2019 Goals

becalubob

DIS Veteran
Joined
Oct 31, 2006
January Monthly Recap:
January started off pretty busy. I had quarterly reports for work which were consuming until the 17th.

Financial - Haven't done too much in this area yet. Did get the house refinanced, which will save some extra money each month.
Have June Florida trip paid off by May. (Will probably be using tax refund for a big chunk of this.)
Start saving for cruise planned for 2020.
Set money aside for daughter’s college expenses.
Save money for Christmas. (I have seven kids, so I try to shop all year round.)
Set aside money for the roof. I think we’ll need to re-shingle soon.

House
Continue decluttering. Aiming for 1000 items, hopefully more. Not sure if I'll be able to actually count my items. Hubby was doing this with me and we disagreed on the number where we left off, lol. We both agree it's somewhere around 50 items right now. If I get in a good groove, I just want to focus on the area, and not worry about keeping track.
Get new couch for upstairs living room. (This one is a must; currently have two recliners that have seen better days. I’ll be hosting Christmas Eve in 2019 and I’ll need the extra seating.) Currently checking out President's Day sales.
Once I get the couch, I’d like to get new dining room chairs, if I can swing that, then I’d like a new dining room table next. I’ll see how that goes. The dining set isn’t absolutely essential, but would be nice to have. DH is in his last year of school, so these aren’t very high priorities right now.

Kids
Really push the extra reading and math practice with my 1st grader. Been spending more time practicing spelling words and reading each night. Also picked up some extra practice writing/reading books.
Encourage healthy eating choices and trying new foods for my two picky eaters. Found a couple Pinterest recipes to try.
Throw a nice graduation reception for my senior. Have the suite booked. Got a few food and gift ideas.

Personal
Continue to embrace the power of “no”. (I no longer feel bad about declining things I don’t want to do/have no interest in, like Tupperware parties, etc.)
Continue to keep the joy-suckers out of my life. (Life is too short to associate with folks that are negative all the time and leave me feeling drained.) Blocked one person on facebook for rude remarks to another individual, plus this person seems to love to argue just for the sake of arguing; I don't want to see that. Considering getting rid of facebook, actually.
Read one book each month. (Taking Comicguy’s lead here, but starting on a smaller scale. I use to love to read, then I remarried, doubled my family size, and reading for pleasure got put on the back burner!) Halfway through with one book, but things have slowed down a bit with work, so I'm hoping to have two read by the end of the month.
Do/get one thing for myself each month. (I turned 40 in October, and it really hit me that it’s time to treat myself more.) Got myself a fitbit.
Loose next 20 pounds. (I’ve lost 20 since October, but I’m pretty sure I gained back at least five from Christmas Break.) Oh, it was definitely more like ten pounds. Starting to walk more though and gradually getting back into my pre-Christmas Break habits.
Start walking more. (I can do this in the winter at either the old mall by my work, or the enclosed college football dome close to my house. I really have no excuses here given the close proximity.) Yep.

Work
Continue keeping my inbox tidy. Not looking too bad.
Delete old files I no longer need or have saved somewhere else. Started going through alphabetically, have A through D completed.
 

comicguy

DIS Veteran
Joined
Mar 27, 2006
Week 7 update:

2019 Goals

Financial
*Vacation fund 50/week
350 / 2600

Corvette fund goal 5000
587 / 5000

Roth goal 5,000
500 / 5000

Eat out once per week or less
7 / 52

Throw away less food
8 / 104

*Cut Discretionary Spending 20%
  • 1/2 Car #3 has been disposed of and insurance coverage cancelled, savings of $600
  • 1/2 Drop Family Health Insurance Plan to two Individual Plans as son has aged off, savings of $1200
  • Grocery Spending January 2019 spent less than January 2018 savings $50
Run annual credit reports

*Continue to bring lunch to work everyday
32 / 180

Life
*Read 25 Books
8 / 25

Start learning a foreign language
0 / 100 days

Less Procrastination (if it takes 15 minutes or less to do, just get it done!)
2 / 24

Take 2 free MOC’s
0 / 2

Decrease levels of stress

Hand control of a community program to someone new

Adventure

Spend a mini vacation someplace new (in addition to our yearly WDW vacation)

Attend a large regional comic-con

Spend more meaningful time outdoors
0 / 24

Health
*Weight loss (30 lbs)
3 / 30

Gain some muscle mass

Cut out sugary drinks (soda, lemonade, etc..)
4 / 52

House
Declutter 500 items
137 / 500

*Continue to use up extra office supplies on hand
1/18 Used up 12 sheet protectors for a robotics project and recycled the empty box

*Remodel upstairs bedroom/bathroom
*Fix Leaking Gutter
*Add Leaf catchers to gutters
*Insulate cellar staircase
*Re-insulate cellar
*Fill curbing cracks
Remodel master bedroom
Remodel upstairs hallway
Remove railing from “balcony”
Reseal upstairs window
Reseal roof above den
Replace cellar stairs
Landscape corner of house
Landscape street side of house
Fix/replace 2 screens on front porch

* Items are either leftovers from last year or repeats for accountability
 

comicguy

DIS Veteran
Joined
Mar 27, 2006
Week 8 update:

2019 Goals

Financial
*Vacation fund 50/week
400 / 2600

Corvette fund goal 5000
587 / 5000

Roth goal 5,000
500 / 5000

Eat out once per week or less
8/ 52

Throw away less food
8 / 104

*Cut Discretionary Spending 20%
  • 1/2 Car #3 has been disposed of and insurance coverage cancelled, savings of $600
  • 1/2 Drop Family Health Insurance Plan to two Individual Plans as son has aged off, savings of $1200
  • Grocery Spending January 2019 spent less than January 2018 savings $50
Run annual credit reports

*Continue to bring lunch to work everyday
32 / 180

Life
*Read 25 Books
8 / 25

Start learning a foreign language
0 / 100 days

Less Procrastination (if it takes 15 minutes or less to do, just get it done!)
2 / 24

Take 2 free MOC’s
0 / 2

Decrease levels of stress

Hand control of a community program to someone new

Adventure

Spend a mini vacation someplace new (in addition to our yearly WDW vacation)

Attend a large regional comic-con

Spend more meaningful time outdoors
0 / 24

Health
*Weight loss (30 lbs)
5 / 30

Gain some muscle mass

Cut out sugary drinks (soda, lemonade, etc..)
4 / 52

House
Declutter 500 items
140 / 500

*Continue to use up extra office supplies on hand
1/18 Used up 12 sheet protectors for a robotics project and recycled the empty box

*Remodel upstairs bedroom/bathroom
*Fix Leaking Gutter
*Add Leaf catchers to gutters
*Insulate cellar staircase
*Re-insulate cellar
*Fill curbing cracks
Remodel master bedroom
Remodel upstairs hallway
Remove railing from “balcony”
Reseal upstairs window
Reseal roof above den
Replace cellar stairs
Landscape corner of house
Landscape street side of house
Fix/replace 2 screens on front porch

* Items are either leftovers from last year or repeats for accountability
 
  • comicguy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 27, 2006
    Week 9 update:

    2019 Goals

    Financial
    *Vacation fund 50/week
    450 / 2600

    Corvette fund goal 5000
    662 / 5000

    Roth goal 5,000
    575 / 5000

    Eat out once per week or less
    9/ 52

    Throw away less food
    9 / 104

    *Cut Discretionary Spending 20%
    • 1/2 Car #3 has been disposed of and insurance coverage cancelled, savings of $600
    • 1/2 Drop Family Health Insurance Plan to two Individual Plans as son has aged off, savings of $1200
    • Grocery Spending January 2019 spent less than January 2018 savings $50
    Run annual credit reports

    *Continue to bring lunch to work everyday
    37 / 180

    Life
    *Read 25 Books
    8 / 25

    Start learning a foreign language
    0 / 100 days

    Less Procrastination (if it takes 15 minutes or less to do, just get it done!)
    2 / 24

    Take 2 free MOC’s
    0 / 2

    Decrease levels of stress

    Hand control of a community program to someone new

    Adventure

    Spend a mini vacation someplace new (in addition to our yearly WDW vacation)

    Attend a large regional comic-con

    Spend more meaningful time outdoors
    0 / 24

    Health
    *Weight loss (30 lbs)
    5 / 30

    Gain some muscle mass

    Cut out sugary drinks (soda, lemonade, etc..)
    5 / 52

    House
    Declutter 500 items
    140 / 500

    *Continue to use up extra office supplies on hand
    1/18 Used up 12 sheet protectors for a robotics project and recycled the empty box

    *Remodel upstairs bedroom/bathroom
    *Fix Leaking Gutter
    *Add Leaf catchers to gutters
    *Insulate cellar staircase
    *Re-insulate cellar
    *Fill curbing cracks
    Remodel master bedroom
    Remodel upstairs hallway
    Remove railing from “balcony”
    Reseal upstairs window
    Reseal roof above den
    Replace cellar stairs
    Landscape corner of house
    Landscape street side of house
    Fix/replace 2 screens on front porch

    * Items are either leftovers from last year or repeats for accountability
     

    comicguy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 27, 2006
    Week 10 update

    2019 Goals

    Financial
    *Vacation fund 50/week
    500 / 2600

    Corvette fund goal 5000
    662 / 5000

    Roth goal 5,000
    575 / 5000

    Eat out once per week or less
    10/ 52

    Throw away less food
    11 / 104

    *Cut Discretionary Spending 20%
    • 1/2 Car #3 has been disposed of and insurance coverage cancelled, savings of $600
    • 1/2 Drop Family Health Insurance Plan to two Individual Plans as son has aged off, savings of $1200
    • Grocery Spending January 2019 spent less than January 2018 savings $50
    Run annual credit reports

    *Continue to bring lunch to work everyday
    42 / 180

    Life
    *Read 25 Books
    9 / 25

    Start learning a foreign language
    0 / 100 days

    Less Procrastination (if it takes 15 minutes or less to do, just get it done!)
    2 / 24

    Take 2 free MOC’s
    0 / 2

    Decrease levels of stress

    Hand control of a community program to someone new

    Adventure

    Spend a mini vacation someplace new (in addition to our yearly WDW vacation)

    Attend a large regional comic-con

    Spend more meaningful time outdoors
    0 / 24

    Health
    *Weight loss (30 lbs)
    5 / 30

    Gain some muscle mass

    Cut out sugary drinks (soda, lemonade, etc..)
    7 / 52

    House
    Declutter 500 items
    147 / 500

    *Continue to use up extra office supplies on hand
    1/18 Used up 12 sheet protectors for a robotics project and recycled the empty box

    *Remodel upstairs bedroom/bathroom
    *Fix Leaking Gutter
    *Add Leaf catchers to gutters
    *Insulate cellar staircase
    *Re-insulate cellar
    *Fill curbing cracks
    Remodel master bedroom
    Remodel upstairs hallway
    Remove railing from “balcony”
    Reseal upstairs window
    Reseal roof above den
    Replace cellar stairs
    Landscape corner of house
    Landscape street side of house
    Fix/replace 2 screens on front porch

    * Items are either leftovers from last year or repeats for accountability
     

    becalubob

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 31, 2006
    February Monthly Recap:
    February more or less flew by, with work unexpectedly busy, and will be for March as well!

    Financial - Not a lot happened in this category this month, paid off more of June trip and trying to get my student loans consolidated.
    Have June Florida trip paid off by May. (Will probably be using tax refund for a big chunk of this.)
    Start saving for cruise planned for 2020.
    Set money aside for daughter’s college expenses.
    Save money for Christmas. (I have seven kids, so I try to shop all year round.)
    Set aside money for the roof. I think we’ll need to re-shingle soon.

    House
    Continue decluttering. Aiming for 1000 items, hopefully more. Have only gotten rid of a few more kids outgrown clothes. Hoping to get into spring cleaning mode soon; difficult with all the snow. I actually left work early as another snow storm has started and up to another foot of snow is expected.
    Get new couch for upstairs living room. (This one is a must; currently have two recliners that have seen better days. I’ll be hosting Christmas Eve in 2019 and I’ll need the extra seating.)
    Once I get the couch, I’d like to get new dining room chairs, if I can swing that, then I’d like a new dining room table next. I’ll see how that goes. The dining set isn’t absolutely essential, but would be nice to have. DH is in his last year of school, so these aren’t very high priorities right now.

    Kids
    Really push the extra reading and math practice with my 1st grader. Been spending more time practicing spelling words and reading each night. Also picked up some extra practice writing/reading books. Practicing sight word flash cards.
    Encourage healthy eating choices and trying new foods for my two picky eaters. Found a couple Pinterest recipes to try.
    Throw a nice graduation reception for my senior. Have the suite booked. Got a few food and gift ideas.

    Personal
    Continue to embrace the power of “no”. (I no longer feel bad about declining things I don’t want to do/have no interest in, like Tupperware parties, etc.)
    Continue to keep the joy-suckers out of my life. (Life is too short to associate with folks that are negative all the time and leave me feeling drained.)
    Read one book each month. (Taking Comicguy’s lead here, but starting on a smaller scale. I use to love to read, then I remarried, doubled my family size, and reading for pleasure got put on the back burner!) Finished reading my second book, about half way through the third.
    Do/get one thing for myself each month. (I turned 40 in October, and it really hit me that it’s time to treat myself more.) Didn't do this... I guess I can do TWO things in March :)
    Loose next 20 pounds. (I’ve lost 20 since October, but I’m pretty sure I gained back at least five from Christmas Break.) Picking away at this. Rarely drink soda now which was difficult at first; I have such a sweet tooth.
    Start walking more. (I can do this in the winter at either the old mall by my work, or the enclosed college football dome close to my house. I really have no excuses here given the close proximity.) Yep.

    Work
    Continue keeping my inbox tidy. It's been worse.
    Delete old files I no longer need or have saved somewhere else. Started going through alphabetically, have A through E completed.
     
  • Nebraska_Disney

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 15, 2009
    Week 10 update

    2019 Goals

    Financial
    Roth goal 5,000
    575 / 5000
    In case you were not aware, they bumped up the ROTH limits this year to $6000 per person. I adjusted my budget to make sure that we were going to be putting $12,000 into our ROTH's this year between my wife and I. BTW, I like your strategy and how you are holding yourself accountable for all your goals.
     

    comicguy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 27, 2006
    In case you were not aware, they bumped up the ROTH limits this year to $6000 per person. I adjusted my budget to make sure that we were going to be putting $12,000 into our ROTH's this year between my wife and I. BTW, I like your strategy and how you are holding yourself accountable for all your goals.
    This is just a goal for extra money that does not get spent on regular things. Most likely will not get to 5000 but it is a goal anyway :)
     

    comicguy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 27, 2006
    Week 11 and 12 update

    2019 Goals

    Financial
    *Vacation fund 50/week
    550 / 2600

    Corvette fund goal 5000
    662 / 5000

    Roth goal 5,000
    575 / 5000

    Eat out once per week or less
    12/ 52

    Throw away less food
    12 / 104

    *Cut Discretionary Spending 20%
    • 1/2 Car #3 has been disposed of and insurance coverage cancelled, savings of $600
    • 1/2 Drop Family Health Insurance Plan to two Individual Plans as son has aged off, savings of $1200
    • Grocery Spending January 2019 spent less than January 2018 savings $50
    Run annual credit reports

    *Continue to bring lunch to work everyday
    47 / 180

    Life
    *Read 25 Books
    9 / 25

    Start learning a foreign language
    0 / 100 days

    Less Procrastination (if it takes 15 minutes or less to do, just get it done!)
    2 / 24

    Take 2 free MOC’s
    0 / 2

    Decrease levels of stress

    Hand control of a community program to someone new

    Adventure

    Spend a mini vacation someplace new (in addition to our yearly WDW vacation)
    -Spent the weekend in Toronto, attended Comic-Con, CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, and Lego store

    Attend a large regional comic-con
    -Took the weekend and went to the Toronto Comic-Con, had a blast!!

    Spend more meaningful time outdoors
    0 / 24

    Health
    *Weight loss (30 lbs)
    5 / 30

    Gain some muscle mass

    Cut out sugary drinks (soda, lemonade, etc..)
    10 / 52

    House
    Declutter 500 items
    147 / 500

    *Continue to use up extra office supplies on hand
    1/18 Used up 12 sheet protectors for a robotics project and recycled the empty box

    *Remodel upstairs bedroom/bathroom
    *Fix Leaking Gutter
    *Add Leaf catchers to gutters
    *Insulate cellar staircase
    *Re-insulate cellar
    *Fill curbing cracks
    Remodel master bedroom
    Remodel upstairs hallway
    Remove railing from “balcony”
    Reseal upstairs window
    Reseal roof above den
    Replace cellar stairs
    Landscape corner of house
    Landscape street side of house
    Fix/replace 2 screens on front porch

    * Items are either leftovers from last year or repeats for accountability
     

    comicguy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 27, 2006
    Week 13 update

    2019 Goals

    Financial
    *Vacation fund 50/week
    650 / 2600

    Corvette fund goal 5000
    812 / 5000

    Roth goal 5,000
    725 / 5000

    Eat out once per week or less
    13/ 52

    Throw away less food
    13 / 104

    *Cut Discretionary Spending 20%
    • 1/2 Car #3 has been disposed of and insurance coverage cancelled, savings of $600
    • 1/2 Drop Family Health Insurance Plan to two Individual Plans as son has aged off, savings of $1200
    • Grocery Spending January 2019 spent less than January 2018 savings $50
    Run annual credit reports

    *Continue to bring lunch to work everyday
    52 / 180

    Life
    *Read 25 Books
    9 / 25

    Start learning a foreign language
    0 / 100 days

    Less Procrastination (if it takes 15 minutes or less to do, just get it done!)
    2 / 24

    Take 2 free MOC’s
    0 / 2

    Decrease levels of stress

    Hand control of a community program to someone new

    Adventure

    Spend a mini vacation someplace new (in addition to our yearly WDW vacation)
    3/14 -Spent the weekend in Toronto, attended Comic-Con, CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, and Lego store

    Attend a large regional comic-con
    3/14 -Took the weekend and went to the Toronto Comic-Con, had a blast!!

    Spend more meaningful time outdoors
    0 / 24

    Health
    *Weight loss (30 lbs)
    5 / 30

    Gain some muscle mass

    Cut out sugary drinks (soda, lemonade, etc..)
    12 / 52

    House
    Declutter 500 items
    147 / 500

    *Continue to use up extra office supplies on hand
    1/18 Used up 12 sheet protectors for a robotics project and recycled the empty box

    *Remodel upstairs bedroom/bathroom
    *Fix Leaking Gutter
    *Add Leaf catchers to gutters
    *Insulate cellar staircase
    *Re-insulate cellar
    *Fill curbing cracks
    Remodel master bedroom
    Remodel upstairs hallway
    Remove railing from “balcony”
    Reseal upstairs window
    Reseal roof above den
    Replace cellar stairs
    Landscape corner of house
    Landscape street side of house
    Fix/replace 2 screens on front porch

    * Items are either leftovers from last year or repeats for accountability
     
  • RamblingMad

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 29, 2019
    2019 Goals

    * Go on fun trips. (DL and national park trips.)
    * Increase net worth by $100k. ($36k/$100k so far)
    * Fix home's foundation and gutters. I chose poorly.
    * Get back to running 3 miles a day.
     

    comicguy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 27, 2006
    Week 14 update
    It was a real busy week getting ready for a 24 hour event this past weekend, then chaperoning the event, so not much got done here at the house the past week! :(

    2019 Goals

    Financial
    *Vacation fund 50/week
    700 / 2600

    Corvette fund goal 5000
    812 / 5000

    Roth goal 5,000
    725 / 5000

    Eat out once per week or less
    15/ 52

    Throw away less food
    15 / 104

    *Cut Discretionary Spending 20%
    • 1/2 Car #3 has been disposed of and insurance coverage cancelled, savings of $600
    • 1/2 Drop Family Health Insurance Plan to two Individual Plans as son has aged off, savings of $1200
    • Grocery Spending January 2019 spent less than January 2018 savings $50
    Run annual credit reports

    *Continue to bring lunch to work everyday
    57 / 180

    Life
    *Read 25 Books
    10 / 25

    Start learning a foreign language
    0 / 100 days

    Less Procrastination (if it takes 15 minutes or less to do, just get it done!)
    2 / 24

    Take 2 free MOC’s
    0 / 2

    Decrease levels of stress

    Hand control of a community program to someone new

    Adventure

    Spend a mini vacation someplace new (in addition to our yearly WDW vacation)
    3/14 -Spent the weekend in Toronto, attended Comic-Con, CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, and Lego store

    Attend a large regional comic-con
    3/14 -Took the weekend and went to the Toronto Comic-Con, had a blast!!

    Spend more meaningful time outdoors
    0 / 24

    Health
    *Weight loss (30 lbs)
    5 / 30

    Gain some muscle mass

    Cut out sugary drinks (soda, lemonade, etc..)
    14 / 52

    House
    Declutter 500 items
    147 / 500

    *Continue to use up extra office supplies on hand
    1/18 Used up 12 sheet protectors for a robotics project and recycled the empty box

    *Remodel upstairs bedroom/bathroom
    *Fix Leaking Gutter
    *Add Leaf catchers to gutters
    *Insulate cellar staircase
    *Re-insulate cellar
    *Fill curbing cracks
    Remodel master bedroom
    Remodel upstairs hallway
    Remove railing from “balcony”
    Reseal upstairs window
    Reseal roof above den
    Replace cellar stairs
    Landscape corner of house
    Landscape street side of house
    Fix/replace 2 screens on front porch

    * Items are either leftovers from last year or repeats for accountability
     

    comicguy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 27, 2006
    Week 15 update

    2019 Goals

    Financial
    *Vacation fund 50/week
    750 / 2600

    Corvette fund goal 5000
    1047 / 5000

    Roth goal 5,000
    800 / 5000

    Eat out once per week or less
    19/ 52

    Throw away less food
    20 / 104

    *Cut Discretionary Spending 20%
    • 1/2 Car #3 has been disposed of and insurance coverage cancelled, savings of $600
    • 1/2 Drop Family Health Insurance Plan to two Individual Plans as son has aged off, savings of $1200
    • Grocery Spending January 2019 spent less than January 2018 savings $50
    Run annual credit reports

    *Continue to bring lunch to work everyday
    61 / 180

    Life
    *Read 25 Books
    11 / 25

    Start learning a foreign language
    0 / 100 days

    Less Procrastination (if it takes 15 minutes or less to do, just get it done!)
    2 / 24

    Take 2 free MOC’s
    0 / 2

    Decrease levels of stress

    Hand control of a community program to someone new

    Adventure

    Spend a mini vacation someplace new (in addition to our yearly WDW vacation)
    3/14 -Spent the weekend in Toronto, attended Comic-Con, CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, and Lego store

    Attend a large regional comic-con
    3/14 -Took the weekend and went to the Toronto Comic-Con, had a blast!!

    Spend more meaningful time outdoors
    0 / 24

    Health
    *Weight loss (30 lbs)
    5 / 30

    Gain some muscle mass

    Cut out sugary drinks (soda, lemonade, etc..)
    16 / 52

    House
    Declutter 500 items
    156 / 500

    *Continue to use up extra office supplies on hand
    1/18 Used up 12 sheet protectors for a robotics project and recycled the empty box

    *Remodel upstairs bedroom/bathroom
    *Fix Leaking Gutter
    *Add Leaf catchers to gutters
    *Insulate cellar staircase
    *Re-insulate cellar
    *Fill curbing cracks
    Remodel master bedroom
    Remodel upstairs hallway
    Remove railing from “balcony”
    Reseal upstairs window
    Reseal roof above den
    Replace cellar stairs
    Landscape corner of house
    Landscape street side of house
    Fix/replace 2 screens on front porch

    * Items are either leftovers from last year or repeats for accountability
     

    comicguy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 27, 2006
    Week 16 update

    2019 Goals

    Financial
    *Vacation fund 50/week
    800 / 2600

    Corvette fund goal 5000
    1047 / 5000

    Roth goal 5,000
    800 / 5000

    Eat out once per week or less
    19/ 52

    Throw away less food
    22 / 104

    *Cut Discretionary Spending 20%
    • 1/2 Car #3 has been disposed of and insurance coverage cancelled, savings of $600
    • 1/2 Drop Family Health Insurance Plan to two Individual Plans as son has aged off, savings of $1200
    • Grocery Spending January 2019 spent less than January 2018 savings $50
    Run annual credit reports

    *Continue to bring lunch to work everyday
    61 / 180

    Life
    *Read 25 Books
    20 / 25

    Start learning a foreign language
    0 / 100 days

    Less Procrastination (if it takes 15 minutes or less to do, just get it done!)
    3 / 24

    Take 2 free MOC’s
    0 / 2

    Decrease levels of stress

    Hand control of a community program to someone new

    Adventure

    Spend a mini vacation someplace new (in addition to our yearly WDW vacation)
    3/14 -Spent the weekend in Toronto, attended Comic-Con, CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, and Lego store

    Attend a large regional comic-con
    3/14 -Took the weekend and went to the Toronto Comic-Con, had a blast!!

    Spend more meaningful time outdoors
    0 / 24

    Health
    *Weight loss (30 lbs)
    5 / 30

    Gain some muscle mass

    Cut out sugary drinks (soda, lemonade, etc..)
    17 / 52

    House
    Declutter 500 items
    163 / 500

    *Continue to use up extra office supplies on hand
    1/18 Used up 12 sheet protectors for a robotics project and recycled the empty box

    *Remodel upstairs bedroom/bathroom
    -4/16 Got the plumbing quote bit larger than I was expecting but not so bad the job can't be done. It is scheduled for July
    Remodel master bedroom
    Remodel upstairs hallway
    *Fix Leaking Gutter
    *Add Leaf catchers to gutters
    *Insulate cellar staircase
    *Re-insulate cellar
    *Fill curbing cracks
    Remove railing from “balcony”
    Reseal upstairs window
    Reseal roof above den
    Replace cellar stairs
    Landscape corner of house
    Landscape street side of house
    Fix/replace 2 screens on front porch

    * Items are either leftovers from last year or repeats for accountability
     

    RamblingMad

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 29, 2019
    Update:

    2019 Goals


    * Go on fun trips. (DL and national park trips.)
    * Increase net worth by $100k. ($47k/$100k so far): excludes 401K contributions
    * Fix home's foundation and gutters. I chose poorly.
    * Get back to running 3 miles a day.

    Unexpected:

    * Repaired AC: $1200

    Changes:

    * Going to a state park for camping in two weeks. NP trip got pushed to next year. Doing two national parks next year: Smokies and Glacier.

    Falling Behind On:

    * Need to hit the gym more to get back to the 3 mile a day go.
     

    comicguy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 27, 2006
    Week 17 update

    2019 Goals

    Financial
    *Vacation fund 50/week
    850 / 2600

    Corvette fund goal 5000
    1122 / 5000

    Roth goal 5,000
    900 / 5000

    Eat out once per week or less
    21/ 52

    Throw away less food
    23 / 104

    *Cut Discretionary Spending 20%
    • 1/2 Car #3 has been disposed of and insurance coverage cancelled, savings of $600
    • 1/2 Drop Family Health Insurance Plan to two Individual Plans as son has aged off, savings of $1200
    • Grocery Spending January 2019 spent less than January 2018 savings $50
    Run annual credit reports

    *Continue to bring lunch to work everyday
    66 / 180

    Life
    *Read 25 Books
    21 / 25

    Start learning a foreign language
    0 / 100 days

    Less Procrastination (if it takes 15 minutes or less to do, just get it done!)
    4 / 24

    Take 2 free MOC’s
    0 / 2

    Decrease levels of stress

    Hand control of a community program to someone new

    Adventure

    Spend a mini vacation someplace new (in addition to our yearly WDW vacation)
    3/14 -Spent the weekend in Toronto, attended Comic-Con, CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, and Lego store

    Attend a large regional comic-con
    3/14 -Took the weekend and went to the Toronto Comic-Con, had a blast!!

    Spend more meaningful time outdoors
    0 / 24

    Health
    *Weight loss (30 lbs)
    5 / 30

    Gain some muscle mass

    Cut out sugary drinks (soda, lemonade, etc..)
    18 / 52

    House
    Declutter 500 items
    232 / 500

    *Continue to use up extra office supplies on hand
    -1/18 Used up 12 sheet protectors for a robotics project and recycled the empty box
    -4/23 Used up 1 partial notepad
    *Remodel upstairs bedroom/bathroom
    -4/16 Got the plumbing quote bit larger than I was expecting but not so bad the job can't be done. It is scheduled for July
    -4/23 Cleaned out upstairs bathroom closet
    Remodel master bedroom
    Remodel upstairs hallway
    *Fix Leaking Gutter
    *Add Leaf catchers to gutters
    *Insulate cellar staircase
    *Re-insulate cellar
    *Fill curbing cracks
    Remove railing from “balcony”
    Reseal upstairs window
    Reseal roof above den
    Replace cellar stairs
    Landscape corner of house
    Landscape street side of house
    Fix/replace 2 screens on front porch

    * Items are either leftovers from last year or repeats for accountability
     

    comicguy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 27, 2006
    Week 18 update

    2019 Goals

    Financial
    *Vacation fund 50/week
    900 / 2600

    Corvette fund goal 5000
    1122 / 5000

    Roth goal 5,000
    900 / 5000

    Eat out once per week or less
    21/ 52

    Throw away less food
    25 / 104

    *Cut Discretionary Spending 20%
    • 1/2 Car #3 has been disposed of and insurance coverage cancelled, savings of $600
    • 1/2 Drop Family Health Insurance Plan to two Individual Plans as son has aged off, savings of $1200
    • Grocery Spending January 2019 spent less than January 2018 savings $50
    Run annual credit reports

    *Continue to bring lunch to work everyday
    71 / 180

    Life
    *Read 25 Books
    22 / 25

    Start learning a foreign language
    0 / 100 days

    Less Procrastination (if it takes 15 minutes or less to do, just get it done!)
    4 / 24

    Take 2 free MOC’s
    0 / 2

    Decrease levels of stress

    Hand control of a community program to someone new

    Adventure

    Spend a mini vacation someplace new (in addition to our yearly WDW vacation)
    3/14 -Spent the weekend in Toronto, attended Comic-Con, CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, and Lego store

    Attend a large regional comic-con
    3/14 -Took the weekend and went to the Toronto Comic-Con, had a blast!!

    Spend more meaningful time outdoors
    0 / 24

    Health
    *Weight loss (30 lbs)
    5 / 30

    Gain some muscle mass

    Cut out sugary drinks (soda, lemonade, etc..)
    18 / 52

    House
    Declutter 500 items
    241 / 500

    *Continue to use up extra office supplies on hand
    --1/18 Used up 12 sheet protectors for a robotics project and recycled the empty box
    --4/23 Used up 1 partial notepad
    *Remodel upstairs bedroom/bathroom
    --4/16 Got the plumbing quote bit larger than I was expecting but not so bad the job can't be done. It is scheduled for July
    --4/23 Cleaned out upstairs bathroom closet
    Remodel master bedroom
    Remodel upstairs hallway
    *Fix Leaking Gutter
    *Add Leaf catchers to gutters
    *Insulate cellar staircase
    *Re-insulate cellar
    *Fill curbing cracks
    Remove railing from “balcony”
    Reseal upstairs window
    Reseal roof above den
    Replace cellar stairs
    Landscape corner of house
    Landscape street side of house
    Fix/replace 2 screens on front porch

    * Items are either leftovers from last year or repeats for accountability
     

    comicguy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 27, 2006
    Week 19 update

    2019 Goals

    Financial
    *Vacation fund 50/week
    950 / 2600

    Corvette fund goal 5000
    1197 / 5000

    Roth goal 5,000
    975 / 5000

    Eat out once per week or less
    23/ 52

    Throw away less food
    25 / 104

    *Cut Discretionary Spending 20%
    • 1/2 Car #3 has been disposed of and insurance coverage cancelled, savings of $600
    • 1/2 Drop Family Health Insurance Plan to two Individual Plans as son has aged off, savings of $1200
    • Grocery Spending January 2019 spent less than January 2018 savings $50
    Run annual credit reports

    *Continue to bring lunch to work everyday
    76 / 180

    Life
    *Read 25 Books
    25 / 25

    Start learning a foreign language
    0 / 100 days

    Less Procrastination (if it takes 15 minutes or less to do, just get it done!)
    5 / 24

    Take 2 free MOC’s
    0 / 2

    Decrease levels of stress

    Hand control of a community program to someone new

    Adventure

    Spend a mini vacation someplace new (in addition to our yearly WDW vacation)
    3/14 -Spent the weekend in Toronto, attended Comic-Con, CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, and Lego store

    Attend a large regional comic-con
    3/14 -Took the weekend and went to the Toronto Comic-Con, had a blast!!

    Spend more meaningful time outdoors
    1 / 24

    Health
    *Weight loss (30 lbs)
    5 / 30

    Gain some muscle mass

    Cut out sugary drinks (soda, lemonade, etc..)
    19 / 52

    House
    Declutter 500 items
    255 / 500

    *Continue to use up extra office supplies on hand
    --1/18 Used up 12 sheet protectors for a robotics project and recycled the empty box
    --4/23 Used up 1 partial notepad
    *Remodel upstairs bedroom/bathroom
    --4/16 Got the plumbing quote bit larger than I was expecting but not so bad the job can't be done. It is scheduled for July
    --4/23 Cleaned out upstairs bathroom closet
    Remodel master bedroom
    Remodel upstairs hallway
    *Fix Leaking Gutter
    *Add Leaf catchers to gutters
    *Insulate cellar staircase
    *Re-insulate cellar
    *Fill curbing cracks
    Remove railing from “balcony”
    Reseal upstairs window
    Reseal roof above den
    Replace cellar stairs
    Landscape corner of house
    Landscape street side of house
    Fix/replace 2 screens on front porch

    * Items are either leftovers from last year or repeats for accountability
     

    RamblingMad

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 29, 2019
    Update:

    2019 Goals


    * Go on fun trips. (DL and national park trips.)
    * Increase net worth by $100k. ($45k/$100k so far): excludes 401K contributions
    * Fix home's foundation and gutters. I chose poorly.
    * Get back to running 3 miles a day.

    Unexpected:

    * Repaired AC: $1200
    * Cracked Windshield: $500
    * Broken Garbage Disposal: $450
    * Broken Self Propelled Mower: $150
    * Fix Couch: $700 (replace cushions and fix springs; cheaper than replacement)

    Finished:

    * Camped out in Sedona and hiked Wilson Mt. I still need to improve my cardio.

    Changes:

    * Going to a state park for camping in two weeks. NP trip got pushed to next year. Doing two national parks next year: Smokies and Glacier.

    Falling Behind On:

    * Need to hit the gym more to get back to the 3 mile a day go.

    Note: Lots of unexpected expenses this month and last kept me from saving as much as I wanted. I also prepaid for my 2020 trip to Glacier.
     

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