Yes I know most people/bloggers set their goals for the year back in January but since I just started here at the Starting From Zero Blog, here are mine for 2014. Better late than never right? 🙂
-Spend only 50% of my net income per month and save/invest the rest.
-Contribute the max to my Roth IRA ($5500 again in 2014).
-Get net worth up to $40,000. This will be a tough one to accomplish but might as well try to aim high for these things.
-Increase emergency fund to 7k up from 4500 (need to cover those new apartment costs and all).
-Receive $1000 in dividend income for the year.
-Expand my knowledge of REIT’s (Real Estate Investment Trusts) and MLP’s (Master Limited Partnerships) as alternatives to traditional dividend growth stocks.
-Complete 2 classes towards my Bachelor’s in Business Management (working 50 hrs. a week, I think this is a doable goal, 1 per semester).
-Read more. It seems like I used to go through several books each month. Lately it’s been maybe 1, sometimes none. Time to get back on track with that.
-Learn more about the technical parts of running a website. The writing seems to come fairly easy. The hosting part? Not so much. Self-hosting is way more different than the “Blogger” blog I used to run a few years ago.
-Get to 5% body fat by the end of 2014, currently around 8-9% (let’s go 6 pack 😉 ).
-Run a sub-10 minute 1.5 mile on my annual fitness test. Managed to do this for the first time last year and would like to maintain that.
-Bike more instead of using my car for traveling around town. Saves money and helps me work towards my other fitness goals.
-Publish 15 posts per month.
-Gain some subscribers (kinda boring just talking to myself in the beginning ya know 😉 )
-Improve the site design and add in graphics instead of just this default WordPress theme.
Well here are my goals for 2014. Did any of you make goals for the year and how are you doing on them? Leave a comment below.