meander, keep moving, that's what it's all about isn't it?! not the hokey pokey, that just CAN'T be what it's all about...

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Annual Goals

Each year I write myself a list of things I want to get done... not a new years resolution list, more personal goals that I can monitor and mark off as they are completed.

What I just realised is that I am already 25% of the way to my annual savings goal, and this makes me super happy.  I put the level UP this year, so that's even better. I usually burn a giant hole in it when I do my big annual trip to see the North American family, but I am determined not to do that this time.

Might be a small thing, and whilst money is never my main focus in life (as in, it's not all about the money), I realise that planning somewhat for my future is important.

After reading Hannah McQueens book on finance last year I started putting 10% away of whatever I earn from that point on, no matter how small. Realistically I can often put away more as I am resourceful and don't tend to overspend, but this small target has been great to keep a focus.  Even when I had a few weeks of shitty income and had to actually dip into this fund, as soon as I was able a few weeks later when a decent pay cheque arrived, I replenished it. Go me!

Fringe is imminent! Happy festivalling all, may you have a beautiful season.


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