Mel’s Recap of 2012

New year new beginning, hopefully everyone had a great 2012 and may 2013 be even better.

Now’s the time to look back and see how you’ve done. Here is a recap of my financial goals that were set earlier in the year.

more blog posts
I’m glad to see that this blog has been populated with more posts, but I still don’t think that’s enough. Hoping to see more on a biweekly basis at least.

CD ladder
I’m proud to say that I have a CD ladder system in progress right now. I’ve detailed my tactical approach here before. Right now I have 6 CDs opened with my first one to mature next month! Rates are still very low and I’m thinking that 1% interest looks so much juicier than ever before. I’m looking to get another 3 going to complete the whole cycle. Look forward to my post on my ladder updates.

I think 2012 was a financially boring year for me. Compared to 2011, my net worth increased roughly about the same, at around 20%. I didn’t go on any grand vacations, only a few short weekend road trips. There were no major purchases this year. My family did, however, hire professional contractors to renovate our basement, kitchen, and bathroom, which I chipped in for. And I renovated and refurnished my bedroom at the end of the year on our own. All products from Ikea, maybe I’ll have a post on those purchases.

How did you do in 2012? Let us know!

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