I surprised myself with 2016 – happy to report it was a really successful year!
In my 2015 Review post, I went through some of the highlights of that year, as well as some goals for 2016. I want to take some time and review 2016 now! Like I said, it was a great year for me, my travelling, the blog, and I’m really looking forward to 2017!
Happy new year everyone! I hope 2016 was successful for you, however you define that in our own life.
A lot of folks start off the new year with a “new me” approach. Some resolutions, a new gym membership, that sort of thing. While I’m not a formal resolution type of guy, I do have plenty of goals for 2017. Among them are my current yearly goals. Every year, my list includes seeing a new country, visiting family, reading more, and volunteering. In 2016, I didn’t quite hit my volunteering goal, but everything else worked out great!
One of the things on my list for 2017 is to cut back a bit on my spending. I’m relatively frugal already, but it’s one of those things in my life that’s important to me, so I want to keep getting better. Every so often, I find myself getting stuck in a consumer whirlpool, and my quality of life decreases directly with the amount of junk I have. Time for a check up!
If you’re not familiar with the Frugalwoods, they’re very much in the same genre as Mr. Money Mustache, whom I mention from time to time here on the Financial Hippie. I’ve added their site to the Resources page, so be sure to check them out more often!