30 responses

  1. Marissa @ Thirtsyixmonths

    This pretty much sums up all of my goals. Good luck with number 1!

  2. Shaun

    Thanks Marissa,

    I’m hoping number 1 goes well too! Good luck with all of your goals in the coming year, maybe we can compare notes at the half way mark?

  3. Maria@moneyprinciple

    These are worthy principles of life; and not only during 2012. Happy New Year and all the best to you and your family.

    • Shaun

      Thanks Maria,

      I hope you have a great 2012 too!

  4. krantcentsk

    I make family my number one priority and I have never been sorry for it. The benefit is a great relationship with my children and wife.

    • Shaun

      It is definitely my number one too, although it was lucky last in this list :)

      I love spending time with my wife and daughter and with another one on the way, it can only get better!

  5. UltimateSmartMoney

    My new goal in 2012 is maintain my current employment. These days jobs that once were stable have become unstable and are becoming more difficult to maintain… :(

    • Shaun

      Not an unreasonable goal really! I hope that everything does go smoothly for you and that blogging adds to your income as well. Good luck!

  6. Lisa @ Cents To Save

    These are great goals! I especially like *not* accumulating new things. I definitely need to address this issue myself.

    • Shaun

      It probably bothers me more than it should, but sometimes I just feel suffocated by stuff. Might have to make a few allowances for the kids though ;)

  7. Neo

    Great list! I definitely agree with “get outside your comfort zone”. That is something I need to work on. And that is the only way I will meet my 2012 goal, which is to earn $10k in blogging income.

    • Shaun

      Great goal! Making your goals public often works really well and helps keep you on track, so I’m sure you will do well. Good luck!

      • Neo

        You are right, making your goals public gives you “the fear”… In a good way! I just released my 2012 goals at my site, so now I know I need to perform.

  8. YFS

    I love this list. I’m definitely focusing on more income and getting out of my comfort zone. Only way to grow is to get out your comfort zone.

    • Shaun

      I don’t know that it is out of your comfort zone, but it looks like you are doing a great job of earning more and building your profile in the PF blogging world. Good luck in 2012!

  9. Aaron Hung

    I just hope not to accumulate more debts though hehe Great reminders:D

  10. Miss T @ Prairie Eco-Thrifter

    This is a great list of life principles as a whole. I really like 3 and 4. Time efficiency is key to be happy because you are freed up to do the things you want to do. I also think you point about spending on memories is huge. This is what we do. We travel a lot and we do it for the experience and the memories. It is really important to us.

  11. Doctor Stock

    Some great ideas… balancing your time to make more money and spend quality time with family can be a challenge. I wish you the best in 2012.

  12. The Jenny Pincher

    This is a great list of goals for 2012! I plan to focus on 1,4,5. I find that I waste too much time doing things that don’t get me anywhere and I want to change that.

  13. 20’s Finances

    Nice goals. I particularly like number one. I wonder if it will conflict with the spending time with family one. I often have to pull myself away from by business ideas. Not because I don’t like spending time with the Mrs., it can just be a little addicting.

  14. Andrea @SoOverDebt

    I really enjoyed this post! This is a great list of things all of us could stand to accomplish in 2012. I hope this time next year finds you happy, successful in your goals, and possibly cradling a new little one!

  15. Invest It Wisely

    I like these goals, Shaun! I continually try to follow many of these, myself.

  16. Nischala

    This is such a nice write-up. I specially agree with Stop Accumulating and Do something new everyday. In fact, the best advice to anyone who wants to become wealthy is TO DO something about their personal finances everyday – And this is to ACT (Not read / plan)… Also, you will like my post on 12 New Year Worthy Questions to ask yourself in 2012 @ http://nischalamurthy.wordpress.com/2011/12/31/the-12-new-year-worthy-questions-to-ask-yourself-at-the-start-of-2012/ .. Happy New Year 2012!

  17. Elizabeth @ Simple Finance

    I’m going to have my husband read this post; he’s looking at a job change that’s going to force him to take risks and learn new things. I liked reading how you’ve used those opportunities to grow instead of cower!

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