2017 Goals

2017 Goals:

  • Pay off additional $8k in student loans. This does not include the monthly payments.
  • Achieve a net worth of $28k.
  • Continue blogging by posting a minimum of 5 articles every month.
  • Do not carry any credit card balance.
  • Earn $200 in dividend income.
    • Note: If you have been following me, you’d know I am much more of a growth investor than a dividend investor. At the same time, I do understand the benefits of accruing a dividend income. Considering my investing style, the dividends earned on my portfolio would be typically around 2% of my portfolio at the max. Please read more about my investment philosophy to know more. Additionally, you may want to understand more on how I invest, by checking my recent purchases here.
  • Apply for new jobs.
  • Study for professional advancement.

2017 Year in Review:

It has been about 6 months since I began my journey to financial freedom by starting this website. As such I had thought of some goals to check my financial progress. These goals are reflected above, and the status is described below.

  • Pay off additional $8k in student loans. This does not include the monthly payments.
  • Achieve a net worth of $28k.
  • Continue blogging by posting a minimum of 5 articles every month.
  • Do not carry any credit card balance.
  • Earn $200 in dividend income.¬†Earned approximately $234 in dividends for the year. This was quite something, and I look forward to increase my dividend earning capacity in the coming years.
  • Apply for new jobs.
  • Study for professional advancement.

While, I was able to meet all my financial goals I laid out, I was unable to continue blogging a minimum of five articles per month. I realized that I wanted to use this website more to document my financial progress and to educate readers on my perspective of achieving the same. As such, it would be difficult to churn out those articles considering my other commitments. Rest be assured, I would be writing about my investments, thoughts about the market, and continue to evaluate my investment decisions as well as opportunities.

Also, the past few months have made me uncomfortable investing in the markets. The reason being – lack of a substantial correction in the past year in the equity markets. I am now finding opportunities in dividend paying stocks more so than the growth stocks.

 

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