My 2012 Goals

Here we go then my 12 goals for 2012.

  1. Reduce our mortgage to less than £83,000
  2. Contribute/save at least £3,000 to our future financial freedom
  3. Save at least £1,000 for house repairs
  4. Save £900 for gifts
  5. Save £1,300 for a family holiday
  6. Save £4,000 for a trip to Washington/NY in 2013
  7. Save £700 for a mini break to Italy
  8. Complete our 11 item house to do list
  9. Read 20 books
  10. Lose 42lbs
  11. Watch 52 films*
  12. Achieve 5 life list goals

I’ve deliberately kept them simple, but specific.

* This is a fun goal that hubby and I can do together – we both love film and don’t watch enough of them. I’m open to any recommendations.  Same goes for books.  This year I haven’t read nearly as much as I had hoped.

Have you set your 2012 goals yet?  Are you keeping it simple or really going for it? Let me know I love to read about your goals and dreams.

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  1. We haven’t set out 2012 goals yet, we need to though.

  2. I like the simplicity and ambition! Great example for the rest of us.

  3. Carla says:

    Love your goals!! :) I’m still working on mine… A few must see movies off the top of my head..
    Agora, Simon Birch, Penelope, hmm… out of movies. lol! Really, don’t miss Agora though!

  4. perfect timing – this morning I posted my #1 book in my ‘top ten books for a winter’s evening’
    Why not have a look and see if there’s anything in there that takes your fancy? and any recommendations you have gratefully received!
    and Happy Christmas to you!

  5. I am reluctant to put down my goals for the world to see, actually I don’t want members of my family to see. I had been thinking about opening another blog with limited access for people who I only want to read it, so I can put down these goals………I’ll think on it some more,

    Gill in Canada

  6. That’s a lot of goals but I can tell you are organized and I know you can reach them. For me? My stretch goal is to pay off my mortgage in 2012. I also want to take trips to New York, Miami and Washington.
    We’ll see if I can get it all done!

  7. I love your goals. I have a goal to read 12 books (one a month) this year I don’t think I read a single one, which is a shame since I LOVE reading. You should try “the call of the wild” thats what I’m currently reading.

    • Thanks Aubrey! Perhaps next year you’ll hit your goal – I know how you feel, reading always seems to be the last thing I do when life gets busy.