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Before I get into the 2018 goals, I want to go over my 2017 financial goals and see how I did.

 

 

 

2017 GOALS  

 

Obtain a savings rate of 65% or better

Achieved = No ❌


I usually do EOFY write-ups that go into details how much we spent and what we spent it on. But just quickly crunching the numbers to give an EOCY savings rate came out as follows:

 

Total expenses for 2017 (give a day or two): $47,371

Total money made (post-tax): $130,716

 

Savings rate for 2017 = 64% 😫😫😫

 

C’mon!

 

We missed our goal by 1%! 😭😭😡😡

 

Ahh well. We are still fine tuning as much as possible and finding new ways to save money.

 

There’s always next year right?

 

 

 

Reach $100K in ETFs

 

Achieved = Yes ✅

 

We finished 2017 with over $125K in ETFs with plans to keep adding to that pile in 2018!

 

 

 

Release a Podcast Monthly

 

Achieved = No ❌

 

2017 has been the biggest year yet for the podcast. I missed three months (May, June, and November) where I didn’t release a podcast/audio post. 9/12 ain’t so bad. I’ll try to get one out each month in 2018 👊

 

 

 

 

Revamp Homepage

 

Achieved = No ❌

 

Really angry with myself for this one. I redesigned the homepage at the start of the year but I kept on putting it off because it wasn’t ‘perfect’. There are a few days left in 2017 whilst writing this. So I may publish it, but I most likely will have to do it next month. I wanted to make the homepage more user-friendly with a logic flow of what articles to read and a bit more direction.

 

 

 

 

Write More About Super

 

Achieved = No ❌

 

Wow, I’m doing terrible with these goals so far lol. Super was something requested a lot. I’m actually looking for some Super experts out there to come onto the podcast. So if you know of anyone please shoot me a message or leave a comment below.

 

 

2018 GOALS

 

 

The big financial goals are similar to last year

  • Obtain a savings rate of 65% or better
  • Reach $200K in ETFs
  • Get to $550K+ in net worth
  • Make monthly checks to the above goals as part of my monthly net worth posts

As far as website goals:

  • Redesign homepage and whole site
  • Find a Super expert to interview on the podcast
  • Update the Australian FIRE Calculator
  • Get to 500 Facebook likes

 

That should keep me pretty busy this year.

 

 

What about you? How did you go with your financial goals in 2017? And what goals are you setting for the next 12 months?

 

 

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