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Getting there...

October 23rd, 2016 at 03:29 pm

So much going on... so much to plan for... so many goals to write down. I am declaring 2017 a SPEND VERY LITTLE year. We have done a ton of road tripping and weekend getaways over the past 3 years (and had so much fun and created SO MANY MEMORIES) but I am ready to settle down and decide what we want LONGTERM.

My oldest (21 on Monday) is still living with us. He causes zero issues, and is in school... but he's got some planning to do, too.

My middle (17) graduates in May and I have a feeling she will be hitting the road as soon as she is able.

We will soon be a family of three and I think that qualifies us for some budget adjusting and goal making!

This year (last 12 months) we did travel a lot. Probably spent upwards of 8,000. I REALLY want to refrain from that in 2017 and see what we can throw at debt (house, student loans, car).

We did pay off Car 2 a few months ago (need to update my sidebar). A whole year early. Happy at that!

I spent a few hours testing out a zero balance budget... I just need to get us through the holidays. We have birthdays, holidays, Christmas, etc...

So, here's to budget setting and goal making for 2017!

5 Responses to “Getting there...”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    It's definitely not too early to work on 2017 goals. Thanks for the reminder that I should start thinking about that also!

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    I created my annual budget for 2017 a month or two ago ... now when new info about 2017 arises, I can just go in and tweak the line items that it affects. I just can't help myself -- I love seeing the likely scenario for the near future! Smile

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    I know what you mean about spending too much on holidays! We have a trip to Thailand to go on next year and after that there will be a big break from spendy holidays.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    How smart of you to work on 2017 goals, especially with the possibility of your family number changing.

  5. Bob Williams Says:

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