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  1. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    ..you have up until Tax Day (April) to put contributions into your IRA (Roth or Traditional) for 2006. You can also open up a new account for 2006 and put in the maximum contribution. This is great if you have money lying around and need a tax deduction! Me being the lazy butt that I am, I...
  2. Goals and Dreams
    How did everyone do with their 2006 goals? I finally pulled mine up for another look. My main goals were to pay out the mortgage by the end of July, improve my health, spend quality time with family, and improve my spiritual and intellectual development. I managed to: 1) pay out the mortgage...
  3. Goals and Dreams
    How did you do with your 2006 goals? What happened and why? Here's an update of mine... My ultimate goal this year is to pay out the mortgage early. I'm hoping this will happen by the end of July. DONE In order to do that, I'm: ~ decreasing the grocery bill to $200cdn/mth. for 3 adults. That...
  4. Money challenges
    ... how much did you pay off this year? I need to sit down with DH and go through our books to come up with a total, but I'm guessing it's around $7,000 for us. I'll come back and post when I have the total.
  5. Goals and Dreams
    ~2006 is almost over, wow! Here are some of my goals for December. 1.Make appointments for kids yearly check-ups 2.Have SIL take nice photos of kids 3.Nag Sean about finishing insulating 4.Store summer clothes and wicker furniture 5.List items on Ebay 6.Go outside 7.Tap practice 8.Read more...
  6. Home and family challenges
    After bumping up last year’s thread, I was excited to see others wanting to join a new challenge this year. I found it very helpful to keep posting to the thread and keep myself accountable. I would like to try this again this year. Walking into Costco on Friday and seeing the bedlam, I was...
  7. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    http://taxes.about.com/b/a/257331.htm The biggest advantage for me will be the fact that the increased IRA contribution limits have been permanently extended.
  8. Goals and Dreams
    Tee hee - I know I was all blah about August goals but now I seem to be really uppity about September's goals and I really hope no one minds me posting so soon - its only 3 days away though! (and Im not sure if I'll be around to post for the beginning of the month with last minute vacation...
  9. Religion
    Philippians 4:13 --- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called...
  10. Leisure & Media Arts
    http://www.mcall.com/business/columnists/all-singletaryaug02,0,6604686.column?coll=all-randomcolumnistsbus-misc
  11. Christmas
    Yep, it's 100º outside and I'm thinking Christmas. Who's making gifts this year? Who's making stuff to sell? I'll probably do both. Tell us what you're making and how it's coming! I'm still deciding.
  12. Leisure challenges
    "Here's how it works- you set a goal for yourself as to how you want your current reading habits to change. Maybe you will read more "stuff" (intellectual) and less fluff. Maybe you will read more for pleasure. Maybe you want to read 30 books by the end of the year. Maybe you just want to track...
  13. Goals and Dreams
    Hope none of y'all mind me jumping the gun and starting this thread early - Im still pumped from achieving part of my June goals and want to continue on to see if I can get everything achieved! :teddy2: Lets try adding one more thing that wasnt on last months list - see if we can get more...
  14. Leisure challenges
    Hi, all. I've just gotten the okay from Sara to start a monthly Book Challenge thread. Here's how it works- you set a goal for yourself as to how you want your current reading habits to change. Maybe you will read more "stuff" (intellectual) and less fluff. Maybe you will read more for...
  15. Goals and Dreams
    Hope no one minds that I started this thread, I didnt see one for June! MY GOALS ARE TO: # 1 - Exercise AT LEAST 4 times a week of 30 mins/session. The new meds Im on slow my metabolism down WAY too much for my liking and now my 'fat clothes' are now getting TOO snug :( # 2 - Read minimum...
  16. Leisure & Media Arts
    For those of you that were wondering if your favorite show was coming back or if one you hated was gone for good here is what's on tap for next fall. I noticed that eventhough they said it was over, 7th Heaven has been brought back (at least for now) for 13 episodes for the new CW network that...
  17. Goals and Dreams
    Please post your goals for this month, and make sure you come back throughout the month and post your progress. :)
  18. Frugal Living
    What did you do yesterday to make your money stretch further: These are the things I did: Did my laundry in cold water. Hung it to dry. Cooked dinner in the crockpot which is the second cheapest way to cook next to the microwave oven. Bought a case of spaghetti sauce at .47¢ a can. Bought 10...
  19. Mother's day
    May 14th is less than a month away. What are you doing for the day? I have some blank greeting cards and envelopes that I will personalize for mom. Probably will also bake a cake...red velvet with cream cheese icing. What are you doing?
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