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New Blog Debut

January 9th, 2014 at 07:44 am

This new year is bringing exciting new opportunities for my family, so I thought that I'd create and debut a new blog. My goal is to keep is fiscally and financially focused and use it as a place to set and track goals. I have been so inspired by seeing how many of your track little flakes into money avalanches, and I hope to join in the success.

January is the last of our three paycheck months, so I was working with a total income of $7,300 (includes rental property income).

Goals for January 2014:

[x] $1,500 to outstanding tuition (high school, grade school, soccer)
[_] $1,750 to pay February's mortgage payment (meaning next mortgage payment will be due March 15, 2014)
[_] $1,500 to prepay property taxes on primary residence
[_] $1,200 for living expenses through 2/13 (roughly $200 a week, but this will be less post-employment, using one car)
[_] $250 to savings (10% of this accomplished)
[_] $800 for utilities
[_] $160 ($15/week for education and $100 to retirement)

Progress on Goals and Frugal Smartness:

* Paid $1,500 to tuition
* Started Barclay's Dream Account with $25
* Paid cash for new tires and adjusted biweekly spending amounts to reflect this
* Have $125 cash in the "spare cash in house fund"
* Had a productive shopping trip to CVS using sales and coupons to build up stockpile, saving 66% on total bill and yielding $4 ECB
* Since no groceries (other than milk and produce) are required, I threw out the sale ads for this week because nothing is needed


6 Responses to “New Blog Debut”

  1. Ladya70 Says:

    Welcome and yes we love to track snowflakes here Smile

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I like your new blog! Yes, join in on the snowflake bandwagon. Smile

  3. PauletteGoddard Says:

    Welcome! So relieved to see a real blog here from a real person with real finances.

  4. Looking Forward Says:


  5. the deacon's wife Says:

    Yes, it's me. Wink

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    I thought it was you! I really do like your new blog.

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