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New Name for Goal

May 10th, 2020 at 12:59 am

In my last blog post, I mentioned the need to change the name of what I have been referring to as our Big Goal for the last couple years, which was originally started as a house downpayment goal for our next home, potentially four years from now when my husband retires. Sooner if we love the next place we get stationed with the military.

The new name needed to have a more positive vibration, as I was starting to feel like Big Goal sounded like something unattainable or just really hard to do. I think how we feel about something can affect the outcome.

As you can tell, I have taken several days to consider some ideas that came out in a couple brainstorming sessions. We have decided not to attach a specific number to this name or goal. Of course,I will always know what our original amount was, but I'm not going to track that as an end goal.

The new name for this cash accumulation is the Pot of Possibilities!! I have this image in my mind that I will throw various amounts into the pot and that numerous possibilities can be created with those funds. It may be a pot that allows for a house, or maybe a house AND something else. It's the seed money in some respects to the new life we begin to create when retirement comes around. Oh, the possibilities!

11 Responses to “New Name for Goal”

  1. latestart Says:

    Like the new name.

  2. Lucky Robin Says:

    Names are always fun for goals.

  3. Petunia 100 Says:

    I like it. Cute AND alliterative. Smile

  4. crazyliblady Says:


  5. beawealthywarrior Says:

    Love it! Can I borrow it? Smile. I know you and I normally open up a NFCU CD around the same time, just got notification of maturity of 1 for next month. Will take the interest earned and put it in my Pot of Possibilities Smile

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    BAW, yes, you sure can borrow it! We all deserve to have a Pot of Possibilities! I'm aware of the maturity of our CD. I wish there was a new one to move to that was a similar interest rate, at least I don't see one we are eligible for at NFCU with a rate like that. A whole new financial environment.

  7. beawealthywarrior Says:

    @CCF, before everything really tanked, I opened another 17 month CD at NFCU @2.23%

  8. creditcardfree Says:

    I missed that one! Darn. I must rely on you too much, lol. No blame of course!. I know that has been the way of it, a few months prior a good rate to transfer comes in first before the old one matures.

  9. CB in the City Says:

    Hooray for the Pot of Possibilities! May it grow and prosper!

  10. rob62521 Says:

    Hey, that's a great name! Hope your pot runneth over!

  11. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Great name!

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