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  1. Goals and Dreams
    I have just a couple of major dreams! I dream of being the following. 1. Debt free and remaining debt free 2. Owning my vehicle out right! 3. Own my house out right by the age of 30 (25 as of now) 4. Learn to reward myself for goals completed. 5. Hit my target weight of 180lbs (currently 155)...
  2. General Chat
    Things I plan to get involved in this year ~:usasmile: ~ My annual garage sale ~ Sale of homemade goodies at the local Saturday Farmers Market ~ Getting my housesitting/petsitting business officially up and running ~ A GREAT garden this year (unlike last years total FLOP) ~ Plenty of trips -...
  3. Goals and Dreams
    My Goals for 2012! 1. Eat Locally - when available 2. Cut spending by 1/3 - on EVERYTHING 3. Don't buy ANYTHING that is full price - Buy second hand when possible 4. Learn to say NO 5. Use Crockpot 2x a week 6. NO FAST FOOD 7. LEARN TO RELAX! ACCEPT! and LOVE ME! 8. QUIT MY CURRENT JOB in...
  4. General Chat
    Will anyone here start working on their 2012 goals next week? We do. For me and my household, I always start next year the day after Christmas. I am making a long list of things I would like to improve on for next year and I kinda like getting a jump start on it so I don't feel sooo...
  5. General Chat
    A few weeks ago, I was given the heads up that I would be getting getting a layoff notice in the mail. Great. It seems the county I work for is having budget issues. So, unless a different proposal is accepted, there will not be room in next year's budget for my position. Everything is in...
  6. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Hello everyone, I've lurked on the forums long enough. I want to make a public statement. I have talked about begin debt-free over and over and over threw the years but then I would continue to make choices that did not sit with that idea. Mostly bad financial decisions. But I own those...
  7. General Chat
    How far out do you set goals? Do you write them down somewhere and look at them every so often? Just curious how others handle goals..... I am a list maker. Hubby doesnt write anything down. I usually check my list a couple times per year, then usually in January I write down new goals and...
  8. Goals and Dreams
    I know we are already quite a bit into May, but I am a huge fan of these monthly goal threads. I've detailed mine - anyone else care to share? Daily Health - How I eat: * Eat consciously, eat when hungry and stop when full - What I eat: * Eat a small breakfast with pure fruit juice * Have a...
  9. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I finished my small ef and my larger!! Just made the last transfer this morning! So excited!! I think I will raise my goal to a small ef of 1000 and a larger of 6000. I recieved 1076 for income tax and am still trying to decide what to do with it, I've wanted a new camera for the last year, and...
  10. Goals and Dreams
    So what are everyone's April Goals? Mine: Learn several new recipes Get started on some Yule gifts Dry some apples my mom has start finding canning recipes as I am going to teach myself how to can this year. Finish my spring cleaning.
  11. Goals and Dreams
    Good Morning! Can you believe its MARCH already? This month will be a lot like last month... 1. Keep saving! I didn't reach my goal last month... by the end of this month I would like at least $750 in our savings account. 2. Pay off MAC Tools. 3. Pay off CC#1. 4. File Taxes. Scheduled for...
  12. Goals and Dreams
    I can't believe how fast January went! Honestly, I'm pretty excited about it because January = a tough class for me :thumb: We also finished playing "catch up" on behind bills - we're officially in the zone, minus debt. But my first goal... #1. Open a SAVINGS account. No kidding, we currently...
  13. Goals and Dreams
    Okay, so this year I am not going to make resolutions, I am setting goals for myself. And a goal isn't any good unless you have it in writing! I have been battling weight for the past 17 years and I am so tired of being this way. I need to honestly access how I am doing. I know certain...
  14. Goals and Dreams
    Thought I'd start a thread for mini goals :) 1. Wake up at 5:00 every morning to walk on my treadmill/shower and spend time with God before waking the kids up at 7:00. 2. Finish unpacking from the move. 3. Paint DD6's mirror. 4. Paint DD6's bookcase. 5. Avoid fast food. :) 6. Participate...
  15. General Chat
    A few questions we should all ask ourselves as we set our financial path for the year ahead! Happy New Year! How do I see myself? Is that how my life is, or how I wish it was? What are the differences between the two? How does that affect my spending? What's my current financial picture...
  16. General Chat
    Well I have to say that 2010 was probably the worst year of my life. So many challenges were presented to my family. I am utterly exhausted. However, 2010 is almost over and I am excited to embrace 2011! Here is an overview of our finances: We have our $1000 EF! We paid off $26,000 of credit...
  17. Support
    Hey, gang...... I'm having to re-consider my financial goals right now.....DH and I are having some ongoing intimacy issues and I'm really not sure that moving across the country with him is going to be the best move for me. If things do change for the better before then, then fine.....I am...
  18. General Chat
    In a discussion I was having on line the word guidelines was brought up, such as family guidelines. From that time I was wonder what was generally considered the definition of guidelines are they more rules or goals? I can't find the answer to this question while surfing the net. What is your...
  19. Blog
    The more I focused on lack and on what I couldn’t have, the more depressed I became. The more depressed I became, the more I focused on lack. My soul whispered that what I really yearned for was not financial security but financial serenity. I was still—quiet enough to listen. At that moment...
  20. Health challenges
    I've reached my 2008/2009 goals (rowing 5,000 m in 30 minutes, ran a 10K race, 7 miles in 30 minutes on the eliptical) and was just thinking of what my goals for 2010 were. I decided mine were to run a 6 minute mile and do 6 sets of 10 situps on an incline table, on level 3, hugging a 5 pound...
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