- Reduce my revolving debt to $18,500 - I'm currently sitting at $18,586.45, which puts me a bit short of my target. However, this does still put me at more than 50% of the way to my year-end goal of $14,000, and with 12 out of 26 paycheques still to come, I'm pretty confident I can hit this mark by December.
- Grow my Emergency Fund to $1,450 - Take a gander at the progress bars off to the right, and you'll see that my Emergency Fund is at 118.8% of my 2008 target. Huh? Well, with Ms. Loonie's new job and modified pay schedule, I'm beefing up my Emergency Fund to provide a buffer in between my paycheque and hers. The Emergency Fund currently sits at $1,563.28, and I'm aiming to get it up around $2,000 over the next couple of months. This focus on expanding our cash cushion is part of the reason I'm falling short of my debt reduction target this month.
- Decide whether I will convert my retirement portfolio to ETF versions of the index funds I currently hold - I'm still working on this one. The recent market volatility has given me pause, and I'm leaning toward leaving things where they lie for the next couple of months.
- Update my Equifax credit file with my correct postal code - Good news, everybody! You won't be hearing any more moaning about this one, because I've finally faxed the form! Thanks to the commenter who provided the much-needed kick in the pants that got me from talking about this to actually doing it.
- Continue to walk to and from work every day, and pack my lunch at least 20 days this month - Going strong so far. I'm on track to meet both of these goals.
- Blog 31 times in July - I'm a bit behind the curve on this one. I'm well ahead of the last few months' posting frequency, but I don't know if I'll hit the 31-post mark. We'll see what happens...
Here's to keeping on track, and having a good news story to tell next Friday.