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This week I start being kind to myself.

January 7th, 2008 at 10:55 am

12,277 lbs per year carbon emissions from our household is not terrible when the Average (more than two persons) American household emits 41,500. Replacing the refrigerator would reduce our carbon emissions by 577 pounds of carbon monoxide per year.

We can cut our pre-tax retirement contributions a bit: in retirement we hope not to have a mortgage, and won't be contributing to retirement programs.

So there are two pats on the back. It is hoped that the increase in disposable income will accelerate achievement of the goals in the Savings Tracks.

On the other hand, I'm not happy that in the first week of recording outgo, we're already up to $644, $944 if we count the last Roth IRA contribution for 2007.

A third pat on the back: I've lost three pounds.

3 Responses to “This week I start being kind to myself.”

  1. Dido Says:

    Great job on reducing your carbon footprint. What site did you use to calculate your data?

  2. PauletteGoddard Says:

    I used the Personal Emissions Calculator from the Environmental Protection Agency.
    I'm not going to sweat reducing the carbon footprint. I see now that I've misreported the numbers for my household's emissions and the average two-person-plus household in the U.S., so I apologize here and will update the numbers.

  3. V Says:

    Oooh! Oooh! More carbon freed up for me! This may just be the year that I get to Tierra del Fuego!

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