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Tuesday, December 29

My Frugal Miser: 2010 Goals

2010 is a transitional year for me. My earnings from working have been drastically reduced. The upside to this is that it has given me a chance to pause and seriously consider what I want to do with my life. Before, while I did truly enjoy what I did, I was a slave to my job in the sense that life revolved around it. I was always traveling, and when I was home I was usually writing proposals or preparing for our monthly metrics meeting.

Now I am free. The downside is I can't afford to be careless with money. Mistakes are forgiven when your next monthly commission check will be close to five figures.

My Frugal Miser's 2010 Goals
  1. Lose 26 pounds. That's 1 pound every 2 weeks. I need to lose more, but I want to lose weight and keep if off so I'm going to try a more careful approach.
  2. Increase my net worth by $25,000. In past years this was a cinch. 2010 is a transitional year for me, as I'm earning considerably less at my job.
  3. Stick to a budget in key areas including food, gas and entertainment.
  4. Lose the Bimmer. It's the Bane of My Existence.
  5. Consider moving. I've given a lot of thought to moving to the Tampa area over the last few months. I'm not there yet, so I want to carefully lay out the pros and cons of this and, if I decide to move forward, I want to execute on this by yearend.
I haven't made much (if any) mention of my desire to move, mostly because it seemed like such a long shot until recently. I'll explain more tomorrow.

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