Spending vs. Inflation

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I am so excited today. Friday yay!!! Also, I just notice my salary has increased 2%, probably as an adjustment to inflation going on. 5 yrs ago, inflation hit my hometown, now it is going to the States. The gas price goes up, the commodities’ price goes up, but people’s salary is not going up at that pace. Dollar value is going down, I wonder what will happen in the next 5 yrs for the U.S.’s economy. To deal with inflation, I think I need to eat out less, and only buy what is on sale or really necessary. Speaking about spending, as promise, here is my monthly spending and savings:

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Goals

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It has been a long time since my last blog ^.^. I have written a lot in my facebook page, but now I am back to wordpress. Still struggle to learn about tools in wordpress, so many tools!!! Changing my headline picture took me about 15 mins to figure out, but finally I did not have a spring picture of my own to upload (sigh!). Anyway, let’s come back to the topic. I am reading “The millionaire next door” by Thomas J. Stanley, recommended from Fabulous Broke. One of the questions he has asked the millionaires is “Do you have a clearly defined set of daily, weekly, monthly, annual, and lifetime goals?” Something sparks in my mind. I do not have one! So, yesterday I wrote out my goals and here they are:

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