A Look Back at 2009

by Kay Lynn

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Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve and most of us will celebrate the closing of  2009 and look towards the promise of 2010 and a new decade.  Included in planning in the future is taking a look at the past. 

So, what did 2009 bring?

Personal

The biggest personal event this past year was witnessing the birth of the most adorable baby in the world.  Alex was born on the 3rd of July and our nation’s birthday celebration from now on will start one day earlier for us.

I formally joined the right church family for us after a couple of driftless years which has added another dimension of growth.

Otherwise, our families have experienced many of the joys, struggles and challenges that impact us all.  The important thing is that we have each other.

Financial

I was intrigued by Financial Peace University course when it was offered at my previous church but didn’t take advantage of the opportunity. When my current congregation offered it for the first time I  didn’t hesitate to sign up.

Dave Ramsey’s seven baby steps provide clarity on what it takes for financial peace and I’m on my way.  Applying snowflake payments to my car loan resulted in paying it off this week which was six months ahead of schedule. Woo Hoo!

Blog

I started this blog in mid-July as a result of being inspired by other personal finance blogs.  I thought what better way to keep motivated than tracking my financial journey online. 

After a short stint on WordPress.com, I bought a domain name and found a host.  The next step a couple of months later was updating the theme and gradually enhance it as I figure things out. The best thing is that people other than my friends and family are starting to find me.  Although  I sure do appreciate the friends and family!

That’s where the year is leaving the Boomer family.  Friday I’ll share plans and goals for the New Year.

photo credit: Express Monorail 

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Craig Ford December 30, 2009 at 9:57 am

There certainly have been a lot of blessings in 2009. While you are correct that the most adorable baby was born this summer, I think that baby was born June 18th – my daughter. I guess we all have biased opinions. I’m glad you started to blog in 2009. Congrats.

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Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog December 30, 2009 at 1:28 pm

Sounds like you’ve had a great year!

I have to disagree with both you and Craig, the MOST adorable baby was on Oct 5th 😉
.-= Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog´s last blog ..Book Review – Benjamin Graham On Investing =-.

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Bucksome December 30, 2009 at 5:20 pm

Okay, Tom. Now there are three most adorable babies in the world. Aren’t we all blessed!

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Bible Money Matters December 30, 2009 at 7:51 pm

I’m sorry folks, the most adorable baby won’t be born until next year! My wife and I are expecting right now! 🙂 (yes we are all blessed)

Glad you found Financial peace university. We took the class and loved it so much that we became facilitators the next time around. We’re now debt free except the house!
.-= Bible Money Matters´s last blog ..Blueprint For How To Make Money With A Blog: Laying A Solid Foundation – Setting Up Your Site =-.

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Bucksome December 30, 2009 at 8:55 pm

Congratulations, Peter! Life is good…

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