Many of you were shocked to hear that I didn’t have any goals for April. I can’t really tell you why I didn’t have goals set up for this month. Perhaps it was because I was driving so hard to hit my March goals? Or maybe it was because my life has just been crazy busy lately (especially with my recent article writing gig to make a few extra bucks)? I can’t really say for sure, but I do hang my head in shame a little bit…
After all, I’m always saying things like, “You should have goals in your life otherwise you’ll achieve nothing…” and then I falter on making goals for April. But, you know what? This just shows you that I’m human just like the rest of you. And, as you might expect, my numbers for April were mediocre. I reaped what was sown.
But, rather than wallow in my self-pity, I figure ‘why not get a jump on May’s goals?’ After all, there’s only a week left in April and I would love to get crackin’ on a few projects soon. So, let’s figure out what I’d like to accomplish in May! 🙂
Starting today through the end of May (roughly 40 days), I’d like to accomplish the following goals:
1) Bring My Alexa Rank Down to 85,000 – A few months ago, I was pushing to get my Alexa rank below 100k, but as you can see I’ve surpassed that goal (I’m currently at 90,496) so it’s time for another! By the end of the year, my goal is to get my rank below 70k, so I feel like 85k is a good number right now.
2) Create a Member’s Only Portion of my Site – Many of you are subscribers to my site, and I thank you for that! I absolutely love writing for those that truly want the personal finance information I provide, which is why I’d like to do more for you. This month, instead of trying to grow my subscriber numbers with giveaways and prizes, I’m going to create more value for you, my subscribers. I’m not totally sure what this members only page is going to include, but I’m getting excited just writing about it! Stay tuned for more details.
3) Continue to Write Every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – I like to keep a consistent schedule for my regular readers and I want to keep this posting schedule this month as well as the future months to come.
There were some more great reads this week. Check out the links below if you’d like to learn more about getting out of debt, saving money, and growing wealthy!
Is Early Retirement Worth It? at Financial Samurai
How Young Adults Can Use Pre-Paid Cards to Learn About Finances at Modest Money
Who the Heck Has $3 Million in Their IRA? at RetireBy40
I Don’t Want Fries With My Retirement at 1500 Days to Freedom
8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Building Your Own House at Money Crashers
How We Created an Emergency Fund at 20s Finances
Financial Lessons Learned From My Grandfather at Student Debt Survivor
3 Psychology Traps to Avoid While Shopping at From Shopping to Saving
Are Dividend Paying Stocks Safer? at Work Save Live
Is Health Insurance Worth It at Stumble Forward
Were Your Parents Good With Money? at DQYDJ
Collectibles: A Savvy Investments or Just More Clutter at One Smart Dollar
Simple Steps You Can Take to Ask For a Raise at Brick by Brick Investing
How to Reap High Happiness ROI at Frugal Confessions
Would You Rather Work 1920 Hours Per Year or 8 at Johnny Moneyseed
Fighting Back Against Student Loans at Stocks and 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.