Would you like to know how I’m doing on my goals lately? Every week, I evaluate how I’m progressing toward the goals that I have set for myself. A few weeks ago, I decided not set up goals for the month of October. Instead, I have set a few goals that I would like to hit before the end of this year.
Sometimes I hit the goals, and sometimes I don’t, but either way I still end up improving my site which benefits both myself and my readers!
Over the past few months I have had goals such as: improving my subscriber numbers, keeping up with my postings (at least 3-4 per week), writing an eBook, improving my Twitter numbers, writing guest posts on other sites, and the list goes on and on.
Goals For The Rest of This Year, Through December 2011
I have set three major goals for myself and have them listed below. Take a look at my progress.
1) Continue to Write 3-4 Posts Per Week – No problem. I love to write and hear the responses from my readers. It really seems like you’re enjoying my articles lately too! P.S. Is it time for another house update? Are you curious how we’re doing?
2) Develop a “Resources” Page – There are quite a few readers that are interested in developing their own website, and I’d like to make it easy for them to acquire all of the information that I’ve learned over the past year. To accomplish this, I plan on creating a new page full of website resources that I use to facilitate Life And My Finances.
I have jotted some ideas down for what I would like to see on my resources page, but haven’t yet started the design. This will most likely happen next month.
3) Write the eBook – I can’t believe that this is still on my goals list…. I have had plans to write a new eBook that will help college students graduate from college with absolutely no debt, but it just isn’t completed yet. I will actually have to work on it a ton to get it complete by the end of December, 2011, but I still think it’s possible. I can’t wait to really sink my teeth into this!
I have done a good job of sitting down with my eBook last week. I have added a few pages and now need to perform some more research. I expect to get quite a bit more done this week and am excited to tell you how I’m doing with it next week!
For now, that’s all I’ll commit to because I know the eBook will be a tremendous hit. It’s just the matter of cutting out the distractions and actually doing it! I’ll keep you posted on my goals in the coming weeks.
Here are the articles I enjoyed this week. I hope you enjoy them too!
Autumn Home Maintenance – by Sustainable Personal Finance
Are You A Cell Phone Tech-No? – by Prairie Eco Thrifter
My Two Cents – by Frugal Confessions
Baby Expense #3 – $440 Baby Gate and Weekend Round-Up – by Retire by 40
How to Retire With Tax-Free Money – by Young Adult Finances
Unlimited Food Plus College Students = Financial Mess – by Squirrelers
How I Almost Threw Away $50 And How I Will Make Sure it Won’t Happen Again – by Everyday Tips and Thoughts
How I Really, Really Screwed Up – by So Over Debt
Is The American Dream Dead? – by Krantcents
Is Your Local Retailer Out to Get You? – by Free Money Wisdom
Let’s All Go To The Movies…Cheaply! – by Couple Money
A Minimum Wage Scenario – by Money Crush
Laid Off No More? – by 20 And Engaged
Mortgages Compared – by Money Mamba
How to Land That Job: Playing Hard-to-Get? – by 20s Finances
Career Tip #13 – Bring Pen and Paper – by 101 Centavos
Finally Getting Smart…About Cell Phones – by Financial Excellence
Selling the American Dream – by Little House in the Valley
College Education Equals Big Student Loan – by Ultimate Smart Money
Personal Financial Ratios You Should Know – by The Frugal Toad
Financial Stress and Weight Management – by Broke and Fat
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.