Money talks....but all mine ever says is good-bye.
I read the book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey a few months ago. Since then, I've re-read it 2 or 3 times and I continue to refer to parts of it almost daily.
This book changed my life. If you haven't read, you should! I know many people don't buy books, preferring to check them out at the library, but this book is worth every single penny.
In reading this book, I realized that my actions were not aligned with my priorities.
Sometimes, when I'm bored or need some extra motivation or simply need soothing, I like to log into my ING account and just look at the balance. It's not that I have a lot of money in there, I don't. But it does make me feel better to know that I have some money saved and that the balance is bigger than it was last paycheck. This is especially helpful when I start to worry about not having a job. Is this wierd? Does anyone else do this?
I have quite a bit of debt. Much more than I
I just spent an hour looking for my 2009 goals. Can't find 'em anywhere. I'm guessing since I can't find them and definitely can't remember what they were, I probably didn't meet them. *sigh*
Well, below are my goals for 2010. Shouldn't have any problems finding these next year.
Goal #1: Write down goals.
Goal #2: Add $1200 to my EF.
Goal #3: Save $$ for trips to Tampa, Phoenix and Vegas.
Goal #4: Pay off Chase credit card.
So I'd like to run the Dam to Dam race this year. It's 20K race in Des Moines and this is the first year that I don't already have something planned that weekend. The entry fee is $35.00, which is super cheap compared to what I'd pay in Chicago. I'm can swing the $35.00 entry fee, but I need to figure out how I'm getting to Des Moines. Given that I'd only be going back for a couple of days, I think it would be more efficient to fly. I checked out airfare and it's about $254 for a flight. I just
Updated 03-13-2009 at 06:37 PM by TinyDancer
Here's a post from Frugal Dad that I thought was interesting. I really like his idea and I'm already kinda sorta doing this.
I have split my snowball payments between savings and debt, but I'd like to follow his plan to the T but it's really hard! Just thinking about only making minimum payments to my CC's give me heart palpatations. I think I can get over it though and start putting my entire snowball towards