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 for May, 2012
Wow, so it’s already May 27. These months are just going so fast! Let’s see how well I’m doing on these goals of mine
- House Project: Finish Upstairs and Main Level, Minus Trim – Well, I have started sanding down a few doors, getting them ready for paint. I plan to get the rest of them sanded today and then perhaps I’ll paint a few things tomorrow. Obviously, there is little hope of me finishing the entire upstairs and main level, but I still plan on working toward that end goal!
- Put eBook into a PDF Format, Build My Site for it, and Sell It! – Nope, nope, nope. This one is getting kind of frustrating since my book has been written and edited for 3+ months, but I can’t make any sales since I haven’t yet made the finishing touches. Luckily, I’ll soon have Word 2010, which will make the transfer into a PDF incredibly simple.
- Get That Jeep Sold and Make a Double Payment on the Mortgage – Like I said last week, the Jeep is sold, which should allow us to make a double payment on the mortgage this month. Our normal payment is $711, but we’ve stashed away $3,111 for our payment in May, which will help us eliminate our PMI payment! It’s time to pay this house off even faster!
Obviously, not every goal is going to happen this month, but there is definite progress toward each of them. I can’t wait to finish up the house, and I think this will most likely be our #1 goal in the next few months.
Also, my wife and I have been chatting, and we’d really like to start another business, which would require some significant capital. The only problem is, I’d rather pay off the house before we take on anything that would be more risky. So, instead of waiting 4-5 years to pay off our house, we’re considering a speed-up in the repayment process. If we really focus on paying off the house, we could do it in less than 2 years. Stay posted on this one as well.
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.