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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.


Comments

  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 :)

    http://karmacopia.wordpress.com/money/

  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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