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, these were my goals for the end of January:
- 725 subscribers – FAIL – My subscribers only increased by 8 in the month of January. I’m now at 685. I’ve really got to step this up in February.
- Earn $1,250 with LifeAndMyFinances.com – SUCCESS!– My site earned $1,558 last month, and February is already looking solid!
- Brainstorm potential free resource ideas – SUCCESS! – I have an idea for a great free resource for people to get out of debt, but now I need to find a way to implement it.
- Pay an extra $1,200 on the mortgage before the end of the month – FAIL– We made an extra payment of exactly $0 in January and February. We should easily hit this by the first of March though.
Goals by the End of February
Here are my goals for the end of this month:
- 800 subscribers
- Earn $1,500 with LifeAndMyFinances.com
- Begin building the new free resource on my site
- Pay an extra $1,200 on the mortgage at the end of February (actually on the first of March)
I can’t wait for this month of February! I made some tough goals for myself (like the subscriber numbers), but I bet if I really worked at it, I could hit every one of them!
Here’s some great reads I saw this week. I hope you enjoy them!
Google Page Rank Can Make or Break Your Website – by Online Money Bloggers
Stay at Home Men of the World Unite! – by Financial Samurai
Ever Hear of Money Illusion? – by Cash Flow Mantra
Successful Businesses Create Value – by Grand Per Month
January 2012 Blog Income – 20’s Finances
5 Reasons You Should Invest in Gold – by Prairie Eco Thrifter
Move Up That Corporate Ladder – by Bucksome Boomer
The Zero Sum Financial Game: Ideas to Help You Juggle the Month – by Frugal Confessions
How We Plan to Pay Off Our Mortgage Early (Feb. 2012) – by Passive Family Income
How Much of Your Financial Security Is Tied to Your Employer? – by Busy Executive Money Blog
How We’ve Cut Our Budget – by Making Sense of Cents
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.