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Oct goals and a soap box lecture

October 1st, 2006 at 08:27 pm

walked with mom for 50 min

Went back to King Soopers this morning to see if they had changed the price on the rice yet, they hadn't so I bought 3 more cans of veggies at .60 each and got 2 Family size bags of Uncle Bens rice for free. They did pull the tag to change it today.

Went to Walgreens and got 3 Gillete deodorants that they gave me 3 cents to buy. The deal that it was on sale for 99 cents and I had 3 $1 dollar coupons so 3 cents to me. Gave 2 deodorants to my dad and will give one to my brother for xmas. Also got the family size of Garnier Fructic shampoo FAR + $1 coupon so made a $1 there.

Took my parents to Ted's Montana Grill for thier anniversary. Spent $56. It was ok, but none of us thing it's worth the price. We prefer Outback. I had Pecan incrusted trout. It was kind of blah! I brought half home to have another night.

Does anyone watch Big Spender? It's on A&E on Sundays. I saw 4 shows today. I have a hard time believing what some of these people say. There was one couple, he works 9 hours a week and thinks he's working really hard for his family. She's a stay at home mom and is happy to mooch off her dad until she finds a job she likes. The dad works two jobs to support them. Good Grief. They're just lucky that they are in a situation to live that way. Join the real world where you provide for yourself. So many adults seem to think it's just fine to live off of their parents anymore. It's almost an epidemic. I couldn't wait to live on my own and pay my own bills. Be independant. The whole concept of living off of someone else's work is really foreign to me.

Goals for October:

1. walk with mom at least 25 days
2. work less hours and catch up with my life
3. Put $1000 in savings
4. Put $500 in an I-bond
5. Start xmas shopping, buy at least 2 presents.

I did my networth last night. Went up 2.26% I'm pretty happy with that. What I'm not happy about is how many hoops you have to go through to get to your accounts any more. Treasury Direct added new security questions, Vanguard added them and one of my banks added them. It takes forever just to get logged into all the sites to do your totals. Pain in the butt!

5 Responses to “Oct goals and a soap box lecture”

  1. frontporchmom Says:

    I also like that show on A&E.....that couple were really strange and well....self centered! I always like to look at these people and think about them in twenty years.....or "retired". Wondering if they have a few regrets.
    That show inspries and encourages me to keep on keeping on and do the very best I can each day. It is not easy but you at least gotta try!
    I like your goals for OCT. Thanks for the Holiday reminder!
    I have purchased all the teacher gifts plus the wrap to wrap them in!
    I feel some pressure as I have four children to buy gifts for.

  2. moneycents Says:

    I also feel the same as you...Where does this sense of entitlement come from? I couldn't wait to be out on my own and be independant. I learned alot on becoming an adult from the school of hard knocks. My experiences helped me become the person I am today. And I'm proud of that.
    I really have to get on the ball with the Christmas gifts, Thanks for the reminder.

  3. fin_indie Says:

    well done on the september networth increase. what do you think is a good monthly return vs. a great one. I seem to be hovering around the 2-3% per month as well. should i be looking for more or is this a great return? i know, if i replicate 3% for each of the 12 months, i'm doing a ~36% return, but we both know that isn't how the world works...

  4. retire@50 Says:

    I consider 1% a month good and anything over that great.

  5. baselle Says:

    Boy, I know what you mean about living with the parents. When I was 22, I would have rather stuck nine-inch needles deeply in my eyes than live with my parents. Smile

    Of course I wanted to get out on my own because my parents always said, "well in your house, you can do X. Here, nothing doing." If your parents already let you do what you want, why bother?

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