I promise to continue with race reports, training updates, and "on the horizon" race information. For now though, the best way I can live healthy is to do it more and think about it less.
In that gear shifting, another aspect of my life gets my
Then our tax bill came. Followed by a cabin (to be put on a nightly rental program) that was too good of a deal to pass up.
Our savings has taken a major hit these past couple of weeks. Goals that seemed to be in sight feel like they are slipping away. Its time to buckle down and I'd like for you to help keep me accountable. Hopefully we can trade ideas for smart financial living - something I'm sure most of us need as we watch the prices of gas and groceries rise before our eyes.
The first Friday of each month I'm going to share our budget with you. Not our entire budget. I'm not as open as a lot of personal finance bloggers who don't care to put all of the income/out go out there for the world to see. But I do think it would be helpful for certain categories to be out there like personal spending, eating out, and groceries. Then I can weekly post a recap of our spending in those areas for the week and really take a moment to review them.
What do ya think? Is this something that you'd like to read about? Be a part of? Or would you rather me lament having to pass up that chocolate? (If "no thanks" is your answer to both - I'm open to other ideas too. Just share them with me!)
I want to end each post with a review of my goals. As Dave Ramsey often says the "how" isn't anywhere near as important as the "why" - the why is the driver behind all hows.
- Fully fund Roth IRA for 2011
- Pay off the house
- Start college savings for Princess (niece) & Little Man (nephew)
- Give to those in need