a. Who you are: Sarah, mom to dd(8). We homeschool and I work at a local after school child care program where I can take my daughter. We're also trying to have a hobby farm.
b. Where you are going (your financial goals) and: I'm working on trying to stay current and stay within my budget. VERY bad about not following the budget! I need to make enough money to buy health insurance. I currently don't make enough to qualify for the rebate/help (about 45% of poverty level) and medicaid is not offered to non-disabled adults in VA. My job is limited to 20 hours a week so I will be looking elsewhere to earn more money. Luckily, we should have some goat kids and piglets to sell this year, but there will also be vet expenses, registration, etc. so I'm not sure how much we'll actually clear. I need the health insurance because I just found a lump in my right breast. I'm trying not to panic yet because I have at least 2 that are benign (biopsied 5 years ago) growing in my left breast. I'm trying to tell myself that they're very likely the same type of tumor. I've also adjusted our menu so that, as soon as I get a routine of food prep going, I'll be eating at least a little of over 22 different fruits/veggies/herbs every day. As of today, I've also added in turmeric and flaxseed oil; doing ground flax seed in my food.
c. How you plan to get there: I already track everything, but need to do a (much) better job actually staying within the budget. I need to get better at actually remembering to use envelopes. I have started rack drying as much as possible, but need to stay on top of the laundry to stay away from the dryer.
This month, I have to get back on track using the drying rack and have to make sure that I check the library to renew books every day.
no spend -
budgeted spend -
over budget or not budgeted -
hung clothes on rack -
Edited by meandk0610 - 1/1/14 at 12:57pm