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Gift cards and goals

December 27th, 2010 at 06:10 pm

I had a great Christmas -- I will spare you all the details, but it was definitely one of the good ones!

I got quite a few gift cards, so one of my challenges will be to make the most of them. Macy's, Border's, TJ Maxx, Dunkin Donuts, and AMC Theaters. Hmmm, I must be hard to buy for? No matter, I LOVE gift cards!

The day after Christmas is like the start of the New Year to me, so I made my resolutions.

1. I will write down everything I eat.
2. I will walk at least 3 times a week, even if it's cold! I DO have access to two gyms, after all!
3. I will increase my net worth by $20,000.
4. I will do a better job of keeping in touch with my extended family. (That one is vague, but there is lots of room for improvement).
5. I will look for Christmas presents all year long.

That's about it. I like to keep it simple.

I used my Groupon for Nordstrom Rack. I bought two more Wacoal bras. I think now I have enough that I can retire my oldies but baddies. A Wacoal bra retails for $50-60, but, with the Groupon, I got these two for $15 each. That's my Christmas present to myself.

4 Responses to “Gift cards and goals”

  1. retire@50 Says:

    Good luck with the goals

  2. Ima saver Says:

    I like your goals!

  3. patientsaver Says:

    Can you be more specific about how you'll do goal #3? Isn't that what the gurus say you should do, to make it more likely they become achievable?

  4. CB in the City Says:

    I've written a little about that in previous entries. This year I raised my net worth by $14,000 by paying off my debt and saving but mostly because my stocks went up. I am setting a goal for $20,000 this year, even though a lot of it is out of my control. I will continue to automatically save $125 a month, and will continue to transfer the ending balance of my checking account to savings every month. But the best thing I'll have going for me is that my employer will start to contribute to my 403b (I had to wait two years to get vested).

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