As many of you know, I enjoy setting goals for myself quite regularly and I actually share them with my readers as well! It’s pretty risky because occasionally, I have proven myself a failure, but at other times, the goals were met and I felt like I was on top of the world! Either way, the site improves and my readers have a great time coming along for the ride.
So, let’s check out what goals I set for myself by the end of this year, 2011.
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 – I did it again! Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Today (and actually, on Saturday I wrote my Income Report for the month of October, so that totals up to 5 articles). That’s a big check in the box. Hope you enjoyed them all!
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 created the Start Your Own Blog page about a week and a half ago (and therefore will be taking it off of my goals update in the near future). It’s been a big hit so far, and it’s actually inspired quite a few people to start their very first blog! I love it!
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 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 sat down and plugged away on my book for 2 nights out of the 7, so I don’t feel too bad about it. But, soon I’ll have to peck away at it daily. I hope to give a better report next week.
Here are the articles I enjoyed this week. I hope you enjoy them too!
Never Tell Anyone How Much Money You Make – by Financial Samurai
Dollar Cost Averaging: A Safer Investing Strategy – by Budgeting in the Fun Stuff
Ways For Busy Parents to Teach Young Children About Money – by Prairie Eco Thrifter
I Don’t Mind Paying Full Price For Experience – by Retire by 40
5 Financial Decisions that Make Me Smile – by Free Money Wisdom
Patience Yields Profits When Investing – by Cash Flow Mantra
What Would You Do With Extra Income? – by 20’s Finances
The Biggest Ponzi Scheme in History: Pensins – by Investorz Blog
Energy Smart Car Buying – by Financially Consumed
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.