By Erin Huffstetler | 01/12/2020 | 6 Comments
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This year, we’re keeping our goal list short and sweet, with only four goals. But there are a couple doozies on there. Here’s what we hope to accomplish in 2020.
1. Continue working on our PayOff2020 goal.
Due to a big income/employment change last year, we had to slow our pace on this goal considerably. We’re still on track to have our mortgage paid off by the time our oldest graduates in May, but we probably won’t have the rest of the goal knocked out by then. That being said, May is still four months away, so anything could happen.
Not familiar with our PayOff2020 goal? You can read all about it here.
2. Cover the cost of college with scholarships and grants.
Our oldest daughter will be starting college in August, and we won’t be footing the bill. You can read all about that here, but the Cliff Notes version is that we told them if they worked hard in school, we’d help them find the scholarship money they need. Now it’s time to make good on that.
The school she’s chosen costs $48,000 a year (ouch!), so applying for scholarships is a big part of our world right now. Once we’re through the process, I’ll post an update to let you know if we were able to meet this goal.
3. Continue working on projects around the house.
We’ll be empty-nesters in two and half years, and we’d like to be caught up on home improvement and maintenance tasks by the time our youngest moves out. So, we’ll be working on this goal again this year. I have a long list of painting and landscaping projects to tackle, so it’ll be fun to see what we’re able to accomplish.
4. Use up my fabric scraps.
I did a TON of sewing last year, so I have a huge stash of fabric scraps to work through. I’ve got lots of scrap-buster projects planned, and I’ll be sharing them with you throughout the year. So, if you also have a huge stash of fabric scraps to work through, stay tuned for ideas.