It would seem that in a couple of years I am going to have a milestone birthday – #60 in 2010. That same year daughter #1 will celebrate her 40th (ack! I’ll be the mother of a 40 year old!!!!) and #2 will celebrate her 35th. I think you will all agree that such milestones take planning and SPECIALness, right? Right.
So, I have a dream that both daughters will join me for a trip to the islands . . . Hawaiian islands, that is. Hubby and I visited the Big Island for our 35th anniversary in 2004 and I left a part of my heart there. It’ll soon be time for me to go and collect it – or maybe leave another little part of my heart there – to be gathered up at some future time.
At any rate – several months ago – probably a year ago now – the three of us began to save our pennies for the future trip. After a couple of months I began to add my singles and fives to the cache. I have just about enough for one airfare saved up. Now to save for the rooms and car and side trips. It’s a good thing we’re giving ourselves a couple more years.
When hubby and I went we used mileage to get there. Probably won’t have that luxury this time, so will need to save, save, save.
It’s fun to save for something that you know you will enjoy. It’s easier to save when you have a goal for the money you are socking away, too.
What is your goal for the new year? Will you be saving for something special – that ONE PAYMENT plan is definitely the BEST way to go!
Now, if anyone else wants to join us – start saving those pennies and jump on board our party!