And my 2016 goals be like…
Last time out we had a fairly comprehensive go over our 2016 expenses and set out a budget for the new year.
Now it’s time to have a look at what goals I set at the start of 2016 to see how we measured up. Seriously, I can’t even remember what they were now so I’m going to have a look now before carrying on writing…
Ah yes. So it looks like I cut myself some slack from the uber list of goals I set in 2014 and 2015. Thank goodness for that! At least it makes for a shorter post this time round. Here they are again with a pass or fail:
- Savings rate of 40% – Fail with a final rate of 34.87% so no where near really. This was a combination of missing our budget and not quite earning enough.
- Matched Betting £500/month + Super Secret Side Hustle (SSSH) £750/month – Originally two separate goals, but seeing as we now know the secret side hustle is also just a matched betting type of activity, we can just lump this into a single goal of £1250/month. Did I hit this target? Did I f**k. 🙂 – Actually I wasn’t too far off. I made an average of £927/month which, considering the amount of time I spent on it each month, was fairly impressive. Also this includes January where I did no matched betting at all, so that was a bit stupid not to factor that in. Matched betting is great but sometimes I feel like a break from it and took a few weeks off here and there. To really hit these sorts of numbers you need to be very regimented on it and do it every week. It is definitely possible but that sort of commitment is not for me so I’ll reduce the target for next year!
- Alcohol consumption less than 20 units/week average – Well it looks like I’m “Oh for Three” this year as there were quite a few months where I went over the average – 7 in fact. When you average it over the year it comes to 24.58 units/week as well so it is another straight up fail!