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2011 Resolution Roundup

Another year, and time to set our goals. On New Year’s Eve, I posted mine, now it’s time to share what some of my fellow bloggers decided would be their 2011 goals.

Jeff Rose at Good Financial Cents offered his Goals for 2011: Do What You Love. Jeff reminds us that if you have a goal or desire, you have a 90% greater chance of success of achieving it if you actually write it down. I think that’s probably true. The very act of thinking and committing to paper is a powerful process.

Lazy Man and Money listed his Goals For 2011, one personal and four relating to his blogging. His goals are pretty specific, 165lbs and 14.5% body fat. Hmm, I’ve never had my fat measured, maybe this is the year to do it.

At Budgets are $exy, J Money asked his readers to tell Him ONE thing you want in 2011. That’s focus, I’d say. J just has one goal to focus on.

At PTMoney.com, the most ambitious list I’ve seen, 35 New Year’s Resolutions For Your Finances.If you haven’t made your own list yet, perhaps you’ll find some goal here to adopt for yourself.

Evan at myjourneytomillions.com offers a very personal, introspective, set of 2011 Goals and Objectives. He breaks them down into Personal, Professional, Blogging, and Financial. A read of this post is a good introduction to Evan if you’re not already one of his readers.

At saving For Serenity, Matt Goulart guest posted his 2011 Financial Resolution. We are all at different stages in our lives, and for Matt, one simple goal is all he needs to get on track.

At ChristianPF, a non-disclosed guest poster wrote New Years Resolutions and the 80/20 Rule. A different approach to formulating and implementing your 2011 goals.

An English (as in “from England”) The Top 10 Financial New Year’s Resolutions You Should Be Making was posted at Everything Finance.Aside from the reference to Pounds vs Dollars and ISA instead of IRA, not too much is different across the Atlantic.

Sandy at Yes, I Am Cheap answers, What Are My Goals for 2011? She has some realistic, achievable goals. Maybe next time I visit NYC, we can meet her puppy at the dog park. I love dogs. Other people’s dogs, that is. Looking forward to seeing how Sandy does as the year progresses.

The Girl with the Red Balloon tells us that in 2011: My Year Without Frivolous Spending, she will only spend on necessities. Wow, that’s a tough one, don’t know how long I’d last at that, but I wish Red the best of luck.

Financial Samurai (Founder of Yakezie.com) shared his Goals And Resolutions for 2011. Sam has a lot on his plate, but I’d bet this will be a successful year for him, he’s always struck me as a go-getter.

At Upside of Money, Barbara tell us her UPSIDE: Goals and Gratitude – the Shortlist.Her list was unique in that it wasn’t just goals, it included a ‘wish’ as well as a ‘thanks.’ And, thank-you for tweeting me, Barb, glad to include you today.

And to finish this week’s roundup, Twenty Something Money shares his 2011 Goals. A nice list of five goals, one personal (seems we all need to eat right, whether to lose weight or just to stay healthy) and four financial.

Edit – many bloggers were still posting resolutions long after this post first went up, so I’ll share some more –

Fiscal Geek – 4 Best New Years Resolution Ideas for Your Money & Finances That Can Pay Off Big
My Pretty Pennies – 2011 Goals
Enemy of Debt – My New Year’s Resolutions for 2011
Taxgirl – Tax and Financial Resolutions for 2011
Cool to be Frugal – My Goals: 2011

  • Evan January 2, 2011, 11:55 am

    Thanks for the mention Joe! Fantastic list. It may depress you but next year you should come to this post and figure out who is even stilling blogging nevertheless reaching their goals.

  • Sandy @ yesiamcheap January 2, 2011, 1:26 pm

    You are welcomed to meet us at the dog park any time. She looooves meeting new people. And I love a good break. Here’s to a fruitfull 2011 for both of us.

  • JOE January 2, 2011, 1:27 pm

    I know the half-life of a blog is less than a year, so you are probably right. Either way, we’ll see, and I’ll check who is still around. I may contact all of you and ask for a brief update on success of the goals.

  • twentysomethingmoney January 2, 2011, 10:29 pm

    Thanks for the mention in your round up!

  • Financial Samurai January 3, 2011, 12:53 am

    Thanks for doing the wrap Joe! Thanks for your contributions again to my Roth IRA post. Your comments hit the nail on the head!

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