The Money Blog Network guys are posting updates on how they’re doing with their 2008 goals, which inspired Plonkee to post her own update and ask how her readers are doing with their own goals. So . . . here’s my update:
- Goal: Save enough to pay cash for a new car. I’m on track for this goal, setting aside a fairly substantial amount each month for this.
- Goal: Don’t buy things just because they’re a great deal. I’m doing pretty well with this too. I just made my first purchase from Amazon for the year last night, and it was for something I need, not an impulse purchase (Amazon is usually where my “great-deal” purchases come from, so this is quite an accomplishment for me).
My resolution to buy only fair-trade chocolate isn’t really a 2008 goal but a lifelong commitment for as long as the chocolate industry involves child slavery. I’m doing well with that too, buying fair trade cocoa for my hot chocolate mix. I also finally located a source for fair trade chocolate chips and ordered enough to (hopefully) last me at least until summer.