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packing and a Roth

January 5th, 2011 at 05:15 am

Moved $5000 into my 2011 Roth last night. Yep, don't waste any time, get that extra year to incubate tax free. If you can, one makes a bit more money if you contribute at the very front end (the first days that you can) rather than at the very back end (April 13).

Also began something else very early too - packing for Vietnam! I know 4 weeks out that its freakishly early, but I really much prefer that than running around the night before grabbing stuff in a hurry and then when you unpack you say "huh?", or worse you have to buy what you need, depressing when you know you didn't have to.

Anyway, I know I pack differently than most. What I do is begin to put items that I know I need to pack on the floor of the living room. I keep adding items to the pile, perhaps reference a list. Especially with clothes, I lay them out to make sure that every combination will work as a outfit. When the pile gets large enough so that I can't stand it, I get out the suitcase and carry on and begin to pack so the pile gets straightened up. At the very end, I pull out the camera and take a picture of the bags, so the bags will be the first file on memory card. I figure that if the checked bag doesn't make it, it will be a lot easier to show the airline what my bag looks like.

3 Responses to “packing and a Roth”

  1. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Sounds like a good method if you have the space and extra clothing. Smile

  2. baselle Says:

    Extra clothing is straightforward - Vietnam is hot, so its mostly summer clothes which I'm not wearing right now. Smile

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Ah Smile That works then. Big Grin

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