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2010 is a blur

January 21st, 2010 at 12:04 pm

I can't believe January is almost over. It's been such a busy blur!

It's been a long time coming, but I think I am ready to post my new goals:

2010:

$10,000 to savings
$4620 to Bean's college funds
$4620 to Squid's college funds
$4,000 to my IRA
$600 more to new car fund

Other goals:
To pay for these major costs out of cash flow, not savings
New gas cooktop
New kitchen counters
New car (preferrably a hybrid)

**Non-money goals**
Lose 10 more pounds
Can 24 quarts from the garden
Plan European and Mexico vacations for 2010-2011

Phew. Not as ambitious as the last few years, but let's face it. Our income has dropped a lot since the Wall Street meltdown, because our sidework has all but disappeared. This has put a dent in our stockpiling goals, but we are still doing the best we can. These new goals are still a bit of a stretch and will require a significant monthly commitment. Let's hope we can make it!

2 Responses to “2010 is a blur”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    They look like great goals, with a good balance of future planning and current needs/wants as well. We're the same way this year; our goals are a lot less ambitious moneywise, but are very ambitious considering our cash flow this year (factoring in no raises, unpaid parental leave, new baby expenses, etc.)

  2. gamecock43 Says:

    I think those goals are great! Thats about $25000 you want to save!

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