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When is the best time to buy an umbrella?

December 9th, 2009 at 11:48 am

Answer: Before it rains. Big Grin

Since I don't anticipate any more major expenses for the rest of the year, I decided to go ahead and post the "results" of my 2009 goal as well.

My 2009 goal was simple enough: Throw everything I have, including the kitchen sink, at the emergency savings.

That's it. Simple right? The hard part, of course, is doing it.

I think if I really, really wanted to, I could have achieved this goal. However, earlier in the year, I was still on a sort of recession-deal buying spree. I mean, I don't think it was a terribly bad thing, but in the end, the result is still that I would only reach 85% of my intended goal.

But that's still progress, and I'm really glad that I did, because this year also came along with the bad news that I will be losing my job soon.

And hence the question in the title. I'm glad that I started saving before the news about the job situation happened.

Finally, since I'm here, I might as well go ahead and state my 2010 goal. Again, it's going to a simple goal that will be easier said than done.

Very simply, find a decent job.

Every year so far, it's been something.

3 Responses to “When is the best time to buy an umbrella?”

  1. gamecock43 Says:

    I believe you will accomplish that goal by month 2. So why dont you make a second goal that will take a little longer to achieve? No sense accomplishing your goal and rubbing it in our faces that you finished before the 1/3rd mark! Smile

  2. Caoineag Says:

    To answer the title question, never, if you are me. Big Grin I am one of those people who never have an umbrella with me and I think I own 2 somewhere, lol. I prefer to think of it as dancing in the rain.

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    Gamecock, be happy to. Just as soon as I complete the first goal. Big Grin

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