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Update and chosen non-financial goal for 2015

January 17th, 2015 at 06:16 pm

Not much time to update with two small boys running around. Well, one running around and the other being carried around! Any downtime in the evening and I want to sleep instead of update this blog. I just keep telling myself that eventually the sleep will happen again. So far I am staying on track with my January goals. No unplanned spending at Target, and I haven't checked Amazon deals even once!

I did take advantage of the $25 gift card for spending $100 on baby products (diapers, wipes, etc) at Target to stock up on diapers. It was too good of a deal to pass up! I'm not sure how long DS2 will be wearing size 1 diapers yet (he seems bigger every day!), so I bought mostly larger sizes that I can tuck away until later. I didn't want to be stuck with a ton of diapers that were too small.

I'm also tracking our discretionary spending so far, but I haven't really looked closely at the numbers yet. I wonder if I will be surprised at the end of the month?

On the will front, I have chosen a local law firm and plan call them next week about a consultation.

Payday was Thursday, and I added $200 to the home improvement/ fund and $200 to the education fund. We also received credit card rewards in the amounts of $58.54 and $206.52 (including bonus offer), so those will be added to the home improvement fund as well, bringing this fund to $1779.76.

I think I have decided that my non-financial goal for 2015 will be to take care of MYSELF. Included it that will be mini-goals to lose the pregnancy weight, update my wardrobe, etc. I'll flesh these out more in a later post. Some of these mini-goals might require some spending, but I will try to be careful and keep it within our monthly budget.

3 Responses to “Update and chosen non-financial goal for 2015”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Congratulations on sticking to your no unplanned spending goal at Target so far!

  2. TD Says:

    Great job with not having any unplanned spending in Target. I feel like that place is a black hole for my wallet. Go in to buy something for $5, and come out with $100 worth of stuff I had no idea I needed! Wink

    A fantastic goal! One definitely worth a little spending. It's important to make yourself a priority, and it sounds like with your little ones it will be well deserved Smile

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Good job on the no unplanned Target spending.

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