Do you ever wonder what my goals are for this site? What am I striving to accomplish from week to week? This post is a series of weekly summaries that tells my readers what I have done in the previous week, and what I plan on doing in the future.
This past week has been extremely busy again, and it seems like that’s going to be the story for this entire summer. We have weddings to go to, graduation open houses, and we are in the process of buying our first house. While time is sometimes difficult to find, I want to make sure that you know that I am committed to this site. I have regular readers as well as many visitors who are counting on me to provide some financial knowledge that can help them in their daily life. I fully intend on providing quality articles for years to come and will not let my readers down.
To show my commitment to this site, I have set goals for this June as well as more long-term goals into next April (for my subscriber goals).
1) Raise my subscriber numbers to 200 – Unfortunately, my subscriber numbers are growing stagnant. This should turn around in the next week or two; there is normally a lull in subscribers after a big promotion. Currently, my subscriber numbers are at 169 (only up 1 from last week). I need to finish my next eBook as soon as possible to draw some more attention here to the site.
2) Complete the 1st draft of my new eBook – my new eBook has been collecting dust with all of the activity in our lives lately. I am going to lock myself in a room today and work on the 1st draft. Hopefully, I can get through the 1st chapter and get the ball rolling on it. Completing the 1st draft of the book by June 30 is still a very real goal of mine.
3) Continually post 3-4 new articles every week – I have continued to do this without missing a day because my readers are incredibly important to me. Without new material, there will be no new readers, and without readers, this site makes no impact. I will certainly keep this practice alive in the future.
Goals for April 2012
I have a goal to hit 1,154 subscribers by April, 2012. I have made excellent progress on this goal thus far, and I will not rest until I hit that number. Thanks to all of you that are currently supporting this site with your subscriptions!
I have read quite a few great financial articles this week. First though, take a look at some that I have written:
Passive Income With a Pinball Machine@ Prairie Eco Thrifter – If you like Warren Buffett, you’ll love this article.
How Do You Earn Your Money?@ Bucksome Boomer – Robert Kiyosaki taught me one of the most important lessons of my life, so I decided to highlight it in this post. Read it; it might just change your life.
The rest of these articles are great reads that I’ve had, and I’ll love to share with you. If you have the time, make sure to visit a couple of these to learn a little something more.
10 Money Tips for Students and Recent Grads @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff
Car Purchase Do-Over and Over and Over @ Retire by 40
3 Reasons Why I Squirrel Away My Money @ Invest it Wisely
Make a Plan to Reduce Your Debt @ Passive Family Income
If We Could Have One Financial Do-Over @ My Personal Finance Journey
Half of Americans Are “Financially Fragile” – How Not to Be One of Them @ Free From Broke
Credit Union Checking Fees @ Yes, I am Cheap
Don’t Get Trapped By Fixed Expenses @ Everyday Tips and Thoughts
$100 or Less for Happiness @ Punch Debt in the Face
Groceries vs. Restaurants @ Narrow Bridge Finance
Spend Less or Earn More? Which One Will Help You Save More Money?@ The Centsible Life
My Favorite iPhone Apps @ Buck Inspire
How to Haggle for a Bargain@ Squirrelers
Budgeting in the Fun Stuff Shares Her Biggest Financial Mistake@ Super Frugalette
Have Your Dream Wedding at McDonalds @ krantcents
Green Your Summer: Sign up for a CSA @ Sustainable Life Blog
Calling You For Career Advice in Finance @ Beating the Index
Extreme Couponing: What I Would Stockpile @ 20 and Engaged Married
Are Hybrid Cars Worth the Money? @ Free Money Wisdom
My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.