First, an update to the money goal:
Goal 1: Save 3-6 months in an emergency fund.
Task 2: Get taxes prepared (hope for a refund!) and save $500 more this month.
Success on both parts of this goal. We were able to save $500 since I set this task up, and today we got our tax return prepared. Thanks to an increase in charitable donations and the arrival of Eve, we got a pretty fat return this year. This brings us much closer to our overall emergency fund. Once the direct transfer hits, we’ll have to do some math and see what the next task will be. In the meantime:
Task 3: While waiting for the tax return to hit, budget aggressively and put a set amount in the emergency fund each month.
Onward to the Reading goal!
Goal 3: Read more books, targeting 10 non-fiction books for the year.
Tonight I finished a book by Joan Carroll Cruz called “Eucharistic Miracles“. Like the title indicates, this is a collection of history surrounding the many miracles attributed to the holy Eucharist. This book was pretty dense, since most of the chapters were only a few pages long and each story was unique and interesting. I found out about this book from a guy in my That Man Is You! group, who was reading it himself. I would strongly recommend this to any of my Catholic friends and family. If you’re interested to find out more about the book let me know. I got a lot out of reading it, and it compelled me to volunteer to help with the Eucharistic Ministry at my Church.
I’m only going to give myself half credit for this book since I technically started it last year.
Total Books Read in 2012: 1 / 10
Since this wasn’t one of my scheduled non-fiction reads this year, I’ll just keep with the same goal that I made last time:
Task 3: Finish reading Ervin Somogyi’s ‘The Responsive Guitar’ for half-credit.
That’s all for now!