My goals

When I first started to define my financial independence journey, I believed saving 50% of my income and being financially independent by 40 were concrete enough objectives. Over time I realised they remained too long-term and end-goal oriented. To keep me focused and motivated to see this undertaking through, I therefore set some intermediary targets. Some of them are not finance related, but are geared towards improving my overall quality of life.

Below you can find my objectives nicely organised by year. If you’re interested in regular updates regarding my progress in achieving these goals, you can always browse through the goals archive.

 

2017 Goals

Save at least 70% on average of my net annual income.
Increase my net worth to at least €130,000 by the end of the year.
Generate €1,900 in dividends.
Follow three work-related trainings and a hobby-related course.
Bike at least 15,000km combined on my road and mountain bike.

 

2016 Goals

Save at least 70% on average of my net annual income. Failed!
Increase my net worth to at least €100,000 by the end of the year. Failed!
Generate €1,500 in dividends. Failed!
Follow three work-related trainings and a hobby-related course. Success!
Reach a total of 200,000 page views for the entire year on this blog. Success!
Bike to work at least 150 times. Success!

 

2015 Goals

Save at least 70% of my net annual income. Failed!
Increase my net worth to at least €70,000 by the end of the year. Success!
Achieve €500 in dividends for the entire year. Success!
Follow three work-related trainings and a hobby-related course. Success!
Reach a total of 100,000 page views for the entire year on this blog. Success!
Bike to work at least 50 times. Success!

(2015 Goals Explanation – 2015 Goals Report)

 

2014 Goals

Save at least 70% of my net income on average for 2014. Success!
Have at least €20,000 in the stock market by the end of the year. Success!
Generate €100 from dividend stocks in 2014. Failed!
Get this blog off the ground and post at least five articles each month. Success!
Run 20km in less than 90 minutes by the end of the year. Failed!

(2014 Goals Report)