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Scramble To Meet Goals

November 1st, 2009 at 10:30 am

Just when I almost gave up on my 2009 goals, I looked them over and realize that I may have a fighting chance to complete at least half of them.

1. Land a permanent full-time job - COMPLETED

2. To have my own place by the end of the year - not so much... this is moved to next year.

3. To build my savings back up: $3000 for Savings #2 (COMPLETED... I'm at $3198) $1500 for Savings #3 (half way there... I still have 2 months left if I redirect what I was throwing at savings #1)

4. To have $12000 in Savings #1. (Most likely will not meet this, have about $9200) - the plan is to get this as high as I can for this year and then next year have a slightly higher goal that I should be able to reach if Goal #1 stays the same.

5. To have student loan down to $11,500. (Only $900 more to go) - Most likey won't complete, but so close... new adjusted goal... $12000 by the end of the year.

6. To have no credit card debt (COMPLETED - will be using cash for Christmas this year)

7. To finish my accounting class (completed)

After my trip back home to Virginia back in April-June I pretty much gave up on any attempts to accomplish my goals set for this year. I think to be honest I didn't care at the time, especially after my dad passing. Sometimes I think he gives me a little push to keep going and not just give up.

Here I come November and December.
So ready for 2010.

6 Responses to “Scramble To Meet Goals”

  1. LuxLiving Says:

    Nice revamp of the goals.

  2. Lylic Says:

    wtg on adjusting your goals instead of throwing in the towel. How do you plan to manage a cash-only xmas?

  3. Ima saver Says:

    Good for you!

  4. Counting Pennies Says:


    I've been putting aside money from each paycheck for about 2 months now, so I'll have enough saved up by Christmas time to do just cash only, no plastic! I think this way, once the fund is gone, it's gone, not like with CCs I can still keep going on if I want to with one swipe after the other.

  5. baselle Says:

    Let us be your dad.

    You know, you might think you're not a success by only completing 1/2 of your goals, but frankly those were the most important goals. A job, nearly done EF, finished class, and no credit card debt? Huge!

  6. Jerry Says:

    The thing I noticed here is that even as I read through the goals, many of the ones that you DIDN'T achieve were still remarkable successes! OK, sure, you didn't save 12 grand... but you are within striking distance of $10,000! That is pretty cool, indeed, and it gives you some insurance that you are better off at the end of the year than you were at the beginning. All in all, looking at this list leads me to say "Hats Off!" You are doing something right...

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