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Need to refocus

November 11th, 2013 at 11:28 am

Although my retirement is on track, my non-retirement savings is not making me very happy. It has been a super expensive year. Lots of great things happened, but it wasn't cheap- a move, a wedding, a newer car, a vacation booked. That explains the stagnant bank account... I put money into the savings account, but then take it right back out to pay for these expenses that I don't want on my credit card.

Now I just want things to settle down. I don't want to buy anything, I'm happy with what I have, no more big changes, please! Actually, I take that back. You never know what big changes can bring. I just want my family to stay safe and sound xoxo

No shopping plans for this week, I should be headed right home after work, love that. The only shopping we do is to the grocery store once per week, and we did move that to a weeknight to make the weekend easier. But that is already budgeted for.

My mom is coming down for Thanksgiving week. I will be at work for a few of those days, but I will look for some inexpensive things to do and show her around the area. We will drive down to see my mom and dad for Christmas break. It's only 3 hours away, fortunately.

I will check out my gift stash this weekend, or maybe one night this week. I know that I have picked up some sale items throughout the year for people so I need to see what I already have. I'm not budgeting a whole lot for presents this year, I might even do donations in the name of my family members and just attach a notification card to a small gift.

Shout out to all of the Veterans, I am truly grateful for what you have done for the good of your country!

1 Responses to “Need to refocus”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I know how you feel about it being an expensive year - but worth every penny. Smile

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