January 2013 Recap

Monthly Financial Goals January has been a fantastic month. Not only did I crush one of my 2013 goals already, but I had some great media mentions and have secured a few more staff writing positions. I’m actively working to grow this blog, and I’m pleased with the small wins I was able to cross off for this month. Also, if you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to enter the $100 cash giveaway I’m part of. The contest ends tonight!

Overall, this was another good month thanks to a triple-paycheck month at my full-time job. I’ve also made some great progress with my household goals of the office renovation and cooking my way through The Joy of Cooking. The area I need to work on most is my fitness goals, but I’m hopeful these nagging knee injuries will be kicked to the curb by mid-February at the latest.

Financial Goals

  1. $3,000 to long-term savings CHECK
  2. $1,010 into retirement accounts CHECK
  3. $185 to student loan (last one!) CHECK
  4. Limit variable spending to $500 CHECK!–Just eeked this one out though

Household Goals

  1. Deep-clean the condo  CHECK
  2. Organize/de-clutter to make room for BF  CHECK
  3. Begin design for home office and kitchen renos  CHECK
  4. Cook 4 dinners/week beginning 1/14  CHECK

Personal Goals

  1. Transition kitties to their new home (sniff, sniff)  CHECK
  2. Run 10+ miles each week  FAIL
  3. Secure another PT job  In progress!

Blog Goals

  1. Increase Twitter Followers to 550  FAIL–I’m at 525…so close!
  2. Increase FB likes to 25  CHECK
  3. Increase RSS subscribers to 200  CHECK

Annual Goals

Have one month where my additional income is $1K+  CHECK!! I brought in an extra $1,298.12 (on top of my paychecks and not including any rent money)


How was your January?

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