I can’t believe tomorrow is the first day of December! Let’s see how November flew by – er, went:
1. Add all extra income to Emergency Fund. My tutoring program is starting, and all the money won’t come in until the end of December, but I need to resist the urge to spend the extra cash because it’ll be coming little by little. KINDA FAIL – I actually won’t see my first paycheck from the tutoring program until this Friday, so that was a miscalculation on my part.
2. Buy at least two Christmas gifts. PASS – I bought 5!
3. Swim once per week and walk once per week. I’m going to try a new strategy: start small with exercise and try to build up. Let’s see how it goes. EPIC FAIL – Apparently, I didn’t start small enough.
4. Finish my book. It’s super long and I just started, but it’s a biography of Marilyn Monroe, so I think I can do it. PASS – I finished it last weekend and just started the new Barbara Ehrenreich book.
5. Post at least 3X per week. PASS – I posted 12 times in November (not including today) so that averages a perfect 3X per week.
Now for December:
1. Add at least $700 to my Freedom Fund. Between my extra income from tutoring and some extra cash from one of my “third” paychecks, this shouldn’t be too hard.
2. Add $50 to my Car Repair Fund. Inspection is coming in April…
3. Rewrite my budget. Again. I have some adjustments I really need to make based on a new financial philosophy I’m trying to embrace, so I’m re-doing it. Again. But I’m planning on writing about the new philosophy in my next post.
4. Complete 3 15-minute workouts per week. I’m setting the bar even lower this month so if I fail this time I’m going to need an exercise intervention!
5. Read at least 3 books. Winter break starts on the 18th for me, and T is going away on a ski trip, so this should be a piece of cake.
I think December will be a really good month for me, financially anyway. Can’t wait to see what you’re all aiming for in the upcoming month!