January 7, 2013

2013 Financial Goals

Every year, we set goals that we hope to reach by the end of the year.  Below is our list for 2013.

1) Increase net worth to $211,000
 Our net worth goal for 2013 is $211,000.  We set these goals 6 years ago based on certain assumptions.  So far, we are WAY ahead of our goals and passed our 2013 in December 2012.  So, unless the market drops significantly in the next 12 months, we have reached this goal before even starting 2013J

2) Pass our 2014 Net Worth Goal 1 year early
We are ended 2012 with a net worth of $212,219.22, passing both our 2012 ($173,200) and 2013 net worth goals ($211,000).  Since we are 1 year ahead of our plan, it just makes sense to shoot for reaching our 2014 net worth goal ($251,900) by the end of 2013.

3) Contribute $15,000 to retirement accounts
 Our goal for 2013 will be to contribute $15,000 to our retirement accounts.  This is a big decrease from the $27,920.48 invested in 2012, but my wife was laid off in November, so we have to keep our goals realistic. Through my employer’s 401k plan, we have $10,645 automatically scheduled to be contributed.  We’ll have to make up the remaining $4,355 via Roth IRA contributions.

4) $100,000 total balance in retirement accounts
At the end of 2012, our total balance in retirement accounts was $77,993.16.  Through contributions and market performance, we hope to end 2013 above $100,000 in our retirement accounts.

5) Grow our family
 We would love to add a second child to our family, either through natural means or adoption.  Our son is a little over 1 years old, so it would be nice for him to have a sibling somewhat close in age.  Our current saves are earmarked for private adoption, should that be the route we go.

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