It's NOT too early! What are your 2018 Financial Goals?


#1

I’ve been working on a loose outline for my financial goals for 2018:

  • Max HSA contributions
  • Save up for First Rental Property
  • Open and consistently fund a brokerage account
  • Grow side business to $1k revenue per month
  • Ask for a raise (because I’ve been kicking BUTT at work)

I want to learn from all of you money geniuses!

What are your financial goals for 2018?


#2

Great goals! Do you want to purchase your first rental or just start saving for it?

My goals:

  • Make our first dollar on the blog
  • Save for an engagement ring
  • Track my budget diligently all year

#3

It is hard to believe that 2018 is almost here.

My goals are:

  • Max out Roth IRA x 2
  • Max out 403B x 2
  • Save $2,000 per month in taxable account
  • Continue to grow blog traffic (no target metrics)
  • Travel to Ireland for free (travel hacking)

#4
  • Keep maxing HSA
  • Keep maxing Ms. Blue Ribbon’s Roth (using monthly additions)
  • Max out my Roth (any way possible)
  • Raise my 401k to 14%
  • Increase house overpayment

#5

-Continue growing the blog
-Increase income by 20%
-Decrease mortgage by $80K
-Bonus: Give Baby99to1percent a sibling


#6
  • Max HSA
  • Max Traditional IRA x2
  • Max 401k pre-tax
  • 50% of salary to 401k to include after-tax
  • Grow side income to at least $1000/mo preferrably $2-3000/mo
  • Bonus: my expat contract ends in January 2019, negotiate it ending in time for Christmas at home
  • Extra Bonus: “retire” from my “real job” at end of contract

#7

The goal would be to buy one but only if we get a good deal. Congrats on the pending engagement!!!


#8

My favorite is #4! Best of luck for a happy and healthy family.


#9

Huge and inspiring goals! Thanks for sharing.


#10

Crazy tax advantages! Nice work.


#11

We’re trying our hand at travel hacking Disney for the first time next year. Ireland would be an incredible adventure!


#12

FIRE: June 8, 2018!

:rofl:


#13

SPEND LESS ON CHRISTMAS 2018!!! Bah Humbug!

Pay off the stinking debt!

Enjoy my family more!


#14

Increase blog traffic, increase blog revenue, double monthly personal savings rate.


#15
  • Finish paying off my car (end of January)

  • Pay off my wife’s car

  • Have 2+ month’s of expenses in emergency fund

  • Begin paying extra towards remaining student loan debt

  • Various home repairs/improvements sprinkled in so wife doesn’t kill me (sarcasm, sort of)


#16
  • save at least 50% of our income
  • Grow our net worth by the same amount as our net income (i.e. we live for free…)
  • make some money from my blog

#17

Nice!!! Not too far away!


#18

Good luck! 50% savings is HUGE!


#19

Looks like debt crushing year! Good luck!


#20

I’m there with you. Any suggestions to increase traffic?