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Monday, January 4

January Goals

During December I achieved two of my three goals, plus I checked off one of my 2010 goals early by selling the Bimmer. Because I had to pay over $6,000 in property taxes, plus fire dues and some other large expenses, my credit card debt jumped. Starting this month I expect a steady decline.

January Goals:
  • Last month I earned $595 in mystery shopping income. I will earn $600 in mystery shopping income.
  • Last month I spent $124 on food. I will spend less than $200 on food this month.
  • Last month I spent $259 on fuel. In January I will spend $175 on fuel. I have a daily commute of 90 miles, but I am also driving a more fuel-efficient car. I'll strive to cut this even further by mystery shopping as many gas stations as I can.
  • My #1 financial priority is paying down my credit cards. By the end of January I will reduce credit card debt to below $42,500.


  1. I, too, am working towards our family being debt-free. How do you even begin mystery shopping?

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