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    Default May 2007 Goals

    With the baby coming on April 30th, I thought it would be nice to start thinking about my May goals and set them early.

    May 2007

    1) Spend $500 or less on groceries, toiletries, cleaning supplies, pet supplies, and baby things.
    2) Eat out 10 days or less.
    3) Put $4340 into savings (am expecting some big windfalls from the sell of stock and want to be sure to be motivated to put them right into savings without spending them).
    4) Take care of post-baby "paperwork" (add Oliver to health insurance, up life insurance coverage, get lower rate on auto insurance, sell stock grants that have vested etc).
    5) List and sell everything in my eBay pile.
    6) Update the baby book and set up a blog for Oliver so that family and friends far away can keep up with what's going on.
    7) Get birth announcements made and sent out.
    8) Buy one Christmas present, and two birthday presents.

    Happy May!

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    My number one May goal will be to spend 200.00 or less on groceries.

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    I guess a few goals for me would be:

    ~ Spend $75 or less on groceries this month
    ~ Start using candles more at night and natural light during the day
    ~ Have atleast 21 no spend days out of 31
    ~ Cook all meals at home
    ~ Get more Christmas presents this month

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    I'm limiting myself to 5 goals a month or I seem to get to overwhelmed

    To sell our house
    Organise my daily chore lists
    List more things on Ebay
    Get my visa paid down some more
    Read more personal finance books

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    My goals include:

    ~ find and adopt a female cat to join our little family
    ~ begin and succeed at my new part-time job
    ~ pay down $500 on 's debt
    ~ spend $80 or less on groceries
    ~ finish my grocery flyer record and price book

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    I'm sooooo looking forward to a new month.
    May Goals
    1. Spend no more than $320 on groceries
    2. NO Walmart, unless absolutely necessary!!!
    3. Eat out only once per week
    4. Paint living room
    5. Have yard sale

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    I'm so glad May is almost here! April was not so hot for money......

    My goals for May are:

    1. sell items on ebay (this includes cleaning out the things in the basement)
    2. Spend only $80 on groceries
    3. NO eating out the beginning of the month (we'll be out of town the last two weeks of may and I know they'll be tons of eating out then)
    4.Finish 2 more school books (internet courses)

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    Since Malycia may arrive at the of May I plan on buying a few more things off of DD's registry & buying camera or two {the one time use ones} to send to her so she can take pictures & send back to me since I can't be there
    We are going to try & get rid of the old computer monitor & old tv
    pack up a few more things to give to ARC or Freecycle
    deep clean house
    try to buy me a couple new tops & skirt{s}
    stock up on some groceries
    start hanging laundry out to dry more then using dryer
    use both gift cards on things for Malycia
    Last edited by GMA21; 04-28-2007 at 02:58 PM.

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    I'm in for the month!

    My May goals are:

    • Lose 9 pounds


    • Have 20 no-spend days in May


    • Spend $50.00 or less on groceries


    • Post on my blog at least twice a week


    • Try to go to bed earlier and get up earlier


    • Cut down to 15 smokes a day [which would be a major accomplishment!]


    Love,

    Jennelle

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    ~ Get back to hang drying laundry.
    ~ Menu plan for the week.
    ~ Bake bread.
    ~ Bake muffins.
    ~ No light on in basement during the day. Work upstairs at night, rather than in basement.
    ~ Clean up containers for gardening.
    ~ Permanent grocery exile.
    ~ Do a freezer/pantry inventory.
    ~ Ask friend to show me how to sell on e-bay...or someone else!
    ~ Retreat on death and dying
    ~ Chat /email dsis about her mindfulness course...email her info from friend on Christian meditation.
    ~ WW diet
    ~ Get back to the gym 3X a week.
    ~ Replace half of the light bulbs in the basement with CF bulbs...that's 3 CF bulbs.
    ~ Invite people in for tea and meals, rather than go out with them.
    ~ Focus on working on projects around the house and finishing them. I have 3 quilts to sew: 2 baby ones and an adult sized one. That will take me some time, and hopefully keep me out of on-line and real life stores.

    Jean

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    May is a weird month for me because spring classes end, I'm going on a weekish long trip to visit my mom, and then I come back to summer classes which is a totally different schedule. But anyhow, goals:

    -$80 for groceries
    -No "last minute lunches" (the lunches I end up buying when I find I didn't have time to make a lunch)
    -Run outside most days of the week again now that it is finally warm (once I get back from Oregon). I'm pretty worn out on my winter-cardio of ellipticals and treadmills
    -Put $200 in savings
    -Better time management (not sure how to better this, really)
    -Bake bread again

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    After a few less than frugal months, we're trying to get back on track. Here are my top five for May:

    1) Stick to the grocery budget to spend 15000 yen or less (the best we would have ever done)

    2) Get 5 boxes packed and ready to be shipped home

    3) Post on this forum at least 5 times (after some friendly prodding...)

    4) Learn how to make melon pan

    5) Keep the dishes done every night so we're not tempted to eat out!

    Good luck everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kabocha Girl View Post
    3) Post on this forum at least 5 times (after some friendly prodding...)
    Feeling slightly braver....

    3) Post at least 5 times a week, that is...
    Last edited by Kabocha Girl; 04-30-2007 at 06:07 AM.

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    goals for the month, hmmm........
    1. actually keep track of every penny i spend on groceries/hba/cleaning supplies, and aim to keep this below $250
    2. use dryer only when raining and absolutely have to
    3. start an ef I know I should have already done this
    3. and most importantly...be smoke free

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    Even though I put my goals in my siggy I will post them again here. Here's to hoping that I can achieve my MAY GOALS!

    (REAL #1 Goal is to GET & STAY healthy. Seems soooo uncontrollable right now )


    #1 EXERCISE 30 MINS x 5 DAYS/WK (or walk/be active enough) >>> 0/31
    #2 EAT OUT LESS - MAY NO EAT OUT DAYS >>> 0/31
    #3 THAT DANGED CLOSET PROJECT!
    #4 PURGE! PURGE!! PURGE!!! (rid house of clutter)

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