2017 Goals

We are well into 2017 already and for me that means it’s time to set some goals for this year. Everybody has his or her own ways of doing things but for me, setting goals helps me to get a clear picture of where I want to go in the short term. It also helps me to focus on those goals which in return increases the likelihood of actually accomplishing them!

Last year I made my 2016 goals in July since I only started the blog in June of that year. Without the blog to think about things I never thought of goal setting for my investing journey. Although I failed to hit January I wanted to publish my goals a lot earlier this time around and it looks I’m succeeding in that specific goal!

If you want to read more on the realization of my 2016 goals you can check my 2016 goals review.


2017 Goals

Just like last year I divide my goals in separate categories.

  • Collect € 425 in net dividend payments.
  • Reach a total portfolio value of € 16.000.
  • Reach a savings rate of 25% of income over the year.
  • Create at least 50 posts.
  • Achieve a 1000 page views in a single month.
  • Achieve at least 50 comments on my posts.
Personal development
  • Read at least 4 books about investing.
  • Follow at least 2 online seminars about investing.
  • Find a better way to analyze stocks.
Family and personal life
  • Spend some time with my daughter every day.
  • Keep my wife happy.
  • Ride at least 4000km on my road bike and 500km on my mountain bike.


These are the goals I have set for 2017. I believe all these goals are achievable although I really have to work for some of them. I like them and I like all the categories. The financial part is the main goal of this blog and therefore important for my long term financial goals. The Blog part is important to keep me motivated for blogging which in the end also helps me with achieving my financial goals. Also it builds contact with you guys, my fellow bloggers and readers out there!

The goals under personal development are important to build up knowledge about investing which I can also use for my financial goals. Besides that, it’s good for everybody to keep educating yourself.

Last we have the family and personal life goals. Without focussing on this part my life would not be complete. I also have some great news in a future posts specially tailored towards this part, but later more about that!

Do you set goals for yourself? And if you do, do you write them down? If not, what do you do to motivate yourself? Share your thoughts in a comment below!

5 thoughts on “2017 Goals”

  1. With DivGro, I’ve written down goals every year and I’m tracking them as I go along. Doing so keeps me focused and engaged. I set challenging but achievable goals. Sometimes, the challenge is just too much and I fail to achieve the goal, but it is not due to a lack of trying. With most (if not all) of my goals, I make sure there’s a way to measure progress. For example, using an odometer on your bike would do the trick. Some goals like “keeping my wife happy” is binary, so it’s more like a pass/fail grade…

    All the best, and now you have 49 more comments to go 🙂

    1. Hej Ferdi. Thank you for your comment!

      I have set most of my goals according to the SMART method which means I have to be able to measure them. However, there are a few exceptions from which you already named the biggest one. This is actually a rolling joke with my wife. When I set my goals last year she joked that she had to be included so I did that and let her decide if I pass. 😉

      About the bike, I use strava. Every ride on my sport bikes I have my phone with me and I upload the ride to Strava. At the end of the year I can see exactly how many km I drove on which bike. Great app!

      Good luck and all the best for you to!

  2. What a great set of goals!
    I especially like your goal to spend time with your daughter everyday.
    I do the same with my two little princesses 😀 And i give me joy and fulfillment. These times spend are priceless



    1. You hit the mark Pollie! I love wealth building and I like a lot of things in my life, but my daughter is my personal number 1! Can’t be bought with all the money in the world.

      Thank you for the comment!

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