Sunday, January 3, 2010

The New Year.

Well, it's 2010 and since we all make goals at the start of every new year here we go with some of ours!

1. Pay off as much debt as humanly possible.
While Jeremy and I are not in any huge amount of debt, it's something we need to do away with. I am proud to say I paid off all three of my credit cards 10 minuets ago.
With having no more credit card payments every month, that can free up about $400 a month for me. I already save about $500 each month, so I am setting another goal-

2. Save $1000 a month. At the end of 6 months use $6000 to pay down something else, like Jeremy's credit cards, or pay off my car. Rinse and repeat- until we are OUT OF DEBT :-)

3. Go to the gym 4 times a week, and burn a minimum of 700 calories a week. Totally do-able.

4. Be more organized. Our house is better, but it could be so much more.

5. Work on my photography business more. It's really a hobby, but I'd like it to be a bit more, just a little supplemental income for that $1000 savings each month. I secured my first repeat client today- ok so it's my sister in law- but that counts, right?

6. Work harder at my job. I have a fantastic job, but I want to be more fulfilled in it, so I've gotta put in more effort. Their WILL be a Grange in Mecklenburg County by December 2010, DANGIT!!!!!

7. Cook more. That goes along with goals 2 & 3. It will save us money, and we will be healthier.

8. Get better and better at clipping coupons. It sickens me to think of how many dollars I've wasted by not even looking for coupons! This year I will be more frugal! I've already saved about $22 this year in coupons :-)

That's all for now!

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