Welcome all to the year 2009. I hope you had a great New Year’s Day.
This is the time of the year where I will post my goals for this year. Here is a list of things I want to achieve by the end of 2009.
Evict My Bad Tenant. I expect my eviction process to be completed by early 2009. I will have to inspect the house for the severity of the damages the bad tenant has done.
Rent Out the House. After I received possession of my property back and repairing any damages, I will put the house up for rent again. In the future, I will screen my tenants more carefully.
Write More Posts. I have many articles in mind, but I need to find the time to write them.
Increase Traffic for Blog. I will have to do some research and find ways to increase traffic to this blog.
Find New Template for Blog. Even though I have switched to this (Architectural Digest) blog template recently, there are some limitations. I will either look for a more dynamic template or create my own.
Rebuild Portfolio. My stock portfolio took a huge hit during last year. It’s time to pick out good investments again.
Take GMAT exam. I would like to enroll in an MBA program. The first step would be to study and take the exam. I would have to do some research on the schools and decide which specific program I want to join. Then I would have to fill out all the paperwork for all the schools.
Go on vacation. My current consultant project is expected to end during the late summer/ early fall. I plan to take some time off, and probably go on a vacation before committing to another job/project.
Update My Resume. I have to tweak my resume and add update my current skill sets. It is always a good your resume up-to-date.
Social Networking. I will expose myself to more business people. First thing I will do is sign up with LinkedIn.
Find New Job/Project. I will search for a new job/project during late spring. The job market is very limited and competitive now, however I will try different ways to land a job / project.
1. Dedicate more time to updating financial blog or become a pro blogger.
This year looks like a good year to work on the things I want to do, especially if I do not find a new job/project. There are also many business ideas I want to explore. Here are some of my options:
2. Trade in the stock market or become a day trader.
3. Create an e-store and sell things online.
4. Freelance. Find odd jobs that I can do at home.
5. Create YouTube videos and aim to be a YouTube Celebrity.
6. Join ventures with my business contacts.
Minimize Monthly ExpensesI will review my recurring monthly expenses and see what I can eliminate.
Cut Back On SpendingsBecause of financial uncertainty, I will have to be conservative during this year and think twice before making purchases.
Short Term Savings Goal. I lost most of my money in the stock market last year and expenses in my rental property. I plan to rebuild my savings again. My target is $50,000 by the end of this year.
What are your goals for this year?