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May 2012 Goals

May 2012 Goals:

  • Have 10 No-Spend Days. After such an expensive April, I really want to take back control of my spending.
  • Get up-to-date with my administrative work and invoices. This means following up with unpaid invoices, and figuring out if the system I’m currently using is the best one for me. Also, I need to answer the backlog of e-mails I have sitting in my inbox.
  • Help as much as I can with the book launch. Since the end of November, I have been working with an amazing group of Canadian personal finance bloggers. We have written a book, and we are looking at hard copies becoming available at the end of May. :) My lips are sealed until that time, but I’m very excited about it!
  • Send one box of stuff home to Vancouver. We leave Germany at the end of July, and I expect that I will need to send two boxes of stuff home. My goal is to travel extremely light during August (we have a full travel schedule planned), so it won’t hurt to get a jump start and ship home stuff I don’t use as well as my winter clothes.

Ongoing 2012 Goals:

  • Only post my own photos on GMBMFB.
  • Write one guest post for another blog or website. I think I’d like to try to write on a travel website or blog.

Author: Krystal Yee

I’m a personal finance blogger and marketing professional based in Vancouver. I’m a former Toronto Star (Moneyville) columnist, author of The Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing, and co-founder of the Canadian Personal Finance Conference. When I’m not working, you can usually find me running, climbing, playing field hockey, or plotting my next adventure.


  1. Jennifer Alvasin says:

    good to see such work and thanks for sharing these stuff on this blog ..

  2. Diedra B says:

    I like your goal of posting only your own photos. That’s a tough one but something I would like to try myself.
    A blogger I occasionally read just puts up photos that have nothing to do with the topic. Since it’s a general blog about her life, it’s not so jarring.

  3. Michelle says:

    Shipping stuff home now sounds like a great idea. moving all at once would be a pain.

  4. I would love to hear more about this book launch!

  5. I’m focusing on having more no-spend days too. Hopefully that’ll help keep my spending in check this month.

  6. young says:

    Hey Krystal! Awesome news- can’t wait to read this book! If I buy it will you sign it for me? :)

  7. Holly says:

    Book launch?! Congrats!! I’m excited to see what you guys have all put together :)

  8. 10 no spend days might be tough but if you can stick to it then it’ll definitely be worth it.

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