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Frugal Friday: What Will You Save for in 2013?

Posted By Jessica Fisher On January 3, 2013 @ 9:05 pm In Frugal Friday | 85 Comments

This week’s Frugal Friday post is going to be short and sweet. I imagine you’ve been inundated with information all week. It has felt like a week of Mondays! I’m ready for pizza and a movie tonight.

But, first, let’s chat finances. You know you need to be responsible with your money. You know that you should save. You know that you should think toward the future.

However, unless you put a name to it. Unless you can articulate what that frugality will go toward and produce, you will not be as energetic, enthused, or happy to sacrifice as you would if you could know and envision what’s at the end of the tunnel.

So, this week, let’s talk about that.

What’s at the end of the Frugality Tunnel for you?

Where will it come out at the end of the year?

For us, we’re planning for France [4]. Eight people, two adults and six kids (16, 13, 11, 9, 7, and 5) will be hopping a plane in May 2014, and by golly, they’re gonna have the cash to do it.

[Enter disclaimer. Man makes his plans, but the Lord directs his steps. Absolutely. Any number of circumstances could arise between now and then that prevent us from going. We realize that. But, we're going to try. And trust God to shut the door if it's not in the plan.]

What this means for us is that we’re going back to some of the intensity we once had for paying down debt. We’ve enjoyed some extra spending money since we paid off American Distress. Now, we can take that fat, trim it off, and stuff it in a coffee can marked FRANCE.

Wow. Those were some mixed metaphors. But, you get my drift, right?

So, that’s my goal. That’s what I’m saving for this year.

What are you saving for?

Don’t feel like you have to give a long explanation. You can say just one word. But, leave a comment on this post, telling us your savings goal for 2013. It can be pie-in-the-sky or something as simple as new sheets for your bed. Everything matters.

And if you articulate your goal, you’re more likely to reach it.

(Because we’re going to hunt you down and make you complete it. Maybe.)

What Will You Save for in 2013?


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