Our 2019 Financial Goal

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In 2018, we decided to focus on just 2 main financial goals and before I share my 2019 goals I thought I would give you a recap on 2018. We hunkered down and paid our expected medical expenses and by the end of 2018, we were also able to save enough money to cover us for 2019.

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My Word for 2019

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So will 2019 be any different for me? My word for 2019 is REDUCE. I want to reduce our debt by paying off our last non-mortgage loan. . My plan is for 2019 to be different. I ran my 10th half marathon in 2018 and have 2 more races planned for 2019. One word.

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Thrifty Thinking: The Financial Storm On The Horizon - 4 Ways A Recession Might Play Out

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But if bad news is what 2019 has in store for us, no one should be caught off guard completely, says Craig Kirsner, MBA ( www.StuartPlanning.com ) 2 , a retirement planner and author of Retire with Confidence: Preserve and Protect Your Wealth and Leave a Legacy. Kirsner has predictions for how he thinks things eventually could play out, if not in 2019 then perhaps soon after that: The next recession. That’s good for a debt-fueled bubble and our consumer-spending based economy.”

Thrifty Thinking: If You Have to Pay the IRS

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You would include Form 9465, Installment Agreement Request, with the return that you are filing The IRS will typically accept your installment agreement if you meet certain criteria: the total tax you owe does not exceed $10,000 and the monthly payments you have proposed will pay your tax debt in full, including interest and penalties, within three years. As tax day fast approaches, a number of Americans may have to pay the government rather than receive a refund.

Taxes. A shrimp recipe. FIRE. And updates on Sixth Continent.

The Frugal Girl

Frugality has saved us from falling into debt, but it has not been enough to make our retirement accounts fat and happy. This post contains affiliate links. I did my taxes and I am relieved.

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Parenting Pointers: 14 Ways to Avoid Divorce Mistakes

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Request that credit cards and other debts such as car loans be paid off before the assets are distributed in the divorce. If you signed for a card or car loan, even if the divorce agreement requires your husband to pay the debt, you are still liable if he fails to pay it. Don’t let his debts become your problem and affect your credit score. Bring a typewritten list of how you expect the assets and debts to be divided.

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Secret Tips to Getting the Lowest Price on Airfare

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More ways to save on your vacation: Planning a Debt Free Vacation. If you need to travel, your first question may be “ where do I get cheap airline ticket s?” ” After all, flying can cost quite a bit! But, it does not need to be that way.

5 Sources for Quick Funding

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Here are some situations that could warrant the need for quick funding: Debts Must Be Settled: For those that care about their credit score, paying off a debt means making sure that each monthly payment is made on time, and in full. However, like a personal line of credit, debt, interest rates and other trapping could easily bury those that struggle to make monthly repayments on time. There are times when someone might need funding as fast as possible.

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Our 2018 Financial Goals

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This is our very last non-mortgage loan and we send an extra payment every month as part of our Debt Freedom Plan. If nothing changes, this loan will be paid off by end of 2019, but I’d love to move that up and say adios to this loan! If not, we’ll start saving in 2019. I’ll apply that money to the debt. Our Debt Freedom Plan (an update): In 2013, we found ourselves with a lot of debt and not enough cash flow. Pay off all Non-Mortgage Debt.