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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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What’s the best way with money?

I had an interesting conversation with someone the other night.  When I say interesting, I mean to say, I had a conversation that got my back up.  And I started to wonder why.   At the heart of it was: what is the best way to ‘manage’ your money? I know the answer is most simple …
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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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Saving money with health insurance

In Australia, health insurance is something the individual (couple or family) funds. Only people lucky enough to work for US based, or international firms, are granted employer sponsored health care.  By and large, our public system is pretty good, and many people survive with public health insurance only and live a long and healthy life. …
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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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Goals Updates – Mid March

I’m impatient.  It’s just in my nature.  So I thought I would post a ‘mid month’ update, and hopefully right my course on all my goals and targets annually.  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 …
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Goals Update – February

There’s three days left (of my ‘weeks’ system) but it is technically the end of the month today so… Financial $20k target by 22 Dec: I moved money onto the mortgage this month, so my $20k target took a hit. However, over the year, I should be able to reach this goal by the slight …
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