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Actual 2009 Goals, money and some not

December 2nd, 2008 at 01:24 pm

I've made my final list...

Jan-Feb:Migrate all of my Web sites to a new publishing platform that will hopefully let me take them to the next level content-wise and money-wise! Go to New Orleans to visit my friends.

March: Write a novel in 31 days, it doesn't matter if it's bad. This will be my first. Start a once-a-month Stitch n B*itch at my house.

April-May: Take a vacation with just the hubby either to Mexico or France.

Summer: Take Mom to San Francisco

Health: Join the gym, do yoga, and lose 5 to 10 pounds.

"Green" Goals: Reduce electricity usage by 20 percent by the end of the year, through efficiency upgrades.

Home: Expand my veggie garden. Grow 150 pounds of fruit and veggies at home. Build a stone wall around my flower beds, and build a patio in the backyard.

Financial Goals for 2009:
We will be making less money this year (sigh), but for the first time we have a mutually agreed-upon budget.

$9,000 to savings/EF
$2,500 to hubby's Roth IRA
$2,000 to 529 plan
$600 to new car fund
Total: $14,100

Pay $3,600 extra on the student loan.

I do not know how much work I will have this year, but the goal is to put all of it into my IRA until it hits $5,000, and if there is any more than that, use it all to pay down the student loan.

Tiki Fund/ $20 challenge Goal:
$2,100








6 Responses to “Actual 2009 Goals, money and some not”

  1. merch Says:

    Sounds like a great game plan. Good luck.

  2. Ms. Pearl Says:

    Good luck. Keep us updated!

  3. homebody Says:

    Hey my older sister did one of those books in a month things. Can I come to stitch and bitch?

  4. thriftorama Says:

    Do you live in Ohio? The more the merrier!

  5. homebody Says:

    No California! Rats!

  6. Koppur Says:

    Sounds like some great goals! Wish I lived closer for Stitch and Bitch, too!

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