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    Howdy everyone

    How are we doing with the frugalness so far this year? Is it hard not to spend to avoid boredom? Have you finally paid off your 2007 Christmas? Have you achieved whatever your February goals were? Time for a clean slate and fresh start....what are your March 2008 Goals?

    This month for me:

    * Going to try to keep with the $100/month for groceries, using what I have in the freezer/stockpile
    * Try to put $500 away in savings or EF
    * Going to try to finish my book and start a new one
    * DECLUTTER s'more!

    Man I feel silly - most of my goals are the same and I feel like I'm but until I have been rid of my clutter and all done saving up....I'm going to keep at it in baby steps. Every bit counts!

    So do tell.....what are your March 2008 Goals?

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    I'm trying to tackle my goals. We have about $300 in our EF, it's a start. I need to put more on our personal loans, we have 2. I don't want to consolidate or anything. I feel it is better to plug along and pay them off. I want to add $20.00 to the principle of each so that's another goal. We've cut back on our spending in all areas. I'm looking at how we can do more. I'm scared with gas, food, energy, and everything else going up! I think this weekend I'll put some more goals in writing.

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    Smile New, but setting goals

    I am really new here!!! But, I am trying to get in the spirit of things and set some goals for myself...
    Grocery Challenge: I am going to knock $191.20 off the monthly cost, hopefully, and spend $300 or less. Any money saved will go into medical fund.

    Put $100 into EF
    Payoff IRS
    Sort through boxes of stuff in basement, price & repack for early Spring yard sale.

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    well very hard to do Goal list since hubby aint working and waiting for EI.
    But so far trying not to fight and seeing each other on daily bases , no room to breath lately is the goal. lol
    Cleaning this week, 1 room per day and then reading, trying to get some personal space to myself.

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    Welcome mombottoo! I know that these monthly threads really help me with my goals. Good luck!!

    My goals for March:

    *Lose 5 lbs
    *Get grocery bill down from $400 to $380
    *Record all of our spending
    *Stick to budget
    *Turn everything off, unplug, when not in use!!!!!
    *I want to see the water bill go down to $35
    *Eat out only once per week
    *Pay an extra $20 towards personal loan

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    My March goals are:

    Lose 5 lbs.
    Stick to $300 for groceries
    Apply for two more jobs for the Fall
    Work on my writing every week
    Declutter and actually post what I'm getting rid of so Amy will stay off my back!!! LOL.

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    March 2008 Goals:

    Add something to EF. Aim for $1000.
    Pay Insurance from now until September.
    Keep groceries below $200.
    Get a new child or two for daycare. ( advertise advertise advertise )
    Get kitchen wall done.
    Paint dd room purple ( at least 2 walls )
    Sell some things on craigslist.

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    I also feel like my goals are always the same, but here are mine for March:

    ~ lose at least 5lbs., drink more water, & exercise at least 3x per week
    ~ add at least $1000 to savings
    ~ plan a fiscal fast; continue to record all of my spending; use cash as much as possible
    ~ no stops for fast food
    ~ set and stay at or under grocery budget of $450 for March
    ~ eat out only 2-3 times, if that
    ~ declutter
    ~ keep up with laundry

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    Mine are usually the same too, but I still like setting them and see them come true.

    *Lose 4 pounds.
    *Walk/aquacise 3 - 4 times per week.
    *Keep groceries at $400.00 or less.
    *Add $100.00 or more extra to the credit card.

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    Here are a few for March:

    1. Resume swim training and start adding significant bike/run miles
    2. Pay off Discover Card
    3. Get taxes done
    4. Start the Flylady routine again so my house isn't such a disaster
    5. Stay within my budget!

    That's all I can think of for now.

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    my march goals:
    drink much more water since im BFing
    increase monthly saving for DS tution
    get on a better schedule so the kids don't drive me nuts

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    Talking Checking in with March Goals...

    **Grocery Challenge: I am going to knock $191.20 off the monthly cost, hopefully, and spend $300 or less. Changed mind about putting savings into medical fund, will be putting it into EF.

    ***Put $100 into EF....have put $200 into emergency fund so far this month!

    ****Payoff IRS Wrote out check today to pay the balance in full!!! Will put it in the mail tomorrow!

    *****Sort through boxes of stuff in basement, price & repack for early Spring yard sale....Still working on this one, the cold weather isn't real conducive to think about yard sales...but, I am making a little headway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by geckoace View Post
    my march goals:
    drink much more water since im BFing Better but need more
    increase monthly saving for DS tution DONE i worked out a spreadsheet to be sure we'll have enough for fall by starting now
    get on a better schedule so the kids don't drive me nuts IMPROVING
    doing ok this month

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    March 2008 Goals:

    Add something to EF. Aim for $1000. DONE!!!!!
    Pay Insurance from now until September. DONE!!!!!
    Keep groceries below $200. At $133 now..almost done!!!
    Get a new child or two for daycare. ( advertise advertise advertise )No calls...nothing.
    Get kitchen wall done. Thought it was then I tore all down! Starting fresh!
    Paint dd room purple ( at least 2 walls ) DONE!!!!!
    Sell some things on craigslist.Have things to put on, need to take pics and do it!

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    March 2008 Goals:

    Add something to EF. Aim for $1000. DONE!!!!!
    Pay Insurance from now until September. DONE!!!!!
    Keep groceries below $200. At $133 now..almost done!!!
    Get a new child or two for daycare. ( advertise advertise advertise )No calls...nothing.
    Get kitchen wall done. Thought it was then I tore all down! Starting fresh!
    Paint dd room purple ( at least 2 walls ) DONE!!!!!
    Sell some things on craigslist.Have things to put on, need to take pics and do it!

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