Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Go Kill Something and Drag It Home- aka My Lofty Savings Goal

Often in the afternoons I listen to Dave Ramsey on the radio.  He likes to tell people who need to get into gear about paying off debt that they need to "go kill something and drag it home".  Meaning, get out there and do something about your situation!  Now, Hubby and I have no debt (we worked our butts off to become debt free) and refuse to go into debt for any reason.  We don't need to do crazy things to clear our debt anymore, but that is no excuse to not do anything.  Hubby works two jobs (hopefully not for too much longer!) and I am babysitting.  Since we can live off his income only we decided to make my income our savings. 

 We want to save $10,000 in one year.  This might not sound like much to most people, but for us this number is huge!  Hubby really only makes $24000 (take home) and my income is nowhere near half that!  I love crunching numbers and challenging myself.  Not only do we want to save 10k, I want to do it on my own (not really on my own, but you know what I mean).  That said, I need to make $835 a month for 12 months to make the goal. 

How did I do last month?  Lets take a look:
May's Savings- Needed $835
$280- car dealership check (I worked the first two weeks of May)
$70- Babysat 5/18
$30- Babysat 5/20
$40- Babysat 5/21
$280- car dealership check
$80- final car dealership check for 2 days
$80- Babysat 5/30
Total- $860 $25 over goal!

2 comments:

  1. you are such a pretty girl, but those babies sure don't hurt :)
    I enjoyed following your road to a debt free life on Ravelry and can't wait to see you hit your savings goal as well! you and hubby go girl!

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  2. Thanks for the encouragement! It means a lot!

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