Sunday, August 24, 2008
As the Olympic ceremonies close tonight I am I am reporting in on my two Debt Proof Living Olympic events. Mary Hunt, on her Debt Proof Living blog, challenged us to use the time of the Olympics to accomplish personal goals. I joined two events; one to quilt and make Christmas gifts from my fabric stash and one to open a new savings account for Buddy. Here's how I did:
In the Serious Craft-a-thon I earned a gold medal. By August 23 I completed six potholders, four tote bags, three lap quilts, and a wall hanging with fabric from my stash. I had a ball doing it too!
In my Add-to-Savings Sprint I brought my six year old son to the bank on August 18th and we opened a new savings account for his college fund. The bank gave him $10 for doing his summer reading list, plus $25 just for opening the savings account. With the amount we added from his birthday money he has a nice beginning. I am kicking in a monthly contribution from my checking account on an automatic deposit. Another gold medal!! Now every time we drive past the bank he shouts "There's my bank!"
This has been a really wonderful experience for me. Now I am going to sit back and watch the show from Beijing and finish up a few hand sewing details. I'll let you know when my medals come in my email box!