Bucketlist And Frugal Lifestyle

Dec 17, 2012 3 Comments by

Lists are one of the tools I use regularly in my life. I follow a list everyday of items I need to take care of. Lists allow me to keep a record of my to-do list so I don’t have to worry about missing something. I focus on taking care of a few items each day and have a clear perspective of what needs to be done for the rest of the week.

A bucketlist is similar as it helps me to keep track of my life’s goals. I’m a big fan of bucketlist.org because it is free and has a large member base where I can share ideas. My online bucketlist keeps track of all my goals I have achieved and all the goals I want to achieve. For me, this is a dynamic list that gets updated every year. I doubt that I will actually achieve every.single.item on my list but my goal is to achieve as much as possible with my limited financial and time resources. Friends of mine admire how I get to do so many fun activities like mushing, boating, skydiving, and flying to name a few. It is all because of my bucketlist.

Having the idea, interest, money and time to do an item on a bucketlist is one challenge. Finding friends that are interested in sharing this activity with me is another. Most of my friends are not a thrill seeker like I am. When I want to do an activity with my friends, I will often be the one organizing the adventure which helps me build my leadership skills on top of having fun.

In order to achieve an item on my list, I commit to do a few goals each year. Often, I aim for the low hanging fruits that will give me great pleasure but doesn’t cost a lot to do. I set a budget for each goal and a deadline at which I want to do it by. This budget line comes out of my discretionary allowance that I give myself every month.


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About the author

Clara Cannes, the chief author from Goldeneer is a Canadian that works as a full time employee in the engineering field. Her passion is real estate, entrepreneurship and sustainability. Clara has finally reached financial independence in her late 20's and is on the path to a comfortable retirement by 35.

3 Responses to “Bucketlist And Frugal Lifestyle”

  1. Call Me What You Want Even Cheap says:

    I have to start a bucket list. I did have goals that I set at the beginning of 2012, and thankfully I met them.

    • Goldeneer says:

      Give bucketlist.org a try. I get lots of bucketlist ideas from others and it is motivational to follow things through. I have found exciting local activities to try out.

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