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: 10 Financial Planning Tips from the AICPA to Start 2019 off Right

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Then set goals - reduce debt or increase investments or something else - and attach a dollar amount. Review 2018 Spending in Conjunction with 2019 Budgeting Quote: “Early January provides an ideal window for reviewing prior year expenses and developing a reasonable budget for the current year. Now that 2019 has begun, make sure you have checked your withholding to see if you need more or less withheld in 2019.

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Healthy Habits: 5 Key Health Exams Millennials Should Have in 2019

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You’re looking at a generation with incredible debt and many don’t have jobs with health insurance,” he says. With more and more millennials skipping out on annual health exams in favor of a quick, as needed, visit to an urgent care facility, doctors fear the largest generation in America, may overlook serious health issues.

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Thrifty Thinking: Budget Squeezed?

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File your tax returns asap to get that extra cash, which you can use to help pay off credit cards and other shutdown debts. Are you or someone you know are one of the 800,000+ impacted by the shutdown? Unless you have a healthy emergency rainy-day fund, the choices you make to pay your bills now may have long term repercussions. Tony Steuer, financial expert and author of GET READY!:

How to Stop Spending Money You Don’t Have

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You know you need to budget, try to get out of debt and control your spending. And, because I did not learn how to make the right changes in managing my money, my husband and I found ourselves in debt a few years later. Related: How to Pay off Your Credit Card Debt.

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How to Budget When You Hate Budgets

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Featured Get Out of Debt Save MoneyDoes the idea of creating a budget make you roll your eyes? It’s not fun. It can take a lot of work and time to create a budget. If you want to get your financial life in order, you need to work toward being smart with your money.

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How to Organize Your Important Documents

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Easy DIY Featured Get Organized Get Out of Debt Save MoneyIf something were to happen to you, would your loved ones be able to find the documents they need to settle your estate? If you needed to leave your home in a hurry, could you grab these papers quickly?

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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.