My Kids Say I Look Like Sarah Palin


(Don’t worry, I stopped their allowance.)

So I’m now 8 days into my current 30 Day Challenge.

I committed to spending 15 minutes per day working on my personal finances and I am pleased to write I completed this task every day learning quite a few things along the way.

Things I now know about attending to my finances:

1. I need glasses.

2. I need to collect all the items I need – checkbook and register, stamps, address labels, stapler, timer, notebook and bill file, glasses – into one place, preferably in a container, for easy access. I’ve found it cuts down on procrastination.

It also helps if the cat gets out of the way...

3. I should load the two pieces of software I use before I start. Otherwise I can spend quite a few of my fifteen faffing about with them.

4. I need complete silence. I cannot seem to do this task if I have anyone making noise in the house or if there is someone in the same room, even if they are quiet.

5. That fifteen minutes is a short enough period of time that I can propel myself onto the chair without too much dread.

The bills are being paid as they come in which removes a great deal of stress from me. I often would wonder, as I went about my day, if there was anything financial that needed attending to. Taking that not-knowing feeling away has relieved me considerably.

I’m feeling more in control of things even though I can see already I have much to learn and work on. And knowing that I am conquering this fear which is what I think I must have, is encouraging me.

I also know, though, that the first week is the easiest, after this it becomes a grind so fingers crossed my intentions don’t fall by the wayside. Watch this space

Sarah Palin? Moi?

Anyone else who joined me – how did you do? And do I look like Sarah Palin? (I won’t be offended if you say yes, promise :))

Drop me a line in the comments below. Please.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa D Liguori September 8, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Cute photo Sarah – er…Alison! He-he.


Alison Golden September 8, 2010 at 9:57 pm

It’s the glasses, I think. And the lipliner.


Mary E. Ulrich
September 9, 2010 at 4:48 am

I know a good plastic surgeon:)
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Alison Golden September 9, 2010 at 7:08 am

Oooooo, Mary. That’s cold 🙂


Bruce do October 2, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Hi Alison. You are a very smart and practical person. I learn alot from your life experience. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and advice. God bless you and your family.


Alison Golden October 2, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Thanks, Bruce 🙂


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