2010 Goals

Last year I kept it simple and made my goals the three G's. I'll admit that I feel short some months but over all I stuck with it and now looking back it seems like our family has been able to incorporate them into our lives fairly well.

This year I'm also keeping it simple. Here are my 4 goals for the new year.

  1. Spend more time as a family. If it seems like we took the month of December off from blogging, well... we kinda did. We have cut back on the number of posts going up on our blog. It's not because we fell off the budget wagon, stopped doing creative budget saving projects or have had a major health crisis. We have decided that our daughters are growing up super fast and we don't want to miss it. We are refocusing time on what's important. Our family.
  2. Eat healthy, organic, and local. This might sound like a budget buster item to some, but the food my family eats is by far the most important thing to me, second only to teaching them about God. I'm not going to go on a food rant, but there are several reasons why it's important to me. This year I will work even harder at this goal.
  3. Save for a car. We do the 100% cash plan when we buy vehicles and it's that time again. Our car is approaching that 100k mile mark, so it's time to start saving up our pennies.
  4. Have some fun money. I know I just said that we needed to save for a car, but dang it - We need to have some fun too! We have been debt free for years and it seems like there are always large projects or expenses that eat up all our money. This year, we are hoping that pay raises will be reinstated at the Mr's employer and we can work in a new line item into the budget for his and her mad money.
That's it! There are my/our goals for 2010. Nothing radical. Just some tweaking and reinforcing. Personal finance isn't all revolutionary concepts and ground-shaking changes. It's about devising a plan and following it.

Do you have any large goals for this coming year? Feel free to share your hopes and dreams for 2010.


Anonymous said...

Your goals sounds great, I like that you keep it simple. I'll be posting my own goals eventually but for us, financially, the goal is no new debt. We did it in 2009 and want to keep it going. We're also working to be debt free but the mortgage by 2011. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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