February 2018 Goals
February! It’s a fairly busy month because we’re headed over to my hometown for Chinese New Year celebrations, RD’s parents are coming to stay with us over a weekend, and we have tickets to a few VIMFF shows!
This month we also made the decision to start to work on our second bedroom. It’s extra space we just didn’t have in our old rental, and we haven’t quite figured out what to do with it. We know that it will have to function as a spare bedroom when we have guests, but the other 99% of the time we want to make it into a usable space. So the first thing we’re going to do is move our small dining room table into the room so RD can use it as a desk / art space. Then we’re going to buy a new extendable dining table (about $250), and spend time this year scouring Craigslist and antique stores to make over our front entryway. It’s a slow process that we can wait on until we find the right pieces at the right prices.
Freelancing has been okay so far this year. I’m waiting on about $1,600 to come in, and just booked $1,500 in business for February. This should help me with our wedding expenses. :)
February 2018 Goals:
- Start getting my tax information in order. I’m going to start sorting through receipts and inputting estimates.
- Hit my Fitbit goal every day (15,000 steps). I’m actually trying to get closer to 20,000 but just can’t bring myself to walk that far every day so needed to be realistic with my goal setting.
- Look into my certification program. I want to learn as much as I can about this program, especially what kind of time commitment it would take from me. If it’s a huge burden, then I don’t want to start it until after the wedding.
- Finalize venue/catering and send out wedding invitations. So excited to finally send these out!
Author: Krystal Yee
I’m a personal finance blogger and marketing professional based in Vancouver. I’m a former Toronto Star (Moneyville) columnist, author of The Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing, and co-founder of the Canadian Personal Finance Conference. When I’m not working, you can usually find me running, climbing, playing field hockey, or plotting my next adventure.