Happy New Year everybody 🙂 it’s that time of year where we set goals for the new year. Well I am no different I have set some new goals that hopefully I can achieve. First though let’s review how I did with my 2016 goals.
- Receive $3,500 in dividends Success
- Invest $4,000 Success
I had success with both of my portfolio goals. In 2016 I received a total of $3,570.11 in dividends, making 2016 the best year for me. I invested a total of $14,216 last year easily surpassing my goal of $4,000. Last year I made the decision to focus on investing.
- 1000 followers Fail
In 2016 I set an ambitious goal of trying to reach 1000 followers, I say ambitious because at the time I only had 253. Even though I did not reach my goal I say I still had a successful year on Twitter. On Jan 1st, 2017 I had 788 followers, I increased my followers by 115%.
- 15,000 page views Fail
- 100 Subscribers Fail
- 45 Posts Fail
I did not reach my goal on any of my blog goals but I did come close. For page views I ended the year at 11,129 not to bad in my opinion for only 10 months of blogging. For subscribers I began the new year with 6 so a big miss but at the time I was only guessing, I look forward to improving that number this year. As for posts I finished the year with 44 so pretty darn close to the goal.
So that wraps up 2016 lets take a look at my 2017 goals. This year I have added a couple of personal finance goals.
- Receive $4,000 in dividends
- Invest $4,000
This year I want to see if I can increase my income by $500 with the stocks I have I believe I can reach the $4k mark. For investing I have decided to once again to keep my goal at $4k the reason for this is I won’t be able to invest as much this year as I did in 2016. I will say why below in the personal finance section.
- 1,500 followers
Even though last year I did not meet my goal I am going to increase it this year. In 10 months in 2016 I gained 535 so I think I can add 712 in 12 months.
- 15,000 page views
- 30 Subscribers/followers
This year I am only going with two goals, for page views I am keeping the same goal, I want to see if I can meet my goal before increasing it. I have lowered my subscriber/follower number as last year I made a wild guess, last year I had 6 so let’s see if I can grow that number.
- Destroy my $3,818 loan I owe
- Boost my saving’s to $6,000
This year I have decided to focus on improving my finances which affects my investing so that is why I have added these to this post and site. I currently have a loan in which I owe $3,818 I want to pay this off quickly. Once that is paid out I will focus on building my savings, In savings I currently have $2,500 I don’t have much of a cushion if something were to happen such as my car breaking down, or needing a new laptop (my currently one is six years old) etc…