I have already described how I plan on saving my income this year using my Savings System. Today, I want to discuss my goals for 2015.
I want to receive
5500 5750 in income by the end of the year. I think that this will be a little bit of a stretch. I am current sitting at ~5040 dividends for the year, but I think that through raises and investments that 5750 will be a little bit of a stretch for me.
Note: writeyourownreality asked me a question that caused me to rethink this goal. I had previously forgot to consider my dividend income when making this goal (pretty amazing oversight!). I will now be attempting to receive 5750 this year instead of the previous 5500, which after adding in my earned dividends, would have been easy to achieve.
Forward Estimated Dividends
By the end of the year I want to reach 6100 in expected dividends for 2016. This is a little above what I think is attainable, but with a little extra cash, raises and reinvested dividends this should be possible.
I am basing this number on an average yield of 3.5% and 7.5% weighted average raise.
Run a mile everyday, do a Marathon and break 1:30 on the Half Marathon
I enjoy running and decided on the 1st that I was going to try to run a mile everyday. This will be interesting to try. I have tried doing something for 30 days and then stopping, but never for an entire year. I need to be a little careful here and make sure my run distance doesn’t inflate! I normally run 3 days, so this challenge amounts to 1 mi on the other 4 days a week.
I have never run a marathon before, but why not.
Deadlift 405 twice and Squat 350 (low-bar position) once. I really enjoy moving heavy weight, it is much easier to see changes in fitness when you are putting actual weight on the bar.
I suppose I am crazy considering I have a running goal and a Weightlifting goal, which are supposed to be in conflict with each other, but well see. It is fun to experiment with my body.
A few fun and basic goals. We will see how things turn out!