2021 is flying by and it's important to check my progress towards fulfilling the year's goals. Every year I set 3 or 4 goals, usually related to weight loss and managing my money. This year is no different. My goals for 2021:
1) $1,000/mo. to short-term savings and $400/mo to investments.
2) Weigh less than 180 pounds by 12/31/21.
3) Read more books.
Previous Goal: Eliminate Mortgage on Rental Property
Interest Rate is 5.125%!
January 1, 2019: $59,592
August 11, 2020: PAID!
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Wednesday, April 21
2021 Goals Update
What better way to reach a goal than to automate the steps? I wanted to send $1,400/month to these two places. Right now I am transferring $2,000/month but in a different order: at the moment I'm sending $500 to a short-term savings account and $1,500 to an investment account. Goal exceeded.
On October 7th, 2020 I was the heaviest ever: 239 pounds. That's the day I started a keto diet. I am on track, and right now I weigh 195 pounds. I should be able to reach my goal by the end of the year.
Can't win them all, can you? I've put some effort into this, and technically I have read more books this year than last year. But not as much as I'd like. When we decided to move, I shifted focus to getting into the new house. Now that we're here, there's quite a few projects going on to make it more comfortable. Even so, I have managed to do some reading. I've read a couple of books on the Kindle, as well as one I checked out of the library. I'm keeping my Kindle charged and located in a convenient, visible place. But there are still lots of physical books on my bookshelves that are doing little more than gathering dust. I plan to change this.
How are you doing towards your own goals?