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Re: Clean up your finances for the new year
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2011, 03:41:49 PM »
oen good tip: close your credit card accounts! dito kasi madalas mapunta iyong salary namin ni hubby so balak namin, by the end of 2011, i-close na ang citibank credit cards namin. we'll keep one card na lang in case of emergency. before, okay lang kasi wala pa naman kami baby pero since meron na ngayon, dapat mag-save up na kami. para good vibes na rin for 2012! ;)
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Re: Clean up your finances for the new year
« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2011, 06:00:52 PM »
i think cutting down on the number of credit cards is a good thing...hopefully next year we'll be able to do it
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Re: Clean up your finances for the new year
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2011, 02:40:31 PM »
start 2012 with no debts, lets go sisters!  ;)
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Re: Clean up your finances for the new year
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2011, 10:30:28 AM »
naku major goal ko din to for 2012 kaya lang mukhang di kakayanin coz November na & 13th month pay & bonus eh may pinaglalaanan na. sarap sana ng debt free na 2012 i guess i can do it on the first quarter of 2012 hopefully....

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Re: Clean up your finances for the new year
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2011, 10:34:05 AM »
I will start my clearing all my loan balances and make them updated, then I will settle my issued check sa Materials namin when we had our Home Improvement almost 100K din fully paid na before 2011 ends so by 2012.
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Re: Clean up your finances for the new year
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2011, 04:46:32 PM »
di man aabot ng end of 2011, have started already to clean up my debt in one of my CC.  target is to clear it by March then on sa 2nd for completion.  So far so good, on track already.  Dapat, by mid-2012, clear and clean na ko :)  Para lahat ng pera sa savings na talaga mapunta :)
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Re: Clean up your finances for the new year
« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2011, 11:53:31 PM »
I'll try my very best this coming year to be very wise in handling my finances. Every year I've been telling it to myself na promise next year I will not be very magastos na but at the end of the year I'll just feel regretful thinking of what I've done with all of the money that I've earned for the last 12 months. This year 2011 is one of the worst kasi I got my retirement fee from the last company I worked for and in fairness it's a big sum of money din. I just got it march and now it's all gone  :( hay.. with all the broken promises that I'vesaid to myself with regards to saving money for the future, i'm determined to make it happen this coming year especially that me and my husband are planning to get a housing loan na.

My husband is very good in handling money as opposed to me who's a total failure whenit comes in handling or saving up. One thing I noticed my husband does is he monitor his finances by creating an excel file where he record his salary,all of the expenses. You dont need to be an accounting graduate to be able to learn this. Then the other day, I saw this application for ipad where you can monitor all of your expenses. Madaming ganitong type ng application online na for free. Im planning to use it for next year and this time I'll be very serious about it. Hindi naman siguto masama yung every now and then I'll still buy some of the things that I like aside from the things I really need pero I guess this time I wont be too impulsive especially when I have money na. Minsan kasi pag may pera na me..I cant stop thinking already of things I want na thats why I always end up spending all the money I have.


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Re: Clean up your finances for the new year
« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2011, 10:17:05 AM »
^ i also have an excel file.  minsan pag lumabas kami ni hubby, pagdating na pagdating ng bahay, ang una kong ginagawa is to audit our expenses for the day.  lahat ng receipt nasa akin then nakalista sa excel, starting sa una naming nagastos for the day.  kaya minsan automatic na inaabot na sa akin ni hubby receipt pag nasa labas kami.  niloloko nga niya ako lage na nag-o-audit na naman ako pag ganon :) 
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Re: Clean up your finances for the new year
« Reply #28 on: December 20, 2011, 10:33:17 AM »
it's nice to learn the usage of ledger so that so will be able to check and track back the credits and debits. What are your expenses? At first, Im having a difficulty of using it but its nice coz even a single cents either I used cash or credit card Im now aware how to spend my money wisely.
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Re: Clean up your finances for the new year
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2011, 04:29:17 PM »
good thing nakuha ko na 13th month ko, plan ko bayaran next yr credit card bill ko, 50% [textspeak!] baayaran ko sana, but its time to clear my finances

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Re: Clean up your finances for the new year
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2011, 04:34:23 PM »
I find it helpful if I list all my expenses at the end of the day. That way I know where all my money goes to. Turned out last year most of my money went to Starbucks. So I cut that down and my savings grew tremendously :)

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Re: Clean up your finances for the new year
« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2011, 06:54:30 PM »
I will update my loans and fully paid our materials loan when we had our home improvement, this 2012 I will focus in paying our loans and credit card and soon to clear everything, then have to do everything one by one with our home improvement, relax muna for renovation ng house most important is ma clear ang aming finances.

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Re: Clean up your finances for the new year
« Reply #32 on: December 31, 2011, 09:10:51 PM »
to be debt-free by selling lot to pay the lot we built a house on
to have a budget allocation of 10% tithe/20% retirement/70% expenses
happy new year!  :)

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Re: Clean up your finances for the new year
« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2012, 02:46:16 PM »
ako, I'll be opening a new account for additional savings

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Re: Clean up your finances for the new year
« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2012, 10:09:46 PM »
^^ same here starcare, planning to open a new account for savings na hindi magagalaw  ;)
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Re: Clean up your finances for the new year
« Reply #35 on: January 18, 2012, 01:14:16 PM »
just yesterday, i decided na i fully paid nalng yung car loan namin which is due pa next year jan 2013. the reason is to get a rebate from the car loan..ang laki rin kasi ng interest, compare sa interest ng savings ko banko na sobrang liit nman. So starting today onwards my goal is to save and payback the amount i have withdraw from my savings account. at least less worries the lending company will not profit anymore from my loan interest..Thank God.

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Re: Clean up your finances for the new year
« Reply #36 on: January 19, 2012, 11:02:28 PM »
super magastos ako talaga. nagsisisi rin ako dahil most of my purchases (clothing, shoes, accessories) are bought on an impulse. yan tuloy, wala akong naiipon.

unang ginawa ko is to monitor my expenses. hopefully, ma-cut ko yung mga unnecessary purchases ko ng paunti-unti. di kasi kaya kung bigla ko nalang titigilan lahat ng vices ko-- nakakaloka yun!  :o

next na gagawin ko ay ibebenta ko ang ilang mga nabili ko, hopefully to free up any wardrobe space at to save up money. hay grabe, first time kong magbebenta online if ever. i'm still researching on how to do that, given na wala akong credit card. :(

sana talaga magpositive na ang cash flow ko. hay. :(

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Re: Clean up your finances for the new year
« Reply #37 on: November 19, 2012, 01:30:06 PM »
Hello sisses,

Isa sa mga plan ko para makabawas ng credit ay ibenta ang di ko na gagamitin na gadget then pwede na ipmbayad sa natitirang credit.. can anyone help me, paano po magpost sa FN Marketplace ng new topic na ibebenta? thank you in advance.. ;)

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Re: Clean up your finances for the new year
« Reply #38 on: November 20, 2012, 03:15:38 PM »
New Year!

I have been using the envelop system religiously for 3 months now and super helpful. But instead of envelops, I use different pouches in my bag.

I started going online in selling stuff again, to help with the growing expenses of a growing family.

My goal for 2010: Clear up credit card debts and close them - achieved!
My goal for 2011: Track and lessen (useless) expenses
My goal for 2012: Regular savings na.

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Re: Clean up your finances for the new year
« Reply #39 on: June 18, 2014, 03:24:53 AM »
I installed an accounting sofware in my PC to track all my expenses.

I started only buying things I NEED. except for the gifts i wanna but for my significant other.

I cut down on unnecessary expenses.

So far so good. Naubos lang ulit savings ko dahil nag enroll yung kapatid ko.

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