Sunday, November 25, 2007

Progress Report: week ended 11/25/07

What can I say, thanksgiving 'break' is not so much of a break when you spend the whole time catering to family, friends and soon-to-be family. I haven't accomplished a whole bunch but, maybe this coming weekend will be my true break - one can only hope. :

1. Finish chapter editing on novel - I am still at the Chapter 14 range. Chapters 1-14 are now edited. I did begin editing chapter 15 a tad but then family, friend and fiance obligations took over.
2. Make $100 in alternative income - the old part-time job in market research is not hiring I really don't want to do retail in retail's busiest season either.
3. Raise net worth above $8000 (third try is a charm) - I did take some money out of savings in order to pay the credit card debt down a bit. At the same time, I have to save some money for a family member's surprise party that I'll partially be paying for.

Don't get me wrong, I love seeing long lost friends and family for the Holidays but my wallet on the other-hand, has a tendency to get abused in the process. To be honest, I'm not sure how much I spent this weekend but I know it was beyond my means - which bothers me.


Valley Girl said...

I totally know what you mean about family!

zackattack said...

Man, I feel you on that whole "catering to family, friends" tip. I wish I had a girlfriend, let alone a fiance, but with your blog, that will change soon. I'll have money to make me more "marketable" in the dating world. :)

Don't be offended, but you are helping me to not make your mistakes. I'm good with money, just not good at investing it.

Stay up! And I will update more often.

Reggie said...

Thanks Valley Girl for the empathy.

Zack, I'm not offended at all but, if you can deal with a modest income and still maintain a girlfriend - without spending a bunch to keep her pacified - you are a better man than me.