Pay off all credit card debt. This is something that J and I have been working on for a while. We are down to our last credit card with less that $3,000 to go. Which may sound like a lot to some, but to us this is a whole heck of a lot of progress. Should be paid off in less that 8 months. 6 if we are really diligent.
Create an Emergency Fund of at least $5,000. This number makes me feel safe. Actually I would feel even better at $10,000 but I think that I should set my sights a little lower at first. Right now we are at just over $2,000. We should get to 5K in less than a year. I am putting all of our excess money towards savings but I need a little more time to estimate what J's paychecks are before I nail down a better timeline.
Save for fun stuff. I would really like to have a bigger budget for things that are fun in our lives. We have two trips that are coming up that we would like to go on. Maui 2011 and Guam 2012. I know that we will make them, we just need to save for them now. Also I know both J and I would like to do more fun things. Wether it is going shopping, out to dinner, or something else, I know that we both would love a little more fun in our lives.
Buy a new mattress. OMG we need one badly. We own a full mattress that is very old and very used and been passed on down to us. We would love to buy a brand spankin' new queen Temporpedic (or off brand) mattress. In a perfect world we would get this mattress directly after we get based. But I feel like J should be involved in the process so I sort of need his body to test with me. It's gonna happen. Sleeping on a full mattress (and a lumpy one at that) is making me even more grumpy in the mornings than I usually am.
Welp, those are my goals. Mostly financial, but what can I say. I am a PF nerd at heart. =)
*Paraphrased*...For I know the plans that I have for you. Plans for good and not for disaster. Plans to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29-11
This verse is my life verse. I am a planner at heart and I continually need to give my plans over to God and let him take control in my life. He always knows where I am going and where I have been. He has the map, I'm just along for the ride.
Love and God Bless!