March Goals

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Registered: 05-21-2003
March Goals
Sun, 02-28-2010 - 12:37pm

What do you hope to accomplish in March?

This is what I will be working on......

1. Control the amount I spend on household items.

2. Declutter. This month I want to work on our computer room--way too many stacks of papers. I also want to go through my music cds. I'm getting rid of these after ripping the tracks I want to my computer. (They'll be donated to our library for their annual book sale fundraiser.) When my kids are on spring break, we will also be working on their closet.

3. Make those darn appts. that I never made in Feb.

4. Make camping reservations for some trips in June & July.

5. Do some fun things over spring break. (Other than cleaning the above-mentioned closet, LOL!) We have so many free places in this area. I hope to hit the Zoo and the Science Center. I'd also like to camp, but that depends on the weather and will be a last minute thing.



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Registered: 01-01-2008
Sat, 03-06-2010 - 8:50am
Because of all of this talk about putting CDs on the computer, every morning when I go to work out and see my hundreds of CDs sitting no the shelf, I tell myself I need to do that, too. I don't think my library would want them though b'cuz I tossed all the cases and 95% of the CD booklets that came with them. Plus probably 25% of them are scratched. *sigh* Maybe this will be an ongoing goal. I could do so many each month. We'll see . . .



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Registered: 01-17-2005
Tue, 03-02-2010 - 8:55pm

My March Goals:

We are starting the envelope system for Grocery, Eating Out/entertainment and Other Misc categories of our budget (the ones we always seem to go over on!!)

Go to Y over lunch 3 x week. Keep up with my running schedule (planning a 20k in June)

Shop almost exclusively at Aldi's. It's always so much cheaper, although there are a few things they don't sell, but will only buy those little things at the other store.


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Registered: 06-11-2008
Mon, 03-01-2010 - 3:07pm

1. Get the eating out/ take out budget on track. Was $26 over in Jan and $58 in Feb.

2. Keep groceries at $550. Been a little over these last two months but ok.

3. Get rid

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Registered: 10-01-2007
Mon, 03-01-2010 - 11:11am

March Goals:

*put extra 163 on cc.

* change mailings addresses, I always put this off.

* workout outside at least 5 times this month. I'm not an outdoors kind of girl, but I have a boy that will be 4 in May and he needs to learn some sports. So that's what we both will be doing.

* declutter laundry room.


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Registered: 03-07-2005
Mon, 03-01-2010 - 10:06am
Oh, I get the perfectionist thing. LOL I've spent time on my checkbook searching for missing pennies before. It irks me to be off even by 1 cent and I will go looking for it forever or at least until the logical side of my brain kicks in and says, "just add/subtract the pennies and call it a day". I admit it's hard to let it go. GL
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Registered: 03-07-2005
Mon, 03-01-2010 - 10:04am

Too funny because I have my ds do the ripping for me too. I made a stack of cd's stuck a post it note on them w/ the track numbers I wanted and had him do it.

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Registered: 04-06-2003
Mon, 03-01-2010 - 9:20am

That's definitely a thought...I really hadn't considered it. (I have a perfectionist streak that is UBER unattractive when in action, which is most of the time!)

Thanks for that.

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Registered: 05-21-2003
Mon, 03-01-2010 - 9:02am

LOL on the similar goals!

Next week, 18ds will be home on spring break. I'm hoping to


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Registered: 04-28-2007
Mon, 03-01-2010 - 3:29am

1. Find DF a new job. Pretty positive he is getting laid off in the morning so this needs to be done ASAP. Were aware of how the job market is so were kinda scared right now since im a SAHM. we have a little over a months worth of expenses in savings right now, we were working on the Efund but things like this always seems to deplete it right as you get rolling lol.

2. 30 day shred starting tomorrow and lose these 5 lbs i just gained back plus another 8 would be nice.

3.Spring cleaning, since DF will be home more I want this place spotless and decluttered by april! heft goal

4. Improve on not eating out and cutting out sodas.

5. Im leaving #5 blank because by mid month I may have added a new goal. DF does have a possibilty of getting a job he interviewed for and has to do some testing for on tuesday so if he gets it theres a goal i will definitely be adding.


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Registered: 03-07-2005
Sun, 02-28-2010 - 11:39pm


Is there anyway you could get away wit "starting over" with the checkbook balancing? KWIM?