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Goals Update and Weekly Round-Up #45


Do you set goals for yourself on a regular basis?

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 – Yep, I nailed it again. I actually had 5 posts this past week because of my Saturday Income Report! :)

2) Develop a “Resources” Page – Done. It’s called, Start Your Own Blog.

3) Write the eBook – Last week I was about half way through chapter 3 and this week I’m happy to say that Chapter 3 is finished! I’m now about a quarter of the way through chapter 4 and have 1 more chapter to go after that. I’m really getting close!

New Projects

My new projects are still under way, but are actually coming together quite quickly! I can probably let you know about one of them by next week (I think I may have said this last time, but I can for sure let you in on them by January 1, I know that for a fact)! Stay tuned! 🙂

Weekly Round-Up

Here are the articles I enjoyed this week. I hope you enjoy them too!

A Rewarding Workout and My 2 Week Weigh-in – by Fat Guy, Skinney Wallet

Giving Money to Friends and Family Without Exchanging Cash – by Frugal Confessions

Living in a Shipping Container – by Sustainable Personal Finance

Home Improvements that Pay You Back – by Prairie Eco Thrifter

Invest It Wisely’s Holiday Giveaway! – by Invest It Wisely

You Asked For It: My Experience with Peer to Peer Lending – by Barbara Friedberg

4-Plex First 3 Month Report – by Retire by 40

What is Your Position on Inflation? – by Cash Flow Mantra

Value Added Landlord – by Financially Consumed

Does Size Matter? – by Funancials

Are You Ready to Become a Landlord? – by Krantcents

A Beginner’s Guide to Spread Betting – by One Cent at a Time

3 Reasons You Should Consider Batch Cooking – by World of Finance



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.


  1. Thanks Derek, I appreciate the mention. Looking forward to your next ebook, you’re becoming a prolific content creator!

    • I look forward to getting that eBook finished as well! Not because I’m sick of it, but because I think it will be a huge help to millions of people out there!

  2. Thanks for the link. Great progress and keep it up!

    • Thanks Krantcents! I’m going to keep moving forward with my progress, and can’t wait to finish a few of the projects that I’ve been working on.

  3. Thanks for including me. You have a lot of green up there. Keep up the strong work.

    • It’s true! I just have to keep waking up at 5am to keep this progress rolling! 🙂

  4. Good round up Derek. Your 2012 target is stiff but, I know you can achieve that.

    • I’ll get there. With a new eBook, 2 new blogs, and 2 new online business ventures, I’m pretty sure I’ll get there. I do still have to crunch the numbers though… 😉

    • Thanks so much for the compliments! I still have a lot of fun with my site (sometimes I get a little TOO involved in my computer and need to go outside once in a while), so making $1,500 by having fun is pretty great. I’ll have to remember that. 🙂

  5. Thanks for the inclusion, and good luck on the 2012 goals. 🙂

    • No problem Kevin! Good luck with your site in 2012 as well! I know we’re just going to crush it! 🙂

    • You’re welcome!

  6. Again you are doing awesome. You are an inspiration to me Derek. Thanks for including my post too. Maybe you can do some of these things in your new house.

    • I’m glad that I can inspire you Miss T! Thanks for all of the awesome comments!

  7. Those are some pretty good goals. Now I’m very curious about the upcoming project.

    • Haha. I’m glad you’re curious about the project, because it’s going to be amazing! And, it will draw an interest from bloggers all around the world! ….Coming Soon….. lol. 🙂

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