The last month of the first quarter is upon us. Now is as good a time as any to revisit our new year’s resolutions to make sure we’re on track. I’m on pace to achieve 4 out of 8 so far: 1) meet 36 new people, 2) see the good in others, 3) stay consistent, but not obsessive over this site, and 4) save 50% of my gross income. Regarding the other four goals, I’m not on pace to make a million bucks, haven’t won any tennis tournaments, nor have I been regularly practicing my acoustic guitar or cooking skills. Better get cracking!
With 10 months left in the year, it’s time to really ramp up the creative juices and think up some back-end business to help create additional income. Tennis season is starting up and I plan on doing everything possible to give myself at least a physical edge over the competition. Finally, from now on at least one hour every weekend will be dedicated to guitar and cooking.
In terms of predictions for 2010 it’s still too early to tell, but 4 of 5 have held up so far: 1) inflation and interest rates remain low with the 10-yr yield still below 4%, 2) the USD dollar has strengthened, 3) the markets have not double dipped, and 4) The Samurai Fund is outperforming the S&P 500 by 2.64% as of Feb 28. Regarding #5, it’s just a matter of time before Facebook goes public and Twitter gets bought out don’t you think? We’ll revisit the predictions mid year and see if they still hold true!
Readers, how are you guys doing with your new year’s resolutions? If you wrote any prediction for 2010, I’d love to see them so feel free to post your links below.
FINANCIAL SAMURAI ARTICLES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED
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