Financial Happenings in the Sangl Household

In this weekend edition, I thought I would share some of the recent financial happenings in the Sangl Household:

  • My ING Direct On-Line Savings Account lowered its interest rate to 4.30% due to the Fed's lowering of rates.  That's OK because it is still way better than the 0.20% interest and the minimum balance required by my old bank.  You can open your ING On-Line Savings Account and receive $25 FREE if you fund your account with at least $250.  NO MORE "FREE $25 LINKS LEFT" – BUT you can still get a great account that is paying 4.20% interest with a minimum balance of $1 by clicking the link at the top right of this page or by clicking HERE.
  • We've decided that the home mortgage needs to leave.  The Sangl Home Pay-Off Spectacular will be making an appearance on the blog on Monday, October 8th.  You will all get to hold Jenn and me accountable as we pound the home mortgage to a nice big ZERO!
  • My Health Savings Account (HSA) is about to take a beating from the surgery that I had in June.  The final bills are rolling in.  It is AWESOME to know that we already have the money in the account in advance!!!  This is what prevents debt from happening in the Sangl household.
  • Our daughter was inspired by the "Snake Who Ate Christmas" sale on Ebay.  She has produced at least twenty drawings that she now wants to sell on Ebay.  Can someone tell me how to explain to a seven-year-old that it is highly unusual for sketches like "Snakey-Snake" to sell at all – let alone for $20.50?

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  1. Julie on September 29, 2007 at 11:22 am

    We are about 6 weeks from having the mortgage paid off and I am SO excited. I’m planning a few Debt Free Party!

  2. Mark Asbell on September 30, 2007 at 6:03 pm

    That is funny about Melea. While you’re explaining to her that drawings like that are normally worthless you might also explain to her that she has a better chance of selling your Clay Aiken cd’s to some other fan out there – for something like $.99 or so…

  3. Blythe Adams on October 1, 2007 at 1:24 pm


    I am a big Melea Fan. Really. I have the pleasure of her company every Sunday in Theatre 1. I would gladly buy her drawings on Ebay just to show her that any talent has worth. God gives us all unique talents that we should use for the greater good. Maybe Melea will find that her talent will inspire people just as yours has.

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