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Goals and cookies

December 15th, 2010 at 11:14 am

My goals for 2011 are really nothing new. I want to continue building my savings. My overall goal is to increase my net worth by $20,000. That is a stretch, but I think I can do it, especially since the College will finally start contributing to my retirement fund in May. (I had to wait two years Ė even though in my previous job I had been invested for more than 20 years. Iím sure it was a cost-saving measure for the College.)

I will continue making automatic $100 payments to my money market fund, and automatic $25 payments to my savings account. I will also continue to shift the balance left in my checking account to savings every payday.

And, by the way, today was payday, and despite the heavy expenditures of this month I was able to put $100 in savings. Finally, my EF is again above $4,000.

Yesterday I said that I raised my NW by $13,000 this year. Well, today I checked my TIAA-CREF account, and gains in the stock portion have put the increase at $14,000. Woo-hoo!

Tonight I am invited to a fondue dinner and cookie-baking party. I asked the hostess if I should bring baking supplies, and she said I could bring small bags of flour and sugar if I wanted to. Well, I didnít want to go to the store Ė not ready to get my 15 items yet! Ė and anyway, I would hate to buy small bags, itís so cost-inefficient. So I am just bringing the flour and sugar I already had on hand, as well as some baking chocolate and walnuts, just in case those are needed as well.

Another snowstorm is predicted for this evening, so I hope I donít get snowed in while making cookies!

3 Responses to “Goals and cookies”

  1. momcents Says:


    At least if you get snowed in you'll have cookies to eat!

    We baked strawberry muffins for my son's Special Ed teacher at the public school and it smelled so good in the kitchen ... might have to make another batch for us!

  2. terri77 Says:

    The cookie baking party sounds like fun! Sounds like you had a very successful 2010!

  3. HouseHopeful Says:

    The cookie party sounds fun!

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