December Goals

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Registered: 10-28-2009
December Goals
Wed, 11-28-2012 - 10:28am

Another month is quickly passing us by, how did your November Goals go? happy with your progress?

what do you hope to accomplish in December?

The more the merrier, join in so we can support you!


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Registered: 10-17-2010
Sat, 12-01-2012 - 7:33am

Let's see here...

My November goals were:

1) Reign in grocery spending and keep trying to come in at the alloted amount.
~ I finally did it! I managed to keep it to $120 a pay period! It has included being very creative with turkey and a lot of leftovers, but I managed it.

2) Start buying DH's Christmas presents and get them ready to send.
~ This actually turned out to not be necessary.  DH is coming home early so I can just buy for him along with everyone else

3) Let go of the debt repayment mindset.
~ We have A TON of extra money right now (about $1000).  I am fighting the urge to put it on cards but DH has a few big purchases he plans to make on homecoming so I'm leaving it be.  We did, however, get one card completely paid off :)

December goals:

1) Enjoy the holidays and having my DH home.

2) Get presents sent and finish Christmas shopping.  I have about $250 left.

3) Figure out next year's budget and spending. 

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Registered: 01-23-2007
Sat, 12-01-2012 - 8:49am

November Goals:

Pay 2100 towards property taxes Paid $1400.
Get debt total down to $17,000 (this will be tough, but I'm expecting a sizable reimbursement check) Not quite. Down to $18,621. That is about a $2000 reduction, though, so not bad.
Pay off my two smallest cards (one of which I just put the $70 on...) Paid off one of these.

For December, I need to pay for all of the holiday shopping and travel so there won't be as much to go around for debt repayment. Still, here are my goals:
-Pay off one more card (It's only about $150)
-Pay as much as I can afford to on the property taxes (maybe another $1400)
-Get total debt (including taxes) down to $16,000
-List some things on eBay 

Good luck, all! Didi