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the question-are you making your life more complicated?

November 16th, 2009 at 06:25 pm

It's good to be back. My Dad died last week and it's been hard to get my equilibrium. I'm happy that he doesn't have to experience pain any longer and I'm aware that that true adulthood is here. In my world even if you have to provide care for your parents and don't agree with their choices, they're still in charge. I was lucky because my Dad and Step-mom were hard workers and my Step-mom was good at saving and economizing. They retired early with regular income and always saved a little money, even in retirement. I miss them both.

The question is, are you making your life more complicated? I'd have to say, sometimes. Credit card makes life more complicated because it limits your belief in your ability to do what you really want to do (even if it's a small amount). Bad lifestyle habits make life more complicated. Life over 50 is easier than it was in my 30's--although it would be nice to have some of that money in the bank right now and some of the strength and endurance in the body.

So, for tomorrow:
1. check on CD rollover
2. 60 minutes of cardio
3. laundry completed
4. clothes on the hanger for the next 4 days- makes exercise a lot more doable if your work clothes are ready to go at o'dark thirty.
5. pack lunch
6. cash in change and in the bank

Goals for the next 3 months:
1. emergency fund-$500.00 increase
2. house fund-increase $200.00
3. fun fund- increase $150.00
4. continue to max out deferred comp
5. christmas-$400.00

8 Responses to “the question-are you making your life more complicated?”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    My condolences on the loss of your father.

  2. NJDebbie Says:

    I'm sorry about your loss. I think that your goals are realistic and doable! Take care of yourself.

  3. whitestripe Says:

    I am sorry to hear about your dad. I think complicated lifestyles make people forget the big picture - Life. And sometimes we complicate things just by focusing on small aspects and making them huge as well.

  4. shiela Says:

    I'm so sorry for your loss.

  5. Broken Arrow Says:

    I'm sorry to hear about your loss.

  6. baselle Says:

    "it would be nice to have some of that money in the bank right now and some of the strength and endurance in the body."

    Luckily, if you don't make a production out of it, cardio is cheap (jogging, jumping jacks, jump rope) and you can do both at once.

  7. fern Says:

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your father.

  8. campfrugal Says:

    You are in my thoughts and prayers on the loss of your father. I also feel that sometimes I complicate my life. Actually, I was just pondering that thought this morning.

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