Sunday, February 1, 2009

February TCOB

Oh February, how did you get here so fast? It seems like 2009 is flying by faster than 2008 did. Is this because I'm getting older that time is rushing past me? I can't believe January is already past.

Anyway.. I seem to be often writing TCOB (taking care of business) posts on the first of each month without too much thought. So far its been working out alright but I think I need to start focusing a little more.

Here are my February goals for 2009:

$20 Work Week Limit - My job is very hectic and crazy, especially lately, and I often eat out and snack a lot while I'm there. I'm giving myself a $20/week budget. Once the $20 is gone I'm poop out luck. This budget will include food and snacks while working. This is going to be a big step for me. I'm going to put a twenty in vial at work in my drawer each Monday and that's all I get.

Clean Out Guest Room Closet - I'm not really happy about this, having to do it I mean, because its got a few boxes full of random crap that I don't want to deal with. Most of its from when I cleared out my personal office so its a lot of paperwork. Some of it is tools, beads, wires and such. Some of it old clothes that I don't have the heart to get rid of but never wear.

Save $500 For The Australia Fund - This will bring my total to $1100 saved in that fund. That will be 22% of my goal.

Hand In Benefit Papers - I need BF's birth certificate to get this all handed in. I'm going to ride his ass all day about it until I get it.


Save $100 For Secured Credit Card Fund
- That will bring me to 40% of my goal.

Save $150 For EFund - That will bring me to 10% of my goal.

Change RSP Savings Fund to Australia Extras Fund - I found out that my employer is going to match contributions to my RSP so I'm going to find out more about that and save for retirement that way this year instead of just on my own. I'm converting the account to an Extras fund for things like my plane ticket and any small fees along the way.

Save $150 For Australia Extras Fund - This will bring me to 17% of my goal.

Bring Personal Blog Up to Date - BF and I have another blog together for family and friends since they are scattered all over Canada. I've been neglecting it probably since November. We really want to incorporate his family more into our daily lives since they are in Quebec.

Finish Online Work Training - Ugh, I don't want to do this but I know I should.

5 comments:

Frugal Dreamer said...

Good luck this month, Dolly! I too was surprised how quickly February seemed to arrive!

Canadian Saver said...

Everything looks well planned out.... good luck!!

Pushing30 said...

I love the $20 a week idea. Does this include coffee?? I think I might have to borrow this one for my budget too :)

Dolly Iris said...

Pushing 30 - I don't drink coffee, but yes it does include drinks.

C - The Asian Pear said...

I know I totally overdo it for my budget for food/snacks while working. Hope you're luckier than me!

Good luck with all the goals!