Tuesday, September 18, 2018

2018 Retirement Contributions Complete!!

I haven't had a chance to post, but I wanted to update the blog.  My retirement contributions for 2018 are complete!!!  My goal was to contribute $10,5000 to retirement for the year.  As of Friday, September 14, I have made that goal.

In case you were wondering (and I would because I am a nerd ), I have been tracking my retirement contributions for the year.  They are as follows:

1/15/18    $1,390
2/15/18    $610
3/15/18    $1,270
4/16/18    $765
4/27/18    $55
5/11/18    $55
5/15/18    $1,355
6/15/18    $1,000
7/1/18      $100
7/12/18    $25
7/16/18    $1,000
7/25/18    $25
7/30/18    $50
8/15/18  $1,418
8/30/18   $50
9/14/18   $1,332

$5,500 went to the Roth IRA and $5,000 went to my taxable account.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

September Goals

It's almost Fall!! I am looking forward to the cooler temperatures, but not the shorter days that will be here soon. I need to take advantage of the longer days, while we have them, and walk after work.

I hope everyone is taking some time to relax over this Labor Day weekend.  Saturday just flew by. I'm not sure when Sunday got here.  The positive it that, at least I don't have the Sunday scaries! And...next week will only have 4 work days!

 I figured I should make some goals for September, so here they are:

1.  Finish out retirement contributions. Only $1,332 to go!
2. Exercise 4 days a week, for at least 60 minutes.
3. Get rid of 20 items.
4. Get the Fall Decorations down and put up around the house.
5. Finish 2 books. 
6. Donate money to charity.

I am so looking forward to finishing off my retirement contributions for the year.  Next I will work on adding more money to my E-fund.  I want to get the E-fund to $18,500 by the end of the year and I think I am at $16,800 right now.  The ultimate goal will be to maintain a $20,000 E-fund.

I've been pretty good at exercising at least 4 days a week, but only for 30 minutes.  I need to increase this.  I am not gaining weight, but I am not losing any either.

I really want less clutter in my life so I decided to start getting rid of things.  I will start in my bedroom, bathroom, closet first. Then move out to other areas of the house.  I already have a small pile of clothes of donate. 

It's raining and the power is flickering, so time to go!