Saturday, January 4, 2020
1. Blog more and more consistently. My goal is going to be 2 posts a month. I'm not very interesting or exciting. I am also very cheap. That means that I do not have a lot to write about for this mostly financial blog. Unless you want to hear stories about my cats, sitting on the couch or long car rides.
2. Eat healthier. I travel a good bit for work. (I currently have $1,600 in outstanding travel reimbursements.) I tend to eat fast food on the road because it's fast. I don't want to spend 40 minutes at a restaurant when I just want to get back home before 7:30p.m. I tend to eat burgers and fries because I can't hold a fork and eat a salad when I drive. I need to spend more time taking care of myself. Sometimes I will have to stop and eat a salad in a restaurant rather than race home. I hope this will lead to consistent weight loss.
3. Contribute a minimum of $11,000 to retirement with the goal of having $65,000 in retirement accounts by the end of the year. I only have $48,000 invested. This is a stretch and the market really needs to cooperate for me to make this goal.
4. Buy a new car. I want to purchase a new car to replace my 13 going on 14 year old car. (It turned 13 in October of 2019.) I still have the original sale paperwork from when I purchased it. It's starting to show its age and because I do travel a bit I want to make sure I can get to my hearings, depositions and meetings without breaking down on the side of the road.
5. Less screen time. I want to spend less time on my phone. Those dang screen time apps are quite a revelation!
6. Give a minimum of $500 to charity. This is an increase of $100 from last year. Slow, but steady increases.
7. Read 10 books. I used to read voraciously as a a child and young adult. Life is really getting into the way.
8. Increase Emergency Fund to $20,000.
9. Exercise more and consistently. I am wildly inconsistent with exercise. I sometimes exercise everyday and then sometimes, not for weeks at a time.
10. Continue building sinking funds for medical, pets, etc. I may add a Christmas fund to this list too.
What are your 2020 goals? Is there anything you think I should add?