Several people wrote to me expressing some surprise that I didn’t have a money-related resolution this year. To tell the truth, I don’t know where a single-year money resolution would come from in our budget or in our life.
We have some ongoing three-to-five year goals that seem to be in a good place right now. We’re saving up for a home in a more rural setting (as if we’re not rural enough as it is!). We’re building up savings so that when our two current vehicles need replacement, we can just pay cash for them. We’re paying down our mortgage.
All of these goals aren’t so much resolutions as they are ongoing things that we hope to revisit in 2013 or 2014 or so. We just realize that constant forward work throughout 2011 and 2012 will move us closer and closer to those goals.
Why You Should Donate More Money to Charity This list makes a great case for donating to charity. For me, it comes down to abundance versus scarcity – charity is a natural result of an abundance mentality. (@ sweating the big stuff)
What Makes You Cry Tears of Joy? Do That The things that made me cry in 2010 were peak moments with my family. That’s why I write The Simple Dollar – it affords me the freedom to spend significant time with them. (@ man vs. debt)