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Selling the car

March 27th, 2011 at 07:38 pm

We are selling one of our cars on Craigslist and is just wondering if anyone has experience with this? We are selling our 2001 Grand Prix for $3000, and we have asked for cash only, because we have been burned before with checks. I'm wondering if we need to worry about counterfeit money? Or am I just being a big worrywart? We have someone coming to look at the car tomorrow.

Moving to Florida

March 10th, 2011 at 09:15 pm

One of my goals here this year was to be more active in my blogging. Well, I've failed that goal miserably, but it's for a good reason: we are pushing up our move to Florida from 2013 to this summer, July 2011! We are very excited, and have been in serious declutter mode. We have really evaluated what our belongings mean to us, and only those items we really love will be making the move with us.

We are using professional movers for the first time, which has been a learning experience in itself, and a costly one, I might add. We have done U-Haul moves for all of our previous moves (4 total), but felt the magnitude of this move required a different approach.

Financial goals basically include socking away as much money as possible, and paying off our credit cards before the move. (approximate balance: $700) This is very do-able. We are moving very little furniture and will need to re-purchase it once we are there, so we definitely need to pad the account as much as possible. In case you're wondering, the furniture is old and not worth moving long-distance. Our oldest son is not moving to Florida with us but keeping an apartment here, so he will get most of our furniture. What he doesn't want we are giving away on Freecycle or selling on Craigslist.