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A New Focus

March 12th, 2010 at 04:24 pm

It does feel weird to not be so focused on the home equity loan. It's just gone. Ashes to ashes. Poof!

Now, it is time to refocus. At least I have other goals and know where to go. I'm not lost. Part of refocusing will be updating the blog sidebar with a new ticker, maybe two. It's like a reinvention on the Creditcardfree Personal Finance Blog!

The next stop on the journey is savings. Emergencies and college. And that college one is hard to look at. I'm not entirely sure what the goal is, but we are just going to save what we can. We only have about 5 years until our oldest daughter graduates high school. In savings terms, that really isn't long.

We do have an emergency fund, but we just feel the need to add to it. The job is stable, but the location changes. A larger EF helps cushion the move. Like bubble wrap!

The college savings will be automated. We will put $167 per month into each daughter's Educational Savings Account (ESA). These are already established and previously funded. I won't talk much about this goal, because like retirement they will be on autopilot starting this month. I like autopilot!!

I will keep you updated with the amounts that I add to our emergency fund over the remainder of the year. Our 2010 goal is to add $7000. Expect to see a ticker soon.

3 Responses to “A New Focus”

  1. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    Sounds like a plan !

    When I read the heading of your post, I thought you had bought a new Ford Focus car and thought that was strange ! lol

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    LOL! I'm sure Ford would like that, but no we have not bought a new vehicle. Smile

  3. boomeyers Says:

    Bubble wrap! Stick Out Tongue Go for the goal!

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