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Progress Report: February 16th, 2017



So it’s mid-month again, which means it is time for me to review my goals and progress in terms of finance, health and this blog. I believe in the importance of reviewing your finance in order to keep you motivated and on track. As you may know by now, I track all of my spending/earning on Excel in order to keep track of my finance and health. This wouldn’t work for everyone, but if you like to micro-manage, you can download a free Excel template here.

January Goal Re-Cap

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1 Month Goal Review


I can’t believe it’s been one month since I started this blog. In this post I’m going to re-cap my numbers for you (everything) and tell you what I learned in my first month of blogging that I didn’t learn from other people.

I want to be totally honest with everyone about the numbers I see, because I think that people are sometimes misled. I was buying into the whole “Make $10,000 in Your First Month of Blogging!” Sure, that may be true for someone who already has successful blogs and websites, but I think on the whole this doesn’t happen. This certainly didn’t happen to me!

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Progress Report: January 16th, 2017


About halfway through every month, I’m going to review my goals and progress in terms of finance & health. I believe that reviewing your progress every once in a while will get you motivated and ultimately help to keep you on track. As you may know by now, I track everything through Excel spreadsheets. This wouldn’t work for everyone, but I like to micro-manage my finances and see the entire year at once.

So let’s review goals:

1. Stay Within Budget (Keep Spending <$1,292)

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2017 Goals!


New Year

Well, it’s 2017.

Most people have started their resolutions for this year, some may have already abandoned them. I don’t have a particular resolution – but I do have goals that I hope to achieve by the end of the year. As you can imagine, many of these are financial. Let’s take a quick look:

  • Grow my savings by $1,000. This may not seem like much, but currently I am sitting in some credit card debt with a trip to Europe looming in the next few months. I have to get dental work which will set me back roughly another $1,000, so I am a bit wary of how much I will be able to put away this year.
  • Eliminate my credit card debt.
  • Lose 8 pounds (to be 130lbs). Okay, this is somewhat unrelated in a way.
  • Have a supplemental income (via this blog or a different work-from-home method).

I will periodically give updates on my progress with these goals, as well as provide tips and tricks to any of you who may have similar goals (which, if you’re on this site, you likely do).

So here’s to a new year, and good luck! Tell me below what your resolutions/goals are! Good luck!