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Working on it....

September 26th, 2007 at 06:02 pm

I haven't written since May, but that doesn't mean I gave up on my finances. I'm still working on my goal of being debt free in 5 years. That's 70k to get rid of in 5 years--seems like too high of a goal, but with the plan I have in mind, it can be possible. My only issue is my husband and I are planning on having another baby by summer of next year, and my daughter will start pre-school September 2008, so that might slow down my progress a bit.
But I've continued to pay on all my bills--all on time too! and I've been able to put $50 away per week for some time now. Since we are planning on having another baby, we decided to go to Sesame Street Place with my 3 year old for the weekend a couple of months ago, and we're leaving for Canada to visit my family this weekend. So, the $50/wk I've been putting away has gone over to those two trips, and my friend's wedding (which all three of us are in the wedding). I know we probably shouldn't be going on small vacations while we're so much in debt, but my daughter's only young for a short time. Kids grow up so fast and I don't want to lose out.
Anyway, I've been working part-time as an Independent Designer for Home & Garden Party and I absolutely love it!!! This past month of September, I made over $1,000.00 in commission for just 4 parties!! Unfortunately mine and my husband's car broke down in the same week, and I had to buy my daughter's dress for the wedding--so I only have about $400 left. It actually makes me sad.
But thankfully, I already have 6 parties booked for October--and those 6 will hopefully give me some for November (I only have 1 booked in November). We'll see!!