1. Earn $10,000 From Non-Blog Related Side Income
So far, I’ve earned very little from non-blog related side income. The only thing I’ve made is a few hundred dollars from selling stuff on eBay when we set a goal and made saving fun for a few weeks. But my goal won’t be achieved that way, rather I need a new venture to kick it up a notch (or start buying more lottery tickets).
The next few months will help determine whether the product I am building for bloggers to track their advertisements will pan out. I think the idea is really solid, and am hoping to team up to really take it to the next level. So not much going on right now, but that could change in a hurry.
2. Save 50% of My Post-Tax Income
Lauren spent a week
partying visiting friends in New York, and we booked a vacation for May. Those were our only major non-monthly expenses, and our spending has been much more consistent in the first 3 months of this year. As a result, we’ve managed to save 57% of our after-tax income, which is a huge win. We’ve got some flexibility the rest of the year and can still hit our yearly goal.
Looking forward, we have another summer vacation planned, and we will pay for school for Lauren possibly 3 times (summer, Fall semester, and pay for Spring semester in December). So I guess it’s good that we’re ahead of the game. We will hopefully continue our progress reigning in our spending and any extra income I can earn will give us additional breathing room.
Readers, how has your progress towards achieving your goals going?