I last updated our goals at the end of November. Here is our progress since then:
–Pay off our credit cards. Fail. We owed $15,815.82 when I set these goal on January 4th, and now, as of December 31st, our balance is $12,894.32.
–Pay off my student loan. On Track. On January 4th, my student loan had a balance of $6,167.53; as of December 31st, the balance is $4,218.94, so we have paid off $1,948.59 or 31.5%.
–Snowflake at least $750 a month on debt. Fail. This continues to be at a standstill. I don’t see it happening in the foreseeable future, either, as most of our extra money now is being funneled to medical bills.
–Sell $1,000 of stuff around the house. Accomplished. In 2011, we sold $1,550 of stuff, and the goal is to sell $1,000 in 2012. As of November 30th, we had sold $1,115.77, and thanks to eBay, we sold another $269, bringing our total for the year to $1,384.77
–Lose 25% of my body weight. Accomplished. I am amazed that I accomplished this one. Through August, I was stuck at only 3 or 4% of my body weight gone. Then, I found out about all of my health issues, went on the Paleo diet, and gave up my biggest problem foods–Starbuck’s frappuccinos, sugar, and carbs. Then, the weight just melted off. I have now lost 25.3% of my body weight.
–Get 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night. Accomplished. I am now able to do this nearly every night, and it feels great.
–Send my daughter to Japanese school. Accomplish & Fail. After much debate and viewing two other potential schools, my husband and I decided to send our daughter to Japanese school. She went from May through September, but we have pulled her out because we could no longer afford it. (However, we do have a new plan to get her and our youngest daughter in Japanese school this summer.)
–Increase our emergency fund. Accomplished. In January, my target was to have an emergency fund of $3,000. Again, thanks to the flash savings challenge and some extra jobs in December, we now have a $3,000 emergency fund.
How did you do on your goals this year?