2011 Resolutions Review – “So Far So Good” Friday Links

by Neal Frankle, CFP ®

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I normally don’t, but this year I ended up with a few internal promises. I wanted to formalize a few things in my business, be a bit more proactive with marketing and spend more time with the lovely Mrs. Pilgrim and our kids.

I’m happy to report that so far, it’s been good. While normally my default is to stay busy with work, I have been pretty good at just saying “yes” every time I have a chance to throw down with the family lately. I can see that in the past, I spent too much time thinking about the things I had to do instead of seizing priceless opportunities. That’s changing a little, and I’m pretty happy about it. Some people have the opposite issue of putting off work for too long. In my mind, it’s all the same. We need to find balance and then act on it, even when our minds tell us some little lie that keeps us from doing what’s really important.

I don’t know why things have shifted, but they have and I’m very grateful for it. What about you? Have you noticed any shifts in your priorities? How do you account for that?

OK…enough with the gooey stuff. On to the links:

Jeremy from Gen X Finance poses an interesting question: Are You Saving Too Much for Retirement?

Madison offers up a tax estimator to calculate your 2010 tax refund.

And while we’re on the subject of tax, Ron provides 57 avoidable tax mistakes.

PT Money asks, How Much House Can I Afford?

Green Panda suggests 5 steps to buy a house soon.

Christian PF has some ideas about how to talk to your spouse about debt and money.



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krantcents January 28, 2011 at 11:29 AM

I normally do not set New Year’s Resolutions, but I did for the sake of my blog. I am on target so far, although my first milestone is 2/1.


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