2011 Goals

Here are my goals for this upcoming year. 

Financial Goals
1. Get out of credit card debt. That's the whole point of this blog.
2. Track coupon savings. I don't use a ton of coupons, but I figure I save $5-$10 a shopping trip, which conservatively could save me $240 a year. I am just curious to know. 
3. Save $1200 for Christmas. Completely doable at $50 a paycheck.
4. Save $600 for 30,000 mile maintenance. This car is gonna be a million mile car. Dag Nabit!
5. Save for a new washer and dryer.  I am positive at some point they are gonna go. Not even sure how much to save, but I might as well start planning for it.
6. Make some extra cash. To be determined each month. Originally this goal was to save money for a family vacation in two years, but I have to keep goal #1 a priority. Time to become best friends with Craig and his companions. All extra cash will go toward debt, no ifs ands or buts.

Personal Goals
1. Read at least 20 books. I know this is lame compared to some 100 books a year list, but baby steps, I am pretty sure I only read 9 books last year. I like to read. I just don't have a lot of time, with all Netflix watching budgeting I've been doing. What? Don't judge me.
2. Complete 4 home improvement projects. On a budget this is a little harder than it sounds, but I have a few ideas that require more elbow grease than money.
3. Grow an herb garden. I grew a few things in pots inside last year, this year I am taking the show on the road outside. 
4. Be nice to the sailor. He is a pretty nice guy and sometimes I take him for granted. I think I should actively try to do two really nice things a month for him. Yes, I only said two, but I also said really nice, like make his favorite cookies or mow the yard for him. We are also going to be celebrating our 10 year anniversary this year... I have no idea what to get him.
5. Blog at least 15 posts a month. You guys will most definitely get sick of me.  Okay I have come back to this one because I looked and I do anywhere between 25-30 posts a month, maybe I should limit my monthly postage. Although this blog is my new chew toy, there might be a few lolling months once the newness and shininess wears off. 

I will do a monthly update and probably create something on the sidebar. I have thought a lot about these goals and the best part is that they are fairly realistic.