If you’ve been following along for awhile, you know that our family has had quite the year – a new baby (Everly), a new job (Jeff), and now, in just a matter of hours… a new house! It feels like since the day we were married, Jeff and I have been in a constant state of transition.
marriage, move, house, baby, job, baby, job, house – oh my!
Just thinking about it all makes my brain hurt, haha! It’s been a whirlwind 3 years, but we’ve loved *almost* every moment of this adventure.
Jeff and I were talking recently about our goals for 2016, and it became very clear what our family’s resolution should be…
After several years of big changes, it’s time for our little family to settle down and truly sit back and ENJOY each other. This upcoming year (for the first time ever), we have no big plans on the horizon.
I’m looking forward to settling into a family routine, putting down roots in our new neighborhood, and truly getting to soak up my days with my girls.
With everything on our plate, we’ve decided to keep Christmas pretty frugal this year, and so far I’ve done fairly well at not going overboard on spending. It seems as though I’m not alone with the struggle though – a recent Capital One survey found that only 1/3 of Americans felt they accomplished their financial goals in 2015. Yikes!
With stability in mind, we’ve decided to concentrate on our long-term goals. First building up 6 months of living expenses and then tackling the girls’ education funds. Tools like Capital One’s ‘Automatic Savings Plan’ allow us to maximize our savings by having a funds automatically transferred from checking to savings (making it impossible to *accidntally* overspend money we’d rather save for the future).
It’s fun to be looking forward instead of living on the edge from one major transition to another. 2016 is a year we plan to settle in, kick up, relax, and have some FUN as a family of four!
What does 2016 look like for you and your family?
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