Posted by Tim Stobbs on December 14, 2011
Well it’s been a good year so far and now that I’m on vacation I’m actually starting to get caught up on my backlog of things to do around the blog. One of those items was a final report on my 2011 goals.
For your memory the goals were fairly damn straightforward:
Goal #2 was the publish my book, Free at 45. This was completed back in March of this year. Sales were relatively modest, but I didn’t go broke doing it, which was the main idea.
Goal #1 was to pay off $39,000 of my mortgage. While it isn’t the official year end yet, I can project that the final mortgage balance will be about $43,000. That means I would have paid off $40,500 over the year. Yep, I exceeded my goal by $1500!
This now sets me up nicely to go after my 2012 goal of paying off the mortgage completely. So that will be a bit of stretch for us given what we paid off in 2011, but as the balance keeps dropping so does the interest portion of our payments which should assist us in bridging that gap.
So how have you done on your goals for 2011? Pass, fail, or did you have to switch them along the way?