2010 Savings Challenge Update – July 2010

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  How are you doing on your 2010 Financial goals? Now that my toddler is a toddler I haven't had the chance to write as much about this as I originally planned in the beginning of the year.   Before I lose track I wanted to quickly post our savings challenge and our update to it. Check out the category from earlier posts this year. Our goals that will take most of the year to complete: 1. Note a new situation: Switching our daughter into a different daycare.  We made the decision to switch her to a more expensive daycare that we felt fits our needs and she is so happy and learning so much. Increase in childcare expenses. 2. Investing: It looks like we will reach about 50% of our…
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ING Direct Offering Specials on 7/1/10-7/2/10

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I'm a huge fan of ING Direct.  It is simple to use and it is the best way to save automatically.  I'm a firm believer of paying your self first by automatically saving from each paycheck or per month.  Then I pay the rest of the bills with what I have. That way I can't overspend. In my email this week, I got a hint to a new sale ING Direct Financial Independence Days Sale that ING Direct is going to offer July 1-2. Check out  Netbanker.com who wrote an article with more details about the sale.  Back in November last year they had a great Thanksgiving Sale that offered money after signing up for their FREE e-checking account.  Super easy to do and a great account to use as…
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2010 Savings Challenge Update – March 2010

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How are you doing on your 2010 Financial goals? Check out my post from earlier this year HERE. Our goals that will take most of the year to complete: 1.  With the extra savings from our mortgage each month we are going take it and invest.   We will include stock that we were going to sell last year into this fund.  We have a goal and so far we have about 40% saved up! Thanks to paying myself first each month, we expect this year to reach 47% to 54% of our goal.  I'm curious what we will reach! 2.  Save towards landscaping our front yard.  We need to get a couple estimates to figure out how much we need to save. We plan on doing some of it ourselves…
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2010 Savings Challenge

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I'm a huge fan of so many bloggers including Mrs. MoneySaver and Frugalfriends.wordpress.com.  It is so inspirational to read about each of their goals for 2010! I'm so excited because if you read my earlier post from last year about our financial goals 2009 I'm excited to say that we've done everything on the list and then some!   We've done a lot and we continue to stay on track! This is what we did in 2009! 1. Continue to pay our credit cards each month! 2. 6+ months of expenses for emergency fund 3. Increased each of our life insurance policies! 4. Got an umbrella policy. 5. I'm super excited to say that we maxed out on our retirement accounts! 6. We started a 529k for our daughter and family…
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