2017 Goals

Below are our family's goals for 2017:

1.  Earn $3,550 in dividend income.
2.  Increase projected annual dividend income to $3,750.
3.  Bring value of dividend stocks accounts to $90,000 total.

4.  Write at least 100 posts (8.33 posts/month).
5   Reach 575,000 total hits by end of the year.
6.  Reach 1,800 Twitter followers by end of the year.
7.  Reach 400 all-time earnings from Google AdSense.

8.    Increase value of retirement accounts to $500,000.
9.  Increase Net Worth to $675,000 (excluding home equity).
10.  Reduce mortgage balance to $270,000.

11.  Try out 12 "new" restaurants/dessert place.
12.  Go on 26 "new" hikes (1 every other week).
13.  Visit 3 new parks.
14.  Volunteer for two project/event (ex. beach clean up, clear hiking trail, race event, serve food, etc.)
15.  Get kids outside more - A total of 52 activities (run, walk, hike, etc.) as a family, with a minimum of 1 mile and 30 minutes each.

We are planning to provide quarterly updates so please feel free to follow along to see our progress!!


  1. Nice goals. Writing a 100 posts is a great goal. It requires focus and would be challenging. I was almost there last year but I felt like I posted constantly. Thanks for sharing!


    1. Thank you. And we agree that 100 posts can be challenging. In fact, it was a goal we had last year and did not accomplish. So this year, we've decided to repeat the goal and sort of taking it on as a personal challenge to overcome and accomplish this year. Wish us luck!

      Thank you for visiting. Best wishes! AFFJ