|New Year's Resolution Activities and Status|
|Category||Category Activities||Activity Status||Grade|
|Healthier Lifestyle||Lose 10% of weight||Lost 2% in January. Gained 2% in February. No net weight change.|
|Better diet||Up to 3 servings per day of vegetables and fruit versus target of 5.|
|More exercise||At 1.5 times per week versus target of 3|
|Tax Strategies||Identify five strategies to minimize taxes||Will use IRA contribution, Child tax credit, and Roth IRA conversion in 2008. Two more need.|
|Contingency income||Earn 20-40% of retirement income needs in first 3 years||Achieved 20% in 2008. Part time seasonal work was not as useful or accomodating as I had hoped. Will be testing a new business idea later this year.|
|Have Fun||Family activities and vacations||Attending 100% of daughter's pre-school activities. Planning 2008 and 2009 vacations.|
|Hobbies||Playing tennis and may take up golf again. May also learn magic :-)|
Overall, my report card is not as good I as I would like. And I no longer have any excuses like work being a barrier:-) It was good to do a two month check. It will enable me to make some changes and get better results next time.
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