win -- so now my challenge is accurate!

3 Responses to “Flex Account”

  1. Amber Says:

    Way to go on packing you lunch and adding to the challengeSmile

  2. Debtnomore Says:

    Congrats on adding to the challenge. We saw Wolverine this week. We loved it of course we both love the X-Men comics.

  3. L Saver Says:

    We loved it, too, Debtnomore. (And have loved all of the X-men movies.) I hope they'll do some more Origins movies, because I really liked to see the story some together. (I've never read any of the comics, unlike my husband, so I don't know the storylines...)

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