Monday, November 16, 2020

Retirement Contributions for 2020 Complete


My goal this year was to contribute $11,000 (after tax money) to my retirement accounts.  I have completed this goal today!! This has been an expensive year for me and I am so glad and so happy that I was able to make this goal happen!! When I logged in and transferred the money it pushed my retirement accounts to over $66,000.

I know that this has been a tough year financially for a lot of people.  I don't share this news to brag.  I just want to have a record of my journey. I feel like I am accomplishing things in spite of this pandemic. I hope that if things go poorly for me, as they have for so many others, I will at least have this money to fall back on. (Or at least some of it if the stock market crashes). 

In other news, I have to undergo a $1,200 dental/periodontal procedure during covid-19.  I thankfully will be able to cash flow it.  I'm a little nervous about it and I hope it goes well.  Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Friday, November 6, 2020

Missing in Action


It has been almost 2 months since my last post.  I don't really feel like I have lots to say. 

 It's Autumn and the weather has been so nice. I have been finding reasons just to sit outside.  I am still working from home and it's working out better than I thought. 

In financial news, I am $263 away from completing my retirement contributions for the year.  My goal was to contribute $11,000 to retirement.  What's even more exciting, I am up approximately $17,000 from January.  I also met my goal of hitting $65,000 in my retirement accounts for the year. My goal will be to donate $12,000 to retirement next year. 

I have also completed  my charitable donation goal for the year! I have donated $601 to charity this year.  My goal was $500 and I have gone beyond and above!  I really felt compelled to give money to the food banks this year.  They were hit hard due to job loss from covid. 

I have lost about 18 lbs this year! I am so excited.  Being home more has made it easier to eat healthier and get in more exercise. Just gotta keep it up, 18lbs to go!