Goals for 2022

New year, new opportunity to progress towards things we really want. I will of course be having goals this year, but I want to focus on fewer, more important goals rather than just setting some smaller goals that don't motivate/inspire me. While it's already mid-January 2022, this post will include my goals for 2022 along …

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2021 Goal Review

2021 is over just like that! It's been a pretty crazy and unique year. Overall, I'm really pleased with my progress towards my 2021 goals. I'm happy that I achieved a few key goals and made some decent progress towards some others. FYI: If you're a fan of graphs, tables, and numbers, I think you'll …

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2021 Goal Progress – December

One month before 2021 is over! It's been a strange year - it seems like it's gone by quickly and slowly at the same time 😛 Roughly during mid-November to December I started to ease off a few things and spend a bit more time relaxing, watching movies, playing games, and doing other things. I …

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2021 Goal Progress – November

In October, I achieved 2 major financial goals! I finally crossed the $100,000 mark for my investment portfolio and got my house deposit to $40,000. Feels so awesome to reach these milestones with still a few months of 2021 left. There was a lot of progress across my other goals and I'm in a good …

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2021 Goal Progress – October

September was a pretty slow month in terms of progress towards my goals. Not much to really report on here - slight increases to most of the goals which I'm happy about. A lot of work is needed to ensure I reach them by the end of 2021 though! If you want to see my …

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2021 Goal Progress – September

August was a pretty decent month in terms of goals. Increases across the board with finances, health/fitness has been pretty stable, and my other YouTube and personal development goals have all made progress. If you want to see my goals for 2021 and original starting points, with more explanation and background, check out my Goals …

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Struggling to Save Money? Try Raiz

Micro-investing apps can definitely help you save — don’t be scared of the monthly fee. Photo by olia danilevich from Pexels I’ve been using Raiz/Acorns for years. Other people use Spaceship and many other types of micro-investing apps. These apps round up your spending to the nearest dollar and then invest that money in your account for you …

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2021 Goal Progress – August

It was really valuable to complete my six month review of 2021 to evaluate where I am with all of my goals, the progress I've made, and most importantly to review where I need to direct more focus. I know what I need to do for the rest of 2021 and especially the key areas …

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2021 Goal Progress – July and 6 Month Review

Can't believe we are already half-way through 2021. It's gone so quickly! I've managed to achieve a lot in the first 6 months of 2021 and I've got a long way to go for a number of my goals for them to be achieved by the end of 2021. If you're a fan of numbers, …

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2021 Goal Progress – June

Just one month away from the half-way point for 2021! A lot has been happening this year, and creating these monthly goal reviews has really kept me on track and focused. May was interesting - quite a few changes with my finances, but I've been making really good progress with my PT business and a …

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2021 Goal Progress – February

Is it just me, or is 2021 already flying by? Either way, another month, another progress review. This is my first progress review for 2021. Throughout January, I recognised that I was going very well towards most of my goals, but also knew that I probably wouldn't hit some of them. If you want to …

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FIRE Progress – January 2021 (+2020 FIRE Review)

First post of 2021! I made awesome progress on my FIRE goals over 2020. I was fortunate enough to have a very stable job, which has allowed me to keep earning and investing. I had a few goals in 2020 that I was aiming for, that were designed to keep me on my FIRE journey …

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2020 Goal Progress – November

Some good progress was made throughout October, mainly towards my goals centred around wealth. It's getting closer and closer to the end of 2021, so it's time to stay committed and focused. I'm already super excited about my goals for next year, after really thinking about what I want to achieve / have / do, …

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2020 Goal Progress – October

September was a bit of a slow month in a few areas. Not much growth across the board, but a few areas I'm happy with, and definitely areas that need some work. If you want to see a run down of each of my goals, with details on how I plan to achieve them, check …

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FIRE Progress – October 2020

Over the month of September, there wasn't any major changes across my accounts. Everything is pretty much where it was last month, with a few things going up. If you want to see my previous posts on Financial Independence Retire Early, check it out here: https://nathanchallengeslife.com/fire/ Net Worth Throughout September, and at the start of …

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FIRE Progress – September 2020

September was an amazing month! I'm incredibly pleased with my net worth growth over August, if I keep this up, I'll be at $100,000 in no time! (well over it given my calculations below :P). If you want to see my previous posts on Financial Independence Retire Early, check it out here: https://nathanchallengeslife.com/fire/ Net Worth …

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2020 Goal Progress – September

August has been a really good month for my goals! Saw some awesome improvements across all goal categories. Definitely a few things I need to focus on throughout September though. It's getting so close to the end of the year. How have you been finding your goal progress? Are you still thinking about your goals? …

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FIRE Progress – August 2020

Made some great progress with my net worth and other financial goals over July. If you want to see my previous posts on Financial Independence Retire Early, check it out here: https://nathanchallengeslife.com/fire/ During July, I saw increases in all my money accounts - which is always great to see. That meant that my net worth …

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2020 Goal Progress – August

I made some really good progress with my financial goals throughout July. This includes my newer goal of saving towards a house deposit. If you want to see a run down of each of my goals, with details on how I plan to achieve them, check out my original blog post for my 2020 goals …

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FIRE Progress – July 2020

We are now 6 months into 2020! I've made some really good progress towards my net worth and investment portfolios. I've been able to really increase my portfolio value due to the market durntown for the few months before bouncing back to almost what it was. Net Worth For my net worth, it unfortunately dropped …

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Mid-Year Review 2020

Every year I always write my yearly review which goes over my goals, as well as anything interesting that I did during the year. It's great to determine what you did that made you happy (and do more of it) as well as a great way to recap the year and to review past accomplishments …

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2020 Goal Progress – June

Almost at the half-way point of the year and I've made a lot of progress. Next month, I'll be doing a mid-year review of all of my goals to examine my progress, and what I need to do to achieve them. May was a great month for my financial goals. I've been working really hard …

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2020 Goal Progress – May

Made some really good progress towards the more financial/wealth sides of things in April! Check out my post on my FIRE progress here. I've also made a lot of progress towards my Nathan Challenges Life YouTube channel - I'm now at 11 videos! It's been really fun delving into the realm of YouTube. I made …

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2020 Goal Progress – April

March was a very interesting month. My financial/wealth goals haven't really progressed due to the COVID-19 pandemic... well, that isn't entirely true. I am continuing to invest, and so while there is this market decline, it's great news for long-term investors (which includes myself). I made progress across a number of my other goals, some …

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2020 Goal Progress – March

February was a productive month across a number of my goals. For descriptive information for each of my goals, check out my Goals for 2020 post. Financial/Wealth Reach a net worth of $100,000Currently at $35,627, an increase of 1.5% from February. The current market drop hasn't helped my goal, as I explain in my financial …

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