February–Financial

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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Nice alliteration, huh?  This might be a boring month. :)  But since my goals were a little finite (and tax season is around the corner) it seemed to make sense to devote the shortest month to what should be the easiest task to get done.  This one again is all about removing the stress to allow me to be happy.  It also speaks back to the “complete nagging tasks” part from January.
Here’s the plan:
  1. File our taxes.
  2. Investigate refinancing.
  3. Setup a will.
  4. Setup envelope system (I think this is from Dave Ramsey?) and stick with it.
  5. Find a coupon strategy that works for me.
The last one is more about finding a balance.  I love finding good deals, but couponing can take a LOT of time.  So I’ve been working on a system that will work for me.  I have a feeling this will tie into my paper management class very nicely.
We are blessed that we are at a time in our life that doesn’t require us to pinch every penny.  So losing out on that great deal isn’t going to be the end of the world.  But it is still awesome to be able to cut back where we can and save for the future.
If you are following the Happiness Project, what’s your goal for February?
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