It’s Been 3 Months Since New Year’s — How Are Your Goals Coming Along?

It’s been three month’s since the big goal-setting and resolution-making extravaganza that is New Year’s. How are your goals coming along? I have to write mine down, both because doing so helps me to achieve them, and well, so I don’t forget what they even were!

It also helps to review them regularly, so here’s how I’ve done on my goals so far this year:

  • Finish funding my 2009 Roth IRA – Almost there! I could have polished this one off this month, but went ahead and made a contribution to my 2010 IRA instead because it was just easier to do it that way.
  • Fully fund my 2010 IRA – Barely started on this one.
  • Pay a minimum of $35 extra per month toward mortgage, and send additional as well – Making good progress here.
  • Increase my income by at least 100% – Still working on this one.
  • Reduce minimum regular expenses to $1800 or less – Not really happening.
  • Practice moderation – This is probably the hardest one here. I need to set up some sort of measure so that I can see if I’m accomplishing it or not.
  • Try something different every month this year – I’m doing OK on this one, although I still need to try something new for this month.
  • Build up to exercising 2-3 times a week for at least 30 minutes each time – Hm. Working on this.


  • I didn’t make any hard and fast resolutions/goals. But the big push is to be out of credit card debt by the end of June. So far, so good. We’ve hit some stumbling blocks at various points — and/or are anticipating expenses that we hadn’t originally budgeted for — but we’re still more or less on track.

  • Abigail, that’s good that you’re still on track :)

  • These were my New Year’s resolutions…I’m sucking:

    1. Appreciate husband more – This actually has been accomplished…I was being way too judgemental and have knocked that off.
    2. Visit friend in Austin – scheduled for Easter weekend
    3. Visit friend in Lubbock – not scheduled yet
    4. Learn 3 Karaoke Songs WELL – I still need to pick the songs
    5. Gossip less – I’ve been able to do this for all but one coworker…he ticks me off
    6. Exercise at least twice a week – Ummm…I started a blog instead…oops…

    None of those were financial…hmmm, that’s weird for me. :-)

    We are hoping to fund two Roth IRA’s this year, but that won’t be able to happen until after my husband pays his final graduate school bill in June.

    Thanks for the post!