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Day 1 - Christmas Countdown

October 27th, 2013 at 05:04 pm

I received a post on Facebook this morning that today is the kickoff for Christmas Countdown. This is a six week plan that helps you get ready for Christmas. Where did this year go? My goodness. Anyway, I do find that organizing ahead of time helps me avoid last minute craziness for the holiday.

I don't have anything on the agenda today outside of football....housework, laundry and making soup in the slow cooker. All the latter are chores that will help keep me on track for the work week ahead. It is a beautiful sunny day, so I should be able to hang all of the laundry outside. (yay!) I splurged on some wonderful smelling fabric softener just for line dry days. I cant wait to see how the sheets turn out!!

The hubs employer was sold recently. (this is the third time since he has worked for them) The good news is that his new 401k has a 5% match! He faxed off the paperwork this morning to enroll and get started. We will start with 5% and up the amount as we pay things off. My 401k has an 8% match, which I have always taken advantage of.

The value on our homes continues to rise. I sure hope this trend holds until we sell the city house next summer. I would love to show a profit for that purchase. By then, we should be debt free except for the country house. Our plan then is to maximize 401k savings and focus on paying off the country house. All part of our BHAG goal of me retiring by 60 and the hub cutting back at 55. (He is 7 years younger than me)

Time to start the laundry and get the soup going. I hope everyone has a fabulous day!








3 Responses to “Day 1 - Christmas Countdown”

  1. beawealthywarrior Says:

    I just ordered 2 Christmas gifts for my niece and mom Smile

  2. beawealthywarrior Says:

    Also don't forget if you're going to be doing any shopping online, make sure u check out Ebates to see if they are offering any cash back. Might as well earn snowflakes for shopping you're doing anyway.

    http://www.ebates.com/rf.do?referrerid=fdQXrcGDT3IZze4i5pM7TA%3D%3D

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I have half of what I need to make my handmade soaps - am just waiting for the soap mold to come in. Then I need to find the materials to wrap them nicely, and nice handtowels/washrags. The materials so far have cost about $20.

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