2010 Financial Goals

Posted by Mrs Money on January 1st, 2010

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Happy New Year! It’s time to set 2010 Financial Goals! I know it’s hard to believe, but it’s really here.

Here are my financial goals for 2010:

Mortgage

This year I’d like to pay off at least $3,500 off the principal of my mortgage.  Last year I aimed for making one extra payment a year and that didn’t work out.

Retirement

I want to bump my contribution up to 10%.  Right now I contribute 8% and I want to put more in for 2010!

Car Loan

I want to PAY OFF the car this year!  I know this is definitely attainable, and I hope I can do it in the first quarter!  When I pay this off, we will be completely debt free!  Woo!

Budget

Come up with a good budget and actually stick with it!

Savings

Keep tossing money into savings accounts!

I know these goals are ones we can actually accomplish, that’s why I set them!

What goals did you set for 2010?

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16 Responses to “2010 Financial Goals”


  1. Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again! Looks like a lot of good topics you cover over here. Happy New Year!

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    Mrs Money Reply:

    Thanks for coming over and the nice comments! I really enjoy your blog!

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  2. Kacie says:

    Good luck! I think all of your goals are well within reach and worthy of your time.

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    Mrs Money Reply:

    Thanks! I thought they may be low but I’d rather shoot too low and accomplish them then fail like I did on some last year!

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  3. 360mamma says:

    These are great goals! I am terrible at saving money and the only thing I currently do is contribute 8% to my 401K. This year, I have challenged myself to save 1/3 of my current salary in addition to my 401k. I currently have a ton of credit card debt and figure I need to cancel this out firtst. Any tips on how I can reach my goal?

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    Mrs Money Reply:

    I would sit down and figure out exactly how much you owe on each credit card and then make a plan to pay off as much as you can each month. How many credit cards do you have?

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    360mamma Reply:

    At the beginning of 2009 I started with two cards. By the end, I had close to ten. I have made a ton of new year’s resolutions that I am documenting in my blog in hope that I will have to be accountable to anyone reading it. Saving money is going to be the most difficult (I think)

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    Mrs Money Reply:

    Are you better with cash? I would suggest trying to go cash only if that’s something that would work for you. Personally, if I have cash I spend it. Let me know if you want me to help you figure out how to pay off your credit cards. :) I’ll be happy to help!

  4. Becky R says:

    I just posted my financial and personal goals on my blog. Thanks for your blog.

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    Mrs Money Reply:

    Hi Becky! I’m going to go check those out now! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I have very similar goals on my blog. My husband and I just read Dave Ramsey Total Money Makeover and it is AWESOME. So inspirational and for the first time ever gave me hope about money. We sat down yesterday and put a real budget together. It feels good to work towards financial fitness. If you want to check out my blog post about this please do. I would love to hear your thoughts. http://thismamaworksit.com/2010/01/01/my-new-years-goals-skinny-jeans-and-a-fat-wallet/

    I love reading your blog. Tammy

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    Mrs Money Reply:

    Tammy, that is great! I’m going to check out your goals now. :)

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  6. Matt Jabs says:

    Way to go MM, if we set our sights too high it can have the opposite effect and discourage us because we get behind.

    Since these goals are attainable for you I expect nothing less than success for you in 2010 and will also be expecting to see your 2010 success report this time next year! ;-)

    Godspeed.

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    Mrs Money Reply:

    Thanks! I appreciate you coming by and leaving a comment! :)

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