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Some 2016 goals

January 3rd, 2016 at 08:39 pm

It has been a while since I last wrote. I did update my side bar goals for 2016 but have been thinking about what I would like to do this year.

I managed to save $2100 for my IRA in 2015. I hope to make it $3000 in 2016.

I have enjoyed the mystery shopping for the grocery stores I did the past few months. The surveys take 5-10 minutes and the payment is only $5 but the reimbursements range from $17-20. That is a nice bonus for something I have to do anyway. My goal is to earn $150/month from reimbursements/survey payments in 2016. I already have $132 scheduled and it is only the 3rd. I completed three already, have four more scheduled and that is only through the 16th.

For each shop we need to buy something large under the basket: a case of water, fire wood, paper towels, TP, etc. When I buy something under the cart I plan to donate it to the women's domestic violence shelter in my small hometown. Every little bit helps and if I can donate 4-6 packages of paper towels and TP each month it is great.

Income from house sitting goal: $10,000 this year.
25% to IRA,
10% business expenses
15% debt payments
50% savings/maintenance

Rent collected goal:
House maintenance savings: $250
debt payments: $450

Total utility payments:
Electricity/natural gas: under $500/year for each.
I am not sure what else I am planning for the year.

I need to figure out what house items I want to accomplish this year: flooring, painting, the hard water whole house filter, a whole house fan? what else?
I need to think about what else I should make as a goal.