Thursday, July 1, 2010

July Goals in Life

I noticed its a good way to assess every area in my life....
run vs strength calendar--So far not so bad, it's just been HOT!! I am trying to get a good day for a 5k. Jackie and I need to register for the one in August this  month and i'll be registering for the Marut run.

run with jackie and adam--Still haven't this month it's a must!

 playdates--We did one with Heather this month. Now that teeball is ending we can do more in the evening

game nights--still nothing :( I gotta get on my friends

Zak's homework- Not so bad here ethier. We work on letters and numbers a lot, we will continue to.

girls nights--Febreze party to host! I would like my mom, Adam's mom, Amy, Jackie, Britt, and Em :) Plus grandmas and aunts

date night--Never went on a date with Adam for his bday last month,we did go to a wedding. This month we would like to use our free hotel stay.

dvd movies--Got Kelly's done. Gotta do family DVDS

reading again--After my testing!

houseparty--Febreze! Last one went great!!

photobook- I made it :)

make $$ (for wedding fund)

craigslist--Nothing on the other stuff I put up, Ill repost this month

ebay--Jackie sold a couple things...

cans--We got one bag!! I am going to do it again next week

credit card--my credit card give me 2% cash back. That cash will go to the wedding fund as well. Also, with every purchase I make I round up the dollar and throw that into the money jar.---Me-

expotv--This is just a fun little website that doesn't earn anything towards $$, but little gifts that are a good thing to have, and the points are easy to get.--May 4604pts--I gotta do more in July

inbox dollars--I like this because the revenue is pretty high. I have $11 now and i can cash in at $25. I take surveys, search things and read emails. Also this month i'm going to use coupons from there and get $.10 per coupon!--June $15.36

hits4pay-- this is another read email site. It's really easy to get the $$, but it seems like its going to take forever to get to $25---May $11.24



I have put a lot of money into the house the last 6 months, but man was it worth it! It has brought the house such a nice look! Adam has worked his butt off painting and stuff. I think were an awesome team. But, there's always more to do:

  • scrub umbrella table--done
  • scrub grill cover--done
  • scrub garbage cans--need to do
  • lay mulch--done
  • fix overhang(adam)--done
  • change lightbulbs (adam)---tried somethings wrong with the lights
  • garden (check westside market for deals)---I planted it :) Still want to go to westside market with adam
  • Organize Closets
  • put stuff away upstairs
  • get rug in living room steamcleaned
  • Get tiki torches set up
  • Got a new patio set :)
  • harvest garden soon
  • keep up on weeding booking
  • go with girls to get dresses
  • get new weed sprayer
  • have a cookout!


What i'm trying to do is combine all my $$ into 2 accounts. One has over $15,000 the other only $2000, but I am making the second one grow to make $15,000 because then I get a 10% increase in interest at the end of the quarter--still doing this.

close discover accts--closed!

budget 1st pay--I still need to budget...

$1000 to charles schwab--I need to keep a good amount in this acct to fund my roth. This month I will fund it
  • split $1000 between house fund $265, emergency fund $265, Roth IRA $416, $20 Zak
open pnc acct--Done with this. I should be getting my $150 soon

close life insurance--I am keeping a policy called a critical illness policy. It's only $15/mo

Change over credit cards- I finally changed everything over.

Refinance- Attempting this again


study calendar--Ok, well this is being put on hold. I am going to get ahold of my manager about getting books to study because we're all taking it in Sept now.

register for ACLS--I registered for November.

NRP--Mine expires 10/10, so I need to renew this as well this year. Hopefully after my RNC

CEUs--I have a site that i'm going to start doing my CEUs through after my RNC, I also have my CBLs to do here through lake.


Wedding--Smartypig has us covered. We have $1750 now.

big savings, now 2 accounts building up one to $15000--working on this. I will transfer money from PNC to the account after my bills are paid this month. Not sure how much yet, but hopefully the same each month.

Zak's savings--He needs his savings and his college

retirement--I rolled over my PERS, so I now have a tradiational IRA and a Roth, and a 401k that i'm currently not contributing to.

checking--I will be going through PNC for my main checking. Keeping $25 in first merit, $25 in chase, and $1000 in schwab.

A smart thing I did recently is start buying coupons from this site. It saved me a lot of $$ last week!---I'll be looking this week again

Freezer cooking--I saved a couple casserole recipes I will be trying this month.

healthier snacks--I am choosing healthy!! Though...I love my candy :)

The other day I spent 4 hours cleaning the house. I like to clean that way, but I dont like it taking up my entire day.  I am going to adopt Colin's Stradegy over at Hip2Save starting next week.---Actually!! I Think I found something that works!!! Still working on this well.

Master List of July things to accomplish

    • Register for 5k
    • Run with Jackie/Adam
    • playdate
    • pam and frank game night
    • continue to work with zak on letters/numbers
    • Febreze party
    • hotel stay
    • trailer stay
    • DVD of home movies
    • repost to craigslist
    • scrub garbage cans and toy bin
    • weed
    • garden
    • split $1000 between house fund $265, emergency fund $265, Roth IRA that I will be opening 1/10 $416, $20 Zak
    • pay metro bill
    • pay for DMV new license stuff
    • new budget
    • get girls to get dresses
    • refinance
    • email angie about RNC exam

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