Do you have goals and dreams for your future? Do you have them written down? Every week, I remind myself of my goals for the month to make sure that I’m on track for hitting them. Sometimes I’m way behind the eight ball, and other times I really feel like I have a good handle on them. Either way though, my site improves and my readers have a better experience from the improvements.
Goals by the End of January
In alignment with my yearly goals, here are my goals for the end of this month:
- 725 subscribers
- Earn $1,250 with LifeAndMyFinances.com
- Brainstorm potential free resource ideas
- Pay an extra $1,200 on the mortgage before the end of the month
How Am I Doing?
1) 725 subscribers – Last week, my site has 677 subscribers. I am in the process of adding another option to subscribe at the end of each post – but haven’t quite figured it out yet. Regardless, adding 7 subscribers (I’m now at 684) is pretty decent. I’ll be ecstatic once I break 700! 🙂
2) Earn $1,250 – So far this month, I have earned $1,150 thanks to a new widget ad and a couple of sponsored posts. I should easily earn another $100 to meet my goal of $1,250.
3) Brainstorm New Resources – My only idea so far is free budget sheets….maybe a free widget to calculate an early mortgage payoff. I haven’t had much time to think about this with all of my other projects going on.
4) Pay $1,200 Toward the Mortgage – We’ll most likely be able to pay a handsome amount extra on our mortgage, but I think I’ll wait to add it until our next month payment, and then just stay consistent with that each month. Regardless, it will be exciting!
With my limited amount of time this week, I haven’t read a ton of articles from other sites, but here’s some of the good ones!
One Savings Goal at a Time or Many? – by 20s Finances
How to Save Money on Dieting – by Frugal Confessions
More On Covered Calls and Time Value – by Cash Flow Mantra
Financial Blessings – Reader Stories – by Faithful With a Few
Common Credit Score Misconceptions – by Krantcents
Always Be the Underdog to Get Ahead – by Financial Samurai
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.