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Planning and Goal Setting Week: Share Your Goals

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I plan to use my time this week to review my financial progress in 2006 and set some concrete goals for 2007. I’ve never been a fan of concrete goals because so far, unexpected surprises have had effects on my progress every year for my adult life, sometimes positive, but sometimes negative. This unpredictability has discouraged me from setting specific short-term goals, for fear of coming up short or rendering the goals irrelevant.

By the end of the week, I will have some specific goals that I will hope to attain one year from now. I’ll also use them as a measuring stick throughout 2007.

Feel free to share your own goals for 2007 in the comments, or if you’re a blogger and have published an article about your 2007 goals, feel free to add a comment with a link. I’ll add links to the main part of the post as I find them.

* Investor Trip: Investment Goals for 2007
* Wealth Junkie: My Goals For 2007 – What are yours?
* No BS Finance: 2007 Financial Goals
* Moomin Valley: 2007 Net Worth Goal
* The Financial Oracle: Goals for 2007
* Million Dollar Journey: Goals for the New Year (2007)
* General Finance: My 2007 Financial Goals
* Blueprint for Financial Prosperity: Regular and Stretch Goals for 2007
* Alpha Guy: 2007 Goals
* Save Money: Some Stuff to Look at for 2007
* Erasing My Debt: My 2007 Goals
* Many more links are listed in the comments, so take a look!

Leave some comments with your goals or with a link to a post containing the details. I’ll publish my goals by the end of the week.

Updated December 20, 2011 and originally published December 26, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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Luke Landes, also known as Flexo, is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about him and follow Luke Landes on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar Nagel

I have some lofty financial goals for 2007. Please check out my site to see. Thank you.

http://finance.webaplex.com/

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avatar jim

What about yours?

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avatar Lua

My goals are over at the website. They include both personal and financial goals so head over to my site at http://lulugal.kevinlloyd.net and let me know what you think.

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avatar Ruben

1. To have an online monthly income equal or greater than my office job salary.

2. To make my weblog Turn Your Blog Into Money Making Machine, successful. I am also hoping through my weblog, I can help my fellow blogger who wants to make money online.

On another note and I’d like to ask, If you will be interested in exchanging links with my blog Turn Your Blog Into Money Making Machine? If yes, please inform me by dropping a comment to my blog. I’l promise to install your backlink within 24 hours after I receive your notification and with my backlink installed on yours.

Thank you.

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avatar Wanda

My goals are simple! (or, i.e. easier said than done). ;) Just click on my website to see the post.

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avatar Wanda
avatar Jeremy
avatar Lazy Man and Money

My goes are here.

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avatar Making Our Way

It’d be great to particiate. Here are my goals for 2007:

Financial Goals for 2007

Explanation of 2007 Goals
Strategic Plan for 2007

Hope these help – lookforward to reading everyone else’s goals and plans.

Regards,
makingourway

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avatar makingourway

Ooops, it looks like the embedded html didn’t come through. Here are the links:

Goals for 2007: http://makingourway.blogspot.com/2006/12/financial-goals-for-2007.html

2007 Goals Explanation:
http://makingourway.blogspot.com/2006/12/explanation-of-our-2007-goals.html

Strategy for 2007:
http://makingourway.blogspot.com/2006/12/strategic-planning-for-next-year.html

regards,
makingourway

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avatar Michelle Hope

My net worth goal: increase by 60k. Stretch net worth goal: increase by 75k.

My investment goal: keep asset allocation balanced. Maintain 70% equities to 30% bonds/cash unless we get a significant correction. Then, go to 80% equities and 20% bonds/cash. Otherwise, invest all cash over 30% at the end of each month at Zecco.com.

Roth: funded by 1/5/07. 401k: 20% of income per week up to max of $15,500.

Quit obsessing over net worth! Check in only once per month (this might be too tough to stick to).

Budget: get restaurant/movie spending down as much as possible without seriously bumming out the boyfriend. Have more dinner parties at home.

Exercise: get back into workout routine with boyfriend: 40 minutes 2 times per week plus 1 hour hikes each Sat and Sun.

Work: get head and heart back into it, since I want to be here at least another 1.5 years.

Travel: Hawaii, road trip up to Big Sur, San Fran, & Napa, Costa Rica OR friend’s wedding in NY if invited. Enjoy trips without going nuts.

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avatar donna jean

Hey flexo, I’v finally tackled my 2007 goals and your running tally of more punctual posts helped flesh out some of the details and prompted the last kick of needed motivation. Thanks!

http://theweightofmoney.com/2006/12/goals-for-2007.html

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avatar Amelia

These posts are fun and inspiring, thanks for collecting them. Here are my goals:

http://aroundthesun.wordpress.com/2006/12/27/2007-goals/

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avatar Stingy Student

Here’s my first and most important goal. Does anyone else do anything similar? I think it’d be great if people donated more.

http://stingystudents.blogspot.com/2006/12/new-years-resolution-1.html

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avatar sfmoneygal

Thanks for the post on goals! It made me sit down and think about some of the most important things I want to accomplish.

Here’s mines:

http://sfmoneymusings.blogspot.com/2006/12/new-year-resolutionsgoals-2007.html

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avatar Michael

Here are my goals….Good luck to everyone in 2007!

http://www.myfinanceandaccountingblog.com/?p=52

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avatar Sean

I’ve just posted a few goals, financial and other, onto my site: Looking Ahead to 2007.

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avatar Him

Goals? Over here!

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avatar Sean
avatar fin_indie

Flexo, great list of goals here. I still need to post mine formally, but it’s nice to see some new blogs out there. You can always learn from others, eh?

RetiringEarly.blogspot.com

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avatar moneysmartlife

We’re breaking new ground in 2007 by becoming a one income family. Our steps for making it work financially are below:

http://www.moneysmartlife.com/2006/12/31/our-2007-finances-%e2%80%93-moving-to-a-single-income-family

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avatar Donna

I actually decided not to make a specific post about my goals for the new year, because I am working on exactly the same goals. But, this post inspired me. On my front page of my site, I have a section on goals: actual, specific, numeric type goals. We’ll see how it goes. YOu can see my goals, type in your own (10 or less has a resolutions page, and generally, come on by for lots of new stuff this week. http://www.takingcontrolovermoney.com

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avatar Pink Chick

My very simple, very beginner 2007 financial goals: http://gotnodollarshere.blogspot.com/2006/12/2007-goals.html

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