HUGE THANKS TO YOU for making this 25th birthday such an incredibly happy one… your comments, your sweet emails, the support of the Makeup that Matters Fundraiser for Kassie, and of course, your tremendous help in making the Rescuing Ralph Project an overwhelming success, far exceeding my inital goal.
I have now been accepted into the BlogHer Publishing Network, have made some amazing blogger friends and companions, been the recipient of some great products to review and will be attending the Financial Blogger Conference in October. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for making it possible! Now..ONTO THE GOALS!
-Finally find a better savings account with bankrate.com that offers higher interest than I’m receiving with Chase and start socking away 10% of my income (in addition to contributing to my Roth and Term Life Insurance).
-Choosing one day a week to focus on “Money Management,” and review my Mint.com account, check in with my spending and find ways to save or make more money. I need to better practice what I preach in terms of personal money awareness.
-STICK TO MY BUDGET, especially for groceries…I still haven’t quite nailed that one down!
-Read 4 books on money. So far I need to finish Money Girl’s Smart Moves to Grow Rich, Millionaire Fastlane and I’m willing to take suggestions on the other 2! I’m making room in my reading sched. to finish the Sookie Stackhouse Series and catch up on my nerdy video game time 😉
-Start expanding my wine tastes and try new wineries…I love pinot noir, but c’mon, I’m 25 now- a girl’s gotta explore. OH yes, and when it’s all said and done? I’m going to make something cool.
-By July 17th, I want to have a $500 check to give after the Makeup that Matters fundraiser wraps up. Can you help? Could you click that link, tweet or share this project?
July 17th is Kassie’s birthday, and I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate her life and my 25th bday than donating to a great cause!