My "15 days of resolutions for 2011" series continues tonight with...
...Ok, I realize that sounded very evening news. (I did graduate with a degree in journalism.)
Let's try again.
I'm smack dab in the middle of a series here at Lindsay's Lounge: 15 days, 15 resolutions, 15 blog posts leading up to January 1st.
I started last Saturday and I have now shared 5 resolutions with you all. Tonight, I share #6.
This has been such a fun project for me! First of all, it's forced me to blog daily and make "blog time" a priority.
Something I hope to do more of in 2011. (Ahem... do a hear a potential resolution in there?)
But it's also been such a great way for me to reflect on the past year and goals I would like to set for myself next year.
And... it's been a good project to distract me from the ever-slowly-ticking clock. I mean, seriously. Could this week be any slower?!
So, here we go, resolution #6:
To achieve my financial goals.
Those goals include:
a) to pay off my laptop, couch & dryer
b) to start contributing (again) to my 401K
c) to end the year with 2 months salary saved up
Yes, I can hear the sighs, moans and overall disgust at this resolution. It's boring. It's related to money. And no one likes to think or talk about money, unless you have a lot of it.
But! It's important. I am trying to become more responsible with my finances, and I think it's good to have specific goals lined out.
I find myself waking up on the weekends- much like my dad- and balancing the checkbook, paying bills, keeping my cashflow log "updated."
I haven't always done that; something about being a homeowner makes me compelled to reevaluate my finances every 7 days.
It makes such a difference in my overall well-being when I feel like I'm being responsible with my money.
So, there you go! I promise... a more interesting resolution tomorrow.
Or not! These are my resolutions, after all. :)