Ahhh, life is finally getting back to normal (whatever normal is anyway…). My wife and I are back from vacation and I now have the time to post according to my regular schedule: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
I have missed the last 2 weeks of this update, and I appologize for that, but sometimes fun has to come before work! 🙂 Hopefully you understand.
Before I get started with my Goals Update, I thought I would first let you in on my life lately. Vacation has really been fun, but it’s been tough to keep up with life! From June 30-July 17, my wife and I were home for only 2 days!
Now that we’re back at home and getting into our regular routine again, things feel more relaxed and manageable. However, we close on our new house next week! It’s a foreclosed home and is in good shape structurally, but there is a lot of carpet to tear out, floors to refinish, wallpaper to tear off, and walls to paint! It going to take some time and might take up the majority of our August spare time.
So, life at this very moment seems fine, but it might get quite a lot more hectic in the future!
I had 3 goals for June and I failed 2 of them, so I decided to go after them again in July.
1) Raise My Subscriber Numbers to 200: I am soooo close! Right now, I have 197 subscribers and only need 3 more to break into the 200s. I fully suspect that I’ll hit this goal in the next few days.
2) Complete the First Draft of my new eBook: I actually got quite a bit of work done on this while I was on vacation, but there still is a ton to go! I am sorry to say it, but I think I’m going to miss my goal of July 31st to get the book complete…
Since I have been keeping you in suspence for so long, I have decided to at least tell you what the book will be about! Here’s my title, “A Debt-Free Degree“. This book is all about how you can get a solid education without falling deep into debt. I am providing solutions for people of all ages and all walks of life as well as resources that will save them big money! This book will be useful for parents, children, college-aged students, and even college-bound adults!
This book is becoming very exciting and I can’t wait to finish it! Hopefully you’re excited too! 🙂
3) Continually Post 3-4 articles every week: I’m happy to say that I’m still doing this, even while I was on vacation! I can tell you’re all enjoying the articles and are excited when a new one is posted. Thanks for all the comments!
In the past week, I have had 3 staff posts go live on other sites. If you’re interested in them, I listed them below. Have a read:
I Won a Prize! That’s Good, Right? – by me at Passive Family Income
Ignore the Joneses and Live Well – by me at Bucksome Boomer
Are You Investing or Gambling? – by me at Prairie Eco Thrifter
I read a few other posts this week that I thought you might enjoy as well! Take a look and feel free to visit their sites and leave comments! We all love that. 🙂
Save For Retirement – Seriously – by Budgeting in the Fun Stuff
One of Life’s Greatest Lessons – by World of Finance
Budgeting in a New Life – by KNS Financial
What College Major Will Make You Rich? – by Buy Like Buffett
Sustainability Tip #203 – Stairs vs. Elevator – by Sustainable Personal Finance
Are You Investing Wisely In Yourself? – by Invest it Wisely
Gift Cards: Hurry Up and Use Them! – by Squirrelers
Book Review – The Simple Dollar – by the Amateur Financier
Put Your Name on It – by KrantCents
How I Got a Free $200 – by Money Talks
Why Isn’t My House Selling and How to Finally Get Your House Sold – by Free From Broke
Are You Having Fun Yet? – by Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance
Should You Ever Go Past Your Debt Limit? – by My Jouney to Millions
Texas Man Gets $330k Home for $16 – by Yes, I Am Cheap
Live On One Paycheck – by Retire By 40
My Student Loan Consolidation and How It Compares to Other Debt Consolidation – 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.