It’s that time again! We love to hear from readers. So sit and chat awhile!
What are your New Year’s goals? What are your plans to hit those goals? Like I always say, a goal without a plan is just a wish. Tell friends and family members about your goals, so they can help you stay on track. Or tell us! We’ll keep your opsec. Set some concrete milestones and write them down in your calendar. That way you can keep yourself accountable.
For instance, Hubby and I are working this year to up the emergency money stash to a full 3 months worth of expenses. We’re at about a half a month’s worth right now, if we hit our savings goals for the next 2 months we will have 1 month’s expenses, another couple months after that we could be up to 2. It helps me to break something of this magnitude down into weeks, and specific goals. In our case, if we’re going to go over budget somewhere, it’s likely the grocery line. I know this because I review our budget vs actual every month. So every week if I keep my focus on that one part, and we hold steady on everything else, we’re quite likely to hit our monthly goals. I don’t have to worry about the next 6 months worth of financial goals and austerity, I just have to focus on one week at a time, follow our budget and re-evaluate every month. Totally doable.
Are you setting up your Bug Out Location this year? Bulking up your food storage? Curious about a new survival skill? Shout out in the comments!
- Calamity Jane