Our 2015 Financial Plan

Our 2015 Financial Plan

It’s time (actually, I’m a little late in posting this since it’s now mid-February!) to share our financial goals for 2015.

Groan.

I think I’m dreading this a bit this year because of how much last year sucked financially. We didn’t really accomplish any of last year’s financial goals. 2014 wasn’t one of our best years in a lot of ways. And it’s not at all fun to put yourself out there publicly and then fall flat on your face (maybe that’s one reason I’m not making any other goals this year – I’m a little bruised from last year).

But it’s a new year. We live in a new place. A lot of things are different. I really think – if we are disciplined – we can make some major headway this year.

So with that said, here’s our financial plan for 2015.

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No Goals = My Goals for 2015

No Goals = My Goals for 2015

It’s funny. My 2014 recap post flowed from my fingertips like emotional, typewritten vomit (there’s an image for you). I had a lot to say about 2014, I suppose. It was a unique year.

But you’re not really supposed to stop there. Reflect on the past year. State your goals/word/resolutions/intentions for the new year. That’s the way it goes. That’s the way it’s done.

I’ve been staring at a blank screen titled “My Goals for 2015″ for over a month, trying to put into words what I want to accomplish in 2015. But I just can’t seem to make it happen. I can’t turn thoughts into sentences in order to share what my goals are for the new year. I’m all fuzzy up there. And I think I know why.

I’m so sick of setting goals. I. Just. Don’t. Want. To. This. Year.

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Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Whenever the pantry is low, it never fails to happen that I want to bake something. But there’s really nothing you can bake when your shelves are bare, right?

WRONG-O. Enter the easiest cookies you’ll ever make. Seriously. All you need are four ingredients – and those four ingredients can be substituted with other stuff! Leave out the oats if you don’t have any. Substitute the peanut butter for another nut butter if that’s what you have. Use whatever kind of sugar you have in your house. I mean – how easy is that?

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