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  • ~Kelli~ ~Kelli~'s Avatar 09-01-06 | 10:04 AM
  • DH and I sit down in January each year and create our 'goals' for the year.... since he get's commission there are times he gets a BIG check and we wanted to be sure we were doing what we really needed to do with it, not just what we wanted at the moment-- so we created a plan that has personal goals for each of us, house goals, goals for the boys, and travel goals-- outside of the normal budget items.

    We dream about what we want, then prioritize them....when we get a big check we cover our quarterly investement to our mutual funds/insurance.... then take the rest and distrubute to our goals-- and place this in a savings account....

    It worked out SOOO well this year. For example- we had house goals of:
    - a new island for the kitchen
    - new carpet upstairs
    - paint the front porch
    - get new windows for the beach house...

    looking at the list we thought there would be NO way to get that all done- but actually- we've crossed off everything this year-- well we have the money for the carpet and I just need to get it ordered next month-- and we OVER budgeted so I got to get nicer stools for the island

    Just sharing my goal setting plan... really worked for us for those extra things that could be overwhelming-- but were actually attainable since we stayed focused.
  • Dopey406 Dopey406's Avatar 09-01-06 | 10:12 AM
  • Awesome, Kelli! How exciting to have all that new stuff--and to have planned ahead for it is even better!
  • ChristaMc ChristaMc's Avatar 09-01-06 | 10:29 AM
  • I love to have goals for new things....but I am a shopoholic and very materialistic (very sad I know) I am so excited for y'all that you got everything crossed off the list! When you sit at your island will you think of me.....we had to scratch ours off the list when we built our house because I had ot compromise on the layout ot accomodate our living room space my dh said we needed! LOL
  • Susan Susan's Avatar 09-01-06 | 10:33 AM

    great job Kelli!
  • ~Kelli~ ~Kelli~'s Avatar 09-01-06 | 10:35 AM


    will do christa

    I'll have to post a pic of it-- i designed it and am so happy with it....