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 tell my readers what I have done in the previous week, and what I plan on doing in the future.
Well, it happened. I officially took a vacation from my day job (for a couple of weeks). I’m currently in Tennessee and loving it! Luckily, I prepared pretty well and have quite a few guest posts set up this week so that I can lay back and enjoy the scenery. Don’t worry, I’ll still be responding to comments and emails, but I’ll probably only take out the computer once a day.
I’m nervous to write about my goals for June, because I just felt like I was too busy to focus! No sense avoiding it though….let’s get to it.
1) Raise my subscriber numbers to 200 (FAILED) – I sort of altered this goal mid-way through June when I realized my numbers were leveling off (since I just came off a big promotion). I decided that if I’d hit 180 subscribers, I’d be happy. Well, it looks like I’m happy because right now, I have 182 subscribers! I didn’t go up a huge amount since the end of May, but at least it was up! 🙂
2) Complete the 1st draft of my new eBook (FAILED) –This just didn’t happen this month. I have a pretty large bag of excuses, but no one wants to hear those, they just want to read my eBook!! I understand. I still want to get it completely finished by the end of July (which was the original goal) and I will do everything possible to get there, and still come out with a quality product.
3) Continually post 3-4 new articles every week (SUCCESS!)– Check. I love writing for my readers, so this really isn’t much of a problem. Hope you enjoyed last week’s posts! 🙂
As many of you know, I write for other sites besides my own. Here are some articles that were published this week:
Passive Income With Real Estate– by me @ Prairie Eco Thrifter
Should We Buy a House Now or Wait? – by me @ Passive Family Income
And, here’s some great posts that I read this week. Take your pick or read them all! Enjoy! 🙂
Real-Time Ridesharing is Here– by Krantcents
Do You Know What’s In Your Wallet? – by The College Investor
4 Things I Learned As a Grocery Bag Boy – by Free Money Wisdom
What Do You Think Is A Reasonable Amount to Spend on Food? – by Mom’s Plans
Pragmatic Couponing is the New Black– by Super Frugalette
Are You Worth As Much As a Plummer? – by 101 Centavos
Fight Back Against Credit Card Debt: Your Rights and Opinions for Debt Collections – by Sustainable Life Blog
Solar Leases: Adding a Touch of Blue to Every Roof – by Money Mamba
4-Plex Short Sale Experience So Far – by Retire by 40
The Case For a Bigger Emergency Fund– by Squirrelers
Q1 2011 Updates: SkyWest Energy, Hyperion Exploration, TriOil Resources – by Beating the Index
I Started a New Site: How I Make Money Blogging – by Budgeting in the Fun Stuff
Even the Richest Among Us Are Not Immune to the Five Laws of Gold – by Frugal Confessions
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.