My two goals for 2013 are to save 50% of my income and to live on less than a minimum wage income of $1274 a month. I have shared on the blog if I met the goals for each particular month. Now that the year is more than halfway over, I want to see how I’m doing towards my goals overall.
For the first goal of saving 50% of my income I’m doing pretty good. Through the end of June I had made $18,360.73 and I had saved $9550. That comes to savings rate of about 52%. The rate won’t improve in July, but since I will make good money in August I should be able to save way over 50% of my income for that month and get the rate even higher. Unless I make almost nothing the last few months of the year or I have a financial emergency this goal should be easily met.
For the goal of living on less than a minimum wage income of $1274 a month I’m not doing too good. Through the end of June I had spent $8257.51, which comes out to $1367.25 a month. Car repairs are the main reason I’m not currently meeting this goal. I still think it is possible to achieve this goal. July spending should be slightly less than the target amount and I’m hoping for big improvements in the following months.
I will continue to update how I’m doing on my goals monthly and once the year is over I will share the results.