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Goals Update – August

Every month, I like to check in with the ‘New years goals‘ I set.  I’m getting a little rusty on updating some of my reporting (like meals and volunteering), but if nothing else, it’s a regular reminder of what I’d like to be doing! Financial Save $20k $26k cash by 22 Dec (for when I get …
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Goals Update – July

Every month, I like to check in with the ‘New years goals‘ I set. Financial $20k $26k target by 22 Dec: ah, maybe this will need to be adjusted again with the move.  I’ll leave it for now, and see how things settke June: $17,938.69 July: $18,035.56 (+$96.87 thanks to moving costs :() 12 in 2 Adventures: …
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Goals Update – June

Financial $20k $26k target by 22 Dec: On target to reach it by 21/11! May: $16,413.13 Jun: $17,938.69 (+$1525.56) 12 in 2 adventures fund May: $574.32 June: $898.81 Generosity target Slower month this month, but annualised, I think I’m still doing fine.  Maybe I’ll report on my hours volunteering? Health Cook at home twice a week: Easily met, …
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Goals Update – May

Financial $20k  $26k target by 22 Dec: On target (increase of $1,829.61 this month) Apr 2013: $14,522.79 May 2013: $16,352.40 Generosity target of at least $100 per week:  ahead of annual target I have decided to just list whether I’ve achieved this for the month, and whether I’m behind or ahead of my annual budgetted ‘generosity’. Health …
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Goals Update – April

Financial My backpay came through this week, which now means I’m on a higher salary.  It also means all my savings targets got a generous boost! 😀 $20k target by 22 Dec: On target to achieve Mar 13: $13,003.17 (adjusted from March goals post to include interest of $53.11) Apr 13: $14,522.79 12 in 2 Adventures: Ahead …
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Goals Updates – March

To see the start of this series, click here, and then there’s Jan Update and Feb Update.  My weeks are based on Monday through to Sunday.  But where a week ends mid week, I do funny things as you’ll see below! Financial $20k target by 22 Dec – on target with planned contribution of $165 per week. …
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People like U

I found the coolest little comparative ‘site’ run by my favourite bank – Ubank. It’s called People Like U. It’s so cool to compare yourself to others – that’s why there are blogs and reality TV shows of course…  But I just can’t imagine how much data crunching went on to analysis all the data …
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My list of banks

I have more bank accounts than is usual.  But, most are suit a practical purpose.  For those that are in semi retirement, I wonder whether I should declutter them, though they are costing me nothing and causing me no grief. ANZ My main financial institution in the ANZ bank.  It’s one of the ‘big 4’ in Australia. …
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Penny-wise

Well to be honest, we, in Australia, don’t have pennies – actually, I’m starting to think 5c pieces are useless.  Most vending machines no longer take them, and I’m inclined to decline those given to me as change.  They are just too small to be ‘worth it’.  But this post is about whether I ‘manage’ …
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Cutting expenses

Pauline has inspired me, again (cause of course I like a good list)  She’s collected a number of questions to help to cut expenses.  And I’m a penny pincher if there ever was one! My answers are all in bold.  Nice way to tell you a little bit more about myself, and my money management …
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