2017 Goal Review #1

Hi everyone hope all is well with you. Today’s post is going to be about reviewing the goals that I set for myself back in January. If you would like to read that post please click here. This is only the second year that I have set goals and thought it would be a good idea to do quarterly reviews to help keep me accountable. This year I decided to focus a bit more on personal finance, I am attempting to improve my finances by saving more and eliminating debt. Don’t worry though I added a couple investing goals 🙂

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So let’s get started. FYI all numbers below are as of April 1st.

Personal Finance

  • Eliminate $3,818 loan
  • Increase savings to $6,000

This year I set two goals for personal finance, first I wanted to eliminate my loan of $3,818. I have $1,247.03 remaining so I have paid off 67% of the loan. I am hoping to have the debt gone by the end of April as I will receive my income tax return and get paid twice by my main employer.

My second goal was to have an emergency fund of $6,000. At the start of the year I only had $2,500 set aside in case of an emergency and I don’t feel comfortable with that. Well folks about a week after I wrote about my 2017 Goals I picked up a part-time job. With the new job I will achieve my goal rather quickly that is why I am going to increase my goal to $10,000. As of  April first I had increased my savings to $4,333.20. Another way I am building up my savings is by getting another credit card. In March I signed up for the Tangerine MasterCard Cash Back card where I will get three categories (Gas, Groceries, Restaurants etc…) of 2% cash back and each month that will be deposited into a savings account.

Portfolio/Investing

  • Invest $4,000
  • Receive $4,000 in dividends

My first goal was to invest $4,000 this year so far I have invested $700. Once my loan is paid off I will be able to put more money towards investing. My second goal was to receive $4,000 in dividends, last year my goal was to receive $3,500 and I achieved that so I decided to try and crack the $4k barrier. So far in 2017 I have received $1,075.99 at the moment I am on track so fingers crossed 🙂 If my investments continue to raise their dividends I believe I can reach my goal.

Blog

  • Have 15,000 page views
  • Have 30 followers

I set a couple of goals for this blog. First try and get 15,000 page views so far I have received only 3,015 views averaging about 1,000 per month leaving me 3k short so I need to pick up the pace. For my second goal I have been having much better success, at the beginning of the year I had 6 followers and I have since gained 13 for a total of 19. Thank you to all who follow I appreciate it.

Twitter

  • Have 1,500 followers

I thought I would add a social media goal this year so I am attempting to have 1,500 by the end of the year. At the beginning of 2017 I had 788 followers, at the end of March that had increased to 981 for a gain of 193. Thanks for following everybody. If you would like to follow me on Twitter please click here.

That wraps up my 2017 goals review, I would like to thank everyone for reading. Please share if you like the post. I hope everyone is on track with their goals this year.

Thanks again take care

Matthew

8 thoughts on “2017 Goal Review #1

  1. Hi Matthew — seems like you’re doing really well working towards your goals! I find it interesting that you’ve set goals for things like page views and followers. To me, that feels like something that would frustrate me, because I look for a more direct relationship between effort and goal. Anyway, all the best with your 2017 goals and keep up the good work!

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    1. Thank you for the nice comment. The page views and followers goals if I get them great but I am not going to stress about them. What I truly care about are the personal finance and investing goals. Thanks for reading my post I appreciate it.

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  2. Good work Matthew! Great to see a few things here: first that you’re almost out of debt! I’m fighting that myself and once it is done it is going to be AWESOME!! So I understand your pursuit! Second, that you increased your goal once you realized you could stretch it even further. Way to go!

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  3. […] Hi everyone thanks for stopping by in today’s post I will be providing you with an update on the goals I set at the beginning of the year. This is the second year that I have set goals and thought It would be good to post quarterly progress reports to help me on track, and to also to share with you my progress. If you would like to read my first review please click here. […]

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