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Small Realistic New Years Resolutions:A LITTLE CLEANER AND A LITTLE LESS IN DEBT

Updated on January 1, 2012
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Small and Realistic Resolutions

This year I don't have many resolutions and the ones I do have are simple, small and realistic that way I don't fail.

My first one is to keep the van relatively clean. Notice I didn't say completely clean. After years of trying and with my kids being in the age range of 3-12 years-old, I have learned that completely clean is impossible and it will not happen until they are 18-years old or moved out. So for now I will settle for the possible which is relatively clean.

My second one is the same as every year and that is to pay off debt and not get into further debt. Of course this is always easier said then done. Every year I use my taxes to pay-off debt . Temptation to buy new things is everywhere. As tempting at it is to buy a new flat screen TV etc. I refuse to do it until my goals have been met and it won't put me into further debt. It seems like everyone and their dog has a flat screen tv and I do want one, but the economy isn't getter better and you never know the future. I think to myself...what if I get sick and can't work until then we will just do with the dinosaur TVs.

Mitt Romney spoke as to our moral responsibility when it comes to national debt, and I trully believe it has to start with us in our own homes and individually.

In conclusion these are my small and simple resolutions. Good luck to you on yours and I hope it includes to stay within your budget and have less debt this year. My best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.


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    • Neil Sperling profile image

      Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Full Speed Ahead - One Inch At A Time!

      LOL - I chuckled at your comment on my listed phone number. I can hang up if I am not happy about the caller. It's been posted for 2 plus years - no calls yet. feel free to be the first LMAO

      Love - Light - Laughter


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      jacqui2011 6 years ago from Norfolk, UK

      I totally agree with you. We should take baby steps towards improving our lives. Most people promise themselves all sorts of changes that aren't always achievable. Start small and they will all add up. Hope 2012 is a great year for you.

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      Nancy Owens 6 years ago from USA

      Thank you for sharing. I like that you talk about focusing on small things that add up to improve the quality of your life. I agree that changing the flaws in our government begins at home. I would also add that working for small changes in our community can filter up the ladder to our state, and hopefully, national levels.