If you are interested in reading about my prior years goals you can find them here.
Goal 1: Contribute $5000 a month of my salary to Dividend Growth companies
Last year I was able to contribute just over $55,000 in new funds to my accounts. I'm goint to try and beat that this year by raising my goal to $60,000
Goal 2: Have $220,000 invested in Dividend Paying Equities
Last year I hit $140,000, so by adding $60,000 in additional funds I hope to hit $200,000. But to hit $220,000 I would have to have a $20,000 captial gains increase.
Goal 3: Have $10000 in future annualized dividends by the end of 2016
Last year my goal was $5000, so to increase that to $10,000 in a single year is a lofty goal.
Goal 4: Lose 20 pounds
This is one goal that I have been frustrated with for a very long time. I am overall pretty healthy person and workout or exercise 3-5 times a week. My biggest issue with losing weight is that I love food. I love bread, pizza, ice cream, etc. I don't take the necessary time to prepare a healthy meal for myself, I snack a lot, and make poor choices.
Goal 5: Spend less time on the computer and phone
Overall I feel that if I spent half as much time on the computer it probably wouldn't change my overall investment philosophy. At this point I have a pretty good idea of what positions I need to continue building, so spending more time researching companies would only take away time from my family. I have a feeling of always needing to be connected. So this year I would like to try and spend more time with the things that are important, my wife and kids.
Goal 6: Increase my take home pay by $15,000
I have ownership in 4 additional business, in addition to my standard salary job. Several of those business are doing very well and I hope to take home a substantial amount this year.
So what do you think of my goals? How do they compare to yours?
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