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A Look Back at the January 2010 Digest: Evaluate, Organize, Prioritize
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Evaluate, Prioritize, Organize
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Our daily lives often seem to run on overdrive. Too frequently a healthy, home-cooked meal is one of the things sacrificed. If only you had more time! Okay, maybe you really like to cook and it's worth all the effort it takes. But every day, day in and day out, perhaps two or even three meals a day. . . 14 to 20 meals a week, whew! A homemaker needs a reprieve!
While I know, intellectually, that a new year is nothing more than another day on the calendar, I still respond emotionally to the idea of a fresh start in a new year. How about you?
This year has seemed a bit more crazy that usual and I've yet to set a New Year's resolution. Still, I do have some goals in mind for the new year, with the main focus being on growth in my faith as well as caring for my health and weight.
I've know some people who choose a word as their theme for each year and I'm giving that some consideration as well. The problem would be narrowing it down to just one word. Here are some I've considered:
What about you?
- Wisdom-Seeker (this is probably my first choice, but it's two words!)
From the Blog
Since most of my blog posts last month were in reference to New Year's celebrations, I won't be listing them here. However, there are a couple of non-holiday related items I'd like to point out.
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Let's Get Resolute
Next week we'll get back to saving and organizing, but this week I thought I'd leave you with a few thoughts and ideas for setting goals for the coming year. You can't hit the target if you don't know where it is, right?
- About.com lists the Top 10 New Year's Resolutions. I have to admit, several of these were right along the lines of what I was thinking for me. How many of you have #7 as a goal? We're nearly there!
- USA.gov also has a Popular New Year's Resolutions list that is quite similar. I'm encouraged that both list volunteering and helping others.
- Once you have your goals in sight, you need to map out a plan for meeting them. This post offers some great suggestions.
- Are you a high-tech kind of gal? You might check out some goal setting software. These are all free.
- Here are some great goal setting worksheets to use with the kids. I especially like that it asks you to identify why the goal is important. Worksheet #3 has spaces to list the steps necessary to meet the goal.
Be A Super Saver!
Now, that we've talked a bit about resolutions and goal-setting in general, let's look at what we can do in terms of our finances. Read through the list below and think about what items you might want to focus on in 2011. Financial goals don't have to be large to have an impact. Even baby steps can make a big difference!
These are just a few techniques you can use to greatly improve your finances in 2011. We'll be looking at them all in greater detail on the blog
and I'd love to hear your comments and experiences as we share.
Happy New Year!
Molly Saves in the Office!
Tame the paper tiger!Crack the whip in your office space and organize the clutter!Save on everything from office décor to groceries with Molly's Money-Saving Digest for January 2011. This issue is jam-packed with advice for home and family: repurposed projects, teaching kids responsibility, creative cooking, spending wisely, taking care of yourself, and encouraging one another.January's special feature is:Molly Saves in the OfficeDo you find yourself spending a lot of time looking for important paperwork or those coupons that are about to expire? Whether your office is an entire room or just an expandable file, this Digest can help. Getting organized doesn't have to be expensive or difficult, and once you do it, you'll wonder how you ever managed before!
Take a closer look at what's inside this amazing resource!
- Find out the basic items you'll need to be better organized.
- Be creative and frugal as you outfit your office: Repurpose, reuse and shop wisely!
- Get filing tips that will help you keep track of your bills and other paperwork.
- Take advantage of the Internet's free forms and other printables for your office.
- Save money by organizing your grocery coupons.
- Help your children with a lesson that will serve them well for the rest of their lives: how to manage their own schedules.
- Recycle household items to make your own bulletin board that's so attractive it doubles as wall art!
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- Begin With the Basics investigates something many of us couldn't do without in the morning: a cup of coffee. Learn how to make yours the best it can be. If tea is your morning pick-me-up, Molly has you covered too.
- This 'n' That: Print out this colorful page and tack it up for an instant reminder of the month's happenings. But there's more: Get monthly maintenance suggestions to help keep your home in tiptop shape.
- Décor and More follows Eleanor Joyce as she organizes, decorates, and remodels her new home. Find out how she keeps up with her financial paperwork.
- Meal of the Month: Join Molly for a healthy Mexican meal that will satisfy both the palate and the budget.
- Pet Care for Pennies: Veterinarian Tiffany J. Rule tells why preventative medicine is the best medicine for your best friend.
- Tightwad Training Camp helps your children refine their schedules and keep activities under control. You may want to work on your schedule too!
- Something Old, Something New shows you how some scraps of cardboard and fabric can help bring your office space to life. Create a note board that's frugal, functional and fun!
- Here's to Your Health: Learn a natural way to keep sinus trouble at bay. Hint: It involves a homeopathic remedy that's been in use for centuries.
- You're a Natural Beauty: Help your hair fight winter conditions with ingredients from your own pantry. Use a frugal, homemade conditioner to ward off dry and brittle hair.
- Molly Recommends: Molly reviews the book Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half With America's Cheapest Family, by Steve and Annette Economides, and says even veteran coupon shoppers will find news they can use in its pages.
- Change One Thing This Month: Small changes can add up to big savings. In January, try using new technology to save time as well as money.
- Get Inspiration! with an encouraging story about how a phone call saved one family thousands of dollars.