I just added my goals for the year to the blog. I don't know why it took me until April to do this, but here they are. A lot of these I've already been working on. So far in 2012 I've added 4 new positions in my quest to build up to 30. I've haven't bought any foreign holdings this year, but I have identified Canadian banks I'd like to own.
Financial goals for 2012:
o $3800 annualized passive income from
investments: This is based off an analysis I did in 2010. If I reach $3800 I will meet projections and be on track with the plan (2013 is $4650). Currently almost $3400, this should be easy.
o Increase dividend growth portfolio to 30 positions: I want to be diversified and prevent one position from hurting me too much in case something bad happens. Currently hold 24 positions.
o Hold 3
foreign dividend growth stocks: Diversify beyond U.S. holdings. I will need to buy 2 more.
Non Financial goals for 2012:
Visit one new country or state: I re-enlisted to go to Korea after I wasn't able to get Germany. Should move later this year.
o Quit tobacco: This will be the toughest goal since I've been smoking/dipping for over 10 years. I quit Tuesday 27MAR2012, but this isn't the first time I've tried. I will allow myself to smoke while drinking only.
o Perform 70 pushups in 2
minutes while maintaining good form: I graded a PT test last month; one of the soldiers in my line did 111 pushups. It made me realize how weak sauce I am. The most I've ever done is 65 and can currently do about 55-60.
o Perform 10 consecutive pullups; no
cheating (all the way up, all the way down): I can do 6 right now.
o Run 2 miles under 15 minutes: I'm at around 15:30 right now.