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Yet Another End-of-the-Year Tally

I won’t bore you with any additional thoughts on my 2013 goals, but I wanted to take a minute, here at the end of the year, to note the status of 3 things I’ve been keeping a close eye on this year. First, I logged all of my bike miles in 2013, and each of the logged rides replaced a trip in the car (which is usually a cost of ~$0.25/mile). My grand total mileage for the year was…

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2013 Goals in Review

At the beginning of the year I published a list of things I’d love to accomplish this year. The purpose of the exercise was to keep myself accountable to some of my bigger goals in life, improve myself, & have more fun. I’ve had this list posted in my kitchen all year, and I’ve tried to remember it regularly. Some of the items on it were ambitious, & life is always unpredictable, but here’s how I fared over the past 11 1/2 months in reaching my goals…

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2013 Goal: Spend Less than $7.50 per Day on Food

I really, really love food. I enjoy growing vegetables, cooking, eating, and most anything that has to do with the cultivation and enjoyment of good food. I could easily make food a non-frugal indulgence in my life. Thankfully, I also love the mental exercise of practiced moderation, giving in to temptation only occasionally, and living a healthy life. I want to make sure that my food spending is in line

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2013 Goals & Accountability

It’s a little cliche at the beginning of a new year, but I was inspired by a few different places around the web, and I decided to define some goals for 2013.  Most of these goals aren’t directly related to money matters, but they are all somehow related to improving myself, my quality of life, and my skills (they are all pretty selfish, really) – I hope each of these

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