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I have finally decided to start a blog so I can have a little accountability over the next 5 months. I do 95% of the spending in our family. DH takes out his blow money, fills up with gas and the occasional grocery shopping trip and checks in with me about once every 6 months on where we stand. This time will be an extremely busy five months as my Navy husband will be traveling a lot and we'll be having a baby boy, our third child. It's been 9 years since my last baby though! I will have quite a few doctor appointments between now and then, eleven if all goes well, so lots of planning is needed to stay on track with groceries/eating out and utilizing my crockpot more on appointment days. I would also like to get some more meals in the freezer. I want to make sure that the budget doesn't completely derail during this time with want-itis also. I have borrowed or been given the majority of the items we need for baby and I think I'm also getting a shower from local friends so that should take care of most of our needs. So I have set a goal and then a stretch goal of extra savings that I want before DH gets back from his last trip in May. This is money that will go towards the purchase of a new-er 2nd vehicle for us when DH returns. DH gets paid bi-monthly so my goal is to save $1000 from every paycheck which would give us $10k plus our tax refund that I'm estimating to be about $2.5k. My stretch goal would be an extra $300/month so about $1.5k more for a total of $14k in five months! I love having goals.