Saturday, March 31, 2012

1st Quarter Annual Goals Update

I'm taking a look at where I'm at for my annual goals.  It's only the end of the first quarter and they've already changed a bit.

  • Stop and stay not smoking Fail!
  • Pay off mortgage Doing okay, it sits at around $28,300 but this will be gone soon.
  • Keep $30,000 in savings Doing good, We have $30,658 in savings and another $9500 in stocks that will be liquidated but this will need to pay for our mortgage.

  • plant 2 apple trees
  • plant asparagus
  • plant vegetable garden
  • plant herb garden
  • Run at least a 5K
  • Go on a mini-vacation with family
  • Go on a solo vacation  (NYC will count as this.)  Done!
The rest of the non-financial goals will come this summer.  I think that my main goals for 2012 are to pay off our current mortgage and build a house.  That's it!  Easier said than done :)


  1. Don't beat yourself up about not quitting smoking - it's HARD! Truly, but it is so worth it. Keep at it!! I can't stress how glad I am that I don't do it any more. You can do it!!

    Otherwise things are looking good! Great progress on the debt and savings. I'm hugely impressed! :)

  2. Not bad at all! LOVE that you have so much in savings and that your house is nearly PAID off!! How cool is that?

    I agree with Northern Living...keep trying...your body will appreciate it!! :)!

  3. Keep going ND. It's hard but you CAN do it :)

  4. I've just been working on my quarterly review myself. It's good to do monthly reviews and quarterly reviews of your annual goals. Helps keep you in check, even if they changed a bit, you can still review and see how you can get them in line by year end.

    I think you are still doing awesome. Still three full quarters left to go.

  5. You are doing great in my eyes. It's hard to maintain all that money in a bank account :P

    Keep up the good work. Still a few more quarters to go.