What are Your Simplification and Money Goals for 2013?

11 Jan
by Jenny, posted in Consumerism/Minimalism, Money Honey   |  2 Comments

I’ve heard many people talking about how they don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. Personally, I like to use the beginning of each new year to set a few goals. Doing this helps me to work toward aspirations that might otherwise feel overwhelming. Goals help me break down larger dreams into bitable chunks I can tackle with confidence.

This year I plan to work towards the following goals:

  • Remain consumer debt free.
  • Continue to simplify by selling or donating excess possessions.
  • Continue to contribute to our car savings until we have enough saved for Kirk to purchase his next car outright. Currently have $4,892 saved. Our goal is $20,000.
  • Raise the additional principal we pay on our mortgage each month. Currently only paying $20 additional per month. Our goal is to pay an additional $1,000 monthly.
  • Increase the amount we contribute to the kids’ college savings. Currently contributing $50 monthly. Our goal is $300 monthly.
  • Be more intentional and consistent with the message I hope to share at Ex-Consumer.
  • Explore the possibility of going back to work full-time.

What about you?

Earlier this week on Facebook I asked you what your simplification and/or money goals were for the coming year. The responses I received implied I’m not the only one that likes to set goals for the coming year.

what are your simplification and money goals

There were some fantastic themes that emerged from your responses.

  • Build security
  • Reduce consumption
  • Save more money
  • Sell no longer wanted possessions
  • Be more present

It’s helpful to write down your intentions. Putting them in writing gives them substance. So whether you share your goals online or in a private notebook, I encourage you to make a quick list of your dreams and goals for this year.

Feel free to share your simplification and/or money goals here in the comments section as well!

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2 Responses to What are Your Simplification and Money Goals for 2013?

  1. My goals are to just get as much money in my savings account as possible! I’m heading off to college soon, so I need as much money as possible to live on my own.

    • Hi Cassi! Im so impressed with your mindset. Most people your age don’t think about money the way you do. I have no doubt that you’re going to be financially comfortable throughout your life.

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