October Goals

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Registered: 10-28-2009
October Goals
Mon, 09-30-2013 - 11:06am

How did you do with your September Goals?

What do you plan to accomplish in October? Come one, come all! share financial, personal or whatever goals you'd like so we can cheer you on!



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Registered: 10-28-2009
Mon, 09-30-2013 - 3:37pm

My September Goals were: 

* Lose 4 pounds I lost 2 pounds. Still happy with any forward progress!

* Pay extra towards my car loan, as mentioned above I did pay $3200 over and above the payment due.

* Finish up some home improvements projects, schedule fall maintenance - Furnace cleaning, chimney cleanout, etc  I have the house power washing scheduled, the furnace maintenance scheduled, firewood has been delivered, chimney doesn't need to be cleaned this year, irrigation system is scheduled for shut off. I think that covers it. Prepping for the coldness......

My October Goals are:

* Lose 4 pounds

* Pay extra towards car loan

* start the holiday prep. get a shopping list together - names & ideas

* research and get at least 2 more roof estimates, I have one verbal quote already. Not sure if this is a 2013 or 2014 project. 

* I have a week's vacation scheduled. First of all, I just hope that it happens. If it does, keep spending in check, yet - have a great time. I can bo both :) 

* Finish up preparing for a November girls weekend, figure out budget

Good luck everyone!  

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Registered: 04-10-2003
Mon, 09-30-2013 - 2:26pm

No September goals (or August, or July or . . .) so I'll keep it fairly simple with October.

Get my consumer debt down from the current amount (~ $36K) to under $10K. My house sale goes through next week so I will have the proceeds to pay off as much as possible :) I can't wait to get settled in!!!

Bex -

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Registered: 11-14-2008
Mon, 09-30-2013 - 2:01pm

Oh I hope lots of people post!

Lets see how Sept went:


1. Get all my close out procedures done for the store, and pay all my bills with the cash! Help the new owers adjust if/when they need help.

This is really coming along. It is not finished yet and it won't be for over year. I have to go through 2 year ends. One is really soon and one will be this time next year. I would say it is about 75% wrapped up now but some of it is hurry up and wait, so one day at a time with the rest.

2. Keep looking for a job. I have applied for a few things and might have something casual lined up but it is not for sure yet. I am still looking.

GOT ONE! Starts the middle of Oct!

3. Join a yoga program in our community. It is  $40 for 8 sessions so I thought that would be alright and get me out of the house. Oh wait, its on Tuesday nights and doesn't start until Oct. I might be able to work, I'll see.

This not going to happen. I will be working some evenings and I better not. I won't be able to commit and I will want to spend the rest of the week nights with my family if I don't work those evenings.

Oct 2013 Goals:

1. Pay property taxes, all saved in our sinking funds(best idea ever those sinking funds)

2. Stop  the extra spending(we got new smart phones and bunch of other things in Sept), stop the bleedng. But i need new shoes for work as I will be on my feet a lot, so after that lol1

3. Cook from scratch and eat better. Lay off the eating out!